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Texas Gov. Perry in Iowa to Back Senate Candidate

Texas Gov. Perry in Iowa to Back Senate Candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry again in Iowa as he weighs bid for 2016 GOP presidential nomination...

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Eels on Perry: We Didn't Know If He Would Show

Eels on Perry: We Didn't Know If He Would Show Eels leader on Steve Perry surprise cameo: We didn't know if he would show up...

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LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter to Re-Boot 'Reading Rainbow'

LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter to Re-Boot 'Reading Rainbow' Millions of children grew up to the show "Reading Rainbow" and now LeVar Burton, its host, want to bring it back! The actor wants to bring back the show via a web series and started a Kickstarter campaign to do it. The campaign currently has more than 12,000 backers and $580,000 in heading toward its $1,000,000 goal. It also has 34 days to go. "Hi. LeVar Burton here. You may know me as Kunta Kinte, from 'ROOTS,' or Geordi La Forge, from 'Star Trek: The Next Generation,'" the actor wrote. "You also may have grown up with me on 'Reading Rainbow.' It was my mother who taught me that, by picking up a book, I could "go anywhere" and "be anything." Ever since Reading Rainbow began in 1983, I have dedicated myself to fostering a love of reading in children, just as my mother did for me."...

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House OKs Venezuela Sanctions

House OKs Venezuela Sanctions House adopts new Venezuela sanctions despite Obama administration concerns...

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Dale Jr. Passionate About NASCAR Collecting

Dale Jr. Passionate About NASCAR Collecting AUTO PACKAGE: That online bidder might just be Sprint Cup star Dale Earnhardt Jr....

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Crews Try to Rescue Climber Stuck on Icy Ledge 13,000 Feet Up

Crews Try to Rescue Climber Stuck on Icy Ledge 13,000 Feet Up A team of 28 rescuers using helicopters are trying to rescue an inexperienced climber stranded on a ledge in Rocky Mountain National Park this afternoon....

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California Rampage Shows Gaps in Mental Health Law

California Rampage Shows Gaps in Mental Health Law California rampage shows gaps in mental health law; 'No one was connecting the dots'...

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Apple Seeks to Regain Cool With $3B Beats Buy

Apple Seeks to Regain Cool With $3B Beats Buy Apple seeks to regain cool with $3 billion purchase of headphone maker, music streamer Beats...

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Toll Brothers and Allergan Are Big Market Movers

Toll Brothers and Allergan Are Big Market Movers Allergan, Qihoo, DSW, Cracker Barrel and Toll Brothers are big market movers...

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Santa Barbara Killer's Isolation Strikes a Chord Among 'Nerds'

Santa Barbara Killer's Isolation Strikes a Chord Among 'Nerds' Nerds of the world are speaking up about the University of California-Santa Barbara murderer's misogynistic manifesto -- saying they've all had similar thoughts....

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Billionaire and NFL Team Owner Glazer Died at 85

Billionaire and NFL Team Owner Glazer Died at 85 Malcolm Glazer, owner of Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Manchester United, dies at 85...

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Stocks Slip, Pulling S&P 500 Below Record High

Stocks Slip, Pulling S&P 500 Below Record High Stocks mostly fall a day after S&P 500 index hit latest record high; Bonds continue to rally...

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Dem Sen. Mark Udall Calls for VA Head to Resign

Dem Sen. Mark Udall Calls for VA Head to Resign Mark Udall calls for VA head to resign, first Democratic senator to demand Shinseki step down...

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'Chelsea Lately' to End Its 7-Year Run on Aug. 26

'Chelsea Lately' to End Its 7-Year Run on Aug. 26 Chelsea Handler to end her 7-year run hosting 'Chelsea Lately' on Aug. 26...

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Half of California Couple's Gold Coins Sold

Half of California Couple's Gold Coins Sold Seller: Half of California couple's buried gold coins sold for about $2M...

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Soyuz Rocket Carrying Russian-US-German Crew Blasts off for International Space Station

Soyuz Rocket Carrying Russian-US-German Crew Blasts off for International Space Station Soyuz rocket carrying Russian-US-German crew blasts off for International Space Station...

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Police Keeping Eye out for Stolen WWII Medals

Police Keeping Eye out for Stolen WWII Medals Police searching for WWII medals stolen from Albuquerque vet; US senator wants them replaced...

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Figures on Government Spending and Debt

Figures on Government Spending and Debt Figures on government spending and debt...

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Officials Urge Caution as Tick Season Begins

Officials Urge Caution as Tick Season Begins Okla. officials urge vigilance as tick season begins after state's first death tied to virus...

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Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood Split

Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood Split After almost two years of marriage, Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood have decided to split, US Weekly reports. "They both love and respect one another and will of course remain committed to co-parenting their son. This is a mutual decision and the two remain close friends," a source told the magazine. Wood, 26, and Bell, 28, married in October 2012 and had a son born last July....

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