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Manchester United set to buy big in January

Moyes is expected to target Everton's Leighton Baines and Athletic Bilbao's Ander Herrer.
NBC Sports
Soccer
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The US Republican hard-right and shutdown fight

Washington (AFP) - Bitter infighting between centrists and die-hard conservatives has shaken the US Republican Party to its core, leading to a bruising battle that played a critical role in the government shutdown.
AFP
Politics
Barack Obama
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Janet Jackson "Looking Into" Adopting a Child From Jordan or Syria With Husband Wissam Al Mana

Janet Jackson is quietly "looking into" adopting a child from Jordan or Syria with husband Wissam Al Mana, a source confirms to Us Weekly
Us Weekly
Arts & Entertainment
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Pious Florists and the Repentant Imperfect

An appropriate response for a devout Christian florist wouldn't be to reject all divorced or "nonvirgin" clients. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is about repentance and forgiveness of sins, which ...
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Review: 'Gravity,' 90 minutes of terrifying beauty

In an age when we're able to consume content so many different ways — and that's a good thing, mostly — let's declare right now that there's only one truly correct way to experience "Gravity," Alfonso Cuaron's thrilling new space film.
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Casillas back as Real Madrid look for European response

Madrid (AFP) - Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas will make his first appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu in nearly nine months when Los Blancos host FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Wednesday.
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Wife: Biker husband is victim in NYC altercation

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaky camera footage depicts the gory scene: A driver who police say was frightened when a group of motorcyclists swarmed his Range Rover plowed through them, striking a rider in a purple T-shirt and black helmet.
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What's on the Vatican Bank's balance sheet?

For the first time in its 125-year history, the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), also known as the Vatican Bank, has published an annual earnings report, part of an ongoing push to rehabilitate the bank's shady reputation.The 100-page report, published on the bank's website, "seeks to…
The Week (RSS)
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Pick 6: Must-see, must-avoid NFL games Weeks 5-8

When the NFL releases its schedule each year, certain matchups clearly are compelling. They stand out to players, coaches and fans - not to mention league officials and TV network executives - for one reason or another.
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5 Worrisome Dog Breeds

Last year I wrote about the five breeds I miss seeing, those that used to be more popular but no longer caught the fancy of the general public. It wasn't an argument for those breeds to start filling the veterinary offices again - raging popularity has never been good for any breed - but rather a…
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Kevin Durant is selling his house in Oklahoma City for a mere $1.95 million

NBA fans are used to seeing the league's superstars buy and sell lavish, palatial homes with exorbitant price tags. It comes with the job description, because there's no real reason for someone who makes a maximum-level salary to skimp on … Continue reading →
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Kate Middleton and Prince William Make Updates to Their Country House

In the absence of actually getting to see the Duchess of Cambridge (ugh, Kate, aren’t you jonesin’ for some fro-yo? Itching to head outside to buy more silly house-trinkets?), we will have to make do with news of her homes.
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Jacksonville airport reopens after evacuation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville International Airport was shut down for nearly five hours, stranding incoming planeloads of passengers on the tarmac and delaying outgoing flights, after police found two suspicious packages, one of which was deemed "destructive" and had to be deactivated…
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Suspected meth lab discovered in Bear, 1 in custody

New Castle County police have a suspect in custody after discovering a suspected meth lab.
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Pope urges reform, wants church with modern spirit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened a landmark meeting Tuesday on reforming the Catholic Church, saying he wants a missionary church with a modern spirit that gives hope to the poor, the young and the elderly like his namesake St. Francis did.
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Ozil off the mark as Arsenal down Napoli

London (AFP) - Mesut Ozil's first goal for Arsenal inspired his side to an impressive 2-0 win over Napoli that maintained their 100 percent start in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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143-year-old law stirs fears during shutdown

A 19th-century law could get administration officials fired, or even imprisoned if they make the wrong the choices while the government is shut down.
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Apple promises fix for iMessage bug in iOS 7

Apple has acknowledged there is an issue with iMessage in iOS 7, reports the Wall Street Journal. After updating to the fresh OS, users have reported being unable to send messages. Although issues with sending messages are fairly common, the nature of the bug affecting iOS 7 users is particularly…
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Tornado hits Washington State (10 photos)

A rare tornado damaged industrial buildings south of Seattle as an unseasonable September storm dumped record amounts of rain and temporarily knocked out power for thousands in the Pacific Northwest. The tornado at 7:20 a.m. Monday hit the industrial area of Frederickson, tearing a hole in the…

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10,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An estimated 10,000 walrus unable to find sea ice over shallow Arctic Ocean water have come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast.
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'Extreme Road Rage' Caught on Video

An Indiana man who was captured on video allegedly pointing a gun at another driver will be extradited to Kentucky today to face charges in what police have called a case of “extreme road rage.” The altercation unfolded Sunday afternoon when a motorist recorded a...
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3 Reasons To Keep Your Eyes On Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast has made mobile news for a lot of reasons lately. Price and performance have been the main talking points, but there’s plenty to like about the Android-powered media server from a development standpoint. Google Cast SDK: a developer’s best friend Getting your app on an Apple TV…
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'Warcraft' movie slated for December 18th, 2015 release

The Warcraft movie now has a release date — December 18th, 2015. The feature film based on Blizzard's hugely popular World of Warcraft series of video games will be directed by Duncan Jones, the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed sci-fi thrillers Moon and Source Code. Charles Leavitt, who…
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SKorea displays new missile at military ceremony

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea displayed its longest-range missile capable of striking all of North Korea and other sophisticated weapons at a massive military parade, a display of force meant to show Pyongyang that any provocation would be met with strong retaliation.
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Reds’ Brandon Phillips: ‘We choked’ in wild card loss

Standing by his locker answering questions Tuesday night, Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds called his teammates chokers after they lost 6-2 to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in the NL wild card game. Wearing a sharp suit and … Continue reading →
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Justin Bieber Made His Bodyguards Carry Him Up the Great Wall of China

His bratty behavior has literally reached new heights.
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Aftermath of Kenya mall attack (64 photos)

Kenya's president told Somalia's leaders on Tuesday to "put their house in order", in a sign of frustration at the festering instability in the neighboring country after members of a Somali militant group attacked a Nairobi shopping mall. The al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group said it raided the…

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What Women Should Know About Obamacare

When President Barack Obama took a stance to keep his federal health care reforms intact this week, he was actually defending a few major facets of women's health care.
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Airlines promise a return to civility, for a fee

Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them. Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged fliers for once-free services like checking a bag, these ...
Associated Press
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Uncorks a Cool Cameo

ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. embarked on their second mission this Tuesday night — the messy repercussions of which necessitated a dressing-down by a rather furious boss. With Skye now on board as a “consultant” — the same title one Tony […]
TVLine.com
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Couple Accused of Killing Exes, Kids 30+ Years Ago

Any relationship motive murky for Mo. couple charged in Wyo. in exes, kids, cold-case slayings
ABC News
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Kim Kardashian Scores Designer Gifts for North; Angelina Jolie's Ring Sparks Wedding Speculation: Today's Top Stories

Take a look at Us Weekly's most-read stories -- including Kim Kardashian's haul of designer gifts for daughter North -- from Tuesday, Oct. 1
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Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson loses libel suit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has lost a defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council.
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Thai royalist sentenced for repeating royal insult

BANGKOK (AP) — The founder of Thailand's royalist "yellow shirt" movement was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail for defaming the monarchy by repeating offensive comments made by a political opponent.
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How to Sign Up For Obamacare: What Kind of Plan Should You Choose?

A cousin of mine in Northern California, who's in his late 20s, had the hardest time for years getting quality health insurance. He has asthma, allergies and other pre-existing conditions.
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5 Ways Drinking Apple Cider Can Actually Make You Healthier

Besides the beautiful leaf-peeping you can do on your way to pick up some apple cider, there are actually some health benefits involved with drinking it
Shine Food
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Team Report - LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Dodgers confident going into series with Braves
The SportsXchange
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Police: Hammer-wielding armed robbers attacking victims in Lakeview

Police are searching for a group of hammer-wielding attackers who robbed three people in separate incidents on the city's North Side.
WLS – Chicago
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Arlington Cemetery Strips Away Mementos From Graves Of Fallen Troops

As casualties mounted in the Iraq and...
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'Lovely Bones' Actress Says 'Everyone' Is Auditioning For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

"Star Wars: Episode VII" auditions are under...
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House Republicans Wait at a Table for Dems to Negotiate Budget

Eight House Republicans were appointed to negotiate a budget deal with Senate Democrats today and actually sat at a table to await some senators. When no one showed up, the Republicans said it was an example of the Senate Dems’ refusal to negotiate to reach...
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How Would You Power A Brand-New Humvee Kit?

So you say you want a legit military Humvee, but you’re expectations are higher than a used AM General ride with a bunch of miles on the odometer? You could search the land over for a barely used H1, OR you could build one of your own. AM General is back to building Humvees, but [...]
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Chinese dissident Chen to join conservative U.S. think tank

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident and legal rights activist who accused New York University of forcing him to leave this summer because of alleged pressure from the Chinese government, will be joining The Witherspoon Institute, a conservative think tank.…
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EPA workers in RTP affected by gov't shutdown

Workers at the EPA in RTP showed up to work Monday only to get their formal notices following the midnight shutdown.
WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
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8 States With an Unemployment Problem

Let's take a closer look at the eight states in the U.S. that had the highest unemployment rates this August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
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US: Mark Cuban's drive to win led him to cheat

DALLAS (AP) -- A government lawyer says the drive to win that helps Mark Cuban succeed in business led the billionaire basketball owner to cheat by using insider information to sell stock in an Internet company.
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Eli Roth’s ‘Goretorium’ Haunted House To Close One Year After Debut

Eli Roth‘s $10 million haunted house attraction is closing its doors this week, just a year after it first opened up shop on the Vegas strip. The timing has to be particular painful with haunted house season underway. But Hostel director and horror maven Roth, whose Green Inferno was just acquired…
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Buffett's $2.15 Billion Payday

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway just suddenly became one of the largest investors in Goldman Sachs...for free.
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Jaw-Dropping Milky Way Galaxy View Wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year

An Australian space photographer has won top spot in a global space photography competition, with a spectacular "star-riddled" photo of the Milky Way galaxy, a jaw-dropping image beat out more than 1,200 other entrants in this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest by the U.K.'s Royal…
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3 Venezuelan envoys expelled by US in retaliation

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Three Venezuelan diplomats were ordered out of the United States on Tuesday in response to their government's decision to boot three U.S. officials from Venezuela, including the highest-ranking U.S. envoy in the country.
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Team Report - ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Cards ready for faceoff with division-rival Pirates
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U.S. seeks delay in trial on US Air, AMR deal due to shutdown

The U.S. Department of Justice, which is fighting a proposed merger of US Airways Group Inc and American Airlines parent AMR Corp, asked a judge on Tuesday to postpone a trial in the case, saying the federal ...
Reuters
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Pope outlines less 'Vatican-centric' Church

Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis outlined plans for reform of the Church to make it less "Vatican-centric" on Tuesday as he met with top cardinals tasked with helping him overhaul the 2,000-year-old institution.
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Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Pie

By Food & WineThis delicious whipped-cream-topped peanut butter pie from Allison Kave and Keavy Landreth offers the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors. More Delicious Pies and TartsCreamy Peanut Butter PieINGREDIENTS8 ounces peanut butter sandwich cookies, such as Nutter ButtersSalt4…
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9 Top All-Wheel Drive Sedans

Looking for an all-wheel drive vehicle that gets better mileage than a truck or SUV? Take a look at these.
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A Spook-Tacular Entrance: 7 Ways to Decorate Your Front Door for Halloween (7 photos)

It's that time of year again - Halloween. Hooray! I'm sure you've already seen the candy lining up the aisles at the grocery store, getting us excited to spook. I love to decorate for Halloween, because it's one of my favorite holidays. There's so many ways to get creative, it's a crafter's DREAM!…

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Anthony Bourdain admits mistake on NM 'Frito pie'

Insults dished out by food critic Anthony Bourdain on an episode of CNN's "Parts Unknown" have stirred up outrage in New Mexico — and now he acknowledges that he was wrong. The sharp-tongued ...
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My Dirty Little Sleep Secret

I know this probably won't make me very popular but I'm just going to come right out and say it: Even though I'm a mom to two young kids and it's apparently part of our job description to be tired all the time, I get plenty of sleep. Like eight hours a night. I'm 34 weeks pregnant so these days I'm…
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Children missing in Durham

The 5 and 6 year olds were apparently taken by their mother, police said.
WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
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Billionaire rocketeers duke it out for shuttle launch pad

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Four decades ago, NASA's Launch Complex 39A was at the center of the Cold War race to the moon. Now the mothballed launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center ...
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Utilities, solar companies in fight over rates

Sunlight is free, but if you use it to make electricity your power company wants you to pay. Utilities in many states say solar-friendly rate plans, conceived to promote alternative energy sources, are ...
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'Breaking Bad' finale vs. other finales

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that the dust (and ricin) have settled from Sunday's "Breaking Bad" finale, it's worth considering what makes a drama series' exit good or bad.
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Sergio Pettis Signs UFC Deal, Will Debut Against Vaughan Lee at UFC 167

Sergio Pettis is now, officially, a UFC fighter.
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Woman Has Identical Triplets —Conceived Naturally

(Newser) – When Karen Gilbert started experiencing pain eight weeks into her pregnancy, she feared the worst—but doctors soon determined it wasn't a miscarriage but three fetuses being carried in a single placenta, fighting for food and space...
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USC coaching rumors: Kevin Sumlin takes the compliment, Mike Riley denies interest

Now that USC's head football job is open, rumored candidates across the country are obviously getting questions about it. Oregon State's Mike Riley flatly denied on Tuesday that he would be interested in the job. Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin also denied interest, but pointed out the rumors are a…
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Klinsmann: Bradley to miss qualifiers, Dempsey and Jones to report to USA camp

Jurgen Klinsmann continued to stand by his plans to call in a strong USA squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, but did reveal on Tuesday that Michael Bradley is out.
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Ancient Kingdom Discovered Beneath Mound in Iraq

In the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq archaeologists have discovered an ancient city called Idu, hidden beneath a mound.
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Israel ready to tackle nuclear Iran 'alone'

New York (AFP) - Israel is ready to act alone to stop Iran making a nuclear bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, in a warning against rushing into deals with Tehran's new leaders.
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7 Surefire Ways to Spot the Mother of a Newborn (7 photos)

Now that the big kids are back in school and my newborn is officially an "infant" , I'm back at blogging and feeling like I've survived a pretty exhausting period. Being a new mom again was pretty jarring. Before I gave birth I had two kids who were wiping their own butts and were able to go to…

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Rock slide victims were from Colorado, Missouri

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the victims of a Colorado rock slide as members of an extended family from Colorado and Missouri, including a 10-year-old boy.
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Make it at Home: The Mac Truck's Bacon Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Are you craving this comfort food staple after watching today's "bethenny"? Check out the Mac Truck's recipe for this kid-friendly comfort food.
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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Trailer: Dragons and Dreamy Orlando Bloom (Video)

Oh Orlando, those blonde locks, that bow, and those Spock ears.
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Blackhawks score 3 in 3rd, beat Capitals in opener

CHICAGO (AP) — Six different players scored. Corey Crawford made a bunch of key saves. There was a big penalty kill and an impressive rally.
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Tiger bonds with usual foes at Presidents Cup

Columbus (AFP) - Top-ranked Tiger Woods has found camaraderie on the US Presidents Cup squad, the 14-time major champion bonding over jokes from and about his teammates as he ponders playing partners.
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Pope Outlines Hopes for Church Reform

Pope outlines his hopes for the church as he convenes cardinals for church reform talks
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Edward Snowden To Reveal NSA's 'Central Role In The US Assassination Program'

Over the weekend, investigative reporter Jeremy...
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No. 22 NASCAR Nationwide Series team penalized

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Penalties have been levied to the No. 22 NASCAR Nationwide Series team as a result of rules violations committed last Saturday at Dover International Speedway.
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5 Ways to Turn Canned Chickpeas into a Restaurant-Worthy Dish

It's not complicated to understand why we love canned chickpeas: they're low in calories, high in protein, and have a mild nuttiness that elevates the flavor of countless dishes.
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14 Epic Lessons From Aptly Titled ‘Thor: the Dark World’ Set Visit

Being on a Marvel set is like being in another universe, or more specifically, another realm. Yahoo Movies, along with a select group of online journalists, had the chance to visit Asgard late last year for a "Thor: The Dark … Continue reading →
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Where They Stand: Groups E through H after two rounds of UEFA Champions League

Atlético posted Tuesday's most-meaningful result, while Basel's slip at home practically gave back the points they earned two weeks ago.
NBC Sports
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Home is Where the Horror Is: America's 7 Spookiest Haunted Houses (7 photos)

Looking for a thrill? How about taking a trip to one of the most terrifying haunted houses in the United States? After extensive research, I've rounded up the spookiest haunted houses in America and I have to say, just writing this post has given me the creeps. Some of the experiences available at…

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Ex-Guatemala soldier guilty in US immigration case

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A former Guatemalan soldier was convicted Tuesday of lying on his application to become an American citizen about his role in the massacre of at least 160 people more than three decades ago.
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Lagerfeld mixes art and fashion at Chanel show

Paris (AFP) - Art met fashion on the Paris catwalk Tuesday as designer Karl Lagerfeld conjured up a vast modern art gallery full of Chanel-inspired works as the backdrop to his latest collection.
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Pumpkin Bread with Zero Saturated Fat and Cholesterol!

Treat family and friends to our slimmed-down quick bread. Gone are the traditional version's 3 grams of saturated fat and all the cholesterol (thanks to egg whites and a blend of low-fat yogurt and canola oil).
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Strong to the Finish: 7 Super Healthy Spinach Recipes Everyone Will Love (7 photos)

As far as vegetables go, spinach is a powerhouse. Whether you serve it cooked or raw, spinach is loaded with Vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate, iron, and other essential minerals. Even better, it's widely available throughout the colder months across much of the US. The (slightly) bad news?…

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49ers to sign QB Skelton

Programming note: Not near a TV on Sunday? Catch the 49ers-Texans game LIVE with NBC Sports' Live Extra
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GOP states offer little help on buying insurance

ATLANTA (AP) — On the day consumers start perusing newly launched federal online health exchanges, Republican governors who oppose President Barack Obama's insurance overhaul are mostly sitting on their hands. But the law is going into effect without them.
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Taylor Swift: Cheating Isn’t Necessarily a Deal Breaker

True love has been elusive for Taylor Swift. The country singer, 23, has had a string of high-profile relationships with some of Hollywood's biggest heartthrobs. However, despite those cute PDA pix and the sweet love songs she's written (not to … Continue reading →
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IT'S OFFICIAL: The Government Has Shut Down, And Here's The GOP's Next Move

The House of Representatives is expected to...
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Former State Trooper on Trial for 3rd Time in Family's Slaying

David Camm Is Accused of Killing His Wife and 2 Kids
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UEFA Champions League full-time snapshot: Chelsea’s first Mourinho-esque night, Barça keeps 82 percent possession

The final numbers from the day's action in UEFA Champions League:
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Gwyneth Paltrow Rocks the Lady Tuxedo

Gwyneth Paltrow is one of Hollywood's best-dressed leading ladies, with her effortlessly sexy and sophisticated style. And there is one trend the megastar favors over any other — the lady tux. The 41-year-old actress stepped out rocking a sleek black two-piece tuxedo with a low-cut white shirt and…
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NY driver beaten by motorcycle gang after highway chase

By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gang of motorcyclists on Sunday chased a New York man driving his wife and baby along a Manhattan highway before dragging the man from his vehicle and beating him, a police source said on Monday. The chase and subsequent attack were captured by a video…
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Yankees Look to Rebuild, But Hope to Stay Thrifty

Brian Cashman's first priority is re-signing manager Joe Girardi. Then Cashman must figure out how to rebuild a team that missed the playoffs. The biggest question is if they'll be thrifty, or spend like ...
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'Enjoy the Silence' - The haunting beauty of Zurich amid its 9th annual film festivaT (13 photos)

While the 9th Annual Zurich Film Festival is underway, photographer Vittorio Zunino Celotto presents 'Enjoy the Silence', beautiful yet haunting images of a 'silent" Zurich. Zurich is the capital of the canton of Zurich and is the largest city in Switzerland. Zurich is usually named as one of the…

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Burning Question: Is a Big Screen Jesus Wave on the Way?

Q: Another Christian-themed movie is on its way--this one most likely for theaters--based on the story of Jesus’s resurrection. Is there really enough of an audience to sustain the recent resurgence of Bible-themed entertainment? Well, let’s take a look at … Continue reading →
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50 Cent Backs Transgender Teen With ‘Dream School’: ‘I Don’t Have Homophobia’

Anyone lamenting the strained relationship between hip-hop and LGBT people might want to watch 50 Cent’s “Dream School.”
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Healthy Steve Nash eager to rebound from disappointing start with Lakers

Coach Mike D'Antoni believes Steve Nash, who turns 40 in February, will be among the elite point guards this season.
Yahoo Sports
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Republicans Have Moved On To 'Plan E' In The Government Shutdown Fight

In the first day of the first government...
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The Simpsons: Which Unlucky Character Will Take a Dirt Nap in Season 25?

Oh my God, they’re killing…well, somebody. Yes indeed, a regular character will pay the ultimate price on The Simpsons during the Fox comedy’s upcoming 25th season — the first since Maud Flanders unexpectedly reached her expiration date back in February […]
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The 20 longest home runs of the 2013 baseball season

Bless the wonderful soul who created the video you see above — it's a compilation of the 20 longest home runs hit in the 2013 baseball season. YouTube user silentcrescendo18 did the heavy lifting on this, so now all of … Continue reading →
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Mario Balotelli awarded late penalty against Ajax for ‘creating theater’

Mario Balotelli and his usual nemesis, the referee, combined to salvage a point for Milan in the Champions League group stage with 1-1 draw against Ajax. Perhaps inspired by Pepe pulling Elche's Carlos Sanchez down on top of him to … Continue reading →
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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Stills (15 photos)

The second chapter of the trilogy from director Peter Jackson.

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Catherine Hardwicke: Despite ‘Twilight’ Success, It Hasn’t Been an Easy Road

“I thought after ‘Twilight’ my life was going to be easy,” Hardwicke says. “I was the first woman to do that. But no, it hasn’t been easy.”
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Batman set to begin again in 'Arkham Origins' game

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Ben Affleck is poised to portray a new incarnation of the Caped Crusader in a film that also features Superman. However, the developers of the upcoming video game "Batman: Arkham Origins" are taking the character back to basics for the third installment in Warner Bros.…
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Obamacare exchanges launch with huge volume of visitors

The long-awaited health insurance websites were besieged by millions of visitors, which overwhelmed the system in many cases.
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Psyched and Spooky: 7 Scary Cool Ways to Count Down to Halloween (7 photos)

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. We get to celebrate and decorate for the entire month with Halloween landing on the 31st! That's 31 days of witches, bats, and ghosts, oh my! With so many great ways to make a fright all throughout the month of October, what fun it would be to make a…

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As Obama plans Asia tour, postcard Philippines isle symbolizes U.S. pivot

By Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato OYSTER BAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Its mangrove-fringed coral reefs support an abundant fish population. Its deep, blue waters are unmuddied by the monsoons that batter the western Philippines coastline. But a planned visit by U.S. President Barack Obama…
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Soccer-Bartra making a strong case for centre back slot

By Iain Rogers MADRID, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Neymar's exploits in Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League victory at Celtic inevitably attracted the most attention but it was the performance of centre back Marc Bartra that appeared to give Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino the greatest satisfaction. A graduate of…
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Week Ending Sept. 29, 2013. Albums: Drake, Cher Set Records

Don’t tell Kanye West, but Drake's new album, Nothing Was The Same, sold slightly more than twice as many copies as West's Yeezus sold (327K) when it debuted in June. Drake's 658K opening constitutes the fattest one-week total for a hip-hop album since Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV sold 964K in its…
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Team Report - OAKLAND ATHLETICS

A's in good position for ALDS
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NBC Cancels Summer Series ‘Camp’

NBC isn’t into “Camp.”
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Ravens acquire OT Eugene Monroe in trade with Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens with Monroe only needing to pass a physical for the deal to become official, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.More: Jaguars fans react Big Cat Country Baltimore Beatdown
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NASA Finds Most Crowded Galaxy Ever Seen (Video)

Astronomers using NASA's flagship space telescopes have spotted what appears to be densest nearby galaxy ever seen, with stars packed so tightly that they are likely 25 times closer to each other than the stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.
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Woman rescued from mud in China's Yellow River

A Chinese woman trapped in deep mud by the Yellow River is rescued by emergency crews. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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AMC Should Thank Netflix for Keeping Walter White Alive

Netflix is emerging as a champion of high-quality drama with modest ratings. In particular, Netflix helped "Breaking Bad" survive until the show matured. Will the same magic touch turn Netflix ...
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NHL rosters: Here's every team's opening night squad

The 2013-14 NHL season officially begins on Tuesday night and all 30 teams have cutdown their rosters to meet league guidelines. With the salary cap declining, several teams felt a crunch to trim their rosters to become cap compliant. While it took some creativity from a few clubs, all 30 teams got…
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Kyle Busch: No change in relationship with Kenseth

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Right Knee Healing Well, Cat Zingano May Now Have a Tear in Her Left Knee

Cat Zingano was supposed to have been the coach opposite UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter. That was until she tore the right anterior cruciate ligament in her knee prior to the start of filming in early June.
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‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Fourth Film Planned Thanks to Deal With Mark Gordon

Aslan will roar on the big screen again.
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No. 1s Djokovic, Serena advance at China Open

BEIJING (AP) -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams advanced with straight-set victories Tuesday at the China Open, while Venus Williams was eliminated.
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Dan Uggla to be left off Braves’ roster for NLDS

From beat writer Mark Bowman of MLB.com: Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez met with some players regarding roster decisions after the team held a workout that was closed to media members on Tuesday at Turner Field. An industry source said Uggla was informed that he will not be part of the 25-man…
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Satellite-TV Providers Plan for Survival as Growth Fades

Satellite-television providers, which shook up the pay-TV industry in the 1990s by luring millions of customers away from cable companies, are now struggling to adjust to the technology of the 2010s.
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With Receivers Hurting, Jets Sign Nelson

The Jets, running out of healthy wide receivers, signed the promising but surgically repaired wideout David Nelson.
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Vanishing glaciers of Peru (12 photos)

Peru is home to 71% of the world’s tropical glaciers, which are a source of fresh water for millions, but 22% of the surface area of Peruvian glaciers has disappeared in the past 30 years alone, according to The World Bank. Environmental issues are under the spotlight during a working group of…

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North West's Extravagant Gifts from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Fashion Friends in Paris: See Her Clothes!

Kim Kardashian Instagrammed baby North's extravagant presents from fashion friends in Paris. See the pics!
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CORRECTED-Born to Bollywood royalty, Ranbir Kapoor makes new film a family affair

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is one of Indian cinema's most bankable young stars, and his latest film, "Besharam," which also stars his parents, is set to become one of the most widely released Bollywood films worldwide. Kapoor, a member of India's…
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The Tuesday Playlist: Ziva Takes Leave, a Pivotal New Girl

Among last week's more encouraging TV signs: On the first Tuesday of the official fall season, it felt a bit like a return to the good (or at least simpler) old days when network TV was the dominant game in town, and crowded time periods could support more than one hit. In prime time's starting…
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Don't Worry—Yet—About Geno Smith's Picks

Smith's eight picks through four games are fourth-most since 1960, but they're not quite that bad when you adjust for his relatively high number of pass attempts (136).
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Republicans Must Fire John Boehner If They Really Oppose Congress' 'Special Obamacare Exemption'

This scandal really seems like it should be a...
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Reporter: Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman wants to be released

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman is so fed up with his current team, he no longer wants to be traded. Freeman wants to be released. According to ESPN reporter Ed Werder, Freeman is pressuring Tampa Bay to release him … Continue reading →
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The Success of Obamacare Hinges on Only One Factor

Forget about all the political bickering, technical glitches and delays, and premium projections. There's only one thing that will determine whether Obamacare succeeds or fails.
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Who Said Goodbye to Hollywood on Week 3 of 'Dancing With the Stars'?

Week 3 of "Dancing With the Stars" had a little bit of everything: a paso doble, a rumba, a quickstep, even a Charleston (or two!) The theme: Hollywood Night, which featured an extra dose of glitz and glam as all of the couples danced to a Hollywood movie song. And thanks to the show's new…
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Pellegrini readies Manchester City for Bayern test

London (AFP) - Manuel Pellegrini faces the first major test of his Champions League credentials as Manchester City manager on Wednesday when his side tackle defending champions Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium.
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S. Korea-US sign plan to deter N. Korea nuclear strike

Seoul (AFP) - South Korea and the United States have mapped out a new strategy to counter the growing threat of a North Korean nuclear or chemical weapons attack, their defence ministers said Wednesday.
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Looks like 'Ugly Shoes' Are Sticking Around for Another Season (8 photos)

by Elana Fishman Have you noticed a crazy amount of Birkenstocks-and possibly even Tevas, those Velcro-strapped sporty sandals beloved by outdoorsy dads across the globe-on the feet of fashion people lately? You're not alone-and you'd better get on board if you aren't already, because it…

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Coroner: 4 bodies inside jet that crashed near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forensic specialists worked to identify the remains of four people pulled Tuesday from the charred wreckage of a private jet that crashed into a hangar after landing, while federal safety investigators curtailed their work due to the partial government shutdown.
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Team Report - OHIO STATE

Buckeyes moving the ball through the air
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Kaley Cuoco Explains Quickie Engagement: I Know It’s Crazy on Paper

Kaley Cuoco is ready to live happily ever after, but when Ryan Sweeting proposed to the actress last week, it wasn't straight out of a fairy tale. "[Ryan] actually started a little fight with me and threw me off. I … Continue reading →
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Netanyahu at U.N.: Don't trust Rouhani, Iran's overtures a ruse

By Louis Charbonneau and Dan Williams UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday dismissed a charm offensive by Iran's new president as a ruse concocted by a "wolf in sheep's clothing," and declared that Israel was ready to stand alone to deny Tehran an atomic…
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Steelers attempting to remain upbeat

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Their quarterback basically has a dislocated right index finger, their best remaining offensive lineman suffered a sprained right pectoral muscle and they're 0-4.
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NFL Power Rankings Week 5: Kansas City Chiefs Continue to Surge

COMMENTARY | It is now becoming commonplace for the Kansas City Chiefs to win this season, as they are coming off yet another dominant defensive performance in Sunday's 31-7 victory over the New York Giants.
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Chris Paul: Doc Rivers told me I’m nothing

I can’t stand the championship-or-bust ethos in the NBA. Plenty of great players have never won titles, and many more bad players have. Of course, championships should remain a piece of the puzzle when evaluating players, but only a piece and definitely not the largest piece. The same issue exists…
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Steve Stricker-Tiger Woods split expected at 2013 Presidents Cup

Semi-retirement most definitely agrees with Steve Stricker, a four-time Presidents Cup team member who, in 2013, enjoyed one of his most successful years on the PGA Tour despite -- or, perhaps, thanks to -- a reduced playing schedule.
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'Supernatural' Season 9 (4 photos)

Season Nine begins with the fallout from the angels' descent to Earth. Sam and Dean are faced with a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings who immediately begin to form their own agendas. "Supernatural" premieres Tuesday, October 8 at 9 PM on The CW.

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NASCAR fines Piquet Jr. for anti-gay slur

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR has fined Nelson Piquet Jr. $10,000 and ordered him to attend sensitivity training for using an anti-gay slur on social media.
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5 Cool Ceiling Ideas (5 photos)

They say it's the fifth wall, so next time you're thinking about picking out a new color or hanging art, don't forget to look up. Here are five unique ideas that do everything from bringing high ceilings down to size to making a space feel brighter. More from House Beautiful : …

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Kim Kardashian Rocks Curvy Post-Baby Looks in Paris, Melissa Gorga Defends Her Book: Top 5 Stories

Take a look at Us Weekly's most-read stories -- including Kim Kardashian rocking three curvy post-baby looks in Paris -- for Monday, Sept. 30
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US team prepares for final qualifying matches

SANDY, Utah (AP) -- A spate of injuries has robbed the United States national team of some top players entering its final two qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup.
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Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy

Republicans may be hurting brand one year before 2014 elections
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A capsule look at Tigers-Athletics playoff series

A look at the best-of-five American League division series between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics:
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Lincoln’s comments from 1861 relevant to today’s government shutdown

In this commentary, Chris Edelson from American University says Abraham Lincoln’s message to Congress in 1861 about accepting election outcomes is still relevant today.
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A capsule look at the Rays-Indians wild-card game

A look at the American League wild-card playoff between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians:
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James deletes tweet referencing frustration with role

Programming note: Not near a TV on Sunday? Catch the 49ers-Texans game LIVE with NBC Sports' Live ExtraSan Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James, inactive for the team's first three games this season before seeing action in Week 4 against the St. Louis Rams, took to Twitter to express…
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All-Star Imports Set Tone at First Nets Practice

The team began training camp Tuesday with six All-Stars on the floor, including new acquisitions Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Andrei Kirilenko.
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New England Patriots: Kenbrell Thompkins’ Chemistry with Tom Brady is Key to His Future

COMMENTARY| Despite starting the season 4-0, the New England Patriots have struggled along the way, experiencing injuries to key players and going through the growing pains of the 13 rookies on the roster.
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US expels three Venezuela diplomats

Caracas (AFP) - The United States has expelled Venezuela's charge d'affaires in Washington and two other diplomats in reprisal for the expulsion of three American diplomats from Caracas, both countries said.
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Coaches Heat Index – Greg Schiano is sinking his ship in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano continues to stay in the hot seat as he proceeds to mishandle his obvious dislike of quarterback Josh Freeman. It began when Schiano drafted quarterback Mike Glennon this past offseason, and continued through his … Continue reading →
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8 Haunted Houses in New Orleans That Will Scare Your Pants Off (8 photos)

If you're looking for a spook this week, we've got just the thing! New Orleans is perhaps America's most haunted city, so it's no surprise the place is full of ghosts, ghost stories, and floating entities. So, if you dare, come take a look at eight of the most frightening haunted houses - many of…

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Ready for Obamacare Enrollment? Here’s a Quick Primer

The level of confusion surrounding Obamacare remains high, so here is a brief primer on the insurance exchanges.
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NFL news roundup: Josh Freeman drama continues; Terrelle Pryor concussion update

The feud between Josh Freeman and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gets messier and messier by the day. On Monday, a report surfaced that Freeman is in stage one of the NFL's drug program. But what was buried in the report was why. Freeman said in a statement that he sought approval for the prescription…
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Rampant Pirates down Reds to book NLDS berth

(Reuters) - After more than two decades of misery, the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrated their return to postseason action with a rousing 6-2 home victory over the Cincinnati Reds in their do-or-die National League wild card playoff game on Tuesday. Left-hander Francisco Liriano held the Reds to one…
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'Gravity' review: try not to scream

There’s a moment in Gravity when you suddenly realize you’re not safe. Sandra Bullock’s Dr. Ryan Stone is installing a component for the Hubble space telescope, wrapped in her bulky spacesuit. Mission Commander Kowalski (George Clooney) loops around her, showboating while he makes small talk with…
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Are the New England Patriots Flying Under the Radar?

COMMENTARY | It's hard to believe that an undefeated team might be underrated, but the New England Patriots may be the exception to the rule this season.
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Cashman: Yankees want Girardi back

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees want Joe Girardi to return as manager next season.
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Rajon Rondo claims he ‘didn’t feel anything’ upon hearing of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce leaving Boston

In meeting with local media for the first time in months on Monday, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was left to discuss the massive re-shaping of the Boston Celtics’ roster, from the loss of players like Kevin Garnett and Paul … Continue reading →
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NFL power rankings 2013, Week 5: Broncos are consensus best team to the media

There's plenty of debate among the media about who belongs where, but there's a clear consensus at the top of the NFL power rankings after four weeks: The Denver Broncos are the best team in the NFL and the Seattle Seahawks are the second best.
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'Arrow' Season 2 (14 photos)

Billionaire playboy Oliver Queen secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante - to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. "Arrow" Season 2 premieres Wednesday, October 9 at 8 PM on The CW.

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NL wild card: Pirates hit three homers against Reds in 6-2 victory to advance

Enjoying their first playoff game in 21 seasons — if you hadn't heard — the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three homers and beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Tuesday night in the National League wild card game. With the crowd at … Continue reading →
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Why the Health Care Law Scares the G.O.P.

The vehemence of the Tea Party aside, Republican efforts to derail the Affordable Care Act aren’t entirely irrational. It’s a threat to their party.
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