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Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Fuel Dating Rumors

Is there a romance brewing between Sean Penn and Charlize Theron?
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Saying ‘Bye Bye’ to the Everly Brothers’ Phil, 1939-2014

If not for the Everly Brothers, not only would we not have had the greatest two-part harmonies of the rock era, but we might also have missed out on every set of singers who ever grew up trying to imitate that brotherly love, from the Beatles to Simon & Garfunkel to Crosby, Stills & Nash. [...]
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Soccer-Lewandowski to join Bayern from arch-rivals Dortmund

Poland forward Robert Lewandowski became the second top Borussia Dortmund player to leave for arch-rivals Bayern Munich in less than a year when he agreed terms on Saturday to join them as a free agent at the end of the season. In another heart-breaking move for Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp, the…
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‘That ’70s Show’ Star Died From Multiple Drugs, Coroner Says

Lisa Robin Kelly, the troubled actress who played bad girl Laurie Forman on the Fox sitcom “That ’70s Show,” died of multiple drug intoxication, the Los Angeles County coroner’s department said Friday. Kelly died at age 43 in August 2013, after entering a rehab facility in an effort to clean up.
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Melissa Harris-Perry Gives Tear-Filled Apology to Mitt Romney for Black Grandchild Jokes

Melissa Harris-Perry broke into tears on Saturday while apologizing to Mitt Romney and his family for comments made on her MSNBC show about the former Republican presidential candidate’s adopted, African-American grandchild, Kiernan Romney. “I am deeply sorry that we suggested that interracial…
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Freezing Flood Waters Follow Heavy Snow on East Coast

Freezing flood waters are hindering construction in Sea Bright, New Jersey, where residents are rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.
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Kerry says progress in peace talks but more work needed

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to fly to Jordan and Saudi Arabia Sunday seeking backing for his plans for Middle East peace, after insisting he has made progress. After a second meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank, Kerry swept back to Jerusalem for his third…
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All-Pro team is announced, and here’s where they got it right … and a few they got wrong

The Pro Bowl might be a popularity contest in part, but the All Pro team is considered the more prestigious honor. The NFL announced the Associated Press' All Pro first- and second-team roster today, and here's our take on the … Continue reading →
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Why Isn't Anyone Buying the 2014 Chevy Silverado?

Sales are down, while Ford's are up. Why?
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How Did Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston and Other Celebrities Usher in 2014?

Let’s take a look at what some of our beautiful A-lister friends did to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
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Olivia Munn, Aaron Sorkin Slam Reports of Conflict on Newsroom Set

Olivia Munn and Aaron Sorkin have spoken out about reports that they clash on the set of HBO's Newsroom
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Historic smoking report marks 50th anniversary (10 photos)

Fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes in TV commercials. Smoke hung in the air in restaurants, offices and airplane cabins. More than 42 percent of U.S. adults smoked, and there was a good chance your doctor was among…
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Pentagon cuts list of places where U.S. troops get danger pay

The Pentagon said on Friday it had cut by about a third the list of places where U.S. troops would receive imminent danger pay, dropping locations like Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf in a move expected to reduce costs by about $100 million a year. Still on the list are countries like…
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Man’s blood alcohol content too high for police to measure

28-year-old Levi B. Carter’s accomplishment is one that’s truly horrifying.
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Social Security Changes in 2014: What You Need to Know

It's a new year for Social Security. Find out what changes could have an impact on your benefits.
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7 Reasons Not To Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire

Many people, including myself, dream of having a “mortgage burning” party the week they retire. The very thought of making my last mortgage payment makes me jump for joy. No mortgage payment means peace ...
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Hillary Clinton Debuts New Haircut, Bangs: See the Picture

Hillary Clinton debuted a fresh, new haircut at the inauguration of New York City's new mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday, Jan. 1, complete with bangs!
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NSA wants to make a quantum computer that cracks tough encryption

While the NSA can inflitrate many secure systems without breaking a sweat, there are still some encryption methods that it just can't crack. That may not be a problem in the long term, however. The Washington ...
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China’s Hidden Jews

In Kaifeng, where Sephardic Jews from the Silk Road settled in the 12th century, their descendants are rediscovering lost religious practices and petitioning Israel for recognition.
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15 Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2014

We can't wait for what looks like an excellent and intriguing film slate for 2014. So much to see! But not only will we be discovering new characters and galaxies and such, we'll also be discovering a whole new a slew of potential movie stars, from Hollywood royalty (Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Wyatt…
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Ascendant Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown faces challenges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is sprinting into the final year of his third term as governor with a series of policy successes and powerful financial backers boosting his all-but-certain run for another term.
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Auto sales: Here's what buyers coveted and shunned in 2013Los Angeles Times
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The eco-friendly wood in rebuilt New Orleans homes is now rotting

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation has built 100 energy-efficient and eco-friendly houses in New Orleans to replace homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately, the organization believes that some of the wood it used is now rotting, reports The New Orleans Advocate. The organization used…
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Obamacare birth control mandate doesn't violate nuns' rights: US

The US Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to throw out a challenge from a nuns' group against a birth control mandate in the Obamacare health reform law. The Little Sisters of the Poor had asked the US high court to exempt it from the controversial birth control clause, saying…
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Bill O’Brien clears out Texans staff, to hire Romeo Crennel

Well, Wade Phillips won’t get the chance to be the Texans defensive coordinator next year. And none of the guys he worked with are hanging around either. According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, new Texans coach Bill O’Brien met with the existing Texans staff and fired them all, and will name Romeo…
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Pope celebrates sainthood of Pierre Favre, inspirational Jesuit

Pope Francis held a mass on Friday to celebrate the sainthood of Pierre Favre, an early Jesuit priest the pontiff has said particularly inspired him. Favre, also known as Peter Faber, was declared a saint by Francis on December 17, the pope's 77th birthday, in an accelerated procedure which…
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6 Deceitful Foods That Can Cause Weight Gain

Many dieters believe they’re being mindful of their calorie intake when they scarf down certain foods, but they could just be contributing to the problem.
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Raw: Building Collapse in India

Police say a five-story building under construction in the southern Indian state of Goa has collapsed, killing at least seven workers and leaving dozens more feared trapped under the rubble. (Jan. 4)
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7 Safe SUVs Not Afraid of a Little Snow

Vehicles that are safe and capable of confronting the toughest weather make sense as the winter arrives. These 7 vehicles are worthy of the challenge.
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Man-Made Flood Could Help Revive Colorado River Wetlands

An artificial flood could surge down a dry riverbed from the United States into Mexico either this spring or an upcoming one — a technique researchers hope will help them find out if renewing water in this landscape might rejuvenate life in the area. "This could mark a new era of collaboration…
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Exclusive: Okla. Woman Who Faked Her Own Kidnapping Comes Clean

Tiffiny Bray Reveals Why She Dropped Everything and Left Her Fiance
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Man Is Turned Off By Gal Pal's Resemblance To Mom

DEAR ABBY: I met a guy I think is perfect for me on a dating website. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)
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The Deal: European Markets Gain Ground

European markets are gaining ground by mid-morning Friday.
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Chinese ship used in Antarctic rescue stuck in ice

A Chinese icebreaker that went to the aid of a Russian ship stuck in heavy floes in Antarctica has now itself become trapped by ice, Australian officials said on Saturday. The Xue Long, which on Thursday used its helicopter to ferry dozens of passengers on the stranded Russian ship Akademik…
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Apple’s upcoming 12-inch iPad may hammer the notebook market

Apple and Google have both already done a lot to shake up the traditional PC market but don’t expect either of them to stop anytime soon. Barron’s flags a note from Evercore Partners analyst Patrick Wang, who thinks that Apple’s upcoming 12- to 13-inch iPad has the potential to “transform the…
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Wealthy donate big this season

America's wealthiest philanthropists donated a total of more than $3.4 billion to charity, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. CNBC's Robert Frank and Dominic Chu discuss.
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Lebanon IDs commander of al-Qaida-linked group

BEIRUT (AP) — DNA tests confirmed that a man in government custody is the alleged leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that has conducted attacks across the Middle East before shifting its focus to Syria's civil war, Lebanese authorities said Friday.
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Kanye West's 15 Best Quotes of 2013

The world according to Yeezy
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Hope and Change in the Vatican

Pope Francis, the first Pope from a developing nation, sees the world through the eyes of the poor and dispossessed.
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Rose McGowan Comes to Aid of 'Knockout Game' Victim

Rose McGowan found herself in the role of real-life crime fighter after witnessing a random attack on a senior citizen.
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Chinese Icebreaker Trapped After Helping in Antarctic Rescue

The Aurora Australis Is Waiting in Open Water in Case a Rescue Is Needed
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Say hello to the first US-legal 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Even before the 2015 Nissan GT-R and GT-R Nismo arrive to rewrite the handbook on Nissan's halo car, here we have the first 1989 R32 GT-R - the 276-horsepower coupe that started it all - to be ...
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7 Foods We Should Be Eating This Year

Hello 2014! It's time to shake off the holiday...
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SeaWorld Tried To Sway A Poll About 'Blackfish,' The Documentary It Doesn't Want You To See

It appears that SeaWorld employees are angry at...
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Photographer Helps Shelter Dogs Get Adopted with Stunning Photographs

Pictures of dogs in shelters don't always show off their best features. One photographer is trying to change that by showing the world that shelter dogs aren't depressing. In fact, they can be a force of positivity. Photographer Shannon Johnstone takes beautifully-composed photos of shelter dogs…
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'Duck Dynasty' Family Launches New Gun Line

Things couldn’t get any better for the “Duck Dynasty” clan in 2014. Days after A&E reinstated Phil Robertson following a short suspension for making anti-gay comments, Duck Commander, the company Robertson started 40 years ago, has launched a new gun line. Mossberg, a gun maker headquartered in...
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Fugitive Ga. banker suspected in marijuana case

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities suspect a former Georgia banker who disappeared 18 months ago and who faces allegations he stole millions from investors was growing marijuana in a home in Florida.
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4 Individual Tax Breaks That Expired With the New Year

It wouldn't have been a proper New Year's Eve in the United States without Congress doing something ridiculous.
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World Cup: Can Houston Dynamo's Tally Hall sneak into a goalkeeper spot for USMNT?

And with his most recent call-up to USMNT camp, Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall is hoping to play his way into that mix. Nick Rimando was also invited to the camp beginning Monday and is the likely third-string choice, but Hall said he’s up for the challenge to pry the position loose from the…
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3 Restaurant Chains to Watch in 2014

The retail-restaurant sector is a good choice for investors in 2014.
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The Voice's Jacquie Lee on Adult Emotions, Jack White Jams and 'Hateful 12-Year-Olds' — Plus: What Xtina Taught Her About Songwriting

Ladies and gentlemen, make way for “Bertha Cee Lo Green.” Yes indeed, that’s the name The Voice‘s Season 5 runner-up Jacquie Lee says she gave to the elderly woman who lives in her stomach (the same old lady that rival […]
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Car in Walker crash may have been going 100 mph

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker may have been going 100 mph or more before it crashed, killing both Walker and the driver, according to a coroner's report released Friday.
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Machinists Union Rally Against Boeing Contract Offer (9 photos)

National leaders at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers recently announced a vote on Boeing's proposal despite the objections of local union leaders who had rejected the offer. The local leaders are recommending that members vote "no," in Friday's vote despite…

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Man Loses 392 Pounds After Seeing His Obese Reflection on TV Screen ABC News
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NYC Mayor de Blasio revels in role as 'man of the people'

His feet deep in snow and a shovel in hand as a snowstorm hit New York, new Mayor Bill de Blasio immediately displayed a leadership style contrasting sharply with his predecessor. At 10:00 pm on Thursday, the 52-year-old mayor visited workers at a city garage in Brooklyn and promptly tweeted about…
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Apple’s Most Important Product of 2014

Forget watches and TVs; Apple needs this product to beat back Samsung and Google in 2014.
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Why don't Americans realize the deficit is falling?

Since Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009, the federal deficit has fallen dramatically. It has dropped as a percentage of the economy: (The White House, via The National Memo)And it has also fallen in absolute terms.In fact, the deficit reduction has been so steep that some economists believe that…
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Exposing a Navy SEAL Imposter: How A.J. Dicken Was Found to be a Fake

Lake Tahoe, Calif., Bartender Claimed He Was Most Decorated SEAL Ever
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Intellectually disabled group allegedly asked to leave McDonald’s

It’s just plain awful if the claims are true.
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US braces for record lows in big freeze

United States authorities warned residents to stay indoors and stock up on food after a fierce winter storm killed at least 11 people, with forecasters saying Saturday that the Arctic blast could hit record lows. One of the coldest Arctic outbreaks in the past two decades is now set to plunge the…
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Redditor Surprises Parents With 130-Pound Weight Loss

When a Reddit user named Lucas returned home this Christmas, he had a surprise for his dad and stepmom. He had lost 130 pounds, and he waited until he saw his parents to share the news. A friend of Lucas recorded the reaction, and it was exactly what you think it might be.
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See Jennifer Hudson's Assistant Freak Out When She Gives Him a House(!) for Christmas

It pays to be Jennifer Hudson's personal assistant.
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Dubai Penthouse Comes With Free Lamborghini Aventador

Perhaps you should consider the Damac Maison building on Dubai's Mall Street. Splurge a little and opt for one of the penthouses, because you'll be rewarded not just with an amazing view but with a car as well.
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Netflix rings in the new year with new content

A list of many of the titles added since Jan. 1. Happy streaming!
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The 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2014 (20 photos)

Between the launch of two new consoles, the resurgence of the PC and the continued strength of mobile, it’s undoubtedly an exciting time to be a gamer. But where 2013 was primarily driven by hardware, 2014 looks to be all about the games. And it’s already shaping up to be a monster. Here are 20…

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Tiger Woods urged ‘enforcer’ role on caddy Steve Williams

Steve Williams opens up to Brian Wacker about his job as Tiger Woods’ henchman and much more. Tiger Woods may not have explicitly demanded that his former bagman act like a thug on the job, but Steve Williams, in an interview with PGATour.com’s Brian Wacker, says that was one of his many chores as…
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Paul Walker Coroner’s Report: Car Driving Over 100 MPH in Crash

The Porsche Carrera GT that was involved in a crash that killed Paul Walker was exceeding speeds of more than 100 MPH before the driver lost control and crashed into a tree, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s report released Friday. The report also states that there were no drugs or…
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10 Years on Mars: NASA Rover Mission Celebrates 10th Martian Birthday

Ten years ago today, NASA dropped the first of two rovers onto the surface of Mars, kicking off a wildly successful mission that continues to beam home data about the Red Planet and its wetter, warmer past. NASA's Spirit rover touched down on the night of Jan. 3, 2004 (Jan. 4 GMT), followed three…
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French support for Central African intervention fast eroding: poll

French public support for France's military intervention in Central African Republic is rapidly waning a month since Paris deployed troops to quell sectarian violence in its former colony, a poll showed on Saturday. Only 41 percent of those questioned were in favor of the operation, down from 51…
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10 Dog Breeds Who Love to Party

Kick off 2014 the right way, here are 10 breeds who go the extra mile in the "party like there's no tomorrow" department.
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Has Microsoft Dodged Its Xbox One Disaster?

The company made a series of changes to its vision for Xbox One that have improved perceptions of the device, but is the console on track for continued long-term success?
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Modern Family's Ariel Winter Thankful for "Amazing Family"

After a rough 2012, 2013 was a rebuilding year for Modern Family star Ariel Winter, who went to live with her older sister, Shanelle Gray, and her brother-in-law, David Gray, after conflicts with her mother. Workman subsequently accused Winter of attacking her.
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The pope was right-ish - but here's the problem

The pope had a good message on the poor but his attack on capitalism was hard to digest. You know who we need now? A Medieval Jewish rabbi.
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Kate Winslet Is Worried About Miley Cyrus: ‘What Do You Want, Who Are You?’

Kate Winslet has taken the time to weigh in on Miley Cyrus’ antics since taking off her clothes at the 2013 MTV VMAs and twerking her way into the national consciousness and…she’s a little disturbed by it all. “You hear horror stories where you think, ‘God, who’s looking after these people and why…
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8 Ways Women Control How Happy Their Marriages Are

"Women have more influence than they realize," says marriage therapist Carin Goldstein, creator of BeTheSmartWife.com. Besides having an innate desire to nurture relationships, "women are typically better at picking up familial nuances and dynamics," says Match.com relationship expert Whitney…
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Revolving point guard door again turns for injury-hit Lakers

By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - Just when the Los Angeles Lakers thought their injury problems could not worsen, they were preparing to face the Utah Jazz with a player who was competing in the NBA Development League only two weeks ago. Eight players have so far missed games due to injury…
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$75,000 gets you Chevy's fastest Camaro Z/28, but no air conditioning?

With Chevrolet’s new Camaro Z/28 going on sale soon, fans who have been waiting for this track rat performance version will soon be able to put their money where their mouth is.
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'Super Shred Diet': Week 1 Menu, Grocery List and Bonus Recipes

It’s the new year, and many people have resolved to eat better and lose weight. Dr. Ian Smith, a diet expert, appeared on “Good Morning America” today to discuss Super Shred, the diet plan he details in his new book, “Super Shred: The Big Results...
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Federal courts continue warnings about budget and the Sixth Amendment

As a new year starts, the Chief Justice of the United States and top officials in the federal court system continue to warn about budget cuts that will make it harder for people to have access to public defenders.
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NASCAR Sprint Cup presence at Rolex 24 limited thus far

In past years, NASCAR’s finest such as Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Greg Biffle have taken their shot at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. But at the moment, the presence of NASCAR stars racing in the endurance race kickoff to the 2014 North…
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Here’s Evidence Obamacare Isn’t Lowering Healthcare Costs

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the Affordable Care Act (known colloquially as Obamacare) will not solve rising health insurance costs.
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Map Shows Entire Neighborhoods in San Francisco Would Have To Be Trashed To Build The Hyperloop

Entire neighborhoods in San Francisco would...
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Why "Divergent" Will Fail to Replicate the Success of "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games"

Lions Gate's latest adaptation of a popular young adult book series is picking up steam. Can "Divergent" spawn a series that rivals its spiritual predecessors?
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Obamacare Wishes You a Happy New Year With New Taxes

The individual mandate isn't the only tax-based provision that rang in the new year along with the Affordable Care Act.
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Inside Keira Knightley's London Love Nest (13 photos)

Actress Keira Knightley and her rocker husband, James Righton, are starting the new year with a new address. While the couple is still looking to unload their current abode (a colorful, bohemian-style home in East London), they've found another London pad to hang their hats. Though the…
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Serena Williams wins Brisbane International

Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) - World number one Serena Williams stamped herself as favourite for the Australian Open when she beat Victoria Azarenka in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday. In what could be a dress rehearsal for the Melbourne decider, Williams won a close first set…
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Going GMO-Free in 2014? Avoid These 6 Surprising Foods

Here are six foods currently on the market that contain genetically modified organisms.
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Seven Seeds You Should Be Eating

Whether you want to shed a few extra pounds, get heart healthy, speed up your metabolism, or gain energy, Self magazine editor in chief Lucy Danziger reveals which tiny seeds can change your health for the better
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3 Reasons Tesla Motors Will Dominate in 2014

Why the Tesla Motors rally will continue in the year ahead.
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Wade Phillips says goodbye to Houston

Wade Phillips said he would be open to staying with the Texans as defensive coordinator. Phillips said goodbye to Houston on Saturday after he presumably met with new head coach Bill O'Brien. Phillips was the Texans' defensive coordinator for three seasons. This past season, he became the…
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'Dead' Fugitive Banker Allegedly Growing Marijuana Plants in Hiding

Aubrey Lee Price had Disappeared for 18 Months
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Disaster Looms if Congress Fails to Renew Jobless Benefits

More than 1 million U.S. citizens lost their extended unemployment benefits last weekend. What happens if Congress doesn’t reinstate the program?
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Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson Settle Lawsuit Over Use of 'A-Team' Images

In this instance, the actors weren't happy to see their faces on the big screen.
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After cancer diagnosis, Broadway star fights back

NEW YORK (AP) — Valisia LeKae has a New Year's resolution that has nothing to do with weight loss, money or watching less TV.
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J.R. Smith, Knicks lose on yet another late-game blunder

Late-game situations are fast becoming a sore spot for the New York Knicks, who lost to the Houston Rockets on Friday night. This time, it was trouble in Houston as the Rockets took home a win, 102-100, after J.R. Smith heaved an unnecessary three-pointer off a quick rebound late in the game. …
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6 Things to Know About Juan Pablo and the Season Premiere of The Bachelor

Although it's obvious Juan Pablo is adorable, his exit in Week 6 — and without ever receiving a one-on-one date -- left him a bit of a mystery so we're sharing some things you can expect from our new Bachelor and the Season 18 premiere. From the beginning of the premiere, Juan Pablo makes it clear…
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Honda Accord Hybrid: A Long, Strange Trip It Can Be

With Honda's new Accord Hybrid, one could say then that the war for fuel economy has been won, but the battle against electric-vehicle weirdness goes on.
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Smith makes the Buckeye call - Ohio State

Ohio State fans received some much needed good news on Saturday afternoon as the Buckeyes have landed a big-time safety commitment and more good news could be coming.
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on NCIS, Arrow, W13, Shameless, The Fosters, POI, Homeland and More

Has NCIS‘ Tony found a way to keep Ziva in his life? Is Arrow setting its sights on an awaited backstory? What is Shameless Sheila up to? Will Warehouse 13‘s swan song satisfy? Read on for answers to those questions […]
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Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future (7 photos)

Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon. iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers. And hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card. Even the librarians imitate Apple's…
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Man accused in South Carolina double murder escapes facility

(Reuters) - A man accused of killing his mother and stepfather, whose plastic-wrapped bodies police found inside a locked basement room in South Carolina in 2006, escaped on Thursday from a psychiatric hospital, authorities said. Police were unsure how 39-year-old Jason Carter escaped from the…
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Bryce Harper looking to add weight before 2014 season

According to ESPN’s Anna McDonald, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has a slightly different New Year's resolution than most of us entering 2014. Rather than taking off the weight gained over the holidays, Harper would like to keep his and … Continue reading →
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Is It Remotely Plausible That Kim Jong-un Had His Uncle Eaten By 120 Dogs?

The big news out of North Korea today is that...
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5 ‘Downton Abbey’ Problems to Make Your First-World Problems Seem Like Malaria

We understand why more than 11 million Americans tuned into “Downton Abbey” last season — they can’t resist the show’s upstairs-downstairs look at helpless aristocrats and the plucky servants who feed, clothe and wash them. But another 300 million or so Americans don’t watch “Downton” — perhaps…
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Cousins thinks RG3 will have input on coaching decision

Anyone wanting to be the next head coach in Washington may have to get a stamp of approval from Robert Griffin III. That’s the word from backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, who said after Mike Shanahan was fired that Griffin and owner Dan Snyder will have input in determining who the next head coach…
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ABC News: Get a Look Inside a $5,000-Per-Night Hotel Suite (8 photos)

Get a Look Inside a $5,000-Per-Night Hotel Suite
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2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 priced at $75,000 — and it’s worth every buck

When Chevy resurrected the Z/28 moniker, it promised one thing: This would be a no compromise muscle/sports car that fully lives up to its iconic name. That's no easy task, given the high esteem the original was held in. But the 2014 model has now lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes, 37…
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Report: Only 10,000 Will Lose Out Under Obamacare

How many people are losing the health insurance they had because of Obamacare and won’t be able to renew it or replace it with something better? Not very many, says a report by the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce – about 10,000 people. Opponents of the Affordable Care…
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Syrian rebels launch fierce offensive against al Qaeda fighters

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebel factions battled fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) across north-west Syria on Saturday in the heaviest clashes between President Bashar al-Assad's opponents in nearly three years of conflict, activists said. Activists…
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Tom Morello: 'Springsteen Concerts Are Orthopedically Exhausting'

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello first played with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at an Anaheim, California, gig in 2008. "It was the first time I can remember offhand when the [...]
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HOW EMINEM GOT HIS NAME

BAND BRANDS: A visual explanation of how Marshal Mathers came to be known as Eminem. Now, a recognized name, the rapper had to make some alterations to avoid legal troubles from candy maker Mars.
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2013 MMA Awards: Knockout of the year

On the first two days of the year, we presented awards for Male & Female Fighters of the Year and Fight of the Year. Today, we announce our pick for Knockout of the Year, 2013. First, check our schedule for the rest of our 2013 MMA Awards below. After that, the Yahoo! Sports 2013 MMA Knockout of…
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Jenelle Evans Calls Out Farrah Abraham for Allegedly Faking Her Relationship on Couples Therapy

Jenelle Evans has called out Farrah Abraham for Brian Dawe's claims that the two faked their relationship to be on Couples Therapy
Us Weekly
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Afghan Taliban claim attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on a military convoy belonging to the NATO-led ISAF security force in Kabul on Saturday, striking at the heart of the capital but without causing any casualties. Security sources said the bomb had targeted a military convoy near Camp Eggers,…
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Ivanovic battles past Williams for WTA Auckland title

Ana Ivanovic outlasted Venus Williams to win the clash of the two former world number ones 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in a marathon Auckland Classic final on Saturday. What started as a one-sided affair, with Ivanovic racing to a 5-1 lead in the first set, took two hours 19 minutes to complete as seven-times…
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The 4th Amendment’s Secret History

Edward Snowden has declared his mission accomplished. So why is the Fourth Amendment still so weak?
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No. 12 Clemson tops No. 7 Ohio State, 40-35

Clemson's players lobbed oranges at their delirious fans, while coach Dabo Swinney lobbed a not-so-subtle jab at the Tigers' in-state rival. And in the middle of the celebration, Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins beamed after giving the Tigers a night to savor - one 32 years in the making. Boyd threw…
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Here's What Princesses Around the World Wore This Week

It's been pretty quiet on the celeb fashion front the past few weeks--what with A-listers out and about on private holidays skiing in Switzerland and sunning themselves on beaches in Barbados.
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Ronda Rousey the Obvious Choice for Most Successful UFC Fighter in 2013

COMMENTARY | It is likely that 2013 will go down as a year of transition for the UFC. The year ended with top superstars Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre no longer holding titles and facing uncertain futures, and former stalwarts Alistar Overeem, Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen having lost…
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Pizza Hut Offers Big Discount to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the World's First Online Purchase

The pizza chain says the first purchase made online was one of its large pies. To mark the anniversary, it's offering customers an appetizing discount.
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10 Vehicles That Moved at a Snail’s Pace in December

That's slowest -- not worst -- selling vehicles for the last month of 2013.
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Sugar Bowl tensions high: Female Alabama fan attacked Oklahoma fan

Disappointment washed over University of Alabama fans last night when the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners beat the No. 3 Crimson Tide 45-31 in the 80th Sugar Bowl, and some fans didn't quite know how to deal with the loss. The video posted to YouTube today shows a woman agitated with an Oklahoma fan,…
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Can Batman vs. Superman Help the Justice League Stand Up to The Avengers?

Warner Bros is readying the debut of its Justice League members in the 2015 film "Batman vs. Superman." Will this strategy provide enough of a build up for 2017's "Justice League" to ...
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Joakim Noah and Tom Thibodeau respond to questions about Noah’s chase for a triple-double

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau can’t win, even when he’s winning. His team topped the Boston Celtics at home on Thursday night, winning for just the fourth time in 10 tries – hardly the sort of success rate he predicted … Continue reading →
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Renovating a Small Kitchen? 10 Questions to Ask Before You Begin (11 photos)

As the manager of the kitchen department in IKEA's Paramus, New Jersey, location, Carol Smith is used to helping customers create their dream kitchen, even when space is limited. Here, she shares 10 things to consider before planning your own renovation. | By Marie Proeller Hueston, BobVila.com
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Alyssa Milano Responds to Jay Mohr's Weight Jab, Demi Moore Shows Off Bikini Body: Top 5 Thursday Stories

Alyssa Milano responded to Jay Mohr's weight jab, Demi Moore showed off her bikini body, and other top stories from Jan. 2
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Why Hillary Clinton is Making Headlines Right Now

Everyone is buzzing about Hillary Clinton this morning. Why? Did she make some sort of political announcement? No, friends. She got bangs.
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Team Report - MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Vikes' outgoing Frazier calls out GM Spielman
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The Voice's Matthew Schuler Talks 'Hallelujah,' Miley Tunes and That Superfast Four-Chair Turn

How’s this for a nifty twist of fate? As college student Matthew Schuler found himself getting hooked on Season 3 of The Voice — and getting inspired by eventual winner Cassadee Pope — he also found himself becoming enamored with […]
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Upstate NY struggles as more leave than move in

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Melissa Grothues and John Steele bailed from Buffalo last year.
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'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Cast: Where Are They Now?

With The Passing of James Avery, See Where The Rest of the Cast Is Now
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Winter weather ruins travel plans

Plenty of passengers at RDU all found themselves in the same boat- stuck with nowhere to go
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Team Report - GREEN BAY PACKERS

Stopping 49ers could be Capers' last stand with Packers
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Snowstorm gone, 'polar vortex' brings deep, deep chill to US

The deep freeze could break decades-old records in some parts of the country, meaning that many Americans below middle age may never have witnessed, or stood in, such cold. Chicago is expecting the kind of low temperatures the city hasn’t seen in decades, raising hypothermia fears. Some parts of…
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Styling Secrets From an Antiques Addict (18 photos)

With an online antique shop brimming with everything from European furnishings to a huge selection of old hotel souvenirs and silver, it's no surprise that owner Lynn Goldfinger uses her San Francisco home to house some of her most prized finds. While her shop - the addictive Paris Hotel Boutique -…
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Seasonal flu widespread in the United States: CDC

By Marina Lopes NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly half of the United States is reporting widespread influenza activity, most of it attributed to the H1N1 virus that caused a worldwide pandemic in 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
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Pointer Dogs: Pups Poop Along North-South Magnetic Lines

Dog owners have observed some odd behaviors among their pets — sniffing butts, eating garbage, giving unconditional love — but one habit has probably escaped their attention: Dogs apparently prefer to poop while aligned with the north-south axis of the Earth's magnetic field. The researchers found…
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Tight Lips Can Keep Tongues From Wagging In The Office

DEAR ABBY: I am a 27-year-old mom who has always been overweight. I have tried all sorts of diets and programs, and have lost a few pounds and then gained it all back and more.My boss has offered to pay for me to have weight loss surgery. It is something I have always wanted, but could never…
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NFL Playoffs 2014 preview: 49ers vs. Packers

The 49ers were one of the best teams in football all year and have won six in a row. Their reward? A road game at Green Bay in zero-degree weather. Could Aaron Rodgers and frigid temperatures be enough to cool off the hottest team in football? Matt Ufford and the crew preview the game and make…
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What Glorifying? Everything in ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ You’d Never, Ever Want to Do

Are people still mad at Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio for making “The Wolf of Wall Street” without pounding disapproval for Jordan Belfort into audiences’ heads? As TheWrap‘s film critic Alonso Duralde pointed out earlier this week, Scorsese’s adaptation of Belfort’s memoir of the same…
The Wrap
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Church must not create selfish 'little monster' priests, pope says

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has said men studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood should be properly trained or the Church could risk "creating little monsters" more concerned with their careers than serving people. In comments made in November but only published on…
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Arsenal sink Spurs in cup, Blades fell Villa

Premier League leaders Arsenal overcame fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, while Aston Villa were dumped out by third-tier Sheffield United. Tottenham had won at Manchester United in their previous outing and new manager Tim Sherwood made only one change to…
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'Downton Abbey's' Laura Carmichael Reveals Season 4 Details (and Her Love for P. Diddy)

Yes, Lady Edith saw "Downton Diddy." And loved it.
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Nine things to know before smoking pot in Colorado
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What Can ‘Family Guy’ Teach Us about B2B Lead Generation?

Cartoon series fans have had a love-hate relationship with ‘Family Guy’, the brainchild of voice actor, writer and producer Seth MacFarlane. Although the show has built a large fan base, not a lot of people know about its tumultuous past, being resurrected not once, but twice. Recently, the show…
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You Won’t Believe Which Stars Are Turning 50 in 2014

It's a new year, and it may be a very memorable one for the stars who are turning 50 in 2014! Sandra Bullock might not look a day over 30, but the "Gravity" star is turning the big 5-0 this … Continue reading →
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Secrets and tips from 7 of the world's greatest museums(8 photos)

We tapped the most in-the-know tour guides and experts to tease out little-known facts behind the works at the world's greatest museums. | By CNTraveler.com More from Condé Nast Traveler: Must-See Destinations of 2014 What Not to Do When a Snowstorm Threatens to Cancel Your Flight The Friendliest…

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Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: Is Kerry offering up US troops?

Secretary of State John Kerry is proposing to offer up US troops to help secure the borders of the new state of Palestine, according to some unconfirmed news reports coming out of Israel. The US troops would be tasked with helping to prevent anti-Israel forces from coming out of Jordan and…
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Scientists discover hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A naturally occurring hormone acts as spontaneous defense in the brain against the high caused by marijuana and could be useful in preventing addiction, researchers said Thursday. French researchers studied lab rats and found that the steroid hormone pregnenolone reduced the activity of a…
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Fox remains top cable news channel in 2013

Despite a drop in viewership, Fox News is No, 1, followed by MSNBC and CNN.
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Drones Are the Future of War, So Why Is the Pentagon Spending Over $1 Trillion on the F-35 Fighter Jet?

The Pentagon's flagship jet fighter has been plagued by cost and time overruns, and it may not even be up to the task of waging a modern war.
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Japan vs. China: Tensions Rise and the Race to Arms Surges

Japan’s relationship with China continues to erode, and that’s leading to weapons sales.
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Playing Catch-Up? Here's Your Guide to Who Got Married and Engaged Over the Holidays

The romance of the holiday season doesn't just stop at mistletoe and kisses at midnight. It's also a popular time for weddings and engagements … and that goes for celebs as much as everyone else.
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How Apple and Google Can Destroy Microsoft's Office Business

Apple and Google could a big step forward in challenging Microsoft's Office business next year.
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Houston Rockets: James Harden’s Lack of Defensive Intensity Becoming a Serious Problem

COMMENTARY | There are few people in this world who enjoy watching James Harden play basketball more than me. Harden became one of my favorite players at Arizona State after I watched him carve up a box-and-one with ease, using his passing ability and excellent footwork in the middle of the floor…
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Trading Radar: FOMC Minutes To Offer Investors QE Clues

US equities turned lower to start off the year a very infrequent occurrence. Looking forward the near-term direction of equities will be determined by the strength in employment and the rate at which monetary stimulus is withdrawn. Next Friday the Labor Department will release the December 2013…
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Comedian ‘Not Sorry’ for Pearl Harbor Joke on NBC’s New Year’s Eve Special

Comedian Natasha Leggero says she isn’t sorry for a joke she made about Pearl Harbor veterans during NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.” I don’t think the amazing courage of American veterans and specifically those who survived Pearl Harbor is in any way diminished by a comedian making a joke…
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Duck Dynasty guns? Yep, but will new product line actually revive hunting?

Just about everyone in America now knows that Phil Robertson and the “Duck Dynasty” clan are a rare breed, indeed. But even as the bayou-based reality TV family has morphed into a marketing and cultural commodity – note its new line of Mossberg shotguns and rifles – there’s another angle to ponder:…
Christian Science Monitor
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Vin Diesel Shares Another Paul Walker Photo, Says They "Accomplished So Much In 2013"

Vin Diesel shared another picture of his friend and late actor Paul Walker via Facebook on Thursday, Jan. 2; "We accomplished so much in 2013," he said
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Seth Meyers Envisions a ‘Late Night’ Filled With Topical Sketches, Politics

Seth Meyers essentially lives at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, at least according to TIME Magazine’s 2014 look-ahead cover story. Good thing, too, because between finishing his duties at NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (Meyers guesses his last “SNL” show will be sometime in early February) and prepping for…
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Phil Everly, half of pioneer rock duo, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is no more beautiful sound than the voices of siblings swirled together in high harmony, and when Phil and Don Everly combined their voices with songs about yearning, angst and loss, it changed the world.
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Immigration bills may take months to hit House floor

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday the hot-button issue of an immigration overhaul may be brought to the floor "over the next few months." But first, the House will mount another attack ...
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A Dangerously Cold Arctic Air Mass Is Going To Hit Green Bay During The Packers-49ers Game

The NFL playoff game between the Green Bay...
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World Cup: USMNT boss Jurgen Klinsmann unfazed by Jermaine Jones reports, backs moves for Clint Dempsey and Brek Shea

But USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann is not fazed by any of the chatter, even if two of his most important starters are at the center of the biggest stories. Former MLS star Brek Shea, who scored the game-winner in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final, has already made his move, going down a rung for a month…
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Family Welcomes Rare Set of Triplets

A first-time mother in Indiana who gave birth to a set of rare naturally conceived, identical triplets says she knew there was something very different about her pregnancy early on.
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Williams wins title in Brisbane, Venus loses final

This was one time Serena Williams didn't mind being pushed into the deep end, to use her own description. The top-ranked Williams carried her winning momentum into 2014, beating No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-5 Saturday to defend her title at the Brisbane International and set the tone for…
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Missing Michigan Doctor May Have Been Obsessed With Famous Singer

New details reveal more about Teleka Patrick, who vanished from the hospital where she worked.
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Boeing Wins!

The union vote was close, but Boeing's victory was huge.
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Jupiter Shines All Night Long Sunday: How to See It

Jupiter will reign as king of the night sky on Sunday (Jan. 5), visible all night long as it reaches opposition. Jupiter sets in the west just as the sun is rising in the east. Because we are only two weeks past the winter solstice, the shortest day in the year, this means that Jupiter will be…
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Where Kmart Is Beating Its Competition

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