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It's the ultimate Hollywood cliché: Midway through an audition, an aspiring young actress is directed to do it again, but this time with her clothes off. But stripping down to win a dream role certainly didn't seem to bother Ashley Benson. What's more — her bold move paid off. The 24-year-old…
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2014 NFL Free Agents

Nick Mensio and Evan Silva keep a running list of the top free agents available around the league entering the 2014 offseason.
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Woman Goes to the Gym for 100 Days, and Here Are Her Incredible Results

LaKeisha Shurn from Berkeley, CA spent the last 100 days going to the gym and documenting her weight loss journey, and her results show not just a healthier person, but a happier one. In her first video, LaKeisha reveals that she's at 348 pounds and suffers from low self-esteem and depression. …
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Books are latest victim of Lebanon's violence

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — The masked men came in the night, ripped off the front door and set the bookstore on fire. They were out to punish the owner, an elderly priest, after false rumors that he had written an anti-Islamic tract.
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Revealed: Why Ronaldo can't cash in on Ballon d'Or

A deal between FIFA and Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas will prevent the Real Madrid superstar from using the award logo on his products if he triumphs on Monday.
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Fashion Faceoff: Kanye West vs. Scott Disick

Kanye West and Scott Disick care about their Kardashian women almost as much as they care about their wardrobe, which is why we weren't surprised to see that the duo apparently pluck items from the same closet. It's time for … Continue reading →
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Paul McCartney Pays Tribute to 'Hero' Phil Everly

In an update on his Facebook page, Paul McCartney honored Phil Everly, the Everly Brothers member who died last week. "Phil Everly was one of my great heroes," McCartney wrote. "With his brother Don, [...]
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California group home fire (5 photos)

Two people were killed and four others were injured in an early morning fire Wednesday at a group home for developmentally disabled adult women in California, authorities said. The blaze broke out about 5:45 a.m. in a residential neighborhood of Santa Ana, according to Orange County Fire Authority…
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Three-wheel $6,800 car gears for 2015 US launch

The sleek three-wheeled car looks futuristic, but, as its creator acknowledges, it uses no new technology. What makes the Elio Motors vehicle unique is its ultra-high fuel economy and an ultra-low price tag: $6,800. The vehicle, which was on display at the Showstoppers startup showcase on the…
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Obama ponders limiting NSA access to phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to rein in spying on foreign leaders and is considering restricting National Security Agency access to Americans' phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the government's surveillance programs.
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Kenenisa Bekele to make marathon debut in Paris

Ethiopian distance running great Kenenisa Bekele will make his marathon debut in Paris, race organizers said Thursday, putting on hold a high-profile rematch with Mo Farah. Bekele's participation in the Paris Marathon on April 6 follows his first half marathon at the Great North Run in Britain in…
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'White Knuckle Time' for Radiation Hurtling From the Sun

Gina Sunseri reports: Hold on, our communications devices and airline flights aren’t quite safe yet. Just as we Earthlings were trying to adjust to the polar vortex, now comes a CME –that’s a Coronal Mass Ejection — from the Sun. It was supposed to reach...
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Inbreeding found in S. California mountain lions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three mountain lion kittens born last month in the Santa Monica Mountains were inbred, a wildlife expert said, marking a troubling sign for a population penned in by the urban sprawl of metropolitan Los Angeles.
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Airlines go on a record new jet shopping spree

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Capt. Paul Wannberg glides an old Boeing 757 over the New Mexico desert, lining up with the runway. A computerized voice squawks elevation warnings. Forty feet. Thirty. Twenty. Ten. Touchdown.
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Memorable Moments - Katarina Witt, now and then (16 photos)

Katarina Witt captivated the world with warmth and grace on Olympic ice despite a cold political climate in her native East Germany. During a storied skating career that included heated rivalries and close finishes, Witt transcended athletics becoming a figure of German diplomacy. — Yahoo Sports…
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More possible iPhone 6 details emerge in new report

While other smartphone makers continue to focus on megapixel counts with their new cameras, Apple is reportedly taking a different approach with the iPhone 6. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 will likely feature a 16-megapixel camera compared to the 13-megapixel unit on the S4. Sony’s recent high-end…
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Gabrielle Union: Why I Got Back Together With Dwyane Wade

The newly-engaged actress explains the changes they made in their relationship.
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10 Healthiest Human Foods for Dogs

If you're on the lookout for new and fun ways to rev up your furry best friend's diet, adding vegetables and fruits can be a really healthy way to do that. Take a look at the following 10 healthiest human foods for your dogs' diet.
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All Norwegians become crown millionaires, in oil saving landmark

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Everyone in Norway became a theoretical crown millionaire on Wednesday in a milestone for the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund that has ballooned thanks to high oil and gas prices. A preliminary counter on the website of the central bank, which manages the…
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HELICOPTER CRASHES

Just one day after a military helicopter crashed in the U.K., killing four Air Force crewmembers, another helicopter crash off the coast of Virginia killed at least two. Officials are still investigating the causes of both crashes.
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Jason Aldean Announces 2014 Tour With a Twist

Country music fans following Jason Aldean‘s cryptic clues on Twitter alluding to a major announcement finally have their answer. The Grammy-nominated singer chose “Good Morning America” to announce that he is launching a new tour this year that will take him to baseball stadiums across...
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Senate Democrats offer new jobless benefit plan

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate negotiators on Thursday mulled a new Democratic proposal to revive federal unemployment benefits until mid-November and pay the $18 billion price tag with new spending cuts, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said. He said the cost of renewing…
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NY Residents Sue Over World Trade Center Security

NYC residents suing over World Trade Center security plan, judge says she wants to visit site
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Utah mom to give birth to daughter's daughter

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 58-year-old Utah woman is set to give birth in a few weeks — to her first grandchild.
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PST Extra: Will Arsenal buy a new striker in January? Plus Newcastle v City, United v Swansea (VIDEO)

After Walcott's injury do Arsenal need reinforcements? We break that down, plus preview two juicy PL matchups this weekend:
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Why Republicans are going on offense about poverty

Democrats plan to force a debate on the issue with votes on unemployment insurance and minimum wage.
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'Sherlock' Showrunner Prepping Season 4

Steven Moffat said planning is under way on the fourth season of the BBC hit show as the third outing plays out on TV and conjures debate in the U.K. media.
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12 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Person

Then, through gritted teeth, added, "because I had some complications." As much as I value advice from perfect strangers about my health - oh wait, I don't care at all about advice from perfect strangers about my health. I'm spinning with the support of my doctor -the same way runners continue to…
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Stocks Slip as Positive Jobless Claims Report Spurs Tapering Fears

Stocks reversed and are slipping in midday trading as a better-than-expected jobless claims report furthered investors' concerns that the Federal Reserve will taper its bond-buying program more rapidly. The Labor Department on Thursday said applications for unemployment benefits fell by 15,000 last…
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Analysis: Housing experts warn of hiccups as new U.S. mortgage rules go live Reuters
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Housing experts warn of paperwork problems, longer processing times as new U.S. mortgage rules go live on Friday yhoo.it/1eJsQKJ 1 hr ago
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Pope Seeks Exorcists

The Catholic Church says it's dealing with a spike in Satanic worship by training a growing team of specialized priests to keep the devil at bay.
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It's Super Bowl-or-Bust for These Denver Broncos

COMMENTARY | It's been quite an eventful past 365 days in Broncos Country -- and that's putting it mildly. But all the playoff failures, fax-machine faux pas, offseason acquisitions, off-field incidents, suspensions for All-Pro linebackers, injuries to All-Pro left tackles, mid-season heart…
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6 Signs Your Relationship is Strong Enough to Last a Lifetime

It's a new year, which means it's time for new goals, new resolutions, a new you. But hopefully the one thing you won't be trading in this new year is your relationship.
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10 Fastest Street Legal Cars in the World

Here are the ten fastest (street legal) cars in the world.
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Man to be charged in Cary train crash

Benny "Derrick" Dimery, 24, of Old Maxton Road in Laurinburg remains in the hospital.
WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
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California governor defends state budget plan calling for restraint

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 9 (Reuters) - California's Democratic governor took a stern line on fiscal restraint as he released a $107 billion budget plan on Thursday, potentially inviting a fight with more progressive state lawmakers who want to see social programs restored that were cut during the…
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10 Worst Airports in the World

Some airports have separated themselves from the pack, and not in a good way.
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America’s 25 Best Buffalo Wings

From a lunch counter in Brooklyn manned by two guys from Buffalo to a sports bar in Little Rock that smokes their wings for four hours before frying, there's no shortage of places to find great
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CNN retraces Michael Schumacher's tragic ski route

In the 11 days that have passed since Michael Schumacher was critically injured in a skiing accident in France, there really hasn't been much in the way of official information on which to report. While this is still ...
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Audi Rethinks Car Interiors with Next-Gen TT

We’ve spent a bit talking about the growing importance of the Consumer Electronics Show. A prime example of this growing importance is Audi’s choice to reveal the interior of the next TT coupe/roadster at CES. Audi has long been at the head of the pack when it comes to thoughtful driver interfaces…
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Bachelorette No More! Emily Maynard is Engaged

Emily Maynard tried twice to find the love of her life on reality television, but her brand-new fiancé Tyler Johnson was waiting for her off-camera! Us Weekly reported Tuesday night that the single mom with a heart of gold got engaged to Johnson, a management consultant, on Jan. 4. Johnson…
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ANOTHER TRAIN FIRE IN INDIA

HERE WE GO AGAIN: Another train fire in India has killed nine. This after not even a month ago, 26 were killed when an electrical short caused a fire on a train.
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See Gwyneth Paltrow's Version of a Lemonade Stand

Ever wondered what a Goop-approved lemonade stand looks like? On Wednesday, lifestyle guru/Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow offered a glimpse when she was photographed manning one along with her kids Apple, 9, and Moses, 7, in their upscale neighborhood in Pacific Palisades, California.
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Percy Harvin says he’s “absolutely” playing this week

The Seahawks have gotten pretty far without him, but it appears they’re going to get a boost at wide receiver this week with Percy Harvin returning. According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Harvin just replied “absolutely” when asked if he planned to play this week against the Saints,…
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Conservative Catholic order meets to turn page on scandalous past

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - How can an order of priests go on serving the Catholic Church and the faithful after revelations that the man who founded it was a fraud who lived a double life as a pedophile, womanizer and drug addict? That is the dilemma facing the Legionaries of…
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2015 Porsche Macan: 10 Things You Need To Know

After a great deal of speculation over names and packaging, Porsche finally took the wraps of its new sub-Cayenne, compact SUV. Its name is the Macan, and it looks to be a new hit for the German performance brand, as buyers have been picking up compact and mid-size luxury SUVs as fast as they can […]
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Winter TV's Burning Questions: Leno Exit; 'Idol' Reboot; 'Modern Family' Slide

NBC's "Voice"-less "Blacklist," CBS' Monday struggles and the ABC comedy's surprising woes are hot topics as the TCA's annual gathering begins in Pasadena starting Thursday.
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2014 Nissan Leaf Electric Car: 84-Mile Range, RearView Monitor Standard

The 2014 Nissan Leaf is now rolling off the assembly lines in Tennessee, and the first examples should arrive at dealerships this week or next. The company also warrants against capacity loss below nine of 12 available bars of capacity, as shown on the Leaf's battery-capacity gauge, for five years…
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2014 Volkswagen Passat gets $26,475* Sport model

Think back to last year's Detroit Auto Show, and you'll recall Volkswagen quietly introduced a spruced-up version of its midsize sedan, very plainly dubbed the Passat Performance Concept. This show car featured things like 19-inch wheels, ...
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Snapchat apologizes for massive breach, finally give users option to protect themselves

The massive Snapchat leak that helped ring in the new year gave many users quite a scare, but the response from the team at Snapchat was even more worrisome. With over 4.6 million phone numbers leaked online, Snapchat admitted that it knew about the security flaw in its program that left it exposed…
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Disney Dream Portraits (5 photos)

See stars transform into well-known Disney characters in this portrait series by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

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Forget the Juice Cleanse, Try a Salad Detox

Forget the expensive juice. Don't forgo solid food. If you want to get back on track, detox, and feel better, try a salad "cleanse."
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Our newest weapon against climate change: Little mushrooms

New technologies like solar panels are likely our best bet if we hope to reduce greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. But future generations may have just gained an unlikely, totally organic ally in the fight against climate change: Fungi. Researchers from the University of Texas, Boston…
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Why Obama’s Big Pivot to Asia Is a Myth

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that it plans to send 800 troop and more than 40 tanks and armored vehicles to South Korea as part of the U.S. pivot to Asia. The Obama administration says the pivot, first announced in 2011, is happening on three fronts. Second, on the economic front, the United…
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2014 Dodge Dart Blacktop Adds Affordable Attitude

Dodge has announced a new version of the 2014 Dart in advance of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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Is Japan’s Fukushima Power Plant Still a Threat?

The Fukushima Daiichi Power plant is the site of one of the worst nuclear catastrophes in history, and almost three years after a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami triggered a meltdown, the plant is still dealing with possible radioactive water leaks. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude…
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Specialist U.S. teams investigate helicopter crash in UK

An investigation is underway for the U.S. military helicopter crash that killed all four crew members, in rural eastern England. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Jennifer Lawrence Explains Her Infamous Oscars Fall

"I was at the Oscars, waiting to hear if my name was called, and I kept thinking, Cakewalk, cakewalk, cakewalk. I thought, Why is 'cakewalk' stuck in my head?
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2015 Chrysler 200 Gets a Major Makeover

Normally, we wouldn’t bother to spend time talking about the humble Chrysler 200. It is only a luxury-badged Dodge Avenger sedan, after all. Or at least it used to be. Then this shining piece of engineering came along — the 2015 Chrysler 200, and it’s actually a looker. Unlike the previous 200,…
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4 Moves That Would Absolutely Ruin the Los Angeles Dodgers' Offseason

COMMENTARY | The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a fairly busy and fruitful offseason after falling two games short of reaching the World Series in 2013. They added bullpen depth (albeit with risk attached, though Brian Wilson on a one-year deal was a very shrewd move); Trading For Brandon Phillips…
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Dog Rescued After Being Frozen to Ground

A dog named Peanut in Jasper, Indiana, is expected to make a full recovery after sheriff’s deputies found him frozen to the ground in sub-zero temperatures.
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Michelle Wie unveils her latest weird putting stance

Michelle Wie has tried a variety of ways to get the ball in the hole on the green so her most recent effort, done with tongue firmly implanted in cheek, should come as no surprise to fans of the Big Wiesy. Michelle Wie has taken a lot of guff over the rather odd way in which she swings at a putt…
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Lexus RC F is the Lexus Coupe We’ve Been Waiting For

According to people on the Internets, Lexus doesn’t stand a chance to compete with BMW in the performance-luxury segment. After all, it is just a premium Toyota, right? Wrong — In fact, Lexus is abundantly more than that, and its latest coupe should put BMW fan boys on notice. The RC F — as it’s […]
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Danielle and Kevin Jonas Reveal Baby Name Details

The 'Married to Jonas' Stars Dish on How They Picked Their Daughter's Name
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Delaware officials provide ACA enrollment update

Delaware officials reported Thursday that 1,145 people have enrolled in the state's new health insurance exchange and paid their first premiums under the federal health care reform law. Officials said ...
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Reid learned tackling lesson from Panthers' TolbertComcast SportsNet Bay Area
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#49ers FS Eric Reid has changed his approach to tackling since getting flattened by#Panthers FB Mike Tolbert. csnbayarea.com/49ers/reid-lea… 1 hr ago
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Houston Rockets reportedly interested in Mike Dunleavy

The Bulls' swingman could be next to leave town.
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Qaeda group loses HQ in Syria's Aleppo, journalists freed

Syrian rebels overran the Aleppo headquarters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as claims emerged that the Al-Qaeda linked group had massacred prisoners there in cold blood. The rebels were on Wednesday reportedly also pressing ISIL in Raqa, the only provincial capital lost by…
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Nike unveils sleek new Super Bowl gear (17 photos)

For Nike, the journey to the Super Bowl is a moment that represents finding new ways to push innovation forward in order to help athletes perform their best, at the biggest moments in their lives. As an official uniform, baselayer, sideline and training supplier to the NFL, Nike celebrates Super…
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Kate Middleton May Spend Her Birthday Without Prince William

If you were wondering why colorful ribbons were falling from the sky this morning as you made your way into work and were puzzled as to the glitter rising to the surface of your coffee, there’s an explanation: it is Kate Middleton’s birthday.
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Coming soon: Uber-luxury Rolls Royce SUV?

Watch out SUV makers, super luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce is "intensely" looking into expanding its line up to include SUVs.
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Ronda Rousey won’t need bad blood to be ready for Sara McMann and UFC 170

Fresh off her win over rival Miesha Tate last month at UFC 168, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey met with her next opponent, fellow Olympian Sara McMann, and reporters recently. Rousey had neither harsh words nor glares for her opponent as they joked and prepared for photos to be…
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Calif. teen called 'brain dead' gets feeding tube

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery has gotten her the feeding and breathing tubes that they had been fighting for.
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14 PS3 Games You Should Buy Instead Of Spending $400 On A PS4

Since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and the...
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Burning Question: Is the ‘Duck Dynasty’ Flap All Over Already?

Despite Phil Robertson's quacking about gays and African Americans, it didn't take long for A&E to reverse its "indefinite suspension." Meanwhile, GLAAD and other critics are no longer sounding off and advertisers are still willing to pay top dollar for a slot on "Duck Dynasty." Whither the backlash?
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Investigation Underway at UK Crash Site

The bodies of the four U.S. Air Force crew men killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday on the UK's east coast have been removed from the crash site. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash, which was not immediately known. (Jan. 9)
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Science Teacher Loses Close to 40 Pounds by Only Eating McDonald's for 3 Months

When we began eating healthier as a family more than 9 months ago, one of the first things I ditched from our diets was McDonald's and food from other, similar fast food chains. Although we had always done a fairly good job of ordering the lower-calorie, non-fried food menu items, and letting the…
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Prominent Texas donor McCombs bashes Strong hire

A billionaire donor to the University of Texas says the hire of new football coach Charlie Strong was like a ''kick in the face.'' Red McCombs has donated millions to Texas, and his name is on the north side of the football stadium. He publicly lobbied for Texas to hire Jon Gruden. Hours after…
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Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result.
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Tired of Cringe-Worthy Engagement Photos? so was This Couple

Why is it that people revert to cheesy, dated, and downright sexist clichés when it comes to engagement photos? In our image savvy, Flickr- and Instagram-obsessed world, you would think that couples would come up with fresher ideas than the groom-to-be leading his intended up a…
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8 Ways Designers Use Ikea (8 photos)

From kitchen cabinets to carpeting, even the pros like to integrate Ikea into their room designs. More from House Beautiful : How to Get Your Dream Bedroom Conquer Your Fear of Color Fresh Makeover Ideas for the New Year
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Pau Gasol incorrectly learned he’d been traded during intermission at ‘The Lion King’

The trade deadline hasn’t passed, as NBA teams still have another six weeks between now and Feb. 20 to legally trade players. One important, specialized trade deadline did pass on Tuesday, as former Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum was dealt … Continue reading →
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Puyol undecided on Barcelona future

The center back has dismissed suggestions that he could retire from professional football this summer.
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Pope invites friend for spin in St. Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis broke with papal protocol once again Wednesday, inviting an old friend for a spin in his panoramic white car during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.
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4 Belly-Friendly Foods to Eat in 2014

I’m so excited to share with you some foods you can get excited about eating to soothe and shrink your belly, from my new book, 21-Day Tummy.
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Lindsey Vonn Adopts Pup with Injured Leg

On Tuesday, U.S. Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn announced that she wouldn't be able to ski in the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia next month because her injured knee requires surgery.
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Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom List Tarzana Mansion for $5.499 Million After Divorce Filing

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have listed their Tarzana home for $5.499 million just a few weeks after the DASH designer filed for divorce
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Rodman, in trouble over interview, blames drink

By James Pearson and David Chance SEOUL (Reuters) - Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman apologized on Thursday for suggesting that an American jailed by North Korea was himself to blame for landing in prison, adding that he was upset at the time and had been drinking. Rodman, who calls…
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Check out the first check Jack Nicklaus ever earned as a professional

Golf is not nearly what it once was when Jack Nicklaus was coming up as a youngster hoping to just make it as as pro. Back in 1962, being a professional golfer wasn't private jets, Cadillac courtesy cars and fans … Continue reading →
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She Hid Her Gun Where?

The ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy was arrested on assault charges that prove, among other things, that sometimes truth is stranger than even prize-winning fiction.
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Giuliana and Bill Keep Calm With This Color Palette (4 photos)

With a fast-paced life in the limelight, it's no surprise that Giuliana and Bill Rancic would crave a calming atmosphere at home. While many of us have caught a glimpse of their life on the reality show Giuliana and Bill , Traditional Home provides a more detailed look at their elegant abode…
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel: Diesel SUV Fuel Economy Tested

Diesel engines are now offered in a growing number of passenger vehicles on sale this year and next, especially crossovers and sport utilities.
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3 Reasons Why Wal-Mart Is in Trouble in 2014

Like Target, Wal-Mart has had issues with customer traffic and same-store sales, but Wal-Mart's other issues make Target's security breach seem small in comparison.
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Ancient Nursery of Bizarre Spoon-Billed Sharks Discovered

Stunningly preserved baby sharks with bizarre, long snouts — as well as egg cases from the same species — may be the oldest convincing evidence of an ancient shark nursery. In unpublished work on egg casings found in Germany, paleontologists have inferred the presence of another ancient shark…
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Why Candace Cameron Loves Being In a 'Submissive Marriage'

The Former 'Full House' Star Adds Her Husband Makes 'The Final Decision On Just About Everything'
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A 54-Minute Conversation With Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen doesn't do a lot of interviews, so when he called Rolling Stone recently, we decided to ask him not only about his new album, High Hopes, but about everything from his[...]
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As Samsung’s sexy new Android UI looms, KitKat will have to suffice for Galaxy S4 users

A leak from earlier this week revealed that Samsung is hard at work on a redesign of its TouchWiz user interface. TouchWiz, which is a UI and service layer that sits on top of Android on Samsung’s smartphones and tablets, is loved by some and hated by others but most agree that it could certainly…
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The world's most powerful planet-hunting instrument shows off its first images

The image above might not look like much, but what it shows is in fact stunning: a 10-million-year-old planet called Beta Pictorus b, located around 63 light years from Earth, orbiting around its giant parent star. And images like this one are poised to become much more common, thanks to the…
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10 Foods Every Healthy Kitchen Needs

Read on for 10 of our favorite healthy foods every kitchen should have. Apple Cider Vinegar: While the merits of drinking apple cider vinegar to lose weight may be debatable, what is true is that the unfiltered vinegar can help relieve digestion or congestion-related woes and is a popular…
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Six Brands Who Cut Out the Middle Man (And Changed the Way We Shop in the Process!) (6 photos)

by Alison Syrett Cleary Say you're browsing the racks at a little boutique and spot something cute. Interest piqued, you grab it, check the sales tag and gasp in surprise. A good one or two more digits than you expected to see, the number seems unreasonably high. Why on earth it so much? Was…
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Steve Letarte leaving post as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief for NBC Sports in 2015

Jeff Burton isn't the only big hire that NBC Sports has made for its coverage of NASCAR. Steve Letarte, the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr., will step down from his post at Hendrick Motorsports and join NBC Sports for … Continue reading →
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Dogs Are Cognizant that We're Suckers for 'Puppy Dog Eyes'

Research suggests that man's best friend has learned to capitalize on our preference for big, sad eyes.
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'Whiteout' Over Great Lakes Seen from Space (Photo)

The five Great Lakes, in all their glory, barely peek out from the veil of clouds and whooshing snowfall above them in a new satellite image captured Monday (Jan. 6) as the Arctic's polar vortex barreled southward. NOAA's GOES-East satellite snapped this Midwest "whiteout" of sorts at 3:15 p.m.…
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'SNL' Also Expands Diversity Off-Screen Amid 'Tokenism' Jab

After hiring its first black female cast member in six years, “Saturday Night Live” is adding two black women to its writing staff as well. The show has added LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones as writers, an NBC spokesman confirmed to ABC News today. The...
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GameStop's Management Knows Sony's Streaming Service Means the End

GameStop has come out in support of Sony's new streaming service. Investors shouldn't buy what GameStop is selling.
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India takes aim at privileges held by US diplomats

NEW DELHI (AP) — India chipped away at America's diplomatic perks Wednesday, ordering the envoys to obey local traffic laws and warning that a popular U.S. Embassy club violates diplomatic law because it is open to outsiders.
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It's Furr-eezing Out! 7 Cold-Weather Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe (7 photos)

The frigid temperatures around the country are not just inconvenient; they can be incredibly dangerous for our pets. Here in New York City, we are expecting the temperature to dip to six degrees, but other parts of the country are experiencing below zero temperatures. Experts say frostbite can set…
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World Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann emphasizing soccer, not fitness in USMNT January camp

CARSON, Calif. – Jurgen Klinsmann has made fitness the foundation of what he's building with the US national team. With only 23 of the 26 training at StubHub Center slated to head next week for a two-week stay in Brazil, Klinsmann and his staff have the group focused on the actual soccer earlier…
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Is Your Paycheck Suffering From Obamacare Symptoms?

Despite what its name may imply, the Affordable Care Act is not leading to lower costs for many Americans.
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Vampire Diaries, Good Wife, Walking Dead Win People's Choice Awards

The Good Wife, The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries were among the big winners at the People's Choice Awards Wednesday.
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Chris Christie traffic scandal: An end to presidential plans?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in big political trouble at the moment. If you haven’t heard, Northjersey.com has published e-mails indicating that several top aides to Governor Christie conspired to create traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, punishing the Democratic mayor of a nearby…
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Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis Reveals Celebrity Crush & First Impressions Of Potential Matches

Juan Pablo Galavis has 27 lovely ladies to choose from this season on "The Bachelor," but when it comes to his celebrity crush, the 32-year-old has one clear winner.
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PlayStation Now will require a DualShock controller for TVs, tablets, and phones

Though Sony has announced that the streaming game service will come to tablets and smartphones — perhaps even non-Sony devices — the company doesn't plan to let you use a touchscreen. To play PS3 games, PlayStation marketing VP John Koller tells us, you need to have the gamepad they were…
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Constitution Check: Are there no limits on Second Amendment rights?

Lyle Denniston looks at some recent quotes about restricted rights from gun owners, which show conflict over the Second Amendment even among people on the same side of the issue.
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (14 photos)

Images of the next action-adventure Castlevania game that's launching February 25 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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Should You Be on the DASH Diet?

The DASH diet, which the US News and World Report routinely marks as the best overall diet every year, is actually a healthy-eating plan that includes sensible rules to cut salt, fats, and sugar and upping fruits and veggies in order to lower bad cholesterol levels and possibly lose weight. While…
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Secret Switch Turns Family Christmas Photo Into Surprise Marriage Proposal

Christmas is certainly a time to spend with those you love. And Tyne Owen, from Australia decided the holiday season was exactly the right time to prove just how much he loved his girlfriend of four years, Jamie, by planning a secret proposal with...
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Homeless former colonel's story illustrates broad problems facing U.S. vets

Retired Air Force Col. Robert Freniere served for 30 years, but has been unable to find a job and currently lives out of his van.
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New Paul Walker Video: Vin Diesel Shares Personal Footage Spotlighting Their Friendship

Vin Diesel is keeping his late friend Paul Walker's memory alive.
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ICELAND PLANE CRASH VIDEO

Video is released of plane crashing on a runway then exploding in Iceland last year that killing two.
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Wade Redden hangs up his skates after 14 NHL seasons

Once he was able to free himself from hockey purgatory, there wasn't much left in Wade Redden's tank. A year after the long-time defenseman was finally bought out by the New York Rangers and free to play at the NHL … Continue reading →
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Iran's Khamenei says nuclear talks show U.S. enmity

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that nuclear negotiations with world powers had revealed U.S. enmity towards the Islamic state. Khamenei was speaking hours before the resumption of talks between Iran and the European Union in Geneva. "We had announced previously that…
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2014 Outlook: Boston Red Sox

2013 record: 97-65, 1st place in AL EastManager: John Farrell, 2nd seasonEstimated 2014 payroll: $164 millionKey additions: C A.J. Pierzynski, RHP Edward MujicaKey losses: OF Jacoby Ellsbury, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, SS Stephen Drew
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Global Warming Attack Dogs Just Don't Get It

Readers' comments on global warming this week have reflected a confusion of political viewpoint over fact.
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People's Choice Awards 2014: Sandra Bullock Wins Big

Sandra Bullock was a fan favorite at the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday night. Bullock picked up the awards for favorite movie actress, favorite comedic movie actress, favorite dramatic movie actress and favorite movie duo with “Gravity” co-star George Clooney. In...
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Actress' slaying puts Venezuela leaders on spot

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro hastily gathered state governors and mayors Wednesday to discuss the country's violent crime amid public outrage over the killing of a popular soap-opera actress and former Miss Venezuela.
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Daniel Cormier on weight drop, comparing Rashad Evans to Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier became the #1 contender to the UFC's heavyweight title this past year. Only problem is, his friend and training partner Cain Velasquez is the champion. With fighting a friend and teammate not an option for Cormier, the two-time Olympic wrestler has chosen to drop down a weight class…
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Beyonce 'Frozen' out of top spot on Billboard 200

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney princesses ousted Queen Bey from her three-week reign atop the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, as the soundtrack to Disney's latest film "Frozen" knocked Beyonce's self-titled album from the top spot. The "Frozen" soundtrack sold…
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Who Are Ex-Cops Accused of Faking Disabilities to Get Paid?

Prosecutors Single Out Examples in Alleged Mass Disability Fraud, Some of Arrested Used Ties to 9/11
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911 Tape Captures Moments Before Calif. Van Crash

A California driver lost control of the vehicle with seven passengers aboard.
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Sofia Vergara on Why She Shares Sexy Bikini Pictures: "I Still Look Good!"

Sofia Vergara explains why she shares pictures of herself in a bikini and talks about her engagement to fiance Nick Loeb
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Anthony Pettis on Anderson Silva: I hope he doesn’t come back

LAS VEGAS — We are likely months away from knowing if Anderson Silva will indeed return to the octagon following his now infamous leg injury, but there's at least one UFC champ who feels he should walk away from the … Continue reading →
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5 Principles of Clean Eating

Learn 5 key principles of eating clean to help you eat a clean diet full of healthy, nutritious foods.
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Calif. deputy waited seconds before shooting boy with toy rifle: lawsuit

By Ronnie Cohen SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A northern California sheriff's deputy shot a 13-year-old just three seconds after ordering him to drop a plastic replica of an assault rifle, the boy's parents claimed in an amended civil rights lawsuit filed Tuesday. Erick Gelhaus, a veteran deputy and…
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Gosselin Twins: Mom Kate 'Is So Annoying'

It's been over two years since Kate Gosselin's show was canceled, but everyone still seems to have strong opinions about the reality TV mom. Her latest critics? Her twin daughters.
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Factbox: Marijuana legalization laws in the United States

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is due to announce an executive order on Wednesday paving the way for New York to become the 21st U.S. state, along with the District of Columbia, to allow medical marijuana. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, though the U.S. Department of…
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Lucasfilm Brings Order to ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy of Movies, Comic Books, Novels, TV Shows, and Video Games

The galaxy far, far away is looking to get more organized. The many, many characters and events that make up the sprawling "Star Wars" saga will soon be part of one cohesive unit as the gang at Lucasfilm is looking to make the stories told in comic books, novel tie-ins, television series and video…
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California Catholics asked to pray for rain

The California Catholic conference is urging everyone to start praying for rain.
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‘Hercules’ vs. ‘Hercules’: 6 Box-Office Battles Between Movies That Were Awfully Alike

There will be a similar set-up this week, when Summit Entertainment on Friday rolls out the action-adventure film “The Legend of Hercules,” a $70 million action adventure directed and produced by Renny Harlin and starring Kellan Lutz (“Twilight”). In July, Paramount and MGM will be releasing…
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Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder Joke About Breakup, Chemistry at People's Choice Awards

Accepting the People's Choice Award for Favorite Onscreen Chemistry, Vampire Diaries costars and real-life exes Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder joked about their 2013 breakup
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Flood's England career on line

Toby Flood's 60-cap England career could come to an end on Thursday when Stuart Lancaster names his initial elite player squad ahead of this season's Six Nations. Flood is set to join French giants Toulouse at the end of the campaign and, with Lancaster so far resolute in holding to his line not…
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Beyonce, Jay Z Surprise Fans at Karaoke Bar, Party With Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams: Exclusive Details

Beyonce, Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams visited a Miami karaoke bar where they partied and surprised fans singing Beyonce's song -- read exclusive details!
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Stephen Amell Teases Arrow's Mirakuru Freak-Out and a First-Of-Its-Kind Oliver/Laurel Scene

Oliver Queen has been hit with perhaps his biggest blast from the past. As The CW’s Arrow flew into the holiday break, Oliver was distraught to discover that the Mirakuru serum he first encountered during his island days has found […]
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BMW Suffers Big Setback Against Tesla in California

Disaster hits BMW as its i3 electric car with range-extender won't get California's coveted white carpool lane sticker, and the 40,000 green stickers are running out.
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Three Ways the WWE Can Turn John Cena Heel, While Still Protecting His Image

This is the night Hulk Hogan turned heel at the WCW Bash at the Beach pay-per-view. The elusive John Cena heel turn is certainly not a new topic. Most pro wrestling writers (myself included) have already discussed the merits and drawbacks of the WWE turning Cena heel. The problem with turning…
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BUYIN' FAKE CLICKS

NEWSMOVIE: Businesses are cashing in on purchasing fake 'likes' and 'followers' on social media. The inflated numbers can be used to show advertisers how far their reach is, increasing the price to buy ad space. Places like Bangladesh and Indonesia are home to click farms where workers like social…
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Landmarks damaged by storms as Cameron suspects climate change

Fierce storms have destroyed several ancient landmarks on the coastline with Prime Minister David Cameron saying Wednesday he suspects climate change is to blame for the extreme weather. A giant rock arch and a huge pillar of stone on the south coast of England both simply crumbled away under the…
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Alyssa Milano: Jay Mohr's "Fat-Shaming" Insults "Hurt Me"

Alyssa Milano opens up about Jay Mohr's recent "fat-shaming" insults: "I wanted to remind him that I'm a human being and that this hurts"
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Can Comcast Cash in on the Superhero Craze With a Sub-Mariner Movie?

The Marvel film rights are a complicated mess. Those rights will become a little less complicated if Comcast is not careful, though.
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What happens when jobless benefits are cut? North Carolina may offer clues

Last summer, North Carolina slashed the amount of cash it gave to people after they lost their jobs and the state also reduced the number of weeks they could receive benefits. Within several months, the ...
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Naya Rivera Goes Blonde at the 2014 People's Choice Awards: Picture

Naya Rivera showed off new blonde locks while walking the red carpet at the 2014 People's Choice on Wednesday, Jan 8 -- see the picture
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HITCHCOCK'S HOLOCAUST DOCUMENTARY

NEWSMOVIE: 70 years after it was finished, Alfred Hitchcock's Holocaust documentary is going to be released after being fully restored. Originally titled, 'Memory of the Camps,' the Allied Government decided against broadcasting the film, fearing it would hurt post-war reconstruction in Europe. The…
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2014 NFL mock draft: Version 6.0

1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina*
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Mariska Hargitay: SVU Feels "Like a Different Show Now"

It's been a rough season on Law & Order: SVU thus far for Det
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Giannis Antetokounmpo details NBA life, including his new Gucci shoes and seeing Kobe Bryant

One of the great joys of this NBA season has been watching Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, a 19-year-old rookie known as "The Greek Freak" for his incredible athleticism and physical stature. Despite this Bucks' season being almost entirely awful, … Continue reading →
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Watch The Daily Show pooh-pooh the Christie bridge scandal

On Wednesday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart tackled the big political story of the day, maybe even the week: The emails showing that top aides to Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) apparently blocked traffic to the George Washington Bridge last September in retaliation for Fort Lee's Democratic mayor…
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Cleveland Indians marginalize Chief Wahoo logo

Chief Wahoo, the smiling symbol of the Cleveland Indians since the 1940s who is beloved by many but deemed to be racist by others, is being replaced as a primary logo, uniform expert Paul Lukas reported Wednesday. Instead, the team … Continue reading →
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Israeli military lifts veil on its Iran listeners

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Iranian-born immigrants to Israel are drafted to its military intelligence units in disproportionately large numbers, an official report said on Thursday, reflecting high demand for Farsi speakers to monitor the Jewish state's arch-enemy. Israeli Prime…
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Bayern Munich to subsidize fans’ tickets for Champions League match at Arsenal

Bayern Munich won five trophies in 2013 and are indisputably the best team in the world right now. As such, the laws of supply and demand dictate that they could charge whatever they want for people to come and see … Continue reading →
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People's Choice Awards 2014: Big Bang, Castle, BATB Among Night's Big Winners

The people have chosen, and The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, Castle, Beauty and the Beast and The Vampire Diaries reaped the rewards. Each of the series took home two trophies at the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards, which aired Wednesday on CBS. 2 […]
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Ganassi changes name for Cup team, drops Earnhardt

Bob Pockrass of The Sporting News has confirmed that the legendary Earnhardt name has been dropped by Chip Ganassi’s Sprint Cup operation – which has now reverted to the “Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates” name after a five-year run as Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. EGR was…
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Kelly Osbourne, Matthew Mosshart End Engagement: "The Split Is Amicable"

E! Fashion Police star Kelly Osbourne has ended her engagement to vegan chef Matthew Mosshart, she tells Us Weekly exclusively: "The split is amicable"
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The Best (and Worst) Airlines

How do nine major carriers stack up in cancellations, on-time arrivals, mishandled bags and more?
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Green Lantern Joins Superman VS Batman

Green Lantern is joining Zack Snyder's Superman VS Batman movie. Dwayne Johnson and Denzel Washington are rumored. Alexander Language Schools, Franchise Alexander Language Schools
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