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Feb 24, 2014

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Shaken Dortmund has tough trip to Russia

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund, last season's runner-up, has reached the knockout stages of the Champions League in two successive seasons for the first time in 16 years. Supporters hope history repeats itself as the last time this happened, in 1996-7, the club went on to win the…
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France says 'no ethnic cleansing' in C.Africa

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - Two Chadian soldiers, three Muslim civilians and two Christian militiamen were killed in another weekend of violence in Bangui but France's top commander on Monday denied claims of ethnic cleansing. Paris sent troops to the Central African Republic in…
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[video] Opinion: Will Britain Break Up?

Journalist Melanie Phillips on whether Scotland will vote to become independent from the United Kingdom in September. Photo credit: Getty Images.
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Hit the Jackpot in Your Search for a New Car

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Prince in stitches as soldier ditches queen's English

Britain's Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, fell about laughing Monday when a swearing soldier gave him the giggles. The Duke of Edinburgh is used to hearing people use the queen's English during his visits but got both barrels of some military-grade swearing on his trip to…
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Rambo: The Video Game (12 photos)

Teyon's video game adaptation of Rambo is now out on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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Meet the Truck Smoking the New Ford F-150 in Efficiency Gains

Ford Motor Company introduced an all-new aluminum design for the best-selling truck series in America in January that will boost fuel economy by slashing curb weight. Too bad Cummins and Peterbilt built ...
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Why Ford is dumping Microsoft

Balky electronics powered by Microsoft have become Ford's biggest problem.
The Exchange
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Couple Faces New Charges in SC Student's Disappearance

Heather Elvis, 20, Missing Since December
Good Morning America
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Arsene Wenger predicts dramatic Premier League title race

The Arsenal boss believes the winner may not be crowned until the last game of the season, such is the quality of the top sides in this season's campaign
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Exclusive: NCIS Eyeing a Season-Ending Send-Off for the Late Ralph Waite's Jackson Gibbs

CBS’ NCIS will acknowledge the passing of TV vet Ralph Waite, who recurred as Gibbs’ father Jackson, before Season 11 comes to an end, TVLine has learned. RELATED | NCIS to Introduce Gibbs’ Second Ex-Wife During Season 12 “[Showrunner] Gary […]
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Why 'El Chapo' Guzman Bust Was a Mistake

Sinaloa drug cartel chief Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was brought to justice. Here's why that's a bad thing.
TheStreet.com
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The Galaxy S5 vs. the Galaxy S4: What's Changed?

Whether you’re an existing Galaxy user eying an upgrade, or simply someone that’s been thinking of joining the club, you should know that Samsung announced its newest smartphone Monday, the sleek and tempting Galaxy S5. But, with the Galaxy S4 only being 11 months old, is Samsung’s latest a…
Yahoo Tech45 mins ago
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Pope makes first overhaul of Vatican in 25 years

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday announced the first major overhaul of the Vatican's outdated and inefficient bureaucracy in a quarter-century, creating an economics secretariat to control all economic, administrative, personnel and procurement functions of the Holy See.
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WhatsApp & Facebook star at Mobile World

WhatsApp's Koum and his new business partner Mark Zuckerberg are key speakers at the Mobile World Congress. With WhatsApp adding voice calling to its service, will the Facebook boss outline a new vision for a mobile strategy? Ivor Bennett reports on the headline news from Barcelona.
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Supreme Court declines challenges to gun laws

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the politically volatile issue of gun control by leaving intact three court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state laws. The court's decision not to hear the cases represented a loss for gun…
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Saudi 'seeking Pakistani arms for Syrian rebels'

Saudi Arabia is in talks with Pakistan to provide anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets to Syrian rebels to try to tip the balance in the war to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, a Saudi source said Sunday. The United States has long opposed arming the rebels with such weapons, fearing they might…
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Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald's with breakfast

Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger ...
Associated Press44 mins ago
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Chick-fil-A Managers Help Find Runaway Teen in Florida

Facebook, Instagram, and a couple of quick-thinking employees at Chick-fil-A in Florida led to the reunion of a daughter and her worried parents last week.
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Driving the 2015 Porsche Macan, the compact SUV with a sports car baked inside

FYI: Porsche is a sports car company. Sure, it builds the 5,000-lb Cayenne SUV and a long-wheelbase Panamera “Executive” luxury sedan with a limo back seat and, as of 2014, the new Macan compact crossover. But after bringing us to the eastern German town of Leipzig, and the recently expanded…
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Stewart-Haas Racing AirTitan jokes are winning Twitter during Daytona delay

The rain delay and red flag at Daytona provides the NASCAR world a chance to relax – and jump on Twitter. And thusly, there are two big things happening on Twitter right now. People are coming up with replacement movie titles swapping in Danica Patrick‘s name for one word…
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Did ‘Walking Dead’ Just Change Everything?

Two years ago, the showrunner of “The Walking Dead” said the show’s writers didn’t know what caused the zombie apocalypse — and didn’t much care. A new character named Eugene Porter (played by Josh McDermitt) suggests that he knows what created zombies, and how to stop them. Glen Mazzara, who led…
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Really? This Is America's Most Dependable Automotive Brand?

This year's auto dependability ratings are out, and you'll be shocked to find out who's No. 1, as well as what prominent brand didn't even crack the top five!
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Eight New Denim Trends Worth Trading Your Skinny Jeans For

by Alison Syrett Cleary Since I'm about 99.99 percent certain that you already own a denim jacket, chambray shirt and skinny jeans in at least three different washes, I won't bother talking about the classic denim pieces you need in your life. You're more than familiar with those-heck, you live…
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Unique inventions and self-made projects from China (24 photos)

From homemade Lamborghinis to helicopters and submarines, a look at some unique inventions and self-made projects from China. (Reuters)
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49ers safety Dahl agrees to pay cut

Safety Craig Dahl agreed to a new contract to creates $600,000 in salary cap space, a source told CSNBayArea.com on Monday. Under the deal, which was signed Friday, Dahl saw his base salary slashed from $1.35 million to $825,000. Veteran safety Donte Whitner is scheduled for free agency, and Dahl…
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UFC 170 Ex Post Facto: Rousey vs. Cyborg Needs to Happen Before Ronda Goes Full Carano

When Ronda Rousey landed a Muay Thai knee from the clinch on Sara McMann at UFC 170, things began to become very clear. Rousey is good at what she does. The UFC bantamweight title that was handed to her – yes, handed to her because she was deemed champion before fighting in the UFC, and…
MMA Weekly
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6 Cuddliest Dog Breeds

Well that just makes all the sorrows in the world melt away. While most pups are at least a little fluffy, there are certain breeds that really up the fluff factor. We contacted the American Kennel Club to find out which breeds are the cuddliest.
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5 tycoons who want to close the wealth gap Associated Press
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Meet the 5 titans_ including @WarrenBuffett, @LeoHindery,@NickHanauer_ who want to redistribute their own wealthnews.yahoo.com/5-tycoons-want… February 23, 2014
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The in-Demand Job Paying More Than $70,000 Per Year

There's one job in high demand expected to have more than 100,000 job openings and pay more than $70,000 a year that doesn't require a four-year college degree.
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Brooke Burke-Charvet Jokes About Dancing With the Stars Exit: "They Fired Us All!"

After Erin Andrews was revealed as her replacement on Dancing With the Stars, Brooke Burke-Charvet took to Twitter to joke about her recent firing -- see what she said!
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15 Painting Mistakes to Avoid in Your Home

Taking on your next painting project? For a flawless finish, avoid these painting mistakes in your home.
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Is the US in real trouble? We're about to find out

Despite a recent series of soft economic readings, investors are waiting to worry. The wait could soon be over.
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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels familiar, but offers a number of improvements over last year’s edition. The Galaxy S5’s design is a minor evolution…
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Hennessey Venom GT Hits 270.49 MPH — A New World Speed Record

On February 14th, 2014, automotive history was made…again. John Hennessey — a man obsessed with speed — took his Hennessey Venom GT supercar to the Kennedy Space Center’s 3.22-mile shuttle landing strip in Florida. There, the team recorded a top speed of 270.49 mph with Director of Miller…
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Oil spill closes 65 miles of the Mississippi River to shipping
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GE says Air India's 787 Dreamliner problem did not involve engines

General Electric Co said on Monday a problem reported with a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner operated by Air India did not involve its aircraft engines, refuting an earlier report. The report in the Times of India earlier on Monday quoted an Air India official as saying there was a "problem with the…
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This is the Galaxy S5

Samsung has done an unusually good job of keeping its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone tightly under wraps and we haven’t seen any quality pictures of the device leaked… until now. @SaudiAndroid has posted several pictures of the Galaxy S5 that show the new smartphone’s larger frame compared to the…
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Leopard on loose in Indian city triggers panic

A leopard sparked panic in a north Indian city when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block while evading captors, an official said Monday. Authorities closed schools and colleges in Meerut, 60 kilometres (37 miles) northeast of the Indian capital, after the leopard was…
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Ted Nugent's Jailbait Problem

Another campaign appearance, another Ted Nugent controversy. Mainstream Republicans and everyone to their left are appalled. But no one is surprised. Nugent's incendiary rhetoric (read: infamous idiocy) is, at this point, expected and tiresome.
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At 4.4 billion years old, these tiny blue crystals are the oldest on Earth

The oldest thing on Earth is smaller than a piece of human hair. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have determined that blue zircon crystals found in a remote part of Australia are 4.4 billion years old, just 160 million younger than the formation of our solar system. The…
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Who needs Ted Nugent? New poll shows Greg Abbott up big in Texas

Republican Greg Abbott has a comfortable lead in the Texas governor’s race, according to a just-released poll. That result points to the partisan leaning that makes any Democratic governor hopeful face an uphill climb.
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Alison Sweeney's Ultimate Flat-Belly Tricks

I used to have a really strong, flat stomach that I took for granted. But then I picked up some tricks from the pros on The Biggest Loser.
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The 18 Worst Things About Hawaii (No Really)

Yeah, yeah, it's paradise -- we know. People are happier, healthier and less stressed in Hawaii, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few annoyances, gripes and inconveniences behind all those rainbows and sunsets. Cry us a river with the below 18 worst things about Hawaii: 1. The traffic is…
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5 Moms Answer the Question: How Long Did it Take You to Get Pregnant? (5 photos)

From weeks to months to years, just how long does it take to get pregnant? Here are 10 moms willing to share their stories. -By Jacqueline Tourville MORE ON BABYZONE 10 moms answer the question: How long did you breastfeed? 8 pregnancy and baby questions that are NOBODYS business 7…
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2 Charged in Woman's Disappearance

Heather Elvis Last Seen in December
Good Morning America
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Are You Making Any of These Common Tax Mistakes?

The problem with tax mistakes is that you just don't know you are making them.
TheStreet.com
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Singer Not Happy to Be Butt of 'Loser Keeps Bieber' Hockey Jibes

Justin Bieber’s feeling unloved. First the 19-year-old pop star found himself the center of a White House petition to deport him, and then winds up embroiled in a furious international sports rivalry between the U.S. and Canada. So what’s a bad boy to do when...
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Report: The most miserable states in the USA

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index provides a look into which states are lacking for happiness.
USA TODAY
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Jamie Foxx Dishes Out Dangerous Amounts of Electroshock Therapy in New ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Trailer (Video)

Sony released a new international trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” and Jamie Foxx’s Electro is the centerpiece of latest addition to the marketing campaign, which has been steadily teasing Spider-Man’s enemies uniting to take him down. Electro, the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and Rhino (Paul…
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‘Carolina Comeback’ Masks Long-Term Unemployment

When Congress returns to session this week, renewing an extension of federal unemployment benefits will be near the top of the Senate’s agenda. Look at North Carolina, they will say. Last summer, the state legislature passed a bill reducing unemployment insurance payments to workers, and slashing…
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Zinedine Zidane's son choose to play for France over Spain

It can't be easy to be Zinedine Zidane's son. Well, maybe it can be easy to be Zidane's son. Being raised as football royalty isn't so bad, nor is genetics when you're Enzo Fernandez (his mother's name). Already starring for Real Madrid's A team isn't too bad either.
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Pursuit of Erratic, Wrong-Way Driver Ends in Commerce

A driver who was stopping and starting in freeway lanes in Norwalk, getting out his car and gesturing at other motorists, was pursued by CHP officers on Monday morning. He was apprehended on the northbound 5 Freeway in Commerce after making a U-turn across lanes. Raw video from KTLA`s Sky5 on Feb.…
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Don't bet the farm; keep investments simple, diversified: Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett, known for his folksy straightforward communication style, turned to farming to recommend his winning strategy for investors to follow. In an excerpt of his annual letter to shareholders published online by Fortune on Monday, Buffett used a 1986 purchase…
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Why I Think It’s OK Not to Love Being Pregnant

People want to hear a little bit about the unpleasant parts of pregnancy so they can know what to expect. Last time I was pregnant and blogging for Babble Pregnancy, I wrote a post about how I was really struggling with body image during my pregnancy and having a hard time accepting my rapidly…
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Winter Comes Back: Return of the Polar Vortex?

Another bout of painfully cold Arctic air is on its way to the northern United States, reviving talk of what has become popularly known as the "polar vortex." By Thursday, temperatures will have dropped to as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius) below the average temperature for this…
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Top 10: Which vehicles will last 200,000 miles?

Only one car makes the list, Honda's Accord. The rest are pickups and SUVs
USA TODAY
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Has Dollar Stores in Its Crosshairs

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is preparing an onslaught that could cause big trouble for dollar stores in the next 10 years.
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El Chapo's Capture a 'Great Victory', Says Rep. Michael McCaul

This morning on “This Week,” Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) called yesterday’s capture of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman a “great victory” for the United States and Mexico, and called for his extradition to the U.S. to face charges. Guzman was the head of the...
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R.I.P. Harold Ramis — ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Groundhog Day’ Comedy Veteran Was 69; Ivan Reitman, Billy Crystal & More Remember Ramis

UPDATE, 12:00: Reactions to the passing of influential comedy helmer and actor Harold Ramis continue to roll in. Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman mourned Ramis’s passing in a statement: “The world has lost a wonderful, truly original, comedy voice with the passing of Harold Ramis. He possessed…
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