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Obama pledges federal aid on Colorado wildfire visit

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* More favorable weather allows fire crews to gain ground * Some 20000 homes are still threatened by the flames * 347 homes already destroyed, a record for Colorado * Some 50 large uncontained wildfires burning across US (Recasting; updates containment ...
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Conservatives still control high court despite healthcare ruling

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Supporters of the healthcare reform act upheld by the Supreme Court last week should stop celebrating and take a deep breath. Nestled within the multiple opinions issued by the justices are some disquieting hints that the high court's hostility toward ...
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Morsi Says He Will Work for Release of Sheik Jailed in US

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CAIRO - President-elect Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood pre-empted the military's choreographed swearing-in ceremony by taking an oath of office a day early on Friday, in a televised speech to tens of thousands of supporters in Tahrir Square.
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And the 33-year-old actress wants sole custody of their daughter, Suri.

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Actress Katie Holmes is ending her five-year marriage to heartbroken hubby Tom Cruise in a surprise split reportedly centered on Scientology.
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In Europe, Looking for Patient Bond Buyers

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LONDON - As Europe slouches toward a monetary union that aims to force euro area governments to cede control over their banks and budgets, a crucial question remains unanswered: how to persuade investors to buy, and hold for the long term, ...
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Federer pushed to brink, wins

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By Howard Fendrich - AP WIMBLEDON, England -- A day after Rafael Nadal's stunning exit at Wimbledon, the only other men who have won the tournament since 2003 - six-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic - found themselves ...
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US, Russia fail to bridge gaps on Syria

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GENEVA (AP) - The United States and Russia failed on Friday to bridge differences over a plan to ease Syrian President Bashar Assad out of power, end violence and create a new government.
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Unesco Adds Nativity Church in Bethlehem to Heritage List

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JERUSALEM - The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, along with the Pilgrimage Route, was added on Friday to Unesco's World Heritage List, a move that was celebrated by Palestinians who hailed it as a significant political and diplomatic achievement as ...
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Keep your cool in this heat wave

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Nick Bako, 9, got a close up view of a water jet at the Dogwood Swimming Pool in North Canton Thursday. He was properly prepared, wearing goggles for the venture to protect his eyes.
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Congress Approves a $127 Billion Transportation and Student Loan Package

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Congress gave final approval on Friday to legislation that combines a two-year transportation measure with bills to extend subsidized student loans and revamp federal flood insurance, wrapping up a bruising session with measures that will be popular on ...
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Va. Governor Reappoints Embattled U.Va....

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has reappointed the University of Virginia rector who led the failed effort to oust school president Teresa Sullivan.
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Wall St Week Ahead: Can EU deal lift stocks for more than a day?

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By Angela Moon | NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) - US stocks finished the first half of the year with a bang as investors welcomed news that the euro zone is a step closer to solving its 30-month-long debt crisis.
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Bernie Madoff's Brother Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

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Peter Madoff pleaded guilty to enabling his brother's multibillion-dollar fraud three years to the day after Bernard Madoff was sent to prison for directing the biggest Ponzi scheme in US history -- though Peter denied knowing the business was a sham.
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AB InBev: King of Beers Buys Mexican Crown

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By ANDREW PEAPLE Coronas all round? AB InBev's $20.1 billion purchase of the remaining 50% of Mexico's market-leading brewer Grupo Modelo could bring a happy ending to their sometimes fractious relationship.
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Romney's critiques of Europe raise some questions

Los Angeles Times -
BRUNSWICK, Ohio - It is Republican tradition to portray Europe as a socialist haven where high taxes and extravagant public spending on healthcare and retirement benefits show the folly of Democrats' big-government agenda.
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Romney camp: Immigration comments not a policy shift

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(CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign said he misstated his views on immigration in an interview published Friday, when he appeared to suggest that higher education and military service were pathways to legal status ...
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Bobby Jindal: We won't implement Obamacare

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During a Republican National Committee Conference Call, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said his state will not implement the Affordable Care Act's provision that requires states to set up a health insurance exchange.
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Samsung Barred From US Nexus Phone Sales in Apple Suit

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By Joel Rosenblatt and Adam Satariano on June 29, 2012 Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, was barred from selling its Nexus smartphone in the US by a second court ruling this week in its global patent dispute ...
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Google Nexus Q: Ready for Party Fouls, Not Prime Time [REVIEW]

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The Nexus Q comes packaged with a power cable and an HDMI cable to connect it to your television. The rear of the Q has recessed post for connecting your speakers and television, which allows you to keep cables tidy.
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FTC investigating Google over Motorola patents, says report

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The Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether Google has been blocking access to industry-standard -- or "frand" -- patents, according to Bloomberg.
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iPhone 5? Well, not exactly. Apple's iPhone turns 5.

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Wish a happy birthday to your iPhone! June 29 marks the fifth anniversary of the day the first iPhone hit store shelves and Apple began its climb in the mobile market.
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Grammy winner Adele pregnant with first child

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NEW YORK (AP) - Adele is celebrating another milestone - a pregnancy. The superstar singer's representative confirmed Friday that the 24-year-old is expecting a child with boyfriend Simon Konecki.
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Anger rates big

New York Post -
By MICHAEL STARR Charlie Sheen produced some winning numbers for the premiere of his new FX sitcom, “Anger Management.” The series bowed Thursday night to 5.5 million viewers - a new cable record for the premiere of a prime-time scripted sitcom.
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'Ted' becoming sex symbol for plushies: report

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Mila Kunis, who landed on the #3 spot on this year's Maxim "Hot 100" list, might need to start listening for the padded footsteps of her fuzzy “Ted” costar.
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Sherak says Motion Picture Academy making progress on diversity

Los Angeles Times -
If the 2012 class of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invitees seemed a tad more diverse than in past years, you weren't imagining things.
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Yohan Blake shocks Bolt in Jamaican Olympic trials

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Fastest Man in the World wasn't the fastest man in Jamaica on Friday night. That honor goes to Yohan Blake, who blew away Usain Bolt out of the starting blocks and finished the 100-meter final in 9.75 seconds to upset the ...
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Davis, Rivers set to begin new era in Big Easy

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NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers began their first full day as pros together on Hornets owner Tom Benson's private plane.
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Odom dealt to Clippers, Williams to Jazz in four-team deal

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mo Williams will be reunited with the Utah Jazz as part of a four-team deal that will send Lamar Odom back to Los Angeles for a second chance with the Clippers.
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D-backs' Aaron Hill hits for second cycle in win

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in 12 days and Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
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USADA files formal charges against Armstrong

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By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas -- The US Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.
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Flavor Is Price of Scarlet Hue of Tomatoes, Study Finds

New York Times -
Plant geneticists say they have discovered an answer to a near-universal question: Why are tomatoes usually so tasteless? Yes, they are often picked green and shipped long distances.
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Wait for it: Earth adds leap second Saturday night

Winston-Salem Journal -
By: AP , JournalNow Staff | The Associated Press International timekeepers are adding a second to the clock at midnight universal time tonight, going into Sunday.
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FDA OKs first obesity drug in 13 years

Reuters -
By Bill Berkrot and Anna Yukhananov | NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US health regulators approved the first new weight-loss drug in 13 years, allowing Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc to bring its Belviq pill to market as public health advocates push for ...
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Seeing Fatty Food Pictures Encourages Impulse Eating

Medical News Today -
A picture can say a thousand words, but according to a study presented at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston, a picture can also be worth a thousand calories.

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