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  • President Obama: How He Celebrates His Birthday

    As President Barack Obama quietly celebrates his 54th birthday at the White House today, he may have already had a low-key gathering with family and friends at Camp David last weekend. He skipped Camp David the next year, spending his birthday in Chicago, surrounded by friends without his wife and…

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  • Gamescom 2015: Microsoft Announces Halo World Championship

    There's big money to be made in the world of professional gaming and Microsoft is upping the ante with the Halo World Championship, a contest announced today at the annual Gamescom show in Cologne, Germany. An invitational is scheduled for this this Friday at 10am ET with gamers being able to…

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  • Top US Air Carriers Ban Hunting 'Trophies' From Planes

    All three of the major U.S. airlines have now banned the transport of hunting trophies from Africa in the wake of the outrage over the shooting death of a lion in Zimbabwe by a Minnesota dentist. Delta Air Lines, which The Associated Press reported has the most flights to Africa of all U.S.…

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  • Pals' Love of Vintage Shorts Becomes Online Success

    Chubbies began with four Stanford graduates in San Francisco, California, who loved wearing vintage shorts and wanted to start their own business. In 2011, the friends -- Kyle Hency, Preston Rutherford, Tom Montgomery and Rainer Castillo -- ditched their jobs, packed up 20 pairs of shorts that…

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  • Aurora Shooting Trial: Jury Allows Death Penalty as Possible Punishment

    A jury has decided in the Aurora massacre trial that the death penalty will remain an option for James Holmes. This afternoon it was announced that the jury has decided that mitigating factors do not outweigh the aggravating factors for the 12 people who were murdered, meaning that the death…

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  • Microsoft: What Software Company Has to Gain From Reported Uber Investment

    Uber has ballooned into a $50 billion transportation juggernaut just five years after its launch -- and now Microsoft is said to want a piece of the action. The software company reportedly invested $100 million as part of a massive $1 billion fundraising round Uber recently completed, The Wall…

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  • Hitchhiking Robot hitchBOT's Journey Cut Short in Philadelphia

    A Canadian robot hitchhiking across the United States had its journey cut short in Philadelphia after its arms were ripped off and it was left on the ground. Created as a social experiment by Canadian researchers, the robot had previously hitchhiked across Canada and parts of Europe with its…

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  • Here’s Why The 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Could Make History

    The 2016 Republican primary is on course to become the most crowded in modern presidential history. The GOP now has 17 major contenders for the nomination -- former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore announced on Wednesday -- breaking the record previously held by the 16 candidates who sought the…

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  • Special Forces Soldier Paralyzed After Trying to Save a Drowning Girl

    A heroic act to save a drowning girl last Saturday left a Special Forces soldier paralyzed. Sgt. First Class Tim Brumit was responding to screams that a girl was drowning in the waters of Crab Island in Destin, Florida, amid a storm. A member of the 7th Special Forces group who had been deployed…

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  • What August Means for the Iran Deal (And Democrats)

    For weeks, President Obama has had the ear of Democrats on the Iran nuclear agreement, meeting with members one-on-one and dispatching his advisers to hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill. But with members leaving town until September, the administration is losing its greatest asset in the…

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  • Hillary Clinton Emails: 1,300 Messages From Private Account Released

    The State Department released a third batch of highly sought after emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's controversial private email account today. Posted on the State Department's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website, the collection includes just over 1,300 emails all dated…

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  • Record Heat: How the Body Reacts to Soaring Temperatures

    Officials in both Iran and Iraq declared a mandatory holiday this month after temperatures soared far into the triple digits. In Iraq, temperatures reached a sweltering 126 degrees and officials declared a mandatory holiday to try and protect people from succumbing to the heat. In Iran, the…

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  • Photographer Searches for Owner of Stunning Vintage Photos Found at a Thrift Shop

    It’s no secret that you can find hidden gems in thrift shops. Meagan Abell, 24, was searching through boxes of vintage photographs when she found four transparency strips in a Richmond, Virginia, thrift shop and now she’s using social media to unravel the mystery behind them.

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  • Shutdown Showdown Over Planned Parenthood Possible, Members of Congress Say

    Could a debate over Planned Parenthood funding shut down the government? Many have been warning that they will hold up measures to fund the government past October if the legislation contains any taxpayer dollars for Planned Parenthood, which became the center of debate again after videos surfaced…

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  • Hillary Clinton Challenges Jeb Bush On His Home Turf

    Without mentioning Bush by name, Clinton sunk her teeth into a phrase that has become synonymous with the Bush campaign. “This city has become a home and a refuge to thousands and thousands of Castro’s victims.

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  • Car Crashes Into Barricade at US Capitol Building

    A motorist ignored calls to stop and smashed his car into a security barricade at the U.S. Capitol building Friday morning, putting the US Capitol on high alert. The maroon Nissan Altima, which had Florida plates, hit a security barricade at Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue Southeast, at…

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  • GOP Candidates Smash Cellphones and Wield Chainsaws To Make First Debate

    Cell phones, chainsaws and "cancer": Some Republican candidates are pulling out all the stops in an effort to make the cut for the first presidential debate just one week from today. Fox News says that the top 10 candidates in an average of the five most recent national polls will get into the…

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