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Planned Parenthood vote fails

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Planned Parenthood vote fails
A procedural vote in the Senate on legislation that would have barred all federal funds for Planned Parenthood failed on Monday.

Senate Democrats Block Move to Defund Planned Parenthood

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Senate Democrats Block Move to Defund Planned Parenthood
Senate Democrats blocked a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood Monday. The Republican proposal failed to reach a 60-vote threshold needed to overcome a filibuster in a 53-46 vote that fell mostly along party lines. Only two Democrats, Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana, backed the bill. The proposal came after…
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The county where Sandra Bland died

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The county where Sandra Bland died
It's a process that has become all too familiar for civil rights lawyers this past year -- sitting at a computer poring over yet another video showing a state official killing or injuring another unarmed Black person. But hearing of the death of Sandra Bland in a Waller County, Texas, jail was especially challenging for me.

Kansas bat boy remembered by players and coaches

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Kaiser Carlile, 9, died after he was accidentally hit in the head by an on-deck hitter at the National Baseball Congress World Series game


Second American investigated for killing lion

Zimbabwe is now investigating a second American wanted for killing a lion: Pittsburgh doctor Jan Seski

Advocates skeptical of probe into Mexican journalist's death

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Mexican journalist protection groups fear officials may not look at the work of Ruben Espinosa as a motive for his killing

Pakistan hangs Shafqat Hussain despite claim he was a child at time of crime

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Pakistan hangs Shafqat Hussain despite claim he was a child at time of crime
Supporters say Hussain was 15 when he was sentenced to death for the murder of a seven-year-old, after a confession he said was obtained by ... more

Two killed in New Hampshire carnival tent collapse

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Two killed in New Hampshire carnival tent collapse
Two people were killed and 15 injured when a circus tent collapsed at a carnival in New Hampshire, local media reported. The collapse occurred Monday ... more

Zooey Deschanel gives birth to first child, a girl

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Zooey Deschanel gives birth to first child, a girl
Danielle HaynesAUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Zooey Deschanel and husband Jacob Pechenik welcomed their first child together last week, a girl, the actress' rep ... more

FDA clears first 3-D printed prescription drug to treat seizures

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.

Gwen Stefani Files For Divorce From Gavin Rossdale

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Gwen Stefani Files For Divorce From Gavin Rossdale
Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from Gavin Rossdale, according to TMZ.

Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme on Monday for 14 Republican presidential ... more

Levine: White Sox Must Move Past .500 In Standings

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Levine: White Sox Must Move Past .500 In Standings
Getting over the .500 mark will be the key to the club’s success in the last third of the season.

Industrialist Heir to the Fiat Dynasty Charts His Course

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Industrialist Heir to the Fiat Dynasty Charts His Course
John Elkann clinches his biggest deal yet with the $6.9 billion acquisition of the insurer PartnerRe.

Shooting death of Gary teen stuns family, puzzles police

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Bits Blog: Hackers Exploit ‘Flash’ Vulnerability in Yahoo Ads

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The attack took advantage of Adobe Flash software that needed updating to direct traffic to other sites or even hold a computer for ransom.

John Oliver explains why Washington D.C. should be its own state

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Hysterical, curse-laden and surprisingly informative — these are the traits we’ve come to expect from John Oliver’s main stories on Last Week Tonight. He’s taught us ... more

Ex-DePaul soccer player aids stranger with bone-marrow transplant

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Instinctively one day last January on the DePaul University campus, Jake Douglas saw a number calling he didn't recognize and declined to answer his smartphone.

Fina swimming world championships: Mitch Larkin leads Australian fightback

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Fina swimming world championships: Mitch Larkin leads Australian fightback
Australia miss out of podium on day two in KazanBut Larkin qualifies fastest for 100m backstroke final There were no medals, but champion backstroker Mitch ... more

TV Sports: From the Cheap Seats at Mets Game, ESPN Misses the Action

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TV Sports: From the Cheap Seats at Mets Game, ESPN Misses the Action
The network’s announcers, seated in the bleachers, called the game as they would from the booth, but they could not see the field as they ... more

White Sox Game Day: Rays lead 1-0

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White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana fell in a 1-0 hole in the first inning Monday night against the Rays at U.S. Cellular Field. Lorgan Forsythe's ... more

David Price Electrifies Toronto’s Fans With Debut for Blue Jays

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David Price Electrifies Toronto’s Fans With Debut for Blue Jays
Price, who has pitched in the World Series and in critical playoff games, said his Toronto debut was “the best atmosphere I’ve ever been in.”

Vincent Marotta Sr., a Creator of Mr. Coffee, Dies at 91

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Vincent Marotta Sr., a Creator of Mr. Coffee, Dies at 91
Vincent Marotta Sr., who once played both football and baseball professionally, created a coffee maker that knocked the percolator from its perch.

Darren McFadden sells Oakland home with a view for above asking price

Former Raiders tailback Darren McFadden got his price and then some for his home in Oakland.

Irvine Co. to build six low-rise office buildings in Irvine Spectrum

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Orange County's largest landlord will construct six low-rise office buildings in the Irvine Spectrum, another sign of a robust office market in the state's third-most-populous ... more

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Are Getting Divorced

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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Are Getting Divorced
The couple married in 2002
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As Rocky fire burns, evacuees play a waiting game

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Chris and Cheryl Christian found a shady spot under a tree in the parking lot of a community center here on Monday afternoon and watched ... more

L.A. Unified food chief resigns under fire but maintains innocence

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David Binkle, L.A. Unified's food services director who won national acclaim for improving school meals, has resigned following a recent audit that found massive waste, ethical breaches and financial mismanagement under his ... more

​Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale to divorce

The musical power-couple are parting ways after nearly 13 years of marriage

Maura from "Transparent" would be jealous of Jenner

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Jeffrey Tambor says Maura Pfefferman, his transgender character in "Transparent," would be envious of the attention Caitlyn Jenner's getting

Gwen Stefani Files For Divorce From Gavin Rossdale

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Gwen Stefani Files For Divorce From Gavin Rossdale
Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from Gavin Rossdale, according to TMZ.

Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

published about 2 hours ago
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme on Monday for 14 Republican presidential ... more

Levine: White Sox Must Move Past .500 In Standings

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Levine: White Sox Must Move Past .500 In Standings
Getting over the .500 mark will be the key to the club’s success in the last third of the season.

Death toll rises in NYC Legionnaires' outbreak

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More deaths are reported in South Bronx outbreak as decontamination efforts continue

Zooey Deschanel gives birth to first child, a girl

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Zooey Deschanel gives birth to first child, a girl
Danielle HaynesAUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Zooey Deschanel and husband Jacob Pechenik welcomed their first child together last week, a girl, the actress' rep ... more

New treatment for ovarian cancer could help more women

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Researchers say a combination chemo treatment may boost survival rates, but many women don't get it

Circus tent collapses in N.H., killing two people

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Circus tent collapses in N.H., killing two people
Danielle HaynesLANCASTER, N.H., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Two people were killed and another 15 injured Monday when a circus tent collapsed in New Hampshire, emergency ... more

Soudelor now strongest typhoon of the year

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Soudelor now strongest typhoon of the year
Danielle HaynesWASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Super Typhoon Soudelor intensified into the strongest storm of 2015 on Monday after causing flooding and destruction on the ... more