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An Olympic-Sized Question Mark: Housing in Plan for 2024

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Proposal lacks details, costs for city-like Olympic Village in 2024 bid by Los Angeles

4-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Hot Pickup Truck

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4-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Hot Pickup Truck
The boy may have been in the truck for up to 3 hours in the heat, police say
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Stunt Plane Crashes Ahead of NY Air Show, Killing Pilot

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Stunt plane crashes while practicing tricks for weekend air show in New York, killing pilot

Here Are the Places Travel Experts Want to Go Next

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Here Are the Places Travel Experts Want to Go Next
From Mexico City to North Korea
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ISIS destroys yet another ancient ruin

Isis took control of Palmyra in May, sparking fears that the Temple of Baalshamin would suffer the same fate as countless ancient sites at the ... more

Vatican mixed-up in Italy's "banned books" battle

Pope sent lesbian children's book publisher formulaic blessing; some of her books among those banned by Venice public preschools

Scott Walker and Marco Rubio deliver duelling foreign policy speeches

Walker's and Rubio's speeches were close to the same time and both in Charleston, South Carolina

Europe’s Halting Response to Migrant Crisis Draws Criticism as Toll Mounts

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Europe’s Halting Response to Migrant Crisis Draws Criticism as Toll Mounts
The escalating death toll has highlighted the bloc’s failure to quit squabbling and come up with a unified plan for a crisis months in the ... more

Erdogan Approves Caretaker Government in Turkey

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The prime minister assigned the interim government, which includes cabinet ministers from a pro-Kurdish party for the first time, until elections on Nov. 1.

Why Are Miracle Drugs So Few and So Expensive?

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Why Are Miracle Drugs So Few and So Expensive? By Keith Weiner

Emmet Till Died 60 Years Ago Today, Launched The Civil Rights Movement

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Emmet Till Died 60 Years Ago Today, Launched The Civil Rights Movement
A wreath of white flowers marked the grave of a Chicago teenager, whose brutal killing 60 years today in the Deep South helped launch the ... more

Coach Follies Redux.....

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Coach Follies Redux.....
You simply cannot make this stuff up........

California teacher retirement benefits are hardly modest. But CalSTRS doesn't want you to know that.

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The average full-career California teacher receives a pension benefit equal to 105% of their final earnings. CalSTRS CEO says the plan isn't generous enough. The ... more

Rob Pruitt To Judge Brant Foundation Art Contest

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Rob Pruitt To Judge Brant Foundation Art Contest
If you can?t make it to the Rob Pruitt exhibit at the Brant Foundation, check out his do-it-yourself art contest for a chance to win ... more

Is Apple working on a smaller iPhone 6?

The latest reports say smaller-sized iPhones may not be in production just yet

Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

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Google is working on a new technology caled VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to ... more
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Ice sheet bigger than Texas, California found on Mars

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"Crazy looking crater" reveals latest evidence of ice on the Red Planet

Why Is Tracking a Hurricane Easier Than Predicting Its Intensity?

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Why Is Tracking a Hurricane Easier Than Predicting Its Intensity?
A well-known contemporary meteorological axiom follows:  Forecasting where a tropical system will go is "easier" than forecasting how strong it will be. 

NYC taxis to compete with Uber

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New York cab companies are set to launch an app of their own, one billion people visit Facebook in a day, Chrome sets end date ... more
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A Passion for Hurling, the All-Ireland Game

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Hurling can be likened to a mash-up of lacrosse, field hockey and baseball, but, in truth, it’s a game all its own.

Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman one week before season opener

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Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman one week before season opener
Beckman fired after players complained over coachIn three seasons, Beckman led Illini to 12-25 recordOffensive coordinator Bill Cubit will take over nowOnce there was a ... more

Michael Clarke should be remembered as one of Australia's greats

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Michael Clarke should be remembered as one of Australia's greats
The outgoing captain revitalised a defeated team, took them back to the summit of world cricket, won an Ashes series and picked up Australia’s fifth ... more

Illini football coach Tim Beckman fired

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The University of Illinois fired football coach Tim Beckman on Friday for mishandling athlete injuries, including instances when he encouraged hurt players to avoid medical ... more

Illinois Fires Coach Tim Beckman One Week Before Season Opener

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Illinois Fires Coach Tim Beckman One Week Before Season Opener
The university fired its football coach on Friday, and said an investigation found that he had encouraged players to continue to compete while injured.

Tropical Storm Erika Passes Caribbean Islands

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Powerful winds and heavy rain struck the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Saint Maarten as Erika passed by, headed in the direction of Florida.

'In the Mind Fields' and the renewed emphasis on a mindful approach to mental illness

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In a 1956 cover story marking the centenary of Sigmund Freud's birth, Time celebrated the Viennese physician as the father of American psychiatry. While the ... more

Banksy's 'Dismaland' theme park installation a singular blend of dystopia and hype

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Endless lines in sweltering heat. A ticketing website that crashed. And an artist who was physically removed from the site for staging a protest. Banksy's ... more

Man accused of anti-vaccination graffiti in Beverly Hills due in court

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A man accused of vandalizing a building in Beverly Hills and a freeway sign with anti-vaccination graffiti was scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

Yasmani Grandal's shoulder pain could mean continued time for A.J. Ellis

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Good thing A.J. Ellis has come around offensively because you might be seeing a lot more of him behind the plate.

Amy Schumer, Jennifer Lawrence upstage Billy Joel show

​"Trainwreck" fans will be happy to see Amy Schumer reprise some of her dance moves from the comedy movie

Miley Cyrus: Donald Trump loved 2013 VMAs performance

The pop singer says Trump called to tell her how much he loved seeing her twerk at the 2013 VMAs

Brooke Burke-Charvet to co-host Miss America pageant

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Brooke Burke-Charvet, the actress, entrepreneur and fitness guru, will co-host the 2016 Miss America pageant

A #Winning Combination? Charlie Sheen Wants to Be Donald Trump's Vice President

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"If Trump will hv me I'd be his VP in a heartbeat!" Charlie Sheen tweeted Thursday

CDC supplies drug to treat teen's brain-eating amoeba

Houston teen is getting a treatment that helped save a 12-year-old girl, one of the only patients ever to survive the infection

Jessica Biel reunites with '7th Heaven' co-star Beverley Mitchell

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Jessica Biel reunites with '7th Heaven' co-star Beverley Mitchell
Annie MartinSANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Jessica Biel reunited with former "7th Heaven" co-star Beverley Mitchell during her first appearance since welcoming son ... more

U.S. Navy orders more P-8A Poseidon aircraft

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U.S. Navy orders more P-8A Poseidon aircraft
Richard TomkinsPATUXENT RIVER, Md., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Boeing Defense, Space & Security has received a contract worth nearly $1.5 billion from the U.S. Navy ... more

Caffeine may chip a couple strokes off golf score

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Caffeine may chip a couple strokes off golf score
Professional golfers may walk up to five miles over four hours for a round of golf, which is physical activity, though not intense exercise, said ... more

Los Angeles man chronicles removal of 50,000 bees

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Los Angeles man chronicles removal of 50,000 bees
Ben HooperLOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles area man who discovered about 50,000 bees were living in his walls shared video online ... more