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More Americans succumb to World Cup fever

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The U.S. may not yet be in love with football, but more Americans became fans as the World Cup in Brazil progressed.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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LeBron James headed back home

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LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers: "I'm ready to accept the challenge. I'm coming home."

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Game of 2 popes: Vatican plays down World Cup rivalry

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With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

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Argentina, Germany start final tuning

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Argentina and Germany are both back at work, secretly hatching plans for Sunday's World Cup final.

Entertainment

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

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REVIEW: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is the best yet

Andy Serkis as Caesar in a scene from the film, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Darker, more intense and deeply satisfying, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" takes a good thing and makes it better.

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Complex characters, scripts boost Netflix’s Emmy nods

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The unconventional approach to TV netted 31 Emmy nominations, a major achievement for a company that plunged into original programing just last year.

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Today in entertainment history: July 11

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Victoria Beckham’s strange anti-aging snack

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The former Spice Girl has a new snack that she swears by.

Weird

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Man gets draft notice, 102 years late

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A western Pennsylvania man receives a notice to register for the nation's military draft, two decades after he died.

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Man accidentally spends 30 hours in jail

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A man visiting his son at a Chicago jail ends up getting locked in a room for 30 hours.

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Ohio man’s online potato salad effort takes off

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An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10 to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad has raised more than $37,000.

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Thieves get away with soapy steal

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Police are looking for thieves who stole $2,000 worth of soap and hygiene items from a CVS.

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Maryland vandals ‘tag’ piglets

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Vandals broke into a Maryland petting zoo this week and painted graffiti on a sow and her piglets, police said on Wednesday.

Lifestyle

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Game of 2 popes: Vatican plays down World Cup rivalry

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With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

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Not sleeping is making your brain older

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Sleeping less will increase the rate the brain ages and speed up the decline in cognitive functions.

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Brazil’s blowout sets Twitter record

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The game Tuesday afternoon has become the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.

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Meet the ‘Duck of Justice’

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A Maine police department has gotten a huge Facebook boost thanks to its crime-fighting feathered friend.

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Seven ways to keep kids hydrated

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Don’t wait for your kids to tell you they’re thirsty before offering them water, experts say.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Toddler’s inspiring first steps

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Nothing can slow down this toddler as he takes his first steps with his new prosthetic legs.

News

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Tommy Ramone dead at 62

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Tommy Ramone, the drummer for the iconic 70s punk group and its last surviving original member, has died.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top rock tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top rock tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Toddler’s inspiring first steps

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Nothing can slow down this toddler as he takes his first steps with his new prosthetic legs.

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Deryck Whibley staying sober with the help of friends

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The Sum 41 rocker is overcoming his battle with booze with the help of Iggy Pop and Tommy Lee.

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Tiny birthday for a tiny hedgehog

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This little hedgehog really knows how to party!

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Brazilians blame World Cup blowout on Mick Jagger

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Soccer fans are calling the Rolling Stones rocker a "jinx."

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‘Leaked’ ‘Star Wars’ footage

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A clever special effects artist tricks the Internet with fake footage from the upcoming "Star Wars" movie.

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