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The latest news from the ‘Star Wars’ camp

The young stars of the upcoming movie, "The Force Awakens," talk about their experiences filming with JJ Abrams.

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Eying volatile markets, Obama urges Congress to pass budget

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Congress to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty and quickly pass a budget before a deadline at the end of September to prevent a government shutdown.

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A decade after Katrina, Bourbon Street is rocking again

When the hurricane made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, it would go on to become the costliest storm in U.S. history.

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Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose accused of rape

Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

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‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins dies at 58

Darryl Dawkins, one of the most colorful players in the NBA in recent memory, has passed away at the age of 58.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Taylor Swift & Lisa Kudrow bring back ‘Smelly Cat’ from ‘Friends’

From Central Perk to the Staples Center, Phoebe Buffay has hit the big time.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 28

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 28.

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in Lifestyle

Once considered rude, some cell phone etiquette is the new norm

Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? A U.S. survey suggests you are not alone, even if you are annoyed when other people do exactly the same thing.

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Maine Construction Company Owner Must Pay $405K in Fines

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is ordering the owner of Maine construction companies to pay $405,000 for violating federal occupational safety standards.

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in Local

Sen. Collins to Announce Vote on Iran Deal After Labor Day

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is the lone GOP senator yet to say how she's going to vote on the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the U.S. and other countrie

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Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Waterville Accident

Police say a motorcyclist was critically injured after a crash involving two sport utility vehicles in Kennebec County.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 28

A look at Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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WATCH: 60 years of ‘Guinness World Records’

That's a lot of years of documenting unique records.

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in Weird

Let’s grab a coffee at the cat café

Hey, it could be fun, right?

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in Music

MTV VMAs: Tears, chaos, and music history

The Executive Producer of the MTV Video Music Awards looks back at the craziest and the most unpredictable moments in the ceremony's history.

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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‘Big Bang’ star Jim Parsons making big bank

The TV favorite has earned an estimated $29 million in the past year,

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American Folk Festival Underway in Bangor

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The American Folk Festival is underway in Bangor with acts ranging from cowboy music and blue grass to Latin jazz and zydeco.

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Maine Immunization Rates for Toddlers Now Nation’s Highest

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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Maine's toddler immunization rate has surged from below average to the highest in the nation.

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Maine Studying Plan to Transplant Sea Urchins for Fishing

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Maine fishing regulators want to close an area to sea urchin fishing so they can evaluate a plan to transplant the spiny creatures.

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Environmentalists Press on with Maine Lynx Trapping Lawsuit

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A coalition of environmental groups says it will press on with a lawsuit designed to provide more protections for Maine's lynx despite new trapping restrictions adopted by the state.

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Maine’s Largest Prison Looking for New Warden

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Maine's largest prison is seeking a new warden.

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