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Senate passes $16.3B veterans health care bill

The U.S. Senate gave final approval to a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

migrant

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For some companies, influx of migrant children is booming business

For companies with contracts with federal agencies, the wave of children crossing the border is a business opportunity.

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‘Sharknado 2′ sparks feeding frenzy on Twitter, sets record

Flying sharks chomping through NYC drew a record audience for Syfy network and became the most tweeted-about TV movie in history.

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Obamacare subsidy case could be headed to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.

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Dog brakes

Stella the yellow lab wants to keep playing fetch but her hind legs have other plans!

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Fly Fido to the moon in space send-off for deceased pets

A Texas company is offering a unique send off for beloved pets by placing their remains in a capsule and blasting them off into space.

obamacare

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Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumpy road

Consumers buying coverage through the federal HealthCare.gov site are likely to still have technical difficulties.

cats

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More cats than people: Felines take over N.Y. island

WATCH: A tiny island near Buffalo is overrun by cats, thanks to hundreds of abandoned felines.

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman, right, and Dan Aykroyd in a scene from "Get On Up."

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REVIEW: ‘Get On Up’ won’t let James Brown fans down

It ain't braggin' if you back it up, and James Brown, warts and all, was one of the most important musical and cultural figures of the 20th century.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 1

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

immigration

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Divided House abandons vote on border bill

Congress will take a five-week vacation without addressing the immigration crisis.

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in Sports

Ravens’ Rice publicly apologizes to wife for domestic violence

The running back apologizes to his wife for hitting her, vowing to be an "ambassador against domestic violence."

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Lorde curating ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack

The 17-year-old pop star is recording a single for the third installment of the franchise.

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David Cassidy reportedly skips court for race track

The '70s heartthrob was reportedly at the race track while his attorney was in court representing him on a drunken driving charge.

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PHOTOS: Inside Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

Five years after the King of Pop's death, his iconic California home is about to be sold.

wtc

in Weird

‘World Trade Center’ ship dates to pre-Revolutionary America

A vessel unearthed at the World Trade Center site dates back to three years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

museum

in Lifestyle

Adults embrace art, science sleepovers

Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years and now adults are getting in on the fun.

jobs

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Jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

bigbang

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Stars hold out for big payday on ‘Big Bang Theory’

Production of the hit comedy is on hold as the show's stars demand big bucks.

Guardians Of The Galaxy

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REVIEW: ‘Guardians’ among year’s most entertaining

Director James Gunn elevates our August with one of the most entertaining films of 2014, Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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Maine to Close Parts of State to Rockweed Harvest

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Maine officials are working on a plan to close ecologically sensitive parts of the state to rockweed harvesting on the state's coast.

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Data Breach Reported at Portland’s Otto Pizza

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A pizza chain says the credit card numbers of 900 customers were potentially exposed in a data breach at two pizza restaurants in Portland, Maine.

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Maine Town Puts Moratorium on Wind Energy Projects

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Residents of a Maine town are calling for a six-month moratorium on wind energy projects.

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Judge: Cutler Donors Can Increase Contributions

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A federal judge has sided with four supporters of Maine gubernatorial hopeful Eliot Cutler who want to increase their donations to the independent candidate.

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Boston Celtics to Play Preseason Game in Portland

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The Boston Celtics are coming to Portland, Maine, for the first time in 19 years.