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Vin Diesel’s fans push him into fantasy

The actor talks about how his fans convinced him to enter the world of fantasy movies in "The Last Witch Hunter" and how hard it is to juggle his busy schedule.

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Shhhh! Secret weddings new vogue for Hollywood

The hush-hush ceremonies are a stark contrast with the lavish celebrity weddings of the past.

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Spieth re-sets goals for year, eyes top spot in rankings

Though Spieth's bid for a calendar grand slam of the majors ended at St. Andrews, he can still add a third leg at next week's PGA Championship while he would become world number one with victory this Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Jon Stewart signs off from ‘The Daily Show’ with a look back

Jon Stewart wrapped up his long-running "The Daily Show" on Thursday with effusive tributes to his show's staff, many on hand to see him off while political and media luminaries who served as some of the satirist's favorite targets, from Bill O'Reilly to Hillary Clinton, appeared on tape.

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10 years on, Hurricane Katrina’s scars endure for New Orleans

A decade after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans seems to have found its rhythm again: the French Quarter is choked with tourists, construction cranes tower over the skyline, and hipsters bike to cafes in gentrifying neighborhoods.

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Blows for Obama as key lawmakers come out against Iran deal

U.S. President Barack Obama's hopes of preserving the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers were dealt a setback on Thursday when Chuck Schumer, one of the top Democrats in the U.S. Senate, said he would the oppose the agreement.

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It’s all about Trump at raucous Republican debate

Donald Trump refused to rule out an independent White House bid and bristled at questions about his attitudes toward women, leaving his rivals struggling for attention on Thursday during a feisty first Republican presidential debate.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 7.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 7

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

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Fitness fundamentals still challenge Americans, poll finds

Despite an explosion of fitness advice from TV shows, blogs, books and online experts, a basic knowledge of health and exercise still eludes most Americans, according to a poll.

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Jon Stewart says goodbye to ‘The Daily Show’

The comedian finally gets his "moment of zen" with a performance by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 7

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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WATCH: ‘The Daily Show’ family tree

As Jon Stewart signs off, lets look back at some of most distinguished "The Daily Show" alumni, from their first appearance on the show to the trajectory their careers have taken since departing.

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Meryl Streep finds inner rockstar in ‘Ricki and the Flash’

The Academy Award winning actress plays an aging rockstar who returns home to help her daughter Julie, played by Streep's real-life daughter Mamie Gummer.

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Taking bow for summer, Congress leaves clashes for fall

When lawmakers return, they'll face a fall jam-packed with do-or-die deadlines.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux spark wedding rumors

Did the Hollywood couple secretly marry last night?

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Dinosaurs, fast cars spur Universal Pictures to world record box office

Universal Pictures has become the first movie studio to gross $5.53 billion worldwide in one year, setting an industry record.

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NHL expansion hopefuls still drawing interest

Las Vegas and Quebec City have advanced to the second of three phases in their bids to land NHL expansion franchises.

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Food was pretty inexpensive last month

Global food prices sank to their lowest in almost six years in July, as sharp drops in the value of dairy products and vegetable oils overwhelmed increases in sugar and cereals.

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi shows off his new app

"Portalball" is a virtual reality sci-fi baseball game you can play on your phone.

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Wardens ID Young Swimmer Found Dead in Mattawamkeag River

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Maine wardens have identified the youngster who died in the Mattawamkeag River in Penobscot County.

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Police: Maine Man Dies from Apparent Drowning in China Lake

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Police say a 74-year-old man died from apparent drowning in China Lake in front of a family member's property over the weekend.

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Maine DEP Commissioner is Stepping Down

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Maine Environmental Commissioner Patricia Aho is stepping down after four years to work for Sen. Susan Collins.

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University of Maine System to Use a Fifth Local Food by 2020

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Officials with the University of Maine System say the state's public universities are launching a program to use local growers and producers for a fifth of their dining hall expenditures by 2020.

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Great State of Maine Air Show Returns After Sequestration

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Putting on an air show when Brunswick Naval Air Station was an active-duty base was easy: Taxpayers picked up the tab and the Navy provided hundreds of sailors to run the event.

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