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Will Ferrell, Teddy Goalsevelt Pump Up U.S. Fans

"I'm not going to lie to you — I'm not in the best shape," Will Ferrell told American soccer fans in Brazil last night, after being announced as U.S. Soccer's "secret weapon" in the World Cup.
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North Korea Threatens War Over U.S. Comedy

Seth Rogen and James Franco have an upcoming film called The Interview. They're a talk show host and producer who get an interview with North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un, and are encouraged to kill him.
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Federal Court Rules Against Utah's Ban On Gay Marriage

A federal appeals court in Denver struck down Utah's ban on gay marriage. It's the first appeals court decision in the nation to date, and paves the way for a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue.
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Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrants For Most Cellphone Searches

Civil libertarians hailed the ruling, while police bemoaned the extra bureaucracy. We examine what kind of practical effect this ruling will have on how law enforcement handles suspects' phones.
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Meters Would Help Sacramento Homes Save More Water

Officials in California are asking people to use less water because of the severe drought. But about a million people in the state live in homes without the best means of water-use management: meters.
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Interest Groups Come Down On Opposite Sides Of Export-Import Bank

Establishment Republicans and Tea Party conservatives clash over a federal agency that helps finance U.S. firms in foreign trade. The legal authority for the Export-Import Bank expires in September.
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Absentee Ballots To Decide Whether Rep. Rangel Gets A 23rd Term

Even though votes are still being counted, Rep. Charles Rangel has declared victory in his race against Adriano Espaillat. It could be more than a week before the results are available.
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Rain Storms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources

Iowa, Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest have been hit with record levels of rainfall recently. As water floods homes and businesses and threatens crops, local officials scramble to help.
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Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone Strikes

The Stimson Center concludes that targeted killing operations may have protected Americans at home, but come at a heavy price abroad.
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North Korea Threatens War Over New Seth Rogen Comedy

The plot of The Interview, which also stars James Franco, involves a television journalist and his producer who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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