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Latinos Pledge Allegiance To More Than One Soccer Team

For many Hispanics cheering on Team USA and a Latin American team is a win-win. Univision taps into this double patriotism by referring to the U.S. team as "el equipo de todos" — everybody's team.
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law

The justices said Massachusetts' law mandating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics providing abortion services violates First Amendment rights.
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FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Reactions With Acne Products

Many people use products using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat acne. The Food and Drug Administration says rare but dangerous allergic reactions have landed people in the hospital.
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In Narrow Ruling, Supreme Court Invalidates 3 Obama Appointments

The court says the 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are invalid because they weren't approved by the Senate, which was in pro forma session at the time.
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Facebook's Diversity Numbers Are Out, And They're What You Expect

As the industry grapples with a gender gap, major tech firms are starting to release the gender and racial breakdowns of their staffs. Facebook's workers are mostly male and white.
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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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