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Samsung battles on two fronts, Apple preps iPhone 6 launch

Samsung is losing smartphone ground in an ominous sign for the South Korean giant, as Apple readies to launch its next-generation iPhone 6.

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If your friends feel like family, there’s a good reason for it

A new study says your friends may be closer to you than you think.

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World Cup was biggest social media event ever

Brazil's World Cup was the biggest social media event in history.

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The most expensive men’s haircut in America

Find out which city has the highest-priced haircuts in the U.S.

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‘Vixen’ workouts blend fitness with girls’ night out

A new workout combines cardio with a girls' night out, allowing women to channel their inner Beyoncé.

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Game of 2 popes: Vatican plays down World Cup rivalry

With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

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Not sleeping is making your brain older

Sleeping less will increase the rate the brain ages and speed up the decline in cognitive functions.

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Brazil’s blowout sets Twitter record

The game Tuesday afternoon has become the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.

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Meet the ‘Duck of Justice’

A Maine police department has gotten a huge Facebook boost thanks to its crime-fighting feathered friend.

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Seven ways to keep kids hydrated

Don’t wait for your kids to tell you they’re thirsty before offering them water, experts say.

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AT&T says it will be first to sell ‘smartwatch’

AT&T will be the first U.S. wireless carrier to sell LG Electronics' smartwatch, a wrist watch that connects to Android phones and answers voice commands.

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Poultry giant Foster Farms recalls chicken

California-based poultry giant Foster Farms will recall some of the contaminated chicken linked to a massive salmonella outbreak.

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More evidence shows moderate drinking heart healthy

Two new studies link moderate alcohol consumption to reduced risk of heart attack.

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Americans are falling out of love with McDonald’s, Taco Bell

Fast-food titans McDonald's, Taco Bell and KFC are losing to the likes of In-N-Out Burger, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Chick-fil-A.

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Too much TV could literally kill you

A new study says who watch three or more hours of TV per day may double their risk of early death.

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Graco recalls nearly 2M car seats

The announcement, affecting multiple models of carseats, is the largest such recall in American history.

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Look ma, no hands! New ‘selfie’ app does the work for you

Selfie fans, your life just got a little easier.

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Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

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Dustin Johnson of the US plays a shot on the 17th fairway during the second day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Friday July 18, 2014.

In a statement Thursday from Hambric Sports Management, the 30-year-old Johnson said his leave of absence was effective immediately.

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Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

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Tiger Woods answers questions at his news conference during the final practice day for the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Akron, Ohio.

Woods made six birdies Thursday to open with a 2-under 68 at the Bridgestone Invitational, just four shots behind Marc Leishman.

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A’s & Tigers escalate arms race at MLB trade deadline

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Oakland sends Yoenis Cespedes to Boston for Jon Lester while the Tigers pick up David Price in 3-team deal.

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Divided House abandons vote on border bill

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

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M’s get CF Austin Jackson in 3-way deal with Tigers, Rays

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Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson watches from the dugout against the Minnesota Twins in first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Nick Franklin goes to Tampa in deal that sends David Price to Detroit.