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4 days ago in Sports

NFL to return $723,000 in ‘paid patriotism’ funds to taxpayers

The National Football League has agreed to return more than $700,000 paid to its teams by the Pentagon for honoring American soldiers at sporting events.

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4 days ago in Sports

James’ triple-double powers Cavs to rout of Raptors

LeBron James recorded his 15th post-season triple-double as he moved past Shaquille O'Neal into fourth place on the all-time post-season scoring list in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday.

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4 days ago in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

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

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4 days ago in National

Lawmakers vote down LGBT rights measure

Shouts of "Shame, shame, shame," erupted in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday as Republican lawmakers narrowly defeated legislation to protect the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of government contractors.

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4 days ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 20

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

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4 days ago in Weird

The toilet opossum

The soaking wet little creature is seen in photos posted on the department's Facebook page.

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4 days ago in Viral Videos

1,500 water balloons + a trampoline

Uncle of the year? Definitely.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: May 20

A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: Gosling, Crowe shine in ‘The Nice Guys’

What begins as a low-rent missing persons case snowballs into an enormous conspiracy involving porn, the government, and the all-powerful auto industry ... it is 1977, after all.

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5 days ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: Talented voice actors can’t save long, slow ‘Angry Birds’

The major problem with "Angry Birds" is the lack of story.

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5 days ago in Entertainment

Legendary ’60 Minutes’ reporter Morley Safer dead

The journalist recently retired after more than four decades on the hit CBS news program.

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5 days ago in Sports

Golfer Phil Mickelson named in insider trading complaint

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson said he has agreed to return gains he made in 2012 from trading in Dean Foods Co stock and said he felt "vindicated" that U.S. authorities have not charged him with violating securities laws.

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5 days ago in Entertainment

Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on

Bill Cosby is spending millions fighting criminal and civil cases around the country in a frenzied bid not just to stay out of prison but to salvage what's left of his reputation.

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5 days ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Neighbors 2’ a funny, socially-conscious sequel

"Sorority Rising" lands as one of the better comedy sequels, with laughs that are familiar and steady, finding a comfort zone where raunchy charm and admirable conscience co-exist.

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5 days ago in Entertainment

Netflix launches website for internet speed test

The video streaming company separately also has a monthly ISP Speed Index, which updates subscribers on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best Netflix streaming experience during prime-time hours.

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5 days ago in National, World

Senate Democrats frustrated with slow U.S. Syrian refugee admissions

More than half the Democrats in the Senate, including many of President Barack Obama's strongest supporters, signed a letter to him on Wednesday urging him to move more quickly to admit Syrian refugees into the United States.

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5 days ago in Sports

Spieth has score to settle in hometown event

Jordan Spieth returns to very familiar territory for this week's AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving, Texas, though he has a score to settle at the TPC Four Seasons Resort where he has finished no better than joint 16th in six starts.

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5 days ago in Sports

Derby winner Nyquist in No. 3 slot

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist has drawn the No. 3 gate in the Preakness and was installed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite.

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5 days ago in National, World

EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge

An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean sea after swerving in mid-air and plunging from cruising height. French President Francois Hollande confirmed the aircraft "came down and is lost."

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5 days ago in Entertainment

Daniel Craig ‘done’ with the ‘James Bond’ franchise

The 48-year-old actor played the spy in 2006's "Casino Royale," "Quantum of Solace" in 2008, "Skyfall" in 2012 and last year's "Spectre."

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Today in entertainment history: May 24

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Angelina Jolie, the college professor

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The "Tomb Raider" star is becoming a visiting professor for a new one-year master's course at the London School of Economics.

16 hours ago in Sports

Tom Brady to appeal ‘Deflatgate’ suspension again

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Tom Brady will appeal his four-game suspension by the NFL, seeking a second hearing before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court.

18 hours ago in National

Major change in U.S. food labels is likely to help healthiest the most

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The biggest overhaul of U.S. food nutrition labels in more than two decades is likely to help improve the diets of the most health-conscious consumers, but others may need more convincing.

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Gas prices jump by 5 cents over past 2 weeks, averages $2.32

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The price at the pump has risen 55 cents since late February.