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How combat veterans are coping with July Fourth fireworks

Military with PTSD group provides vets with signs asking neighbors to "be courteous" with July Fourth fireworks

Independence Day is often celebrated with delicious food, family get-togethers and Fourth of July fireworks that light up the night.

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Long-term life support on Mars should be possible someday, study says

The system would convert some of the water to oxygen for astronauts to breathe

When the first two human colonists land on Mars, they could step into their ready-made living quarters, remove their space helmets and inhale deliciously breathable air.

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Kanye West gets 'Kanye'd' by onstage heckler at Glastonbury

By Emanuella Grinberg

Now Kanye West knows how it feels to get upstaged, even if just for a few seconds. A heckler invaded the stage Saturday night during West's opening song at Glastonbury Festival. It's no secret that more than a few people were unhappy with the decision to make the American rapper the headlining act of the five-day British music festival. At least 15,000 signed a petition to cancel his slot.

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Solar plane faces most dangerous part of around-the-world flight

This is pretty much it: the most dangerous part of a historic solar-powered adventure playing out thousands of feet above the Earth. For folks who haven't been following the around-the-world flight of the experimental Solar Impulse 2 since it began last March, this is probably the part where you'll want to start paying attention.

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'Emotional' robot sells out in a minute

Pepper the humanoid robot is so hot that he sold out within a minute, according to his Japanese creator, SoftBank Robotics Corp. Only 1,000 models were available for the consumer launch on Saturday in Japan. The base price was set at ¥198,000 ($1,600) with an additional ¥24,600 ($200) monthly data and insurance fees.

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Sleep or die -- growing body of research warns of heart attacks, strokes

We have all experienced the aftermath of a bad night's sleep: grogginess, irritability, difficulty carrying out even the simplest of tasks. A growing amount of research suggests that not getting enough shut-eye could also have insidious effects on heart disease, obesity and other conditions.

Are 3-year-olds mind-reading, justice-seeking superheroes?

If you want to learn the building blocks of empathy and a sense of justice, just look to the nearest 3-year-old. While these two traits seem like they might require years of experience and observation to acquire, a new study published in Current Biology reveals that children as young as 3 have a strong sense of restorative justice.

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Johnny Depp's 'private village' up for sale at $26 million

Known for his swashbuckling role in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, actor Johnny Depp has put one of his most treasured items on the market. The actor and musician's 37-acre estate and "private village" in the south of France is for sale. The asking price: $25.76 million.

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Rapper Lupe Fiasco takes on white supremacy

Lupe Fiasco has a message for white supremacists: There is nothing "supreme" about you. The rapper used his Instagram account to post an open letter that began "Dear White Supremacy."

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Trump on the stump: A closer look at The Donald's proposed policies

Real Estate mogul Donald Trump didn't mince words in his presidential announcement Tuesday -- slamming President Barack Obama, some of his 2016 Republican rivals and putting forth some bold policy suggestions on issues ranging from jobs to fighting ISIS to immigration.

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Rapper Lupe Fiasco takes on white supremacy

The rapper posted an open letter on his Instagram account

Lupe Fiasco has a message for white supremacists: There is nothing "supreme" about you.

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FDA orders food manufacturers to stop using trans fat

Artificial trans fat will have to disappear from the American diet, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA on Tuesday ruled that trans fat is not “generally recognized as safe” for use in human food.

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How a Pixar animator learned to think like an 11-year-old girl

Pete Docter, the legendary director behind Up and Monsters Inc., has a new animation which is about to hit the big screen. Inside Out is set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl whose emotions -- joy, sadness, anger, fear and disgust -- compete to control her.

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Miami's best beach bars

Miami Beach's bar scene isn't all bikini-clad bartenders serving overpriced shots to sunburned spring breakers (though there's a lot of that). Leave Ocean Drive behind and you'll find a craft cocktail lounge, a '90s punk rock bar and a basement dance club complete with a bowling alley and ice rink.

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The future: Airplanes that fix themselves?

It may sound like a line from a sci-fi novel, but scientist believe that in the near future airplane wings will be able to fix themselves on the go. A team from Bristol University in England has developed technology which could repair cracks on an aircraft in a similar way that human skin heals.

America recovers from its great baby recession

The number of births in the United States went up last year for the first time since 2007, according to an annual report by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics. The report found that there were 62.9 births for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44, which represents an increase of 1% over the birth rate in 2013.

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#JurassicWorld: Pterodactyls, product placement and Chris Pratt

"Jurassic World" took to the screens with a big bang this weekend, raking in $511.8 million at box offices worldwide -- making it the biggest grossing movie opening of all time. Those involved were exceedingly grateful, such as actor Vincent D'Onofrio, who played Hoskins, head of security at the fictional theme park.

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Lil Wayne: I just signed a deal with Jay Z

Lil Wayne dropped a bombshell Saturday that left fans simultaneously celebrating and speculating over what it could mean. "I just signed a deal with my motherf--king idol, Jay-Z," said the rapper, whose real name Dwayne Carter, as he took the stage at KMEL Summer Jam.

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Los Angeles is now largest city in America with $15 minimum wage

It's official: Los Angeles is now the largest city in America to guarantee workers at least $15 an hour.

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Is it ever OK to snoop on your partner?

Here's a scenario to consider: Your partner leaves his cell phone on the dining room table. His texts and emails can be easily accessed with just the touch of a fingertip. Would you look? Have you ever looked?

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Delta pilot orders pizza for delayed flight

Diverted because of bad weather in Atlanta, a Delta Air Lines pilot turned to the classic solution for many a grumpy passenger: pizza. As torrential rains swept through Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, some flights were delayed arriving at the world's busiest airport -- and Delta's home base.

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'Jonny Quest' hitting the big screen and the Internet has opinions

Jonny Quest is going into action once again. The animated adventures of the young adventurer thrilled kids in the 1960s (and in the many reboots that followed), but now he's headed for the big screen in live-action form.

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Photographer sells others' Instagram photos as art

Is it selfie-ish to make a profit off of strangers' Instagram photos? Richard Prince did just that, and it's drawing a lot of negative reaction. The painter and photographer blew up screenshots of other people's Instagrams, hung them at the Frieze Art Fair in New York and reportedly sold almost all of them for $90,000 each.

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'WTF' in the dictionary?! That's 'clickbait'

It's official: WTF is in the dictionary. It's short for an informal phrase that starts with "what the ..." and is "used especially to express or describe outraged surprise, recklessness, confusion, or bemusement."

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B.B. King was poisoned, two of his daughters claim

Two of B.B. King's daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates. But the coroner says preliminary autopsy results don't support that contention.

NFL's top health adviser: Game getting safer, but there's a lot to be learned

After spending the first 100 days of her tenure on the sidelines, Dr. Betsy Nabel, the NFL's chief health and medical adviser, addressed the media for the first time Tuesday and laid out an agenda that emphasizes injury research and prevention.

Vienna adds same-sex couples to pedestrian traffic lights

Vienna's streets just got a little more gay-friendly. Austria's capital has reprogrammed 49 of its pedestrian traffic lights, replacing the gender-neutral figures with same-sex couples ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest, a competition that's popular with the international gay community.

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'Big Bang' gives way to 'Supergirl': Five things we learned from CBS' schedule

For a network that has traditionally made few changes, CBS has a few big ones coming in the fall, including the end of "CSI" after 15 years. Here are five things we learned about the new schedule for the "Eye" network.

Man graduates from college 76 years after enrolling

It took NBA star Shaquille O'Neal 11 years to earn his undergraduate degree. Wisconsin grandmother Mary Jo Meyer needed 42 years to get hers. But when it comes to extended college careers, Anthony Brutto, 94, has them both beat by a mile.

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School problems in children after concussions

If your school-age child suffers a concussion, how well will he or she do when returning to school and trying to learn? A new study in the journal Pediatrics says that depends on two major factors: how severe the concussion symptoms your child is having and the grade level of the child.

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Woman charged in Chris Brown burglary

A woman who allegedly broke into singer Chris Brown's house, lived there for several days and vandalized his home and cars, was charged Friday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

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5 reasons to check out NBC's fall schedule

NBC is going to be a very new network come fall. The peacock network was first out of the gate on Sunday with its new schedule, after canceling a number of series in recent days. After ratings failed to live up to expectations on a few nights this season, the network is starting over with some new shows.

Georgia school director apologizes for 'black people' graduation remark

The director of a Georgia school apologized for calling out "all the black people" who left a graduation ceremony during the valedictorian's speech. Nancy Gordeuk, director of TNT Academy in Stone Mountain, was recorded making the controversial remark toward the end of Friday's ceremony.

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Ebola declared dead in Liberia

After losing more than 4,000 people to Ebola, Liberia has now been declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be free of the disease. I wish I were there to hug the wonderful people I met when I visited at the height of the epidemic in September, when any contact, even shaking hands, was forbidden.

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San Francisco axes baseball tradition by outlawing smokeless tobacco

Chewing tobacco has long been a tradition in baseball, but that tradition could be on its way out in one big-league city. San Francisco on Friday banned smokeless tobacco at all sports venues, including AT&T Park, home of the city's Major League Baseball team, the Giants.

School problems in children after concussions

If your school-age child suffers a concussion, how well will he or she do when returning to school and trying to learn? A new study in the journal Pediatrics says that depends on two major factors: how severe the concussion symptoms your child is having and the grade level of the child.

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‘Stand By Me’ singer Ben E. King dies

Song was a top 10 hit in the U.S. in 1961 and again in 1986

Singer Ben E. King, whose classic hit “Stand By Me” became an enduring testament of love and devotion for generations of listeners, has died.

Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand on 'Star Trek,' dead at 85

Grace Lee Whitney, who played Yeoman Janice Rand in the original "Star Trek" series and a handful of movies based on the series, died Friday. She was 85.

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"Star Wars Day": What to do on May 4 (and why)

"May the 4th be with you" went from a pun to a hashtag to a holiday

It's not just a pun. "May the 4th be with you" is a full-fledged unofficial holiday, "Star Wars Day." Actually, as far as Lucasfilm and Disney are concerned, it's quite official. So why this day, and what is there to do other than watch it trend on Twitter? (After all, it's apparently important enough to send hardcore fans into a tizzy when they feel it's been mistreated.)

Baltimore Officers Booking

All six Baltimore police officers who face charges in connection with the death of Freddie Gray

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Loretta Lynch makes history

Nations first Black female attorney general

Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the new U.S. attorney general on Monday, replacing Eric Holder. Lynch, the country’s first African American woman to serve in the role, had her nomination held up for more than five months over politicking in the Senate.

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First look: Jared Leto is the Joker

You can call him... Joker. We've seen a few teases so far, but on Friday night, director David Ayer gave us the first full look at Jared Leto as the Joker. The Clown Prince of Crime will appear in 2016's "Suicide Squad," the first movie featuring the best-known comic book villain, where (as far as we know anyway), there is no Batman present.

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Bruce Jenner: Social media reacts with a cheer and a shrug

When Bruce Jenner told ABC's Diane Sawyer and the world on Friday night that "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," the declaration wasn't particularly surprising. Paparazzi have been stalking the former Olympic champion for months, breathlessly documenting his increasingly feminine appearance down to his lip gloss, pierced ears and French manicure.

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Connecticut teen forced to have chemo heads home

A 17-year-old teen who has been living at Connecticut Children's Medical Center since December while being forced to have chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma has completed treatment and left the hospital Monday, according to her attorney, Josh Michtom.

Columbia student accused of rape sues over accuser's performance art

A Columbia University student who was accused of rape is suing the New York City school for allowing his accuser to publicly brand him a "serial rapist" According to the lawsuit, Paul Nungesser was cleared of responsibility in Emma Sulkowicz's 2013 rape claim, as well as others that came to light after Sulkowicz went public with her allegations in various media interviews.

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Seeing God in the face of Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Jonathan Ferrell, Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin ... Emmett Till. What do we have to do to stop these senseless fatal attacks upon black male bodies? Police body cameras, indictments, guilty verdicts and even DOJ reports are not enough. These slayings are the result of the way in which the black body has been historically perceived in this country, especially the black male body.

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Poll shows growing religious support for same-sex marriage

Until recently, if you sat in church on Sunday mornings, pollsters could predict where you stood on same-sex marriage. What a difference a decade makes. In 2003, when the Massachusetts Supreme Court became the country's first to legalize same-sex marriage, less than 30% of religiously affiliated Americans supported gays' and lesbians' right to wed.

Older parents face 'grandparent deficit'

When I do the math, one particular consequence of having children later in life hits me squarely in the face. I had my first daughter at 39. If she has kids when she's older like I did -- let's say she gives birth the same age I was -- I will be a whopping 78 when I become a grandmother. 78!

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New Orleans: A biz traveler's guide to the 'Big Easy'

New Orleans, like Las Vegas, is a party town, known more for the madness of Mardi Gras and frivolity of the French Quarter than pretty much anything else. But monkey business isn't the only kind of business going on in the Big Easy.

Lyrid meteor shower crosses night sky

Look for spectacular shooting stars this week as the annual Lyrid meteor shower light up the nighttime sky. Although the meteor shower started Thursday and goes through Saturday, the best times to view the shooting stars will be Wednesday into Thursday before dawn.

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