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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 28.

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Once considered rude, some cell phone etiquette is the new norm

Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? A U.S. survey suggests you are not alone, even if you are annoyed when other people do exactly the same thing.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 28

A look at Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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WATCH: 60 years of ‘Guinness World Records’

That's a lot of years of documenting unique records.

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Let’s grab a coffee at the cat cafĂ©

Hey, it could be fun, right?

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MTV VMAs: Tears, chaos, and music history

The Executive Producer of the MTV Video Music Awards looks back at the craziest and the most unpredictable moments in the ceremony's history.

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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‘Big Bang’ star Jim Parsons making big bank

The TV favorite has earned an estimated $29 million in the past year,

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Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

Some big stars in college football are getting trademarks for their names, nicknames and taglines.

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Kim and Kanye get $440K for leaked engagement video

West proposed to Kardashian in spectacular fashion in front of friends and family with fireworks and a 50-piece orchestra at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California in October, 2013, but there was one unwelcome guest - YouTube.com co-founder Chad Hurley.

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Cheating ’19 Kids’ TV star Josh Duggar enters rehab

The former reality TV star Josh Duggar admitted cheating on his wife following reports he was a subscriber to the hacked Ashley Madison website.

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Dead rats anyone? Hollywood gets creative to promote movies

Hollywood studios are going to ever more creative lengths to attract attention in a jam-packed entertainment market where social media plays a key role in promoting content.

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‘Sons of Anarchy’ spinoff in the works

The acclaimed crime drama ended its seven-season run last year, and now Sutter is set to return to the world of biker gangs, in a show set in the Oakland motorcycle scene.

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This football MVP is a real ‘dummy’

Dartmouth football’s new MVP is a remote controlled Mobile Virtual Player designed to allow athletes to practice tackling with fewer injuries.

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Ex-San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald charged with rape

The former defensive end has been charged with rape by intoxication, and current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with sexual battery of the same woman on the same night.

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Love or loathe them, emails are here to stay

If seeing an inbox full of hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace.

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Rafael Nadal plays ‘strip tennis’

The tennis star is in NYC promoting a fashion line before the start of the U.S. Open.

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Colorado movie shooter sentenced to 12 life terms

Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a "Batman" film.

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This week’s best sports shots

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Some of the best plays and biggest newsmakers from the week in sports.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars

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The second man to walk on the moon is pushing for a Mars settlement by 2040.

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

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The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.