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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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Facebook scores record 1B interactions for World Cup

With 1 billion posts, likes and comments, the tournament is the most talked-about event in Facebook's history.

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Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes

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President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014.

Replacing handshakes with fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a new study.

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Sony looks to revive the Playstation network

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A white Sony Playstation 4 is on display at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2014.

Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around the PlayStation.

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Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops, cuts price of older model

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The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California on April 23, 2014.

Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299.

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U.S. marshals, police wounded, fugitive dead in NYC gunfight

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A New York Police Officer stands guard inside a cordoned area at the site of a shooting in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York on July 28, 2014.

Two U.S. marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in Greenwich Village.

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U.S says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting.

In another sign of deteriorating relations, the U.S. government claims that Moscow has violated the Cold War treaty.