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Could California become six states?

A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost when supporters announced they have signatures to place it on the ballot.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Former POW Bergdahl transitioning to active duty

Bergdahl, who was released in May after five years as a Taliban prisoner of war in Afghanistan, is returning to active duty.

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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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Web companies press FCC for net neutrality

Major U.S. companies are urging regulators to restrict the ability of Internet providers to strike deals for faster delivery of some web traffic.

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Citi to pay $7B to settle federal investigation

Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle a government investigation into mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

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Republicans balk at White House border funds request

Leading Republican lawmakers balked at supporting a spending request aimed at bolstering the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Making headlines this week

A look at this week's newsmakers and the headlines you might have missed.

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Chrysler recalling 900K SUVs

The recall affects some 2011-2014 models of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango.

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Government sues Amazon over kids’ purchases

Amazon faces a lawsuit for allegedly allowing children to run up millions of dollars in purchases while playing mobile apps like "Tap Zoo" and "Ice Age Village."

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Republicans to focus Obama lawsuit on health care

Republicans say they intend to accuse Obama of overstepping his legal authorities.

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Obama says money low to deal with immigrant crisis

The Obama administration warned lawmakers that border control agencies will run out of money if Congress doesn't act.

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Lawmakers eye immigration law changes

Legislation to more easily deport thousands of Central American children who have migrated illegally appears to be gaining steam.

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Chinese hackers pursue key data on U.S. workers

The hackers appeared to be targeting files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

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World’s biggest water slide to open today

Officials at the Kansas City water park say the public will finally be able to ride the "insane" slide.

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Colorado residents expected to smoke 130 tons of pot

A day after Washington became the second state to allow recreational sales of the drug, the projected demand in Colorado is much higher than anticipated.

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Rising BLT costs hard to swallow

The cost to produce America's favorite summer sandwich has hit a record high as pork and produce costs rise.

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Lawmakers hope to clamp down on Times Square’s characters

Cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse are adored by generations of children, but their costumed counterparts are a public nuisance, lawmakers say.

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Judge delays trial in Colorado movie massacre

The planned trial in October of accused movie theater gunman James Holmes was delayed to allow more time to conduct a sanity review.

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Obama’s request for border money gets wary reception

Republicans are skeptical of a White House request for $3.7 billion to address an influx of child migrants at the U.S. border.

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin gets 10 years

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery and money laundering.

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Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas

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Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

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Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati events

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Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defense at the year's final grand slam.

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Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop being mad all the time’

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The President took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to work with him to "get some work done."

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Study: Kids like new, healthier school lunches

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A recent study suggests that most elementary age students like eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.

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Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

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A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.