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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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The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

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FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

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Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

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British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel set for 2017

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Marvel unveils plans to press ahead with a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," days before the superhero movie even hits theaters.

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Amazon offers 3D printing to customize products

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Amazon will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items.

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U.S. doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia.

American doctor, Kent Brantley, has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola.