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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.

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Eying volatile markets, Obama urges Congress to pass budget

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President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Congress to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty and quickly pass a budget before a deadline at the end of September to prevent a government shutdown.

Sports

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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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Tribute to Justin Wilson before Sunday’s finale

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Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

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Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

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Serena Williams says she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.

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Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose accused of rape

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Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

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‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins dies at 58

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Darryl Dawkins, one of the most colorful players in the NBA in recent memory, has passed away at the age of 58.

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‘Siri, can you give me a hint?’ Apple confirms September event

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The rumors are true: Apple will host an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

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Netflix drug drama ‘Narcos’ blurs line between cartels, agents

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Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in the dark drug drama "Narcos," a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.

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The secret to Rob Lowe’s ageless face

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The 51-year-old actor will star in a new series this fall, "The Grinder," and still looks as good as ever.

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Pink Floyd’s flying pig set for auction

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Executives at Air Artists, the firm behind the floating porky, are selling off the blow-up pig as part of a rock memorabilia sale, which will also feature items created for the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and AC/DC.

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Richie Sambora developing TV show

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The former Bon Jovie rocker is expanding his resumé by developing a TV show for HBO.

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Slash to producer slasher film

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The former Guns 'N Roses star has teamed up with horror production firm Revolver Picture Company for a new movie franchise.

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A new milestone for Facebook

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For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day.

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This is one way to get a tan

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It's summer and the beaches are packed - so this guy got some private sunbathing time while sky high.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Taylor Swift & Lisa Kudrow bring back ‘Smelly Cat’ from ‘Friends’

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From Central Perk to the Staples Center, Phoebe Buffay has hit the big time.

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Can the McWhopper make fast-food ‘peace?’

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Could a Big Mac - Whopper hybrid be happening? And, if so, would you eat it?