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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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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

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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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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

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

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Colorado movie shooter sentenced to 12 life terms

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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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Obama to herald New Orleans’ progress ahead of Katrina anniversary

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President Barack Obama on Thursday will highlight the "structural inequality" that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city's progress 10 years after the storm.

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Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

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

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This football MVP is a real ‘dummy’

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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

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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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Rafael Nadal plays ‘strip tennis’

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

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PGA: Barclays preview 2015

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The top 125 in the FedExCup Standings head to Plainfield Country Club for the first leg of the playoffs. Who will survive and advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship?

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 28

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A look at Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Paul McCartney drawings among Beatles auction

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The sketches, which are expected to fetch more than $16,000, feature line portraits of three figures who look like members of the band, and were found in an attic by the seller.

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WATCH: 60 years of ‘Guinness World Records’

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

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MTV VMAs: Tears, chaos, and music history

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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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‘Big Bang’ star Jim Parsons making big bank

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

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Aretha Franklin eyeing Broadway life story musical

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The Queen of Soul is already in negotiations for a possible film and TV mini-series about her life, and now she reveals she is talking to actress and director Marsha Mason about a stage show.

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Kim and Kanye get $440K for leaked engagement video

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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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TODAY’S MUST SEE: 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?

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What if Daniel is the real ‘Karate Kid’ bully?

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In this alternate version of the classic film, Daniel LaRusso is the one who picks every fight in "The Karate Kid."

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WATCH: Llama drama

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"Phantom" the llama lived up to its name, evading animal control officers, neighbors and its owner for close to three hours before being caught.