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U.S. Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Games to Boston

Boston backed out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympics, hours after the mayor said he would not "commit" to a deal if it meant taxpayers would foot the bill for hosting such a large-scale event.

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in National

Safety regulators fine Chrysler record $105 million

The automaker's agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contains an unprecedented buyback option covering hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

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in Music

WATCH: Lady Gaga joins U2 onstage for ‘Ordinary Love’

The "Poker Face" hitmaker joined the band onstage in a very Gaga-like outfit, to play piano and provide vocals.

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in Weird

Creepy clown spotted in Chicago cemetery in dead of night

Police say they don't know who this person dressed up like a clown is - or why they'd scale a cemetery fence and trespass in the dark of night - but it was all caught on tape.

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in Sports

Race to succeed Blatter is ‘poker’ game: FIFA executive member

A number of candidates are expected to vie for the chance to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

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in Viral Videos

Swimming with Golden Retrievers

A day at the lake has gone to the dogs.

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in Entertainment

John Stamos teases fans with on-set shot from ‘Fuller House’

The "Full House" reboot is filming and Uncle Jesse is back and better than ever.

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in Entertainment

Cosby accusers fill magazine cover

More than 30 women who have accused the embattled comedian of sexual assault are featured on the cover, including supermodels Janice Dickinson and Beverly Johnson.

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in Sports

New hopes for David Beckham’s Miami soccer dream

The retired England captain announced his plans to create a new Major League Soccer (MLS) team in the city in February, 2014 but his attempts stalled a few months later.

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in National

Gas prices down slightly

The national average for both gas and diesel has dropped over the last two weeks.

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in Lifestyle

The Internet is no substitute for a doctor

Online symptom checkers often misdiagnose problems, encouraging people to seek care for minor issues that don’t need immediate attention or incorrectly telling people with true emergencies that treatment can wait.

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in Weird

Streets closed as police hunt #MKELion

Police closed off streets near a park in north Milwaukee on Saturday night after reports of a "lion-like animal," which came days after people said they had a seen a lion prowling city streets.

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in Entertainment, National

After shooting, high cost of more security vexes movie theaters

Students walk through metal detectors, the Metropolitan Opera searches the purses of patrons, and air travel involves long lines and security checks. But movie theaters are unlikely to introduce such stringent measures.

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in Entertainment

TV networks court YouTube crowd in quest for digital viewers

Google-owned YouTube says its reaches more people in the United States than any cable network among ages 18 to 49.

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in Entertainment

‘Ant-Man’ tops box office, ‘Pixels’ opens to lackluster results

Adam Sandler's star appears to have dimmed significantly, after "Pixels," a slice of arcade game nostalgia, opened to a disappointing $24 million at the box office.

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in Sports

Pitchers and Pedro rule at Hall of Fame induction

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz became the first trio of pitchers inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in the same year as they joined Craig Biggio in Sunday's Class of 2015 at Cooperstown, New York.

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in National

Congress pushes ahead on highway bill after Senate smackdown

Lawmakers are moving forward on must-pass highway legislation.

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in National, World

Obama chides Kenya on gay rights, ready for closer security work

President Barack Obama told Kenya the U.S. is ready to work more closely in the battle against Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and discrimination.

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REVIEW: ‘Vacation’ is a fun road trip for a new generation

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Rating: R | Run time: 99 min. | Genre: Comedy | Starring: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins…

in Entertainment

Conan O’Brien accused of stealing jokes

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The late night host is being sued for allegedly lifting gags from Twitter.

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Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards to be subject of new documentary

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"Keith Richards: Under the Influence" will premiere on Netflix in September.

in Entertainment

‘Empire’ star sued for alleged abuse

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Terrence Howard's ex-wife is suing for assault and battery, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and seeking an unspecified amount in damages.