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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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Police: Mother accused of slaying 6 infants was on meth

A Utah mother accused of killing six of her newborn infants over the course of a decade told investigators she was addicted to drugs.

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Senate intelligence committee approves cyber security bill

The bill would encourage companies to exchange information with the government on hacking attempts.

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Chicken prices rising, but reason might surprise you

As the demand for chicken grows, a fertility issue affecting a breed of rooster threatens to drive prices higher.

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Obama shoots pool during night out in Denver

Before the President meets with Texas Gov. Rick Perry about the border crisis, he shot pool and enjoyed a night off with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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Obama seeks money, fast hearings to curb young migrant surge

Obama hopes to halt a cross-border surge of unaccompanied children from Central America, asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending.

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U.S., China committed to managing differences

China and the United States started talks expected to focus on cyber-security, maritime disputes, the Chinese currency and an investment treaty.

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Obama asks Congress for $3.7B for border crisis

The White House says most unaccompanied minors flooding into the U.S. from Central America will not be allowed to stay.

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Ford, Subaru issue recalls

Airbags, axles, electrical problems and more have prompted the recalls.

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More Americans are cutting the cord

More of us are ditching our landlines in favor for cell-phone only services.

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Survey: Math, science grads earn top dollar

Forget your alma mater, it's what you major in that really counts.

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Chicago police urge people to stop shooting each other

The Fourth of July holiday weekend brought an explosion of gunfire, with more than 50 people shot and nine killed.

A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013.

Google rates Internet providers’ streaming quality

Google is rating Internet providers' video streaming quality in the latest development in the fight between broadband providers and content companies.

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House panel sets hearing to reform Federal Reserve

House Republicans have proposed bills to audit the Federal Reserve and to limit its policy mandate.

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