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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Discount chain Dollar Tree will buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a surprise deal that will help it fend off increasing competition from big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Target asks its customers to keep their guns out of stores

U.S. retail giant Target has asked people to keep guns out of its stores after being the subject of campaigns in Texas where people have brandished firearms in store aisles in their attempt to secure more rights to carry guns in public.

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Supreme Court rules against Obama in contraception case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held private companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

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Take the day off, soccer coach urges U.S. fans

United States head coach Juergen Klinsmann has produced a cheeky hand-written letter for American fans who want to skip work on Thursday in order to watch his team's World Cup game against Germany.

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Starbucks prices go up on some drinks, packaged coffee

Starbucks will raise prices on some drinks offered by its U.S. shops and also boost list prices on its own brand of packaged coffee sold in supermarkets and other retail outlets.

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New Atlanta museum links human rights struggles of past and present | PHOTOS

A museum opening in Atlanta on Monday links the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s to modern fights for human rights across the world to give visitors new insight on how the struggles are related, organizers said.

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Longtime radio personality Casey Kasem dead at 82

Casey Kasem, the radio personality with the distinctive voice who counted down the top pop music hits on his popular weekly show and also provided the voice of hippie sleuth Shaggy on the "Scooby Doo" cartoons, died on Sunday.

World's oldest man dies in New York at 111

The world's oldest man has died in New York at age 111, according to the senior citizen residence where he lived.

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Actor Tracy Morgan critical but 'more responsive' after crash; Jonesboro man out on bond

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was still in critical condition, but more responsive, on Sunday, after suffering injuries including a broken leg and nose and several broken ribs in a deadly New Jersey highway crash.

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Report: Apple to make smartwatches; sales begin in October

Apple Inc is preparing to sell its first wearable device this October, aiming to produce 3 million to 5 million smartwatches a month in its initial run.

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Legacy of D-Day veterans rests with 9/11 generation, Obama says | PHOTOS

President Barack Obama paid tribute on Friday to U.S. veterans who 70 years ago stormed the beaches of northern France.

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Seattle police look for motive in college shootings

A 26-year-old man is in custody after one was killed and two were wounded

As the guman attempted to reload, a student security guard pepper-sprayed him and he and other students held the gunman down until authorities arrived.

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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss urges White House to declassify info on exchanged Gitmo prisoners | VIDEO & POLL

Five Afghan nationals labeled as high-risk were sent to Qatar in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss says President Barack Obama should explain why the five prisoners were being held, what was found in their annual reviews by the administration and the risks associated with their release.

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Ann B. Davis, Alice on 'The Brady Bunch,' dies at 88

Ann B, Davis won two Emmys in the 1950s for her work on 'The Bob Cummings Show'

The 88-year-old comic actress never regained consciousness after falling and injuring her head Saturday.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dies at 85

Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer died Wednesday at age 85.