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Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

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U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

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Drew Barrymore’s sister found dead

Jessica Barrymore, daughter of actors John Drew Barrymore and Nina Wayne, was found dead in her car.

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At 100, Rhode Island woman finally graduates

A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma.

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Dozens of arrests, alleged rape mar Keith Urban concert

Dozens of concertgoers were arrested, more than 40 treated for "alcohol-related" illness, and a 17-year-old girl was reportedly sexually assaulted during a weekend show.

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Netflix agrees to pay AT&T for smooth streaming

Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T to ensure smooth delivery of its content.

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PGA Tour commissioner, Woods hope for big finish

Tiger Woods, battling back from a back injury, still drives fan interest and TV ratings.

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In Clippers case, court does dirty work for NBA

A court has thrown the league a big life preserver by clearing the way for the $2 billion sale of the franchise.

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NCAA to settle concussion suit with $70M fund

The NCAA will provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of student athletes in a move to change the way colleges address sports safety.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, July 30.

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Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom nearly come to blows

The actor and the troubled pop star reportedly got into an altercation early Wednesday at a party in Ibiza, Spain.

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Paramount apologizes for ‘Ninja Turtle’ 9/11 tweet

The film studio apologized for a poster showing the four "TMNT" characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper with a Sept. 11 release date.

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Most Americans see unaccompanied immigrant kids as refugees

About 70 percent of Americans think the U.S. should provide temporary support and housing for unaccompanied minors who illegally cross the border.

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Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against the President, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner says.

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Today in entertainment history: July 30

The Hollywood headlines that made history.

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

Actor Jamie Foxx poses for a portrait at the Crosby Street Hotel, in promotion of his upcoming role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in New York.

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Jamie Foxx to portray Mike Tyson in biopic

Jamie Foxx is set to portray boxing legend Mike Tyson in a movie after five years of preparation for the role.

Toby Keith performs at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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Toby Keith is highest-paid country star of 2014

Toby Keith has raked in $65 million since June, 2013, according to editors of Forbes magazine.

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Kiefer Sutherland confused by Freddie Prinze, Jr. blast

Kiefer Sutherland has been left baffled by former 24 co-star Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s public attack on the star's professionalism.

Singer-songwriter Brad Paisley performs in concert during his Country Nation World Tour 2014 at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Columbia, Md.

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Brad Paisley leaks song against record label’s wishes

Brad Paisley has come under fire from executives at his record label after leaking a preview of the songs from his new album.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 1

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Lorde curating ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack

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The 17-year-old pop star is recording a single for the third installment of the franchise.

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David Cassidy reportedly skips court for race track

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The '70s heartthrob was reportedly at the race track while his attorney was in court representing him on a drunken driving charge.