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News: National Stories

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  • Shares hit by U.S. unease; ECB supports Italy, Spain

    World stocks racked up more losses on Monday on jitters about the U.S. ratings cut, but signs the European Central Bank was buying Italian and Spanish debt gave some respite to battered markets.


  • Dalai Lama's political successor sworn in

    Lobsang Sangay, a 43-year-old Harvard scholar, took office Monday as head of the Tibetan government in exile, vowing to free his homeland from Chinese "colonialism."


  • U.K. police arrest 100 after riots in British capital

    British police arrested more than 100 people overnight in London after shops were looted and officers attacked in a second night of violence that followed some of the worst disorder seen in the capital for years.


  • Saudi Arabia recalls Syria envoy, Assad further isolated

    Saudi Arabia recalled its envoy to Damascus and the Arab League condemned violence in Syria, leaving President Bashar al-Assad further isolated.


  • China shares tumble, U.S. downgrade accelerates derisking

    Hong Kong and China shares crumbled on Monday morning, pressured by an acceleration of derisking from equity investments following Standard & Poor's downgrade of the long-term credit rating of the United States late on Friday. The Hang Seng Index was down 4.04 per cent at 20,100.2 by the midday trading break, its lowest level in a year, and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 3.68 per cent.


News: Entertainment

  • 'Sam & Cat' Get The Axe From Nickelodeon

    Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat, which, in April, was put on "permanent hiatus", has been officially cancelled, according to Deadline.

    The show, which starred fan favorites Jennette McCurdy in her role as Sam, originally from the hit Nick show iCarly, and Ariana Grande playing her friend Cat, the character she played in Nick's other hit show Victorious.

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  • Harrison Ford's 7 Greatest Roles

    Legendary actor Harrison Ford Turns 72 today, and in his impressive career he has been responsible for developing two of the most iconic movie characters in American pop culture.

    To celebrate the man who created so many characters we all desperate wished we could be growing up – and honestly still kind of wish we could be – we take a celebratory look at Harrison's seven greatest roles.

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  • Weekend Of 'The Apes': 'Dawn' Rules The Box Office

    Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, the weekend's only newcomer, managed to oust Transformers: Age Of Extinction from the box office top spot and handily beat its predecessor in opening weekend returns. Meanwhile only one film managed to increase in sales. Here is the weekend box office top 10.

    #1. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes - $73 million
    Clearly, people wanted to see Andy Serkis acting like a primate, so that's good news for Andy and bad news for any real primates who were hoping to star in any upcoming remakes of Dunston Checks In. The first film in the rebooted franchise, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, only made $54 million in its debut, meaning the sequel beat it by almost $19 million.

    #2. Transformers: Age Of Extinction - $16.5 million
    After two weeks in the top spot, it had to lose its crown eventually. However, in just three weeks its managed to basically break even with its staggering $210 million budget just in domestic returns alone, not to mention the $543.5 million it's earned overseas.

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  • Paris Hilton's Brother Gets In Fight at Sister's Party

    Paris Hilton's weekend Malibu bash turned into an all-out brawl.

    The Calabasas/Malibu Sheriff's Department tells ET that the 33-year-old socialite's brother got into an altercation with another party guest around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, July 13. Both parties declined an investigation and prosecution, so no arrests were made and no report was generated.

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  • Jenni 'JWoww' Farley and Roger Mathews Welcome Baby Girl!

    Looks like Snooki's Lorenzo has a new friend to play with now!

    Jenni "JWoww" Farley, 28, and her fiance Roger Mathews, 38, welcomed a baby daughter into the world on Sunday, July 13-- and their little meatball seems to already fit right into the Jersey Shore family.

    "Jenni and Roger are so excited to welcome the newest guidette Meilani Alexandra Mathews to the world weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz.," JWoww's rep told People. "Meilani and her parents are doing great and are happy and healthy. Meilani is already looking to trade her baby bottle for barbells."

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