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This undated photo provided by Universal Pictures, Angelina Jolie is photographed with Louis Zamperini. Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Jolie is directing the Universal movie, "Unbroken," about the life of Zamperini. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

Memorial tonight in Torrance for WWII hero Louis Zamperini

TORRANCE (CNS) – A hometown memorial service will be held tonight in Torrance for World War II hero Louis Zamperini, who died July 2 at age 97. Zamperini, a 1936 U.S. Olympic track and field [...]

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Commander Navy Region Southwest CNRSW police guard the entrance of the Naval Base Ventura County at Port Hueneme, Calif.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Dead whale floats in at Port Hueneme naval base

  PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — Scientists will try to determine what killed a 40-foot whale that floated into the port at the Port Hueneme naval base. Kimberly Gearhart, a public affairs officer with the [...]

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In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014,  medical personnel work at the Doctors Without Borders facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone where Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan died. A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday, July 29, 2014,  from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people. Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, who was praised as a national hero for treating the disease in Sierra Leone, was confirmed dead by health ministry officials there. He had been hospitalized in quarantine. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

S. Leone declares health emergency amid Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The president of Sierra Leone declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis blamed for nearly 700 deaths deepened across West Africa, vowing to quarantine sick patients at home [...]

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FILE - President and CEO of Sam's Club Brian Cornell speaks during the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders' meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., in this June 4, 2010 file photo. Target Corp. is bringing in Cornell as its new chief executive, turning to an outsider for the first time in its history to repair a battered corporate culture and navigate a sea change in Americans' shopping habits. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)

Target names Pepsi’s Cornell as chairman, CEO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada. Cornell replaces interim CEO John [...]

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Bob Costantini: suing Obama, GOP-led house gives the go-ahead

House Republicans have given the go-ahead to launch a lawsuit against President Obama, accusing him of a presidential power grab. Phil and Penny discussed the details with NBC’s Bob Costantini:

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FILE - This June 18, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working at a processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

Immigration courts speed up children’s cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in [...]

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In this June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that as a private company, Facebook had no obligation to adhere to rules on the use of human subjects in the study. But the journal says Facebook's data collection practices may have violated scientific principles requiring the consent of study subjects.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Facebook’s Internet.org expands in Zambia

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app [...]

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FILE - This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov, photographed in Washington.  Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday. After a months-long investigation, the Government Accountability Office found that the administration lacked "effective planning or oversight practices" for the development of HealthCare.gov, the online portal to coverage for millions of uninsured Americans. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president’s new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. While the [...]

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This July 29, 2014 photo shows a calico lobster at the Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium in Hampton, N.H. Captain Josiah Beringer, of the fishing vessel Patricia Lynn, caught the lobster in one of his traps and donated the 1 ½-pound, 5-year-old male lobster to the aquarium. Ellen Goethel, a marine biologist and owner of the Oceanarium said calico lobsters are the "second most rare lobster" in the world, after albino lobsters. (AP Photo/Portsmouth Herald, Deb Cram)

Man finds calico lobster, gives it to aquarium

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that’s bright orange with dark blue spots. Josiah Beringer found the calico lobster in a trap on July 23 in the mouth of New [...]

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Carpet has been pulled up and fans dry the floor at the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in the J.D. Morgan Center Wednesday, July 30, 2014, after a ruptured 93-year-old water main left the Los Angeles campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades. The water also flooded the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)

Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud. The cost of the [...]

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A displaced Palestinian child waves to a friend from inside a damaged classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school, in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.T he U.N. condemned Wednesday's attack on the school, with Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon calling it “outrageous” and “unjustifiable.” Israel said no U.N. facility had been intentionally targeted, but troops had responded to Hamas mortar fire nearby.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip “with or without a cease-fire,” as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to [...]

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Caltech scientists discover neurons that inhibit appetite

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Caltech professor has identified neurons in the brains of mice that control their appetite and eating behavior, a development that may provide new targets for therapeutic interventions to treat obesity, [...]

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