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Hunger groups get creative while school is out for summer

Workers are getting creative at keeping small bellies full when U.S. schools - along with their lunch programs - close for summer.

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3-day weekend will kick-start July 4 travel

More than 40 million Americans will celebrate their Independence by taking a road trip.

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Bet you didn’t know: Fun facts about the Fourth

Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.

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June payrolls data lifts Dow Jones to record high

Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday.

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Pot shops buzz, crime eases as Colo. law hits 6 months

Tax dollars are pouring in, crime is down, and few of the early concerns about social breakdown have materialized - at least so far.

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As Arthur approaches East Coast, tourists head out

The storm is sparking evacuations, closing beaches, and disrupting Independence Day celebrations along the East Coast.

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Unemployment near 6-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits continued to suggest the labor market was steadily improving.

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U.S. increases security at overseas airports amid bomb concerns

U.S. officials cited concerns al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen are developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.

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Military to face growing crises, falling budgets

For U.S. defense planners already struggling to implement savage spending cuts, its been a demanding year.

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Arthur to pack hurricane winds by July 4

Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to reach hurricane strength by Thursday, dousing some holiday plans.

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Poll ranks best, worst modern U.S. Presidents

Voters were split over which of the two most recent presidents has done a better job.

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Kerry warns U.S. will deport undocumented children

The Secretary of State said lawmakers would work with Central America on the immigration crisis, but warned undocumented children would be deported.

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Obama tells Cabinet to find areas open to executive action

The President told his Cabinet to look for areas where he might be able to govern by executive action given gridlock in Congress.

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Benghazi suspect reportedly talking to interrogators

A Libyan militant accused in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi has been talking to U.S. interrogators.

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Watchdog says Obamacare exchanges not working

Healthcare providers are struggling to verify whether Americans who applied for government subsidies to buy insurance are qualified to receive them.

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Graco recalls nearly 2M car seats

The announcement, affecting multiple models of carseats, is the largest such recall in American history.

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Extra-time goals ‘knockout’ United States

Extra-time goals sealed a thrilling 2-1 victory for Belgium over a spirited United States and set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina.

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Judge overturns conviction of ‘cannibal cop’

A former NYPD officer found guilty of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women has had his conviction overturned.

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Food makers feel their way toward online future

Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world.

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Jack White walks off stage, throws first pitch in Detroit

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The Detroit native reportedly walked off stage during a performance at the Fox Theatre.

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Little girl doesn’t want her brother to grow up

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Five-year-old Sadie doesn't want her little brother to grow up because he's too cute now as a baby.

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Jimmy Page climbs alternative ‘Stairway to Heaven’

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A lost version of the hit song will be released as part of the band's remastered "IV" album.

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Beck launches designer glasses with ‘Song Reader’

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Beck can add eyewear designer to his resumé.

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Arcade Fire confused by fans’ love for free downloads

Win Butler and Reed Parry of Arcade Fire perform at the 2014 Big Day Out Festival.

Arcade Fire are baffled by the avalanche of online file-sharing because fans will regularly buy expensive coffee but expect to get records for free.