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Donald Trump at a meeting with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board in Chicago on June 29, 2015 in Chicago.

Macy's Is Cutting Ties With Donald Trump

Macy’s said on Wednesday it was phasing out its Donald Trump line of menswear as a result of the Republican presidential candidate’s derogatory comments last week about Mexican immigrants


Nearly 10M Americans Still Use Tanning Beds

The number of U.S. adults who use indoor tanning beds—which are strongly linked to skin cancer—declined to 4.2% in 2013 from 5.5% in 2010, according to new research, but there are still about 7.8 million women and 1.9 million men using them

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This July 4 Holiday Could Be the Deadliest in Years

With highway fatalities already rising after years of steady decline, the upcoming July Fourth holiday could be a particularly deadly one. Experts estimates as many as 409 Americans will be killed on the road during the weekend

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Markets Rise as Greece Makes Concessions

Greece made new concessions in talks with its creditors, though some European officials said they were not good enough and that a deal was impossible before a Greek referendum on Sunday

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014, file phot, Oakland Raiders cheerleaders perform before an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Arizona Cardinals in Oakland, Calif. California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees. The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday, June 29, 2015, would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage if they work for professional sports teams based in California. AB202 says they would have to be paid for overtime and sick leave, the same as other employees. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Legislation Would Give Cheerleaders Minimum Wage

New legislation in California would protect cheerleaders for professional sports teams from receiving low pay that some in the industry say amounts to less than minimum wage. The bill, the first of its kind in the nation, passed the California State Senate

Chick-fil-A restaurant, Naples, Florida.

This Is America's Favorite Fast Food Chain

Chick-fil-A may generate a lot of political controversy, but when it comes to customer satisfaction the restaurant can't be beat. The chain earned a higher satisfaction score than any other fast food restaurant, according to a new report

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50 Dead in Attack on Egyptian Army Checkpoints

Islamist militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 50 soldiers, security and military officials said. An ISIS affiliate claimed credit

arrives at The Music Center's 50th Anniversary Spectacular held at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on December 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Neve Campbell Joins House of Cards

Neve Campbell is heading to Washington. The former Party of Five and Scream star has been added as a series regular to Netflix’s flagship show. She is currently filming for season 4, though her exact role is unknown

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Visa Nixes Cards as Payment Option for Sex Ads

Visa has joined MasterCard and American Express in agreeing to withdraw as a payment option from the adult section of—meaning Bitcoins will soon be the only way to advertise sex services on the site

Marijuana plants grow on the grounds of the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica, June 9, 2015.

Ohio Strikes Back Against Pot Legalization

A campaign to legalize marijuana in Ohio took a step closer to making November’s ballot, after its promoters turned in more than twice the required number of signatures. But the measure will face competition at the polls