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Kerry in Afghanistan to talk over election outcome, fraud claims

Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday where he plans to encourage a resolution to the presidential election that the United States insists must include a thorough review of "reasonable allegatio

3-year-old boy with cancer named sheriff's deputy

He has the trademark brown uniform and the badge of a newly minted sheriff's deputy. And he has his first order -- actually, his only order: get better.

7 Questions: After Obama's Texas trip, what now for immigration crisis?

More money. More National Guard troops at the border. More children deported. A slew of possible solutions for the immigration crisis at the southern border emerged this week as President Barack Obama visited Texas.

Could prices at the pump be heading down?

Gas prices for the year may have finally peaked. Drivers paid $3.67 a gallon on average over the Independence Day weekend which was the highest since 2008, but now prices are starting to ease back.

New study: 1 in 4 young teens meet screen-time guidelines

New government statistics show, only 27-percent of kids ages 12-15 meet the recommended limit of two hours or less of TV plus computer use daily.

Malaysian official evokes Hitler in tweet after Germany World Cup win

An over-excited Malaysian member of parliament, or MP, has provoked a barrage of scorn on Twitter with a six-word message of congratulations to Germany's World Cup team. "WELL DONE..BRAVO...LONG LIVE HITLER..."

Army invests in 3-D bioprinting to treat injured Soldiers

A team of scientists scans the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then prints skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

Colorado's same-sex marriage ban shouldn't stand, judge rules

A state judge struck down Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but he prevented gay and lesbian couples from immediately marrying by staying his decision.

Free Slurpees! 7-Eleven celebrates 7/11

7-Eleven is celebrating its namesake corporate holiday on July 11, otherwise known as 7/11, with a raft of free food.

Garth Brooks hopes friends in high places can save Irish shows

Garth Brooks is still holding out hope he can do shows in Ireland despite the Dublin city council saying no to two of them.

Police officer removes snake from toilet

A bathroom break for one worker at an Alabama construction office ended with an unexpected scare. Willie Harris says he couldn't believe his eyes.

Louisiana man finds the word 'God' inside eggplant

In Louisiana, a cook says he got some Heavenly encouragement in the form of an eggplant.

Wal-Mart ranked as World's Largest Company

Based on revenue, Walmart is the World's Largest Company that according to Fortune Magazine's Global 500 list. Walmart earned 476 billion dollars this year.

Drinking a cup of joe may help with exercise

If you're a coffee lover, here's some good news. Drinking a cup of joe before a workout can help burn more calorie. That's the conclusion of a study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise.

Immigration: Obama, Perry to meet

President Obama is nearly doubling the amount of money he's requesting from Congress to help in the battle over the border.