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Oh say can you...sing?

As you catch a ball game or fireworks display this 4th of July weekend you're probably going to hear the Star Spangled Banner, a song that can be inspiring when sung well but when it's sung poorly... ouch!

Hot dog! Reigning champ gets engaged, chows down on 61 franks

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, reigning king of the world's most famous hot dog eating contest, may have had an extra boost of confidence Friday. With a hug and kiss, his girlfriend of three years accepted his marriage proposal.

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot marries girlfriend in prison

Joran van der Sloot has been tied to the disappearance of one woman and been convicted of murdering another. Now, he's a taken man.

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot marries girlfriend in prison

Joran van der Sloot has been tied to the disappearance of one woman and been convicted of murdering another. Now, he's a taken man.

Supreme Court women lash out at birth control decision

It was a disappointing week for the women of the Supreme Court. All three -- Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor -- were on the losing side of rulings involving women's reproductive health.

Foster Farms recalls dozens of chicken products

A California company is recalling an unknown amount of boneless chicken sold in eight states over salmonella fears, federal officials said.

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog eating contest today

It's July 4th and that means fireworks, picnics and feats of food! The annual "Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest" happens later today, Friday.

Mortgage rates drop to near 4%

Rock-bottom mortgage rates moved even lower this week. According to Freddie Mac, the interest rate for a 30-year fixed rate loan hit 4.12%. The rate hasn't been that low since October of last year when it was 4.10%.

Google bans online pornography ads

Google has banned pornography from appearing in its online ads. The changes went into effect this week.

Undocumented mother shares journey from Guatemala to El Paso

Thousands of undocumented immigrants transferred to El Paso are being dropped off daily at the local Greyhound Lines bus station in Downtown El Paso to be reunited with family in other cities.

Google banning online pornography ads

Google has banned pornography from appearing in its online ads. The changes went into effect this week. Notification came in an email to porn site advertisers on Google's AdWords network.

Obama wants more financial reform

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The ink is barely dry on the post-crisis financial reforms, but President Obama says more is needed.

School gets pass on Obamacare contraception mandate

A Chicago-area evangelical college won a temporary victory at the Supreme Court on Thursday over an Obamacare requirement that religious non-profits provide contraception insurance to their workers.

Plasma TVs are just about dead

The plasma TV business is fading to black.