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Where’s The Best Place To Watch U.S. Vs. Germany Soccer Match? [SURVEY]

Rest assured, this week's FIFA World Cup soccer match between the Yanks and the Germans will draw a bigger crowd than the contest with Portugal because excitement is growing!

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Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images / Cristiano Ronaldo (7) of Portugal
Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images / Cristiano Ronaldo (7) of Portugal

Portugal Ties U.S. On Last Second Goal

Cristiano Ronaldo set up Varela for a late equalizer on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup

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Obama Sending Troops To Embassies In Iraq

Over 250 military personnel are going to Iraq.

President Obama told Congress today the troops will be supporting U.S. personnel and the embassy in Baghdad.

The administration's also said to be considering drone strikes as militant insurgents continue to take over key cities

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Cybercrime Big Drain On Global Economy

A new study says cybercrime costs the global economy almost half-a-trillion dollars a year.

The study, co-sponsored by security software company McAfee, says losses to the United States, China, Japan and Germany totaled 200-billion dollars in 2013

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Mass. Gov. Patrick: ‘No Plans’ For White House Bid

Associated Press - Gov. Deval Patrick is downplaying any talk of a future White House run, saying he's focused on his day job and plans to return to the private sector when he leaves office.

Patrick said Monday he's ``not sending any signals or floating any trial balloons

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Cold Snap Causes $5 Billion Hit To U.S. Economy

Hunkering down at home rather than going to work, canceling thousands of flights and repairing burst pipes from the Midwest to the Southeast has its price. By one estimate, about $5 billion.

The country may be warming up from the polar vortex, but the bone-chilling cold, snow and ice that gripped much of the country — affecting about 200 million people — brought about the biggest economic disruption delivered by the weather since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, said Evan Gold, senior vice president at Planalytics, a business weather intelligence company in suburban Philadelphia.

While the impact came nowhere close

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Scientists: Americans Becoming Weather Wimps

We've become weather wimps.
 
    As the world warms, the United States is getting fewer bitter cold spells like this week's. So when a deep freeze strikes, it seems more unprecedented than it really is

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Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills Child

 

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is apologizing to that country's president for a drone strike that killed a child. And NATO is promising an investigation.
 
    President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack, which also wounded two women yesterday. He

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McDonalds To Spend $3 Billion On Business Upgrades In 2014

 

McDonald's is planning on spending up to three-billion dollars next year building new restaurants and remodeling of existing locations. 

The world's largest hamburger chain will open between 15-hundred and 16-hundred new stores in 2014, and upgrade and improve another one-thousand. 

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Twenty-Three Million Living With Diabetes In U.S.

 

It’s World Diabetes Day and health officials are urging people to take steps to prevent the debilitating disease.

More than 23-million people in the U.S. are living with the diabetes and by the end of the day today, about 41-hundred more will be diagnosed. In

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