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Game of 2 popes: Vatican plays down World Cup rivalry

With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

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Not sleeping is making your brain older

Sleeping less will increase the rate the brain ages and speed up the decline in cognitive functions.

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Brazil’s blowout sets Twitter record

The game Tuesday afternoon has become the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.

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Meet the ‘Duck of Justice’

A Maine police department has gotten a huge Facebook boost thanks to its crime-fighting feathered friend.

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Seven ways to keep kids hydrated

Don’t wait for your kids to tell you they’re thirsty before offering them water, experts say.

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AT&T says it will be first to sell ‘smartwatch’

AT&T will be the first U.S. wireless carrier to sell LG Electronics' smartwatch, a wrist watch that connects to Android phones and answers voice commands.

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Poultry giant Foster Farms recalls chicken

California-based poultry giant Foster Farms will recall some of the contaminated chicken linked to a massive salmonella outbreak.

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More evidence shows moderate drinking heart healthy

Two new studies link moderate alcohol consumption to reduced risk of heart attack.

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Americans are falling out of love with McDonald’s, Taco Bell

Fast-food titans McDonald's, Taco Bell and KFC are losing to the likes of In-N-Out Burger, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Chick-fil-A.

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Too much TV could literally kill you

A new study says who watch three or more hours of TV per day may double their risk of early death.

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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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Look ma, no hands! New ‘selfie’ app does the work for you

Selfie fans, your life just got a little easier.

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Facebook scores record 1B interactions for World Cup

With 1 billion posts, likes and comments, the tournament is the most talked-about event in Facebook's history.

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Maintaining common standards in online college coursework is the goal of a new state law

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Illinois Coal a Hot Commodity Worldwide

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Illinois coal exports have risen sharply in recent years, even as its high sulfur content limits its demand in the U.S.

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A downtown Taylorville business is closed after part of its building collapsed over the weekend.

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Cameras Could Appear in Sangamon County Courtrooms

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Half a dozen central Illinois counties could soon join a pilot project that allows cameras in court.