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Entertainment Say it isn't so! Kermit and Miss Piggy split Say it isn't so! Kermit and Miss Piggy split
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, who have been on-again, off-again over the years, have now called it quits. But they're vowing to remain professional on their new prime-time comedy, "The Muppets," premiering Sept. 22 on ABC.

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Local Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.

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Sports Dombrowski out as Tigers' president, GM; Al Avila takes over Dombrowski out as Tigers' president, GM; Al Avila takes over
Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, ending a run of nearly 14 seasons in which he helped turn the franchise from an afterthought into one of the American League's powerhouses.

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Travel & Outdoors $700 million plan to help salmon habitat faces new challenge (Photo Gallery)
A massive federal habitat restoration effort in the Columbia River Basin has spent more than $700 million on breaching levies, restoring tidal channels, reconnecting floodplains and other actions meant to boost salmon and steelhead populations imperiled by hydroelectric dams.

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Home Man stops robbery during proposal Man stops robbery during proposal (Video)
A man who went to a North Carolina restaurant hoping to propose to his girlfriend instead wound up stopping a robbery. The place had been robbed twice before in the past month, and this time, the robber didn't get away with it. Steve Ohnesorge has the story.
Home Move over grumpy cat, Earl is here Move over grumpy cat, Earl is here (Video)
Move over, grumpy cat. The Internet now has a cantankerous-but-cute face to adore. It belongs to a five-month old puggle -- a cross between a pug and a beagle. The Iowa pup has gained thousands of new followers on social media. Bailey Deitz introduces us to Earl the grumpy puppy.
Home 9-year-old raises $47k for sick friend 9-year-old raises $47k for sick friend (Video)
Some are calling her an angel, amazing and selfless. And she pretty much fits those descriptions perfectly! A 9-year old girl was hoping to raise a little money making bracelets to help her best friend with a rare skin disease, but that little turned into thousands! Stacey Spivey reports.

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Politics Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has scored the top spot for Thursday night's leadoff debate of the 2016 presidential race, joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other Republican contenders who made the campaign's first cut.
Travel & Outdoors Trail drawing upsurge of hikers seeking a "Wild" adventure Trail drawing upsurge of hikers seeking a "Wild" adventure
Build a trail from Mexico to Canada, and a trickle of hardy souls will see if they can cover it, pushing through parched desert, driving rain and sky-high fields of snow. Let Hollywood glamorize the trail a half-century later and the masses will arrive, prepared or not.

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Technology Review: Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor
With Windows 10, everyone gets along. There are still separate desktop and tablet modes, but you largely stick with one or the other depending on whether you have a keyboard.

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Politics GOP presidential candidates lash out at illegal immigration
The Republican Party's presidential class called for aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration as more than a dozen White House hopefuls faced off in New Hampshire on Monday night, part of a pointed preview of the first full-fledged debate of the 2016 primary season.
Politics Obama heralds impact of power plant greenhouse gas limits
Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked.

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Business U.S. factory orders advance 1.8 percent in June
Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, and a key category that reflects business investment plans posted a modest rise. But the gains weren't robust enough to suggest that the sluggish manufacturing sector is mounting a significant turnaround.
Business Freddie Mac posts $4.2 billion profit in 2nd quarter
Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter, up sharply from the same period of 2014, as it increased its purchases of home loans and sold off greater volumes of riskier mortgages.
Business Leath insurer Aetna tops 2nd quarter profit forecasts
Aetna's second-quarter earnings jumped 33 percent and the health insurer raised its 2015 forecast again after receiving a boost from a government business it plans to feed with a $35 billion acquisition.

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