Monday July 28 2014, 10:29:36 PM

News

Obama to Rename Africa Program for Nelson Mandela
Mandela Day is celebrated on July 18, Nelson Mandela's birthday.
(Theana Calitz/AP)
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Politics

After 6 Weeks, Finally a Deal on VA Health Care
This photo from Saturday, May 17, 2014 shows the Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix. The Veterans Affairs Inspector General's office said late Tuesday, May 20, 2014, that 26 facilities are being investigated nationwide — up from 10 just last week — including a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where 40 veterans allegedly died while waiting for treatment and staff there kept a secret list of patients waiting for appointments to hide delays in care. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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Entertainment

Box Office Report: ‘Lucy’ Slays ‘Hercules’ with $44 Million Debut
Dwayne Johnson
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Sports

Byron Scott: Lakers’ Legacy is Key
FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, then-Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott watches the Cavaliers' NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday, July 27, 2014, that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy,file)
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Op-Ed

Beyond the Rhetoric: Africa’s Rich Agricultural Assets
Harry Alford
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Business

Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion
Family Dollar
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Health

Plan to Simplify 2015 Health Renewals May Backfire
Health_Care_reform
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World

New Attacks Disrupt Holiday Lull in Gaza Fighting; U.N. Calls for Truce
Palestinian rescue workers search for survivors under the rubble of a house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City, Monday, July 21, 2014.  On Sunday, the first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price, killing scores of Palestinians and over a dozen Israeli soldiers and forcing thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their devastated Shijaiyah neighborhood, which Israel says is a major source for rocket fire against its civilians. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Technology

Google Granting Half of ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Requests
In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, a man raises his hand during at Google offices in New York. People should have some say over the results that pop up when they conduct a search of their own name online, Europe's highest court said Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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Religion

Church a Haven for Muslims in Gaza
Palestinian boys play on the grounds of the St. Porphyrios Church in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. St. Porphyrios Church has thrown its doors open to hundreds of displaced Palestinians. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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