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2015 Billboard Music Awards Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas

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Taylor Swift explains why she was hiking backwards

Taylor Swift has shed light on a series of odd photos depicting her walking backwards on a hike in Los Angeles.

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‘Game of Thrones’ editor killed by lion

A special effects editor who worked on "Game of Thrones" has been mauled to death by a lion at a safari park in South Africa.

Law enforcement officials are gathered on a residential street in Everett, Massachusetts June 2, 2015 in connection to a man shot dead by law enforcement in Boston after coming at them with a large knife when they tried to question him as part of a terrorism-related investigation, authorities said.

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Slain Boston man had planned to kill police officers

A Massachusetts man slain by law enforcement officers had discussed plans to behead police officers with an associate arrested the same day.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's quarter-final match during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, June 3, 2015.

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Novak Djokovic thrashes Rafa Nadal to reach French Open semis

Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gestures as he addresses reporters during a joint press conference with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria, at the OECD headquarter in Paris, Thursday March 12, 2015.

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Global watchdog slashes US economic forcast

The world economy risks a low-growth spiral unless measures are taken to spur demand and incite businesses to boost sluggish investments.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley speaks as FBI Special Agent in Charge of Boston Vincent B. Lisi, left to right, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, far right, look on during a joint news conference at the Boston Police Department's Headquarters Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Boston. A man under surveillance by a joint terrorism task force was shot and killed outside a pharmacy Tuesday after he lunged with a knife at a city police officer when asked to drop his military style knife before the officer and an FBI agent opened fire.

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Man shot dead after lunging at police in Boston

A man who was under surveillance by terrorism investigators lunged with a knife at a police in Boston.

A playground is seen behind a locked gate at Woods Elementary Math & Science Academy in Chicago, Illinois, United States, May 8, 2015.

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Empty schools pose tough sell for Chicago

Shuttered buildings have become a vivid symbol of the fight over Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's education reform.

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REVIEW: The ‘Entourage’ movie is the TV show on steroids

It's time to check back in on Vincent, Turtle, Drama, E and Ari with an unnecessary Entourage feature.

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New Chinese restaurant’s name: I Don’t Know

There's a new Chinese restaurant in Rochester. The name? I Don't Know.

A Beats Pill XL Portable Wireless Speaker.

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Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers

Apple will recall about 233,000 Pill XL portable wireless speakers due to a fire hazard from overheating batteries.

Prince and his band is the surprised musical guest during the George Lucas and Mellody Hobson's wedding reception at Promontory Point on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Chicago.

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Recipients of donations from Prince’s concert announced

The proceeds from Prince's "Rally 4 Peace" concert in Baltimore will go to the NAACP and two city programs.

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Buffer Zone Compromise Expected to Hold

A compromise reached between Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and state lawmakers on buffer zones between agricultural operations and bodies of water should stand up.

Wentworth Miller, who portrays Michael Scofield, a man trying to break his wrongfully convicted brother out of prison on Fox's "Prison Break," walks across the yard at the Joliet Correctional Center in Joliet, Ill.,, Oct. 19, 2005. Much of the drama series is filmed at the prison, which last held inmates in 2002.

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‘Prison Break’ reboot in the works

Fox executives are reportedly planning to revive cult drama "Prison Break" six years after it was taken off-air.

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Agency for Cancer Research Expected to Find 2 4-D a Carcinogen

American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers leaders have released a statement regarding an expected upcoming report to be issued by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Tony Hale, left, winner of the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus winner of the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series both for their roles on “Veep”, are seen at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.

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‘Veep’ future in Maryland in question

HBO's "Veep" has filmed in Maryland for four years, but its future in the state is in question after the series scored $6.5 million in California film tax credits.

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Small Grain Diseases in South Dakota Crop

South Dakota State University Extension specialists say that stripe rust, wheat streak mosaic, barley yellow dwarf and tan spot have shown up in several fields.

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Minnesota Growers Close to Repopulating Poultry Flocks

Minnesota growers have lost over 8 million birds to highly pathogenic avian influenza this year.

FILE - This Sept. 17, 2008 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in New York. U.S. stocks are opening lower Tuesday, June 2, 2015, as investors fret over Greece's shaky finances.

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Encouraging job market news sends stocks higher

Stocks are opening slightly higher as traders following reports that companies stepped up hiring in May.

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah pauses as he is led around the barn by trainer Bob Baffert after arriving at Belmont Park, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Elmont, N.Y. American Pharoah will try for the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 6, in the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race.

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American Pharoah gets 1st look at Belmont Park

American Pharoah will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in Saturday's Belmont.

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Corn Growers Concerned with Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes

National Corn Grower Association members are concerned with the recent volume proposal put out by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Questions Headed To South Dakota Ballot

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At least two more ballot issues will be in front of South Dakota voters in the 2016 general election.

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Special Election For Vermillion

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Voters in Vermillion this week decided to keep two ordinances passed by the city council that had been referred.

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Positive Outlook For Minnesota Economy

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A new government survey finds business services firms remain positive about Minnesota's economy.

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Iowa 4-H Conference Underway

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"Dare to Discover" is the theme of this year’s Iowa 4-H Conference underway this week on the Iowa State University campus.

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Iowa Water High In Bacteria

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The weekly tests of the water near 10 state park beach areas in Iowa showed high levels of bacteria last week -- the most since the second week of testing when there were 13.