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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, July 30.

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Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom nearly come to blows

The actor and the troubled pop star reportedly got into an altercation early Wednesday at a party in Ibiza, Spain.

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Paramount apologizes for ‘Ninja Turtle’ 9/11 tweet

The film studio apologized for a poster showing the four "TMNT" characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper with a Sept. 11 release date.

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2014 Notable Deaths

The celebrities we have lost this year.

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Most Americans see unaccompanied immigrant kids as refugees

About 70 percent of Americans think the U.S. should provide temporary support and housing for unaccompanied minors who illegally cross the border.

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Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against the President, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner says.

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Today in entertainment history: July 30

The Hollywood headlines that made history.

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman, right, and Dan Aykroyd in a scene from "Get On Up."

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James Brown biopic revels in drama and dance moves

Chadwick Boseman nails Brown's singular mannerisms and raspy voice in the new biopic "Get On Up."

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Ne-Yo opens up about new romance

Ne-Yo has gone public with his new romance with video vixen and model Crystal Renay.

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs at Rock on the Range on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

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Soundgarden fan sends death threats to Chris Cornell

An obsessed fan of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been arrested and charged with sending death threats to the rocker and his family.

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

Recording artists Lady Gaga, left, and Tony Bennett, attend a Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga concert taping on Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York.

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett celebrate collaboration with concert

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performed tracks from their jazz collaboration Cheek to Cheek ahead of its long-awaited release.

Actor Jamie Foxx poses for a portrait at the Crosby Street Hotel, in promotion of his upcoming role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in New York.

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Jamie Foxx to portray Mike Tyson in biopic

Jamie Foxx is set to portray boxing legend Mike Tyson in a movie after five years of preparation for the role.

Lars Ulrich of Metallica poses for portraits at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Ulrich is promoting the film Metallica Through The Never, directed by Nimrod Antal.

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Lars Ulrich fuels AC/DC Glastonbury rumor

Metallica star Lars Ulrich has fueled rumors rock veterans AC/DC will headline Britain's iconic Glastonbury festival next year.

Toby Keith performs at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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Toby Keith is highest-paid country star of 2014

Toby Keith has raked in $65 million since June, 2013, according to editors of Forbes magazine.

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Kiefer Sutherland confused by Freddie Prinze, Jr. blast

Kiefer Sutherland has been left baffled by former 24 co-star Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s public attack on the star's professionalism.

Amy Lee of American rock band Evanescence performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (Foto vom 02.10.11). "Jedes Mal, wenn wir ein Album machen, ist es ein grosser Meilenstein in meinem Leben", sagt die 29-jaehrige Frontfrau Amy Lee von Evanescence im dapd-Interview. "The Open Door" 2006 sei eine Art Abschied gewesen, "Evanescence" markiert nun einen Neuanfang. Die US-Rockband legt am kommenden Freitag (07.10.11) ihr drittes, selbstbetiteltes Album vor. (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Felipe Dana/AP/dapd

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Evanescence’s Amy Lee gives birth to baby boy

Amy Lee introduces her first child to the world with her Instagram account.

Singer-songwriter Brad Paisley performs in concert during his Country Nation World Tour 2014 at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Columbia, Md.

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Brad Paisley leaks song against record label’s wishes

Brad Paisley has come under fire from executives at his record label after leaking a preview of the songs from his new album.

FILE - In this June 20, 2013 file photo, Torrin Lawrence reacts after his heat in the senior men's 400-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa. Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence died in a car accident early Monday, July 28, 2014 in Cordele, Ga. He was 25.

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Star sprinter Torrin Lawrence dies at 25

Celebrated track star Torrin Lawrence has been killed in a tragic road accident in Georgia.

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Social media asks: ‘Who is the woman in black?’

A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.

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Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas

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Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

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Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop being mad all the time’

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The President took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to work with him to "get some work done."

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Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

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A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

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U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

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Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

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Western Mass Firefighters Working Out West

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Nine Western Massachusetts firefighters have been deployed to Washington State to help battle wildfires there.