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In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark aka Iron Man in the film, “Iron Man.”** NO SALES **

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Robert Downey, Jr. calls ‘Guardians’ the best Marvel movie ever

Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr. flies past his own ego with claims that this summer's "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the Marvel movie to beat.

Singer Shakira carries her son Milan after she performed during the closing ceremony prior to the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014.

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Shakira expecting second child

Shakira is expecting another baby with boyfriend, and soccer star, Gerard Pique.

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From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer

Invite the whole neighborhood to your cookout, because you're going to have plenty of beer.

Six-year-old Shaun the merino sheep may be the world's woolliest sheep. He had likely never been shorn in his life, but was due to have a date with the clippers in the next few days, farmers said.

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Australian farmers could have world’s woolliest sheep

Shaun the sheep was found wandering the Australian countryside with what is estimated to be a 55 lb coat.

Tony Stewart smiles as he speaks with his crew before the start of the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 27, 2012.

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Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing after fatal accident

Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since he struck and killed a young racer at a dirt track earlier this month.

Europe's Paul McGinley of Ireland watches his shot on the third hole during the second day of foursomes competition against Asia at the Royal Trophy golf tournament in Chonburi province, near Bangkok, January 10, 2009.

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Mismatch fears over Paul McGinley dispelled

Four-times European Tour winner Paul McGinley won the Ryder Cup in 2002 but Phillip Price says next month's matches at Gleneagles could end up defining his career.

Aug 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Catherine Bellis (USA) hits to Zarina Diyas (KAZ) on day four of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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Dream run over for Catherine Bellis as big guns advance

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were forced to take a backseat to 15-year-old Catherine Bellis, who hogged the Flushing Meadows limelight once again.

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WATCH: Johnny JamBoogie

If football doesn't workout, "Johnny Football" always has this to fall back on.

Reese Witherspoon stars in a scene from "Legally Blonde."

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Reese Witherspoon goes ‘Legally Blonde’ for cancer-stricken fan

Reese Witherspoon played dress-up for a four year old who is obsessed by her alter ego Elle Woods from her 2001 hit "Legally Blonde."

A flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is seen at the top of damaged war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014.

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Separatists say will allow ‘trapped’ Ukrainian forces to withdraw

Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said they would open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.

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Power cords, children’s furniture among this week’s recalls

HP is recalling 6 million power cords for overheating and the deaths of two children have prompted the recall of bean bag chairs.

Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Arizona near the Nevada border, on August 25, 2014, in this still image taken from video courtesy of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

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No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting

No criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi.

A Massachusetts Air National Guard aircraft maintainer walks past an F-15C fighter aircraft at Barnes Air National Guard Base, in Westfield, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after his fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia.

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Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter plane found dead in Virginia

The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter that crashed in mountainous western Virginia was found dead on Thursday.

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Skip the beach, head to the car dealership

Experts say this Labor Day weekend might be one of the best times to buy a car all year.

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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Nearly half of parents say they're not comfortable letting their child play football amid uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions.

Liam Payne arrives at the UK Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us 3D' - VIP Arrivals, on Tuesday August 20, 2013, in London.

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

A member of One Direction is legal and a longtime TV personality celebrates his 73rd birthday.

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Joan Rivers stable after health emergency

Comedienne Joan Rivers is in stable condition at a New York hospital after losing her breath during a routine surgery.

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Jimmy Fallon to lead Leno tribute

The former "Tonight Show" host will be honored and his predecessor will be a big part of the ceremonies.

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NFL sets new standards on domestic violence punishment

Players will be subject to a 6-week suspension for their first domestic violence offense.

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Dad catches daughter taking selfies

This teenage girl takes more photos of herself in this 58-second video, than you have all year.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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Funeral Set For Victims of Ehamp Motorcycle Crash

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A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash

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Holyoke Water Plant On Agenda

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Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant

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UMass Students Keep Police Busy

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Students from UMass are already keeping the Amherst police department busy