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Sofia Vergara named richest TV actress

Sofia Vergara named richest TV actress

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Sofia Vergara has been named the highest-paid actress on TV for a second straight year.

The Modern Family star earned a whopping $30 million from June, 2012 to June, 2013, according to Forbes magazine, thanks to her TV appearances and endorsement deals.

Her fortune more than doubles second placed Kaley Cuoco and Mariska Hargitay, who both scored $11 million thanks largely to their roles in The Big Bang Theory and Law & Order: SVU, respectively.

Tina Fey, former reality TV star Bethenny Frankel, the Kardashian sisters, Melissa McCarthy and Ellen Pompeo all tie for fourth place on the new rich list with $10 million.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

The head of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart will outline the funding agreement at a news conference today.

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One dead after lightning strikes beach crowd

A man is treated by a paramedic after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California July 27, 2014.

One man died and at least eight people were injured in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

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Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

Palestinian Abir Shamaleh, left, sits next to the grave of her son Saher, a civilian according to the family, who was killed in an Israeli strike during the war, as members of the family visit a cemetery in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Monday marked the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims usually start the day by visiting cemeteries, to pay their respects to the dead, and then exchange family visits.

Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, with calls for a durable ceasefire.

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