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University in Chicago offers scholarships for slaying video game foes

CHICAGO (AP) — All those hours spent blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all. A small private university in Chicago is offering hefty scholarship for players of one game in particular, League of Legends, which has become one of ...

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New York’s 1st openly gay congressman gets married

COLD SPRING, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s first openly gay member of Congress has married his longtime partner. Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney exchanged vows Saturday, June 21, with Randy Gene Florke at the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands in Cold Spring. Florke proposed in December after the youngest of their three ...

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Universal: New Harry Potter area will open July 8

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort is set to open early next month. Universal officials announced Wednesday, June 18, that the new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Park will open July 8. It will double the size of the Harry Potter landscape ...

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World Cup fans face rough landing in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Before they see their teams battle on the fields, soccer fans arriving in Brazil will first have to fight their way past airport scaffolding, terminal flooding and two-hour taxi lines. The World Cup opens Thursday, June 12 and airports are bracing to welcome the crush of ...

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Obama to take executive steps on student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is prepping new executive steps to help Americans struggling to pay off their student debt, and throwing his support behind Senate Democratic legislation with a similar goal but potentially a much more profound impact. Obama announced on Monday, June 9 that he’s expanding his ...

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Aide: Obama ‘madder than hell’ over VA allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is “madder than hell” about reports of treatment delays at veterans‘ hospitals across the country. Top aide Denis McDonough tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that Obama is demanding that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki (shin-SEHK’-ee) and others in the administration “continue to fix these ...

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