• Lin-Manuel Miranda exits 'Hamilton'
Lin-Manuel Miranda exits 'Hamilton'

Several cast members of The West Wing reacted enthusiastically to the use of the patriotic theme music from their iconic political drama during Lin-Manuel Miranda's final bow at Broadway's Hamilton . His father Luis Miranda told Fox News Latino that the journey of " Hamilton " has been a blessing that goes much farther than his son or the stage.

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  • RNC's first (and only) speaker: a dead president
RNC's first (and only) speaker: a dead president

Outside Republican groups have been publicly pushing the party to modify its stance on same-sex marriage for over a year, but multiple sources told CBS News that the effort has officially taken hold among a group of platform committee members who are furiously polishing their amendment ahead of the party gathering in Cleveland.

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  • Pokemon Go global launch delayed due to server issues
Pokemon Go global launch delayed due to server issues

Speaking to Business Insider , Niantic CEO John Hanke said that we can expect big improvements to come to the game soon, and that includes Pokemon trading. Content manager of video game conference PAX Australia and Oz ComicCon, Guy Blomberg, organised a meet-up in Sydney for friends and players of the game, which exploded in popularity.

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  • Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical to Buy Sagent in $736 Million Cash Deal
Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical to Buy Sagent in $736 Million Cash Deal

In Japan, Nichi-Iko shares gained 4.86 percent to settle at 2,092 yen. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close during Nichi-Iko's fiscal second quarter. Generic drugmaker Sagent Pharmaceuticals ( SGNT ) popped 39% on the stock market today after it said it's being acquired for $736 million. Sagent shar...

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  • Chris Froome insists winning third Tour de France remains a huge challenge
Chris Froome insists winning third Tour de France remains a huge challenge

Froome had in fact hoped to gain time on the final climb Sunday, but when the rally of attacks came from the likes of Porte, Martin and Yates, he found himself needing to reel them in and be satisfied to just finish with his rivals and preserve the lead he has.

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  • UFC is sold for $4 billion
UFC is sold for $4 billion

The UFC closely guards financial details, but the Fertittas are believed to each own just over 40 percent of the company, with White around 9 percent and Flash Entertainment, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi government, owning the remaining 10 percent.

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  • Secret Life of Pets Opens to a Big $103.2 Million
Secret Life of Pets Opens to a Big $103.2 Million

This already puts pressure on the reboot and then it has to deal with even more competition in its second weekend, which will see the opening of another animated movie and the third film in the Star Trek franchise. The film about the little blue fish actually fell to third place with $20.4 million (£15.7 million), behind The Legend Of Tarzan , w...

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  • Contador pulls out of Tour de France after fever, crashes
Contador pulls out of Tour de France after fever, crashes

Contador attempted to get into an early breakaway on the stage, but then spent much of the race at the back of the peloton chatting with his team vehicle. The withdrawal occurred on Contador's home roads near the town of Vilamur in Spain. "It's a big loss for the Tour de France but I have no doubt he'll be able to set other goals for himself...

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  • The reward for mining Bitcoin was just cut in half
The reward for mining Bitcoin was just cut in half

After all , bitcoin made it all the way to its second halving without totally collapsing. "Retarget", the name is a nod to a part of the bitcoin mining process whereby miners adjust to new difficulties. Sheffield Clark, the CEO of the American Bitcoin ATM network Coinsource , commented about the long term effects we might see from the halving...

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  • Chinese airline, Boeing in $4B Farnborough deal
Chinese airline, Boeing in $4B Farnborough deal

Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said: "Despite recent events that have impacted the financial markets, the aviation sector will continue to see long-term growth with the commercial fleet doubling in size".

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  • UK, Boeing launch new strategic partnership
UK, Boeing launch new strategic partnership

It will make the United Kingdom its European base for training, maintenance, fix and overhaul across its defence fixed-wing and rotary platforms. Britain is buying nine new Boeing P-8A Poseidon military aircraft in the first big deal announced at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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  • Carter announces 560 more US troops to Iraq
Carter announces 560 more US troops to Iraq

The new troops will bring the authorized level of US troops in Iraq to about 4,600. The Pentagon said Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi this morning in Baghdad to talk about the next steps in the campaign. Carter and other military officials in Baghdad declined to provide details about the plans for the operation. Iraqi f...

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  • Greyhound racing will finally meet its death in NSW 0
Greyhound racing will finally meet its death in NSW 0

Baird said an independent commission, led by former Judge Michael McHugh , concluded that dogs are mistreated, and owners are stopping at nothing to achieve a winning edge. Greyhound Racing New South Wales - who will suspend racing for the next week with immediate effect - said they were "devastated" by the outcome. "This is particularly the ca...

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  • Turkey captures 5 Daesh suspects on Syria border
Turkey captures 5 Daesh suspects on Syria border

The suspects were sent to Istanbul police headquarters after health checks. Meanwhile, a pro-government paper, Yeni Safak , said the organiser of the attack was suspected to be a man called Akhmed Chatayev of Chechen origin. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the terrorist act, however Turkish authorities assume the attack was organiz...

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  • EU Member States Approve Amended Framework
EU Member States Approve Amended Framework

Hon said: "It is very likely that the Privacy Shield, if adopted by the Commission next week as expected, will be challenged by activists or data protection authorities, but it depends on what concessions the Commission managed to get from the USA - especially on mass surveillance".

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  • Chick-fil-A offers free entrees to cow-dressed customers on Tuesday
Chick-fil-A offers free entrees to cow-dressed customers on Tuesday

The company is encouraging people to post their photos on social media, using the hashtag #CowAppreciationDay. The free food can include an original chicken sandwich, a grilled chicken cool wrap or a Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit depending upon how a customer is dressed.

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  • Trump Campaign Floats Ivanka for VP Because 'She's Got the Looks'
Trump Campaign Floats Ivanka for VP Because 'She's Got the Looks'

Gingrich then proceeded to call out Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Trump's former rival: "Your governor who is a good friend of mine, although it's about time he gets on the Trump bandwagon!" His supporters have been vocally opposed to a rapprochement , and have urged Cruz to remain independent of Trump, if for no other reason than to stay distant from ...

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  • Starbucks to increase base pay of workers in October
Starbucks to increase base pay of workers in October

Starbucks said previous year that employees who work at least 20 hours a week were also eligible to have full tuition covered for online classes at Arizona State University. The petition said employees are finding it almost impossible to secure more than 25 hours a week, and that the labor cuts were hurting morale and damaging customer service.

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  • May to be confirmed as UK Conservative leader, and next PM
May to be confirmed as UK Conservative leader, and next PM

The country's energy minister faced a series of questions surrounding her resume, in which it was alleged that she embellished her record in the private sector. He is refusing to resign and says he can win a leadership battle, which would be decided by a vote of party members. Mrs May, who serves as home secretary, was a low-key supporter of Rema...

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  • Ronaldo's speech at half-time inspired his team to win Euro
Ronaldo's speech at half-time inspired his team to win Euro

Since Euro 2016 kicked off on June 10, the French authorities have had plenty on their hands given a state of emergency is still in place after France was targeted during the November terror attacks. Twice he tried to get back on the pitch but his being there in the dressing room and on the bench was very important for us. "Clearly we had our c...

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