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Watch live: Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation to extend California’s cap-and-trade program
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Watch live: Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation to extend California’s cap-and-trade program

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Jerry Brown, pictured last year, were together when Brown signed new climate legislation on Tuesday.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday to extend California’s cap-and-trade program, solidifying the state’s battle against global warming …

Cor blimey! Dick Van Dyke sorry for ‘atrocious cockney accent’ in Mary Poppins
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Cor blimey! Dick Van Dyke sorry for ‘atrocious cockney accent’ in Mary Poppins

The US actor Dick Van Dyke has apologised for the “most atrocious cockney accent in the history of cinema” more than half a century after his role in the 1964 Disnery classic Mary Poppins.

The 91-year-old played chimney-sweep Bert in …

Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard
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Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that suggested items for sale based on your chats and a keyboard to help you navigate this. Today, the company is announcing …

15 of the most remarkable trees in America
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15 of the most remarkable trees in America

From the world’s largest to ones that have been here long before the Mayflower, these noble trees are nothing less than U.S. national treasures.

While they aren’t celebrated as much as they should be, few things are as iconic as …

Dulux owner AkzoNobel’s boss Ton Buchner quits for health reasons less than two months after fighting off US takeover
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Dulux owner AkzoNobel’s boss Ton Buchner quits for health reasons less than two months after fighting off US takeover

The boss of Dulux paint owner AkzoNobel announced he is quitting with immediate effect for health reasons, less than two months after finally fighting off a takeover move by an American predator.

Ton Buchner, who joined the Dutch company in …

One philanthropic foundation in Michigan is starting a college fund for an entire county
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One philanthropic foundation in Michigan is starting a college fund for an entire county

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The days where you could pay for all your college tuition with the earnings from a part-time summer job are long gone. Nowadays, things are a bit different: According to Forbes, the cost of college has risen an …

Ed Sheeran deleted his Twitter account after he said he was just on a break
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Ed Sheeran deleted his Twitter account after he said he was just on a break

Ed Sheeran got pounded for his "Game of Thrones" cameo and then deleted his Twitter account. Coincidence?

Singer-turned-actor Ed Sheeran had assured us earlier this month that he was just reading a lot of Harry Potter and taking a break …

Great FA Cup fifth round games, Ian Rush drinks milk and drones go surfing
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Great FA Cup fifth round games, Ian Rush drinks milk and drones go surfing

1) It’s the FA Cup fifth round! What a thing! Remarkable! It happens every year, but still! So let’s have a look at some fifth round ties of yore. Everyone still hates Leeds, despite them being in the scruffy divisions …

Even small acts make a big difference. Just ask anyone who knew this firefighter.
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Even small acts make a big difference. Just ask anyone who knew this firefighter.

Capt. Mark Lee, a New Jersey firefighter for nearly 30 years, lived his whole life helping and serving others.

He wanted to do more than his "job."

He wanted to keep helping, even after the fires were put out.…

Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in one day
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Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in one day

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A series of suicide attacks killed 6 in Pakistan on Wednesday, unnerving citizens whose growing sense of security has been shaken by multiple blasts this week.

The latest assault happened in Peshawar, said police, after a bomber …