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Blatter gives up IOC membership as FIFA exit nears

FIFA President Sepp Blatter was relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership on Monday, seven months before he will be replaced as the head of soccer's governing body.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the U.S. to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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in Music

One Direction releases surprise single as a foursome

"Drag Me Down" is the first single the group has put out since Zayn Malik quit the boy band in March.

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Tom Cruise’s ‘Rogue Nation’ dominates weekend box office

It's the third largest movie opening for Cruise, following the $64.9 million launch for 2004's "War of the Worlds" and $57.8 million for 2000's "Mission: Impossible 2."

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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in Viral Videos

Epic Pomeranian puppy sneeze

There are worse ways you could spend a few seconds of your day.

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in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories making headlines, Monday, Aug. 3.

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GOP prepares for big week

All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.

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Pittsburgh doctor linked to second Zimbabwe lion hunt probe

Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him as a client of a safari operator accused of breaching regulations.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral disrupted by feud

The only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was laid to rest in a private ceremony outside Atlanta, and that apparently is just the beginning of the fight between the families.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Ice T voices ‘Care Bears,’ ‘Dora the Explorer’

The rapper and "Law & Order: SVU" star used to do voice work for children's cartoons.

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in Local

Minimum wage hike for fast-food goes forward; Assembly leader calls it “good first step”

During visit to Ithaca last week, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said move was "good first step," but says wage should be increased across all industries

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Aug. 3

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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in Local

Man accused of knocking upstate New York officer unconscious

Suspect was reportedly dancing in street with traffic cone; officer attempted to get him to stop when attack occurred

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 3

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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in Entertainment, Lifestyle

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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in Music

TOP 10: Count down the hottest songs this week

The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Aug. 1.

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in Local

Standoff in Sayre ends, man taken into custody

The subject’s name has not been released at this time.

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Person falls off cliff at Taughannock Falls State Park

Emergency workers at Taughannock Falls State Park say one person was extracted and airlifted to a hospital.

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WATCH: Chris Farley in ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

This mashup is both hilarious and impressive.

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in Entertainment

Ben Stiller back as dimwitted male model in ‘Zoolander 2′ trailer

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The sequel to the 2001 comedy is still several months away but with one-liners like these, we can't wait.

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Jon Stewart prepares to sign off

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After 15 years, the comedian will bid farewell as he hosts his final "Daily Show."

in Music

Lawmakers at odds over Billy Joel highway

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The argument over naming a highway for "The Piano Man" has sparked a debate over whether roads should be named for the living or only the dead.

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Chris Brown’s ex wants supervised visits for their daughter

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The "Loyal" hitmaker wants the courts to establish official paternity of his one-year-old daughter and is fighting a request for increased child support.