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Fed ‘close’ to hiking rates, U.S. economy near normal

Economic conditions in the U.S. have largely returned to normal and a Federal Reserve decision to raise interest rates should come soon, officials say.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 11

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

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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Sexting, Internet safety loom large as childhood health concerns

As more kids use mobile phones and surf the web at increasingly younger ages, sexting and Internet safety are becoming bigger childhood health concerns, edging out longtime worries like smoking and teen pregnancy, a new poll suggests.

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One small bite for man, one giant leaf for space

How'd you like a space salad for lunch?

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Little Taekwondo student finally breaks a board

This little guy is one heck of a student.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 11

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Jimmy Kimmel officiated at Jennifer Aniston’s wedding

The late night TV host was on hand to pronounce the happy couple as the new Mr. and Mrs. Theroux.

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NASCAR’s Buddy Baker, winner of 1980 Daytona 500, dies

Baker, known as the "Gentle Giant" for his affable demeanor and 6-foot-6-inch frame, was a 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee and named in 1998 one of its 50 greatest drivers.

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WATCH: 6 celebs accused of canoodling with their staff

Whether they're politicians or Hollywood celebs, these famous figures all found themselves amidst rumors of running into the arms of their hired help.

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Twitter huddles with NFL to tackle audience challenge

A two-year content and advertising deal announced Monday expands upon similar partnerships that Twitter forged with the NFL in 2013 and 2014.

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Nicki Minaj sparks pregnancy rumors

The "Anaconda" hitmaker refers to her boyfriend as her "baby father."

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Bill Murray spotted on set of new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie

Rumor has it the comedian will team up with his "St. Vincent" co-star Melissa McCarthy for the franchise reboot.

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WATCH: Best of 2015 Hall of Fame speeches

Watch a quick recap of all 2015 Hall of Fame inductees speeches, including the most hilarious and heartfelt moments from a crowd-pleasing night in Canton.

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Highlights from J.J. Henry’s clutch win at Barracuda Championship

In the final round of the Barracuda Championship, the only tournament on the PGA Tour to use the Modified Stableford system, J.J. Henry outplays Kyle Reifers to capture his third tour win.

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Gas prices down 11 cents on average

The average price per gallon is $2.71, according to the latest national survey.

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Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

Social Security is approaching its 80th birthday, and the federal government's largest benefit program is at a pivotal point in its history.

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Blake Griffin channels ‘SpaceJam’ in dunk contest

This promises to be one silly shoe commercial.

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Pope and Congress: Francis is certain to challenge lawmakers

A political pope is sure to seize his opportunity when he addresses a political body.

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Melissa McCarthy’s daughter lands movie role next to her mom

McCarthy's eight-year-old daughter Vivian was originally cast as an extra in the project, but she has now been promoted to portray a child version of her mother.

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WATCH: Justin Bieber and Questlove drum battle

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Justin Bieber and The Root's Questlove have a drum-off on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

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Chris Evans makes ‘Marvel’-ous directoral debut

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The "Before We Go" director talks about pulling his film together and how being in the Marvel world makes it easier to get movies off the ground.

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Love Hulu but hate the ads?

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Hulu is rolling out an ad-free version of its subscription service.

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Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball in new biopic

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The movie will chronicle the entertainer's 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, her "I Love Lucy" co-star.