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To Infinity: Toy Story Land opening at Disney in Florida

By FREIDA FRISARO , Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — For children of the mid-1990s, Disney's new Toy Story Land offers the opportunity to visit the imaginary world they grew up in. For their parents, it brings back sweet memories of a magical time of toys and make-believe. And for...
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Bud Light Will Give Free Beer to Calif. If Mexico Beats Brazil Monday

GO MEXICO!!
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Goodbye, Geoffrey: Toys R Us closing its last stores

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO , AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is closing its last U.S. stores by Friday, the end of a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores, brightly colored logo and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. But many of the children who happily sang the...
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Planters Cheez Balls Return!

Nothing tastes like childhood more than Planters Cheez Balls - Well, maybe Tang. Tang and Planters Cheez Balls. The point is, this can of food nostalgia is set for a reboot. Planters announced that the these poofy, gold-dusted nuggets will return to shelves for a limited time. "We've heard many...
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Street artist Banksy splashes Paris with works on migrants

PARIS (AP) — Banksy is believed to have taken his message on migration to Paris, which has seen seven works attributed to the provocative British street artist. The works attributed to Banksy have been discovered in recent days, including one near a former center for migrants at the city's northern...
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Water balloon slingshots top list of unsafe summer toys

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based consumer watchdog group has warned of the dangers to children of water balloon slingshots, lawn darts and other summer toys. Those playthings top a list of 10 questionable toys issued Thursday by World Against Toys Causing Harm, better known by its acronym, W.A.T.C.H...
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Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

By LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new "gaming disorder" classification from the World...
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Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, raised kittens and once playfully tried on the glasses of the late actor Robin Williams, has died. She was 46. The Gorilla Foundation says the western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's...
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Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album 'Everything Is Love'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming. The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her...
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Warning: Precut Watermelon Flagged as Salmonella Risk in California

California was added to a list of 23 states flagged by federal health officials as at risk for salmonella poisoning from precut melons. The melon varieties include watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe. The list of retailers that carried the fruit includes Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart and Sprouts...
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