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Keira Knightley plays a heartbroken singer-songwriter who teams up with a drunken producer in Begin Again. Irish director John Carney, who had a surprise hit with the musical Once, hit his mark again.
June was a good month for job creation, according to the new Labor Department report. Employers added 288,000 positions to payrolls and the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent.
For the first time, Colombia is in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The team's winning streak is helping Colombian soccer emerge from a history of disappointment and drug-fueled violence.
This week ISIS changed its name to the Islamic State and says its territory is now a caliphate. The move is just one of the things that distinguishes the group from its predecessor, al Qaida in Iraq.
Beijing said banks that handle foreign currency will be able to set their own exchange rates for the yuan. Critics have urged China to let the currency trade more freely.
Imagine an America where trucks are called lorries. That's the idea behind an ad campaign for Newcastle Brown Ale. It envisions what the U.S. would be like if England had won the Revolutionary War.