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Federal health officials have found 6 vials of smallpox — apparently forgotten in a lab store room. Officials want to know where the deadly virus came from, and why it was left unsecured for so long.
The Republican Party picked Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio seriously.
Host country Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup in epic fashion. Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 during the semifinal match. Brazilians are wondering how their beloved team could be so pulverized.
There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain. And a new U.N. report says civilian casualties are up significantly from a year ago.
A Japanese worker found the phone and tracked down the American owner. Farmer Kevin Whitney got the phone back that had pictures of his daughter's wedding on it.
Harry Potter is attending the Quidditch World Cup with his family as well as Ron and Hermione. He is in his 30s and has "a couple of threads of silver" in his hair and a mysterious cut on his cheek.