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United States pulls embassy staff from Libya due to security concerns

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, temporarily relocating its staff across the border to Tunisia because of escalating clashes between rival militias in Tripoli, the U.S. State Department said. The U.S. pullout underscored deteriorating security in the Libyan capital following two weeks of fighting between militias who have exchanged rocket and artillery fire in southern Tripoli near the embassy compound.

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Argentine default looms as time runs out for debt deal

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina looks set to default on its debt for the second time in 12 years next Thursday as negotiations with "holdout" investors seemingly go nowhere and neither side shows signs of blinking first, though a last minute deal can't be discounted.

Entertainment

Aguilera’s ‘planning to slim after birth’

Christina Aguilera is reportedly already planning on losing weight after she’s given birth.

The star shot to fame in the late ‘90s but in recent years the focus has often moved from her career, towards her weight. Last year Christina revealed a new slender figure, allegedly going from a size 16 to a size 6 in just 12 months. But sources say Christina, who is pregnant with her second child, is said to be determined to drop her baby weight within a matter of months.

Life

Tiny city of Caribou, Maine, faces secessionist movement

CARIBOU Maine (Reuters) - The city of Caribou, Maine, is home to less than 8,000 people, dozens of potato farms and, to the consternation of a small but vocal group of citizens, an airport, a recreation center and groomed snowmobile trails.

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Minnesota Vikings - PlayerWatch

TE Chase Ford is on PUP and could end up on injured reserve following surgery earlier this month for a stress fracture in his left foot. Ford was one of the candidates for the second pass-catching tight end position behind starter Kyle Rudolph.TE Chase Ford is on PUP and could end up out for the season following surgery earlier this month for a stress fracture in his left foot. Ford was one of the candidates for the second pass-catching tight end position behind starter Kyle Rudolph.CB Captain Munnerlyn began training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list because of a hamstring injury. Coach Mike Zimmer said the injury isn't serious, but the Vikings must be careful not to push him back too fast. The depth at corner is unproven behind Munnerlyn and Xavier Rhodes.CB Captain Munnerlyn began training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list because of a hamstring injury. Coach Mike Zimmer said the injury isn't serious, but the Vikings must be careful not to push him back too fast. The depth at corner is unproven behind Munnerlyn and Xavier Rhodes.NT Linval Joseph, who missed most of the offseason team work because of shoulder surgery, reported to camp in excellent shape. Coach Mike Zimmer was impressed and said he expects "great things" from Joseph at a position that Zimmer calls a "vital" part of his defensive schemes.NT Linval Joseph, who missed most of the offseason team work because of shoulder surgery, reported to camp in excellent shape. Coach Mike Zimmer was impressed and said he expects "great things" from Joseph at a position that Zimmer calls a "vital" part of his defensive schemes.SS Andrew Sendejo began camp on the PUP because of lower back and ankle issues that go back to the end of last season. Sendejo once was considered strictly a special teamer, but he turned a lot of heads last year when he stepped in for injured starting FS Harrison Smith. If his health cooperates, Sendejo should compete for the starting safety job next to Smith.SS Andrew Sendejo began camp on the PUP because of lower back and ankle issues that go back to the end of last season. Sendejo once was considered strictly a special teamer, but he turned a lot of heads last year when he stepped in for injured starting FS Harrison Smith. If his health cooperates, Sendejo should compete for the starting safety job next to Smith.WR Andy Cruse, a first-year player, was signed Friday to provide camp depth at receiver.WR Andy Cruse, a first-year player, was signed Friday (July 25) to provide camp depth at receiver.LT Matt Kalil, who also missed a lot of the offseason team work because of knee surgery, was cleared recently. He said his knee is "super strong." Kalil will need his health if he's to put his sophomore slide behind him. After a Pro Bowl rookie season in 2012, Kalil was far too inconsistent a year ago.LT Matt Kalil, who missed a lot of the offseason team work because of knee surgery, was cleared recently. He said his knee is "super strong." Kalil will need his health if he's to put his sophomore slide behind him. After a Pro Bowl rookie season in 2012, Kalil was far too inconsistent a year ago.WR Ty Walker, a first-year player, was signed Friday for camp depth at receiver.

Technology

Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's message to investors has always been clear: trust in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. But after more than a year of mostly disappointing quarterly results, that faith is being tested.

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