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It’s not the Super Bowl, but World Cup will have its parties

Soccer fans, wild with excitement, will be at World Cup viewing parties in bars, museums and homes across America.

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WATCH: How to shoot fireworks photos with your smartphone

You know you're going to post some of those shots on Instagram ... why not make them look good?

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Probe sees no links among black church fires in South

Officials have found no links among any of several recent fires at African American churches.

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Steph Curry defeats LeBron James again

Curry's jersey is the top seller for the first time.

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Officials warn of potential July 4th terror attacks

Federal authorities are stepping up security and asking Americans to be vigilant ahead of the holiday weekend.

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Home prices climbing steadily amid stronger demand

The average purchase price rose by 4.9 percent, according to the latest figures.

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Ex-NFL player tackles overgrown field for kids

Reggie McKenzie has been hosting a youth football camp for more than 40 years but when his namesake field near Detroit became neglected, McKenzie did what he's always done: he tackled it.

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Ice cream around the world

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

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Bells win series against Pippins with 10 – 1 blow out.

Arron Stroosma put it away in the 2nd with a bases loaded 3 run double.

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Rep. Larsen in Whatcom County

Larsen toured several transportation projects in Whatcom, Skagit counties

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Deputy’s quick reaction saves UPS driver

Deputy Colin Bertrand used patrol car to stop runaway UPS truck

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AP Source: Blazers reach deal with Lillard, sign Ed Davis

Lillard's extension is reportedly worth more than $120 million. Davis averaged 8.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in his first season with the Lakers last year.

Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) reacts after making a basket while being fouled during the fourth quarter in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Houston. The Trail Blazers won 122-120 in overtime.

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AP Source: Heat now among clubs meeting with Aldridge

The person says Heat President Pat Riley is to meet with Aldridge in Los Angeles

Fewer Washington students met the standard on the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards

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Washington students seem to find new tests more challenging

Fewer Washington students met the standard on the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards than passed the old statewide exams.

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M’s continue road trip in Oakland

The M's enter the road series with a two-game winning streak after sweeping the Padres on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Bet you didn’t know: Fun facts about the Fourth

Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.

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Post 7 sweeps first two games at 4th of July tournament

Bellingham has a double-header again on Friday, facing the Northeast 49ers at 4:00 p.m. and the Spokane Northstars at 6:30 p.m at Rogers High School in Spokane.

Dallas Mavericks point guard Monta Ellis warms up in front of an advertisement paid for by The Indiana Economic Development Corp. before an NBA preseason basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The IEDC has signed a deal with the Pacers for sponsoring the basketball court inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

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AP Source: Pacers sign Monta Ellis; Duncan will return & other NBA free agency news

A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ellis has agreed to terms with the Pacers on a four-year deal worth $44 million and other NBA free agency news.

In this March 4, 2015, file photo, New York Rangers right wing Martin St. Louis (26) shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. St. Louis made the announcement Thursday, July 2, 2015, roughly a month after helping the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to the Lightning in seven games. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

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Rangers’ Martin St. Louis announces retirement

The 40-year-old St. Louis was uncertain whether he would return for another season after the Rangers were eliminated, but it was clear that New York was not going to bring him back.

FILE - In this Saturday, June 6, 2015, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, right, walks on the field after he grounded into a double play with the bases loaded to end the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Mariners' Willie Bloomquist (8) was left on base on the play. Cano isn't supposed to hear boos at home. It wasn't part of the deal when he signed for $240 million and 10 years in Seattle. But with the underperforming Mariners having the second-worst record in the American League, Cano's struggles have become the focus for the floundering franchise.

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Mariners recall Chris Taylor from AAA Tacoma

Utility infielder/outfielder Willie Bloomquist designated for assignment

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Today in entertainment history: July 6

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A look at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Bells sweep series with BlueJackets with 12 inning win, 4-2

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Walker Olis broke a Bells record with his 6th home run as a Bell.

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Lloyd hits stunning hat-trick as U.S. tops Japan for third Women’s World Cup title

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The Americans avenged their loss to Japan in the 2011 final and earned a record third title and their first since 1999.

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Post 7 takes the Spokane 4th of July Wood Bat Classic

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The Bellingham Post 7 American Legion baseball team has won the Spokane 4th of July Wood Bat Classic beating the Spokane Expos on Sunday.

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Seattle’s Cruz will get the start in the All-Star Game

Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz celebrates after he hit a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning of a baseball game to score Mariners' Seth Smith and give the Mariners a 11-10 win over the Texas Rangers, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Seattle.

Seattle Mariner Nelson Cruz has been named as starter for the American League in the upcoming MLB All-Star Game. Cruz will get the start as the designated hitter.