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Junk Food, Creme Brulee Eat Up Spotlight Today

Posted On July 21, 2014

(Undated) -- Some Americans might be hard pressed to determine how today differs from any other day, but it is National Junk Food Day. Every year on July 21st, observers are encouraged to celebrate the foods we hate to love, typically those nutrition-lacking snacks high in fats, sugars, salt and calories. Fittingly, or not for…

Simpsons-Dedicated Website To Launch After FXX Marathon

Posted On July 21, 2014

(Undated) -- FXX is opening "SimpsonsWorld" to online fans in October. A new website dedicated to all things Simpsons will allow users to access every episode of the long-running animated series and create playlists and share clips with other users. Described as the "ultimate Simpsons digital experience," "Variety" says "SimpsonsWorld" will also be available through…

Obama Again Defends Israel’s Right To Defend Itself

Posted On July 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is again defending Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas. In a White House statement, Obama also expressed serious concerns about the loss of civilian life in the ongoing conflict. Secretary of State John Kerry has been dispatched to the Middle East to press for a ceasefire…

White House: Number Of Children Crossing Border Is Down

Posted On July 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the number of unaccompanied children coming across the southwest border is dropping. In his daily briefing, Earnest cited a daily average this month of about 150. The average in June was more than 350. Meanwhile, Texas Governor Rick Perry is confirming that National Guard troops are…

Two Men Face Murder Charges In Philly

Posted On July 21, 2014

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Two men have been charged in the deaths of an elderly couple in their Philadelphia home. Police say the suspects had been hired to do odd jobs around the couple's house. Investigators say the victims were killed when they confronted the pair as they looked for money.