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Fantasy football's chic alternative
Prefer heels to cleats?

Malaysia Air posts $97 million loss
Malaysia Airlines now knows more about the financial cost of its horrifying year.

New England's epic supermarket feud ends
A New England supermarket chain's epic family feud is over.

Why I left a job in finance to play video games
When Ben Wu graduated from college in 2009, many young people couldn't even get a job. But the biomedical engineering major landed a coveted spot at a trading firm in Chicago.

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open
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"Cops" TV show staffer killed during gunfight
Omaha police say "Cops" television crew member Bryce Dion was fatally shot by an officers' bullet as they responded to a robbery. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Alibaba growth surges ahead of IPO; Stocks flat
Summary: Alibaba sales roar 46 percent ahead of highly anticipated stock market debut; Tiffany gains on demand for lower-priced jewelry; Falling rifle sales hurt Smith and Wesson; Wall Street was little changed after records. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Medical group: Ebola spreading at rapid pace across Liberia
Doctors without Borders says the deadly Ebola virus has overwhelmed Liberia's healthcare system. Deborah Gembara reports.

Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion
Ukraine accuses Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border, as hopes quickly fade that talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis. Mana Rabiee reports.

Shirley Sotloff pleads with Islamic State leader to release son
Shirley Sotloff, the mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff who is being held by Islamic rebels in Syria, makes a direct appeal to his captors to release him. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.

Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.

NBA Mock Draft: Another change at the top
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.

Mexico beats Cameroon, advances to knockout round
After a tough 2013, Mexico completed its magical turnaround by taking down Croatia 3-1 and advancing out of Group A.

World Cup analysis: Costa Rica-England

This Day in History

"I Have a Dream," Says Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963)
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest civil-rights demonstrations ever conducted in the US. More than 200,000 people heard civil-rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his "I Have a Dream" speech, which is considered one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory. However, his prepared text did not mention a dream—King composed that section on the spot, likely at the urging of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. For how long did King speak? Discuss

Kellogg-Briand Pact Signed (1928)
The Kellogg-Briand Pact was an agreement between the US and France to renounce war and seek settlement of disputes by peaceful means. It took its name from US Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg and French foreign minister Aristide Briand. Sixty other nations ultimately ratified the pact, but it made no provision for measures against aggressors and proved ineffective, especially given the practice of waging undeclared wars in the 1930s. What role did it play in the Nuremberg Trials?

Pope John Paul I Elevated to Papacy (1978)
Born Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I was the first pope to choose a double name, a decision that honored his two immediate predecessors, Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI. Refusing to have the traditional papal coronation, he instead opted for a simplified ceremony. His 33-day papacy was one of the shortest reigns in papal history, resulting in the most recent "Year of Three Popes." Though several conspiracy theories emerged after Pope John Paul I's sudden death, what most likely killed him?