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Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names

There's also a superPAC named My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow — which supported naps, treats, and prison reform. And it's far from the only eccentric: We've compiled a list of more than a dozen of them, both past and present.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's story "Temperature" — which was found as an unpublished manuscript — appears in the new issue of The Strand Magazine. AP hide caption

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Book News & Features

76 Years Later, Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Sees The Light Of Day

The story, called "Temperature," had never been published and was presumed lost. Long after magazine editor Andrew Gulli began his search for the story, he finally found it — and put it in print.

Jericho the lion (right), seen here fighting with Cecil last year, was the subject of competing stories Saturday, as groups in Zimbabwe disagreed over whether he had been killed. Ken Watkins/SN/Landov hide caption

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Jericho Isn't Cecil's Brother And Is Probably Still Alive, Lion Researcher Says

Citing "huge disgust and sadness," a conservation group said the lion nicknamed Jericho had been killed Saturday. But a researcher in Zimbabwe says he doesn't believe it.

Refugees line up to apply for asylum at a reception center in Berlin. Figures released last week showed that about 180,000 asylum applications were filed in the first six months of 2015, more than twice as many as in the same period last year. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need

Germany has struggled with a record number of refugees, prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a shortage of skilled workers.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Chance The Rapper Gets Quizzed On Saran The Wrapper

Chicago hip-hop superstar Chance the Rapper got his name because nobody believed a guy named Chancelor Bennett could rap. In an appearance on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, we see how well he can wrap.

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Flames from the Rocky Fire approach a house in Lower Lake, Calif., on Friday. More than 5,000 firefighters are now battling large blazes in the state; hundreds of residents are under evacuation orders in affected areas. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Wildfires In California Spur Emergency Declaration

Nine of the largest fires cover areas of at least 1,000 acres each. A firefighter from Rapid City, S.D., was killed while battling one large blaze in Northern California.

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Performing Arts

For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth

The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership.

Kira Grunberg, seen here competing last summer, was severely injured in a training accident this week. Doctors say she is now a paraplegic. Ian Walton/Getty Images hide caption

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After Devastating Injury, Austrian Pole Vaulter Is Breathing On Her Own

Doctors say the fall has left Kira Grunberg, 21, a paraplegic — a development that shocked the sports world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support.

Debris from an airplane that was found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been transported to France, where technicians will try to determine whether it is from a missing airliner, Flight MH370. Raymond Wae Tion/Maxppp /Landov hide caption

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MH370 Update: Recovered Jet Section Arrives At French Lab For Testing

After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it "is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777."

Concerns about pollution in the waters around the city have prompted the group to take action ahead of next year's Olympic Games. Here, garbage crowds the banks of Guanabara Bay in Rio earlier this year. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Sailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil's Olympics Venues

The International Sailing Federation says the move is prompted by concerns over athletes' health and safety, after reports of raw sewage and trash in the water around Rio de Janeiro.

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