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President Obama speaks Tuesday at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington, D.C. "I want Africans buying more American products," he said.

Obama Says U.S. Exports Have Room To Run In Africa

President Obama, speaking at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Tuesday, spotlighted $14 billion in new investments in Africa by U.S. companies involved in construction, technology and finance.

"The United States is determined to be a partner in Africa's success," Obama said. "I want Africans buying more American products. I want Americans buying more African products."

The San Antonio Stars' Becky Hammon, seen here attending a Spurs playoff game, has been hired as a full-time assistant coach, joining the NBA's reigning champions for next season.

Spurs Hire NBA's First Female Full-Time Assistant Coach

The NBA now has its first full-time female assistant coach, as the San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon to join their bench for the upcoming season. The move comes as Hammon says she'll retire after her current season playing for the San Antonio Stars.

Obama Calls On Business To Bridge Divide Between U.S. And Africa

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Murdoch Withdraws Bid To Buy Time Warner

Nearly three weeks after reports surfaced that Twenty-First Century Fox had made a spurned offer to purchase fellow media giant Time Warner, Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch confirms that the deal is off. The rejected price had been reported as $80 billion.

Instead of buying Time Warner, Twenty-First Century Fox says it will buy back shares of its own stock, embarking on a plan to repurchase $6 billion worth of the shares over the next 12 months.

Gunman Kills American General In Shooting At Afghan Facility

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As Moscow Beefs Up Its Border Presence, What's Driving Putin?

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As Gaza Settles Into Cease-Fire, U.N. Takes Stock Of Damage

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Border Bloodshed: Murder Rate Rises Along Texas Oil Routes

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Shadow Events Hope To Skim Some Attention From U.S.-Africa Summit

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The Rosetta spacecraft took this image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 4 August 2014 from a distance of just 145 miles.

In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

Tomorrow morning, a European space probe will arrive at a comet with a tongue-twister of a name: Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Getting there has been proven even trickier than pronouncing it.

The Rosetta spacecraft began its journey way back in March of 2004.

First it swung past Earth to gather speed. Then it catapulted out to Mars, for a boost from that planet's gravity field. Then in 2007, it came back to Earth for another push — then back out to an asteroid, and back to Earth.

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