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Peter Kennaugh of SKY Procycling enjoys an espresso ahead of first stage of the Tour de France 2013, in Corsica.

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Caffeine gives athletes an edge, but don't overdo it

Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.

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Cantor to step down this month to make room for successor

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., left, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Cantor relinquished his leadership post on Thursday and said he would step down before the end of his term.

After relinquishing his majority leader post, Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he wants to make room for his successor to take over his Virginia seat in November.

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Fighting resumes in Gaza, as Israeli military says cease-fire is over

Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, is seen shortly before the start of a proposed cease-fire on Friday.

Just hours into what was supposed to be a three-day cease-fire, Israel and Hamas traded fire in Gaza. Palestinian officials said one attack killed scores.

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UCLA flood: Why the water main wasn't immediately shut down


It took almost 30 hours to get the broken water main in Westwood to stop leaking. But it could have been worse. Here's why.

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Feds stage massive raid on El Monte Flores gang

El Monte

According to the US Attorney's Office, El Monte Flores is an older gang in the region, with an estimated 800 members and a history of targeting African Americans.