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SC Senate Gives Final OK to Confederate Flag Removal

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SC Senate advances bill to remove Confederate flag; GOP still seeks to preserve some symbol

Freight Train Derailment Causes Ordeal for Amtrak Passengers

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Freight train derailment causes 14-hour ordeal for Chicago-to-St. Louis Amtrak passengers

Spieth Reels in 2 More Big Ones

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Already a double major winner, Jordan Spieth reels in 2 more big ones _ including a shark

It’s Official: More People Are Running for Presidential Nomination Than Ever

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It’s Official: More People Are Running for Presidential Nomination Than Ever
The 17th Republican said he will announce his bid in August
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Euro zone gives Greece until Sunday for debt deal

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone members have given Greece until the end of the week to come up with a proposal for sweeping reforms in return for loans that will keep the country from crashing out of Europe's currency bloc and into economic ruin.


Pope blesses 100-year-old woman during Ecuador trip

Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop during his visit to Ecuador on Tuesday to bless a 100-year-old woman

President Obama hosts leader of Vietnam's communist party

President Obama hosted the leader of Vietnam's ruling communist party on Tuesday to discuss a variety of foreign policy issues

U.S. training just 60 Syrian soldiers to fight ISIS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Senate committee Tuesday that the U.S. is only training 60 Syrians to combat ISIS

Pope Francis says humans "irresponsible" with environment

The pontiff warned immediate focus must be placed on climate change to reverse the damage done to the Earth

Inside Qardaha: Bashar al-Assad's hometown

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As Syria's civil war rages on, many young men from Qardaha have left to fight

China stocks hammered as market crash continues

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China's benchmark stock index plunged 8% at the market open on Wednesday, extending huge losses that have piled up in recent weeks.

Business Briefing: I.M.F. Cautions U.S. on Stocks, Insurance and Mutual Funds

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The I.M.F. warned that American stock prices were high and that United States insurers and mutual funds were vulnerable to financial shocks.

Oil prices fall as China, Greece worries outweigh expected U.S. stock draw

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Oil prices fall as China, Greece worries outweigh expected U.S. stock draw
By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil futures fell again on Wednesday as worries over the Greek debt crisis and China's stock market turmoil outweighed ... more

Business Briefing: Miami-to-Cuba Cruises Planned for Volunteers

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Starting next May, Carnival plans to offer trips from Miami to Cuba, pending approval of the island’s government, the company announced.

LaHood Wins Illinois GOP Race To Replace Ex-US Rep. Schock

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LaHood Wins Illinois GOP Race To Replace Ex-US Rep. Schock
State Sen. Darin LaHood won the GOP nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, defeating an anti-establishment conservative writer in ... more

No answers at shrine to a fallen innocent

When you're looking for a place where a child has been gunned down in Chicago, you look for the shrine.

Dr. Ian K. Smith, wife sell South Loop place for $1.0875 million

Dr. Ian K. Smith, the Chicago-based celebrity medical expert, author and TV personality best known for VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club," and his wife Triste in ... more

Google's algorithm shows prestigious job ads to men, but not to women. Here's why that matters.

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Fresh off the revelation that Google image searches for "CEO" only turn up pictures of white men, there's new evidence that algorithmic bias is, alas, ... more

Alibaba Steps Up Asia Logistics Presence With New SingPost Investment

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China’s Alibaba Group is deepening ties with Singapore’s national postal service provider SingPost, as the e-commerce titan seeks to grow its international businesses.

Technology Experts Hit Back at FBI on Encryption

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Silicon Valley and Washington’s argument over whether tech companies should enable users to encrypt their digital lives so that not even the FBI can unscramble ... more

Suspension Over, Jenrry Mejia Rejoins the Mets

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Suspension Over, Jenrry Mejia Rejoins the Mets
Mejia was suspended in April after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Ron Pollard, a Pioneer in Britain’s Betting Industry, Dies at 89

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Ron Pollard, a Pioneer in Britain’s Betting Industry, Dies at 89
Mr. Pollard was widely credited with introducing betting on British politics, extending the bookmaking business beyond horse and dog racing to politics, beauty contests, sports ... more

Athletics 4, Yankees 3, 10 Innings: All-Stars Mark Teixeira and Dellin Betances Are of Little Help as Yankees Fall to A’s

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Athletics 4, Yankees 3, 10 Innings: All-Stars Mark Teixeira and Dellin Betances Are of Little Help as Yankees Fall to A’s
Oakland’s Brett Lawrie homered off Betances to start the 10th inning, and Tyler Clippard struck out Teixeira with runners on first and second base to ... more

Victorious U.S. Kicks Off Celebration in Los Angeles

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Victorious U.S. Kicks Off Celebration in Los Angeles
The United States women’s soccer team began its stateside victory lap with a raucous rally in downtown Los Angeles that was attended by thousands of ... more

Novak Djokovic takes the fifth against Kevin Anderson

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It was Tuesday afternoon amid the grandeur of Wimbledon, and the best men's tennis player in the world found himself in a fine kettle of ... more

Dodgers could turn to Brandon Beachy for rotation opening Saturday

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Is now the time to attempt to cash in on the Brandon Beachy gamble, or would the Dodgers be pushing his return because of obvious ... more

Novak Djokovic takes the fifth against Kevin Anderson

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It was Tuesday afternoon amid the grandeur of Wimbledon, and the best men's tennis player in the world found himself in a fine kettle of ... more

PGA of America pulls event from Donald Trump's Southern California course

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The PGA of America is pulling its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's course in Rancho Palos Verdes, joining NASCAR, ESPN and several major ... more

Business Briefing: Miami-to-Cuba Cruises Planned for Volunteers

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Starting next May, Carnival plans to offer trips from Miami to Cuba, pending approval of the island’s government, the company announced.

U.S. women's soccer team celebrates World Cup title at L.A. Live

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An estimated 10,000 people packed L.A. Live on Tuesday morning to catch a glimpse of the U.S. women's national team on their first stop since ... more

Paul Feig reveals Ecto-1 from the new 'Ghostbusters'

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Paul Feig reveals Ecto-1 from the new 'Ghostbusters'
Paul Feig’s Twitter account has become home to a surfeit of Ghostbusters reveals, and another arrived late Tuesday night: a first look at Ecto-1, the ... more

Ringo Starr celebrates 75th birthday

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More than a half-century after The Beatles invaded America and he became a household name, Ringo Starr marks a milestone birthday

Janice Dickinson: I Feel 'Vindicated' by Bill Cosby's Released Testimony - But 'This Is Not Over'

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"He and his accomplices should have to pay for what they did," Dickinson tells PEOPLE of Cosby

Miss USA gets new hosts to replace Trump-prompted dropouts

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Miss USA pageant has new hosts, one step in its swift reassembly after fallout from Donald Trump's criticism of Mexican ... more

Jim Henson's Crime Puppet Movie Finds New Home at STX

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Brian Henson remains on board to direct the feature.

Patients confront doctor who falsely diagnosed them with cancer

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Cancer specialist Dr. Farid Fata sat in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday and listened to former patients describing how he ruined their lives

Patients confront doctor who falsely diagnosed them with cancer

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Michigan Dr. Farid Fata billed Medicare $34 million while making fraudulent diagnoses and prescribing agressive, unneeded chemo

Joyce Mitchell transferred to Clinton County Jail

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Joyce Mitchell transferred to Clinton County Jail
Danielle HaynesPLATTSBURGH, N.Y., July 7 (UPI) -- Joyce Mitchell, a prison seamstress accused of helping two convicts escape from Clinton Correctional Facility, has been transferred ... more

Spotting the symptoms of advanced prostate cancer: an interview with Brian Tomlinson

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The main symptoms of advanced prostate cancer can include (but are not limited to) difficulty walking or climbing steps, unexplained pain, troubled sleep and taking ... more

World Briefing: Liberia: Dog Suspected in New Ebola Case Tests Negative for the Virus

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Liberia’s first victim of the virus since the country was declared Ebola-free in early May had eaten dog meat shortly before he died on June ... more