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Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz at the third Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, Dec. 19, 2015.
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Democratic Chair to Resign

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced she is resigning her post amid controversy over leaked emails that showed her and top party staffers seeking to undermine the insurgent candidacy of Bernie Sanders

Video grab of emergency workers and vehicles following an explosion in Ansbach

Suspected Suicide Bomber Targets Festival in Germany

A suspected bomber has been killed in an explosion in a bar in the German city of Ansbach, according to German police. Police said 12 people were injured in the blast. "We are assuming it was an intentional explosion," a spokesperson for Bavaria's interior ministry said

The Olympic flag and the Russian flag during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014.

IOC Won't Ban Russia From Rio Olympics

Olympic leaders stopped short of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete

Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky in action during stage twenty one of the 2016 Le Tour de France, from Chantilly to Paris Champs-Elysees on July 24, 2016.

Chris Froome Wins Third Tour de France

Sharing beer and Champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years. The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack during the largely ceremonial final stage

California Wildfires

Wildfire Rages Through Southern California

Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said

People light candles beside flowers laid in front of the Olympia shopping mall, where yesterday's shooting rampage started, in Munich

Afghan Teen Held in Connection With Munich Shooting

German police arrested a 16-year-old Afghan boy in Munich after police found contradictions in statements the youth made to police earlier about his relationship with the 18-year-old German-Iranian who shot and killed nine people in the city on Friday

Republic And Democracy Protest Rally In Taksim Square Unites Political Parties Against The Recent Attempted Coup

Turkey's Opposition Denounce Coup Attempt

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's main opposition group, joined by some ruling party members, rallied in Istanbul to denounce a July 15 coup attempt, a rare show of unity that belies opposition unease over the president's crackdown

The 2016 Republican National Convention

Trump Says RNC Speech Was 'Very Optimistic'

Donald Trump in a new interview defended the speech he gave at the Republican National Convention as "very optimistic" amid criticism that the GOP presidential nominee's message was too "dark"

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Migrants in Protest of Closed E.U. Borders

A group of migrants and asylum-seekers who set off on a protest march toward Hungary reached the European Union-member state's border, saying they want to ask European leaders why it is closed for the thousands fleeing war and poverty


China’s Biggest Shipping Line Plans Shark-Fin Ban

China's biggest shipping and logistics company Cosco says it is planning to ban the transport of shark fins. The new policy was announced in a letter to the Hong Kong branch of the U.S. wildlife conservation group WildAid

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Appears With Vice Presidential Pick Sen. Tim Kaine

How Kaine's Record on Guns Helps With Women Voters

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, HIllary Clinton's running mate, has a long record of supporting gun control and fighting against the National Rifle Association. Those features may help the campaign as it seeks to court women voters amid a national gun control debate

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Brie Larson Cast as Captain Marvel

Marvel announced at Comic-Con that Brie Larson will take on the role of Captain Marvel in Marvel Studio's first female-led superhero film. Fans greeted the news of Larson's casting with cheers