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Police officers walk in formation on Reisterstown Road near Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore on April 27, 2015 .
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Baltimore to Impose Curfew

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a week-long, city-wide curfew would go into effect Tuesday as officials respond to violent clashes following Freddie Gray's funeral. A state of emergency in the city was declared and the National Guard was activated

APTOPIX Nepal Earthquake

U.S. Sends Aid to Nepal

The U.S. government is sending troops and aid to Nepal as the nation struggles to recover from a massive magnitude-7.8 earthquake

The Apple logo hangs inside the glass entrance to the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City.

Apple's Record-Shattering Quarter

The tech giant beat Wall Street’s expectations in delivering its best second quarter numbers ever: $58 billion in revenue, up 27% over 2014

Loretta Lynch Confirmation Hearing

Loretta Lynch Sworn in as 83rd Attorney General

Loretta Lynch officially became the 83rd Attorney General of the United States after a historically long wait of more than 150 days. “It’s about time this woman is being sworn in,” Vice President Joe Biden said

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Women Earn 24% Less Than Men, U.N. Report Finds

The U.N. Women report shows that even though more women are in the workplace and taking on leadership positions worldwide, pay levels are nowhere near reaching equality worldwide. The report finds women earn just half of the income men earn over a lifetime

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial, Colorado June 4, 2013.

2 Exams Found James Holmes to Be Sane

A prosecutor declared Monday that two mental health evaluations found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane. It was the first public word on what different psychiatrists determined after examining the former neuroscience student

This picture shows two men attempting to push a car out of floodwaters after a storm swept Changsha, central China's Hunan province on taken on April 7, 2015

Blame Global Warming for Most Heatwaves, Study Says

Three-quarters of all hot spells occurring over land can be traced back to human activity, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change. In comparison, global warming causes 18% of heavy precipitation


U.S. Recommends Less Fluoride in Drinking Water

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its recommendation for an optimal concentration of fluoride at 0.7 milligrams per liter of water. The previous recommendations allowed for between 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter.

Time Warner Cable, Disney Talks Said To Focus On ESPN3.Com

ESPN Suing Verizon Over More Flexible Cable Package

ESPN is suing Verizon over the pay-TV operator’s flexible new cable bundles. The sports network is arguing that Verizon’s new cable packages, which don’t include ESPN in their primary offering, are a breach of contract

Melinda Gates, Clinton Foundation Release Report On Status Of Women And Girls

Clinton Foundation Chief Admits 'We Made Mistakes'

The Clinton family's controversial charity foundation on Sunday defended its transparency and overall track record amidst growing scrutiny of its donors, even while conceding in a statement that it made "mistakes"

Photo shows Cassandra, a teen who does not want to give her last name, confined in a room at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., where she is being forced to undergo chemotherapy.

Teen Forced to Undergo Chemotherapy Is Released

The 17-year-old Connecticut girl who was forced to undergo chemotherapy after she refused treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma is expected to be released from the hospital Monday. Child services removed the girl from her mother's home in January stock photos E-Cig Electronic Cigarette Smoke

Hawaii Set to Raise Smoking Age to 21

If a bill approved by Hawaii lawmakers on Friday is signed into law by Gov. David Ige, adolescents will be prohibited from smoking, buying and possessing both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes