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A Glimmer of Hope

Greece made new concessions in talks with its creditors, though some European officials said they were not good enough and that a deal was impossible before a Greek referendum on Sunday. But markets rose amid some optimism of averting a deeper crisis

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Obama Officials Were Aware of Clinton's Private Email

Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence

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30 Dead in Attack on Egyptian Army Checkpoints

Islamist militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including a suicide car bombing, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 30 soldiers, security and military officials said

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U.S. Heads to World Cup Final With 2-0 Win Over Germany

Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup. "Just slotted it home. I knew what I had to do," Lloyd said

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Another Black Church Burns in the South

Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, a prominent African-American church in Greeleyville, S.C., became the eighth black church to catch fire in 10 days. Three have been deemed arson, one was accidental, the others are under investigation

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Fire Crews Make Gains Against Washington Wildfire

Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage. "You can't tell from here, but that's a brand new truck," Smith said, looking at the burned vehicle

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U.S., Cuba to Announce Plan to Open Embassies

President Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, another major milestone in the thaw between the two countries.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Split Up

The Hollywood power couple, who met on the set of Daredevil in 2003, announced their divorce Tuesday, just one day after their 10-year anniversary. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," they said

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California Governor Signs Mandatory Vaccine Law

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a mandatory school vaccination bill into law Tuesday, abolishing the "personal belief" exemption that many parents use as a loophole to avoid vaccinating their children

Security forces and rescue teams examine the wreckage of an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules transport plane after it crashed into a residential area in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia

Indonesian Military Plane Crash Death Toll Reaches 141

Officials said early Wednesday that the death toll from Tuesday's military plane crash on the Indonesian island of Sumatra had risen. "We have received 141 bodies," a police official named Agustinus Tarigan told Agence France-Presse at a local hospital

35 Million People Shared Their Pride on Instagram

At least 35 million people participated in the Pride weekend celebrations on Instagram, more than during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which lasted over a month. That’s 116 million photographs, comments and likes — a record for a pride event

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In Hong Kong, Thousands March Toward a Political Impasse

Thousands have gathered in Hong Kong for the annual day of protest but the city's political development is at a tense impasse, with the pro-democracy camp demanding a freer vote for the city's leader and Beijing unwilling to grant it