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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

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Suspected Suicide Bomber Targets Festival in Germany

A suspected bomber has been killed in an explosion in a bar in the southern 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

People mourn near the crime scene at OEZ shopping center the day after a shooting spree left nine victims dead in Munich, Germany, on July 23, 2016.

Munich Shooter Planned Attack for a Year

The teenager behind Friday's deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators said. The attacker killed nine people and wounded dozens of others

A firefighting helicopter drops water at the Sand Fire near Santa Clarita, Calif., on July 23, 2016.

Man Found Dead as Wildfires Ravage California

Thousands of homes remained evacuated as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found in one neighborhood swept by the flames

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

Turkey's Opposition Decounce 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