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Mothers of the Movement Lucia McBath, from right, mother of Jordan Davis delivers remarks as Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; and Annette Nance-Holt, mother of Blair Holt watch during the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia.
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Bernie Sanders supporters protest following the DNC roll call vote that ended with Hillary Clinton's nomination as Democratic presidential candidate on July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia.

Sanders Supporters Storm Out of Convention in Protest

When Bernie Sanders' hope of winning the Democratic nomination officially ended inside the Democratic convention hall, his most ardent supporters took their fury outside. “Show me what Democracy looks like,” they chanted

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FDA May Update Ban on Gay Blood Donation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a request for public comment on what alternative blood donor deferral policies could look like, signalling the possibility that longstanding restrictions on gay blood donations may be lifted

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iPhone Sales Fall For Second Quarter in a Row

Apple says iPhone sales fell for the second quarter in a row, putting a damper on revenue and profit for the period ending June 30. The tech giant sold 40.4 million iPhones in the quarter, down 15 percent from a year earlier

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Violent Crime Rising in U.S. Cities, Study Finds

Violent crime is on the rise in some major U.S. cities so far in 2016, continuing a trend that began last year after decades of falling crime levels. There have been 307 more homicides in big cities so far in 2016 than there were at this time in 2015, a survey found

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46 People Rescued From Boat Off Alaska's Coast

Officials say two Good Samaritan vessels have rescued 46 people who abandoned a fishing boat in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Steenson says there were no reports of any injuries

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At Least 105 Russian Athletes Banned From Olympics

At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal. The majority of the athletes who miss out are in track and field

Police cordoning off a church where a hostage incident occured in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, France, July 26, 2016.

French Church Attacker Used Fake IDs to Evade Police

France's anti-terrorism prosecutor says one of the men who attacked a Normandy church evaded police twice using relatives' ID cards in attempts to reach Syria. He and another attacker slit the throat of a priest in the attack

Brazil's Senate Votes To Begin Impeachment Trial Of President Dilma Rousseff

Former Brazilian Presidents to Boycott Rio Opening Ceremony

Brazil's last two leaders, both facing allegations of financial impropriety, are set to boycott the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics, their representatives confirmed. Both Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Lula da Silva "will not go" for the event

Signs for Miller and Anheuser-Busch products above a liquor store cooler in St. Louis, Oct. 23, 2007. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, announced July 20, 2016, that it has reached an agreement with the Justice Department clearing the way for U.S. approval of its acquisition of SABMiller.

Concern Over Two Beer Giants' Blockbuster Merger

A $107 billion bid by the world’s biggest beer company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, to buy the world’s second-biggest beer company, SABMiller, received the federal government's blessing. The question now is whether beer lovers ought to be concerned

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Zika Fight Struggles Without Funding: CDC Director

After Congress failed to pass emergency funding for the Zika epidemic, emergency responders who are trying to fight it are already feeling an economic pinch. "This is like fighting a fight with one hand tied behind our backs," CDC Director Tom Frieden told TIME