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Manchester Bombing Suspect Called Mom Before Attack

A spokesman for an anti-terror force in Libya says the suspect in the Manchester bombing attack telephoned his mother hours before the attack and said, "Forgive me." The attack left 22 dead and dozens injured


Trump Promises to 'Get to the Bottom' of Leaks

President Donald Trump is pledging to "get to the bottom" of leaks of sensitive information. He said he is asking the Justice Department to "launch a complete review of this matter." Trump's comments come amid anger from Britain over intelligence leaks

This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in daylight, enhanced color, and stereographic projection.

NASA's Juno Mission Shows a 'Whole New Jupiter'

A NASA mission to Jupiter that reached the planet last year has changed the way scientists view the largest planet in the solar system, showing polar cyclones the size of Earth and a giant "lumpy" magnetic field

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Ryan to Gianforte: Apologize for Attacking Reporter

House Speaker Paul Ryan called for Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte to apologize after he was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly assaulting a reporter. "I do not think this is acceptable behavior," Ryan said

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Lieberman Withdraws From FBI Director Consideration

Lieberman has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position of FBI Director, citing a desire to avoid conflicts of interest after President Trump retained a partner at Lieberman's law firm to represent him in ongoing Russia investigations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former President of the United States of America Barack Obama arrive for a discussion on democracy at Church Congress on May 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

Obama in Berlin 'We Can't Hide Behind a Wall'

Former president Barack Obama told a crowd in Berlin on that wealthy nations cannot “hide behind a wall” when it comes to dealing with disruptions around the world, and encouraged the audience to engage in democracy

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Hurricane Season Is About to Get Stronger

Forecasters warned that the eastern United States will likely experience a stronger than normal hurricane season this year, with as many as four major hurricanes forming over the Atlantic. "We're expecting a lot of storms this season," one said

Who Loses Disability Benefits in President Trump's Budget

The proposed budget includes billions of dollars in reductions to social service programs over the next decade, including one that has received a lot of attention: Social Security Disability Insurance. The long-standing program currently serves nearly 9 million workers

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Former Greek Prime Minister Injured by Letter Bomb

Police say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was wounded in an explosion in a car in central Athens. The daytime blast left the 69-year-old Papademos with non-life-threatening injuries. Papademos served as prime minister for six months in 2011-2012

Government troops stand on guard during a checkpoint along a main highway in Pantar

ISIS-Linked Militants Besiege Philippine City

Backed by tanks and rocket-firing helicopters, Philippine troops launched "precision attacks" to clear extremists linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a raid that failed to capture one of Asia's most-wanted militants

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Sean Hannity Faces Advertiser Fallout

Sean Hannity has lost at least five different advertisers after he has continued to promote a conspiracy theory about Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered in 2016