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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to the media during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 2, 2015, following a Senate policy luncheon.
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Congress Sends Spy Bill to Obama

The National Security Agency will lose the ability to collect and store virtually all of American phone records after the U.S. Senate voted 67-32 Tuesday to reform the secret intelligence collection programs revealed in 2013 by Edward Snowden

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FIFA President to Step Down

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor. TIME's Sean Gregory writes why he hung up his boots

Fighters from Badr Brigades Shiite militia clash with Islamic State group militants at the front line on the outskirts of Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq on June 1, 2015.

ISIS Fighters Are Overwhelming the Iraqi Army

As U.S., European and Middle Eastern officials gathered in Paris on Tuesday to discuss how to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), Iraq's Prime Minister told reporters that hundreds of foreign fighters had flooded into Iraq recently to join ISIS

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Wal-Mart to Hike Pay for Thousands

A lot of new Wal-Mart employees are about to get pay raises. The retail behemoth is raising the starting wages for more than 100,000 of its U.S. workers, including for managers of some departments and for workers in certain specialized areas

Why Caitlyn Jenner's Name Doesn't Start With a 'K'

Jenner "went back and forth about how it would be spelled," Vanity Fair reports, only to decide to break the tradition of spelling family forenames with a K —"and the media associations that went with it"—and settle on Caitlyn with a C

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Obama to Deliver Eulogy at Beau Biden’s Funeral

Beau Biden's life will be honored at a funeral mass Saturday at the St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., where Obama will speak, as well as at public viewings nearby on Thursday and Friday, according to the Vice President’s office

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Boston Bomber's Friend Jailed for 6 Years

Dias Kadyrbayev, a 21-year-old Kazakhstan native, pled guilty last year to charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice after admitting that he removed key evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the bombing

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Black, Jewish WWI Heroes Finally Honored

President Obama awarded two long-overlooked World War I veterans the Medal of Honor posthumously on Tuesday, praising Army Sergeant William Shemin and Private Henry Johnson for acts of bravery on the front lines in France in a ceremony at the White House

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Chipotle Is Rolling Out a New Menu Item

Chipotle will begin offering chorizo as a protein option in Kansas City on Tuesday, as a test run for the new product. Chorizo is a Mexican-style sausage made of ground chicken and pork

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Amtrak Crash Investigators Focusing on Engineer's Phone

The National Transportation Safety Board's investigation of last month's deadly Amtrak crash outside Philadelphia is zeroing in on the engineer's cell phone records after establishing that there were no mechanical problems that contributed to the accident