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Greek PM Urges A No Vote In Sunday's Referendum As Greek Economic Crisis Deepens
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Greece Split Ahead of Bailout Poll

The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens for "Yes" and "No" supporters in what an opinion poll shows will be a very close race. The survey shows 41.5% will vote "Yes" and 40.2% will vote "No"

A gay pride rainbow flag flies along side the U.S. flag in front of 200 West Street, also known as the Goldman Sachs Tower, in lower Manhattan in New York

Republicans See Opposition to Gay Rights Fizzle

Republicans in the first four states to weigh in on the GOP presidential nomination are not standing lockstep against gay marriage and largely support measures that protect LGBT people from discrimination, according to a series of GOP polls obtained by TIME

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U.S. Drone Strike Kills Senior ISIS Leader

A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni al-Harzi, a Tunisian, was killed along with another fighter

Former Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry addresses the National Press Club Luncheon July 2, 2015 in Washington.

Rick Perry Addresses Republicans’ Legacy on Race

In a sweeping, 30-minute speech to the National Press Club, former Texas Governor Rick Perry offered a mea culpa for discrimination in America and pitched an aggressive reboot for Republicans’ relationship with black voters

Measles Outbreaks Spread In U.S.

First Person Dies of Measles in U.S. Since 2003

Washington state health officials say measles caused the death of a woman from the northwest part of the state in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in Washington since 1990

California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues

Drought-Hit California Town Dumps 550,000 Gallons of Water

California is going through one of the worst droughts in its history, with residents around the state being asked to conserve as much water as possible. But the town of Poway did such a good job, officials had to dump more than half a million gallons

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Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Trial Delayed by Appeals Court

A Florida appeals court has halted a trial that was scheduled to begin on Monday between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media over the publishing of the celebrity's sex tape. The bench ordered a slowdown on scheduled start date of July 6

A man walks past an electronic board showing the benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indices, on a pedestrian overpass at the Pudong financial district in Shanghai

Chinese Stocks Experience an 'Unprecedented' Slide

In what analysts are describing as an unprecedented economic situation, China's stock indexes are currently tumbling into a free fall, with panic taking the place of the brash confidence that, until last month, led these markets to rapidly develop

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38 Dead, 15 Missing in Capsized Philippine Ferry Disaster

At least three more bodies have been recovered from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters in the central Philippines, raising the death toll in the accident to 38 with 15 others missing, the coast guard said Friday. Many of the passengers were screaming in panic