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Bill of Wrongs

Bill Cosby admitted in a newly released 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman

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S.C. Senate Approves Removal of Confederate Flag

The South Carolina Senate has given final approval to a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Capitol. The 36-3 vote Tuesday now sends the bill to the House, where it faces a less certain future

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Greek Prime Minister Races to Restart Talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads to Brussels, where he will try to use a bailout referendum win to obtain a rescue deal from European leaders. Tsipras faces pressure from creditors abroad and banks at home who all demand what his nation lacks: money

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Coke Ditches Logo to Heal Divides in Middle East

In honor of the Islamic festival of Ramadan, which began on June 17 and lasts through July 17, Coca-Cola, with the help of Dubai-based agency FP7/DXB, replaced its iconic logo with a simple message: "Labels are for cans not for people"

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Sheriffs Resist Police Body Cameras

As law enforcement agencies increasingly purchase body cameras as a way to build trust with the citizens they police—and provide transparency following several recent high-profile police-related deaths—sheriffs are emerging as one of the lone hold-outs

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Mayweather Stripped of Title Earned in Pacquiao Bout

Floyd Mayweather, whose victory in the fight earned him $200 million, failed to pay a $200,000 fee he owed the World Boxing Organization by a Friday afternoon deadline. He also failed to relinquish his junior middleweight title

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No End in Sight for Prolonged Iran Talks

Iran nuclear talks busted through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, raising new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy

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The Dalai Lama Talks About Aging Gracefully

The Tibetan spiritual leader spoke with TIME on Monday morning, on his 80th birthday, holding forth about aging gracefully, mending a broken heart, maybe meeting Pope Francis one day and much more

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign rally in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S., on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Sanders said he had attracted 200,000 donors as of mid-June and his campaign had raised $8.3 million online through June 17, according to FEC filings by ActBlue, the fundraising platform that he and some other left-leaning candidates and causes use. Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Wows the Multitudes in Maine

The progressive Democrat has drawn crowds of thousands at several rallies in the last week and his poll numbers in the key early states of Iowa and New Hampshire show he is just a few paces behind presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton

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How President Obama Decided to Sing ‘Amazing Grace’

When President Obama first broached the topic of singing "Amazing Grace" at the funeral of Clementa Pinckney last month he'd already had his mind pretty much made up: He was going to do it. But not everyone thought it was a good idea

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London Marks 10 Years Since July 7 Terrorist Attacks

On Tuesday, the British capital commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 7 July 2005 bombings of underground trains and a bus by homegrown Islamist terrorists that killed 52 people, the worst single terrorist attack on British soil