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German Chancellor Urges European Unity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the U.S., Britain's decision to leave the bloc and other challenges

Build Presents Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites Discussing "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"

Pirates of the Caribbean Captures Top Box Office Spot

Studio estimates say the fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise commandeered $62.2 million in its first three days in theaters. The movie is projected to take in $76.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

President Donald Trump speaks to his son- in-law White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, left, in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017.

President Trump Slams 'Fake News' in New Tweets

Just hours after President Trump touched down in the United States from a nine-day trip abroad, he returned to Twitter to decry the news media and push back against reports about his administration

8 People Killed in Series of Mississippi Shootings

Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a series of shootings at three separate homes in rural Lincoln County, including a sheriff's deputy. The dead included two boys

Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon Knocked Out After Indy 500 Crash

Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon was knocked out of the annual race after a destructive and terrifying crash. "Just a little beaten up there. It was definitely a rough ride," Dixon said

Disruption Continues To British Airways Flights After IT Meltdown

Thousands Stranded By British Airways Computer Problem

Thousands of British Airways passengers are still facing long lines, confusion and canceled flights as the airline works to restore its computer systems after a global IT failure crippled its services. A power supply issue was blamed for the outage

Greg Allman

Allman Brothers Singer Gregg Allman Dies at Age 69

A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. He was 69. Allman had canceled some 2016 tour dates for health reasons. In March 2017, he canceled performances for the rest of the year

Joe Biden Speaks At Harvard University Class Day

Biden Delivers Cornell Commencement Address

Speaking a day ahead of the students' official graduation, Biden pleaded for more empathy among the younger generation and encouraged the students to support oppressed and struggling communities