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Bill Cosby's Admission

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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The Dalai Lama Talks About Aging Gracefully

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

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South Carolina Set to Dump Confederate Flag

The South Carolina Senate has voted 37-3 to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds. As soon as the bill passes the House and is signed by Gov. Nikki Haley, the symbol of the Confederacy will be removed

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Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies at 77

Jerry Weintraub, the well-connected producer behind series like Ocean's Eleven and The Karate Kid, has reportedly died at 77. He worked with everyone from Elvis Presley to Steven Soderbergh.

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Women's Soccer Team Could Get Ticker-Tape Parade

A key Manhattan politician called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to honor the U.S. women's soccer team with a ticker-tape parade through the city's Canyon of Heroes, which has feted the Giants and the Yankees.

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Holder: Edward Snowden Might Return to U.S.

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that "the possibility exists" that NSA leaker Edward Snowden could be allowed to return to the United States from Russia, adding that he "spurred a necessary debate" no surveillance tactics.

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Greeks Remain Divided as Bank Closure Continues

A jubilant atmosphere after a referendum that rejected austerity turned less so as Greece's banks announced they will remain closed on Tuesday and Wednesday and that cash machine withdrawals will stay limited to about $50 per day per account

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1 Million Gather for Pope's Mass in Ecuador

Roughly 1 million people filled a park in Ecuador's main port city on Monday for Pope Francis' first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America's first pope returning to his home soil

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Here's the Trickiest Part of the Iranian Nuclear Talks

Diplomats involved in the Iranian nuclear negotiations say the hardest part is the nature and extent of international inspections, especially given Iran's history. Iran has sent mixed messages on how much access inspectors would get to suspected nuclear sites

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8 in 10 Doctors Treat Patients While Sick

A vast majority of healthcare workers acknowledged that they show up to work while feeling sick, even if they know it poses a risk to their patients, according to a new survey. Most said they would work while sick because they didn't want to let coworkers down