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Students Protest outside White House for Gun Control after Parkland Mass Shooting
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Evangelist Billy Graham preaching the gospel during the Upper Midwest Crusade in July 13,1973, St. Paul, MN.

Billy Graham Dead at 99

The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to Presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. 'I don’t know why God has allowed me to have [all] this,' he told TIME in 1993. 'I’ll have to ask him when I get to heaven'

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North Korea Called Off Olympics Talks With Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said

Montenegro US Embassy

U.S. Embassy in Montenegro Attacked With Explosives

The government of Montenegro says that an unknown person threw an "explosive device" into the embassy compound early Thursday and then committed suicide. Americans have been warned to avoid the complex in the country's capital, Podgorica

Syria

Hospitals Overwhelmed by Damascus Suburbs Bombing

Doctors in rebel-controlled suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus said they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites

Lindsey Vonn Alpine Skiing

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze in Downhill Ski Race

In what she says is her final Olympic downhill competition, Lindsey Vonn won the bronze medal in the women's downhill skiing race on a clear Wednesday morning at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School meet with Florida state legislators in Tallahassee

Florida Shooting Survivors Rally for Gun Control

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. — where a 19-year-old gunman opened fire and killed 17 people one week ago — traveled roughly 450 miles northwest to state capital Tallahassee to make their voices heard

Mueller leaves a closed meeting on June 21 with the Senate Judiciary Committee about Comey's firing

Mueller Files New Charges in Russia Investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors have filed a new charge against a man they say lied to federal investigators in the Russia probe. A charging document accuses Alex Van Der Zwaan of one charge of making false statements

Alina Zagitova

U.S. Women Falter in Ice Skating Short Program

A pair of teenage Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) finished first and second in the ladies short program at the 2018 Olympics Tuesday night. The U.S. women all struggled, falling on their opening jumps

George Clooney arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Hail, Caesar!" at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California.

Celebrities Donate to Florida Students' March

In less than 24 hours, major celebrities have joined thousands of people all over the world to raise more than $2 million for the March For Our Lives, the upcoming gun control march being organized by students survivors of the Florida school shooting