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Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush answers questions from employees of Nephron Pharmaceutical Company June 29, 2015 in West Columbia, South Carolina.
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Jeb's High Tax Bill

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released records dating back to 1981 which showed he paid more than one of every three dollars he earned in taxes, far above the average taxpayer.

A Greek national flag flutters atop a building as dark clouds fill the sky in Athens on June 30, 2015.

Greeks Fear a 'Haircut' on Their Savings

In the wake of a national default, many Greeks fear a "haircut" or deposit tax that would reduce their savings, causing phones to ring off the hook at accounting firms across the country.

File photo of U.S. President Obama greeting Cuban President Castro during the Summit of the Americas in Panama City,

U.S., Cuba to Announce Plan to Open Embassies

President Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, another major milestone in the thaw between the two countries.

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Watch Live Footage of Asteroid Flying By Earth

Astronauts and scientists kicked off the inaugural celebration of Asteroid Day with a talk on asteroid hunting and a live telescope view of the asteroid that passed within 5 million miles of Earth two weeks ago.

Celebrity Sightings In Los Angeles - April 24, 2015

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Split Up

The Hollywood power couple, who met on the set of Daredevil in 2003, announced their divorce Tuesday, just one day after their 10-year anniversary. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," they said

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announces his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential nomination during a rally a he Pontchartrain Center on June 24, 2015 in Kenner, Louisiana.

Why 2016 Campaign Spending Is Heating Up Now

Unlike previous presidential elections, outside spending in the 2016 race is already heating up as super PACs try to boost name recognition so their candidates can make the cut at the all-important first debate.

Key Speakers At The 2015 Milken Conference

California Governor Signs Mandatory Vaccine Law

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a mandatory school vaccination bill into law Tuesday, abolishing the "personal belief" exemption that many parents use as a loophole to avoid vaccinating their children

American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are displayed for a photograph in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Credit-card firms caught off-guard by U.S. Senate passage of curbs on debit fees are facing what one executive sees as a "volcanic" eruption of legislation, including possible limits on interest rates. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Mastercard Stops Business With Backpage.com

Mastercard has agreed to withdraw as an ad payment option on the adult section of Backpage.com after pressure from a Chicago sheriff during an anti-sex trafficking initiative.

A customer is reading on an iPad at an Apple store Barcelona on May 28, 2010.

Court Ruling Finds Apple Guilty of Fixing Book Prices

An appeals court in New York on Tuesday upheld a 2013 verdict that Apple organized an illegal conspiracy with five book publishers to raise the price of ebooks, noting that so-called horizontal price-fixing is “the supreme evil of antitrust"

2015 Tony Awards - Alternative Views

Misty Copeland Breaks Ballet Color Barrier

The American Ballet Theater has promoted Misty Copeland to principal ballerina, making her the first black female principal ballerina in the company's 75-year history. She has been with the company for 14 years and danced as a soloist for 8

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Inside Pope Francis’ U.S. Trip Schedule

On Tuesday morning, the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released the official schedule for the trip. Predictably, it is packed. Pope Francis will visit Cuba and the U.S. from Sept. 19-28, four days in Cuba, five in the U.S.