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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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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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Greece Looks to Reopen Bailout Talks After 'No' Vote

Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece on Monday faced the urgent need to heal its ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal — but some ordinary Greeks believe they have already won

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Donald Trump Defiant on Immigration Remarks

In a statement released on Monday, Trump defended his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants, saying that he doesn't "see how there is any room for misunderstanding or misinterpretation" — but conceded he had "lost a lot" over the furore

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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

Foreign Minister of France Laurent Fabius (R) talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the nuclear talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia, US) and Iran in Vienna, Austria on July 06, 2015.

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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Reddit Chief Sorry for 'Screwing Up'

Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao apologized Monday for a "long history of mistakes," in an apparent response to the hundreds of thousands of the site's users who have called for her to step down in recent days over management decisions

Much of U.S. Sees Damp Start to Summer

Early summer typically marks the start of the dry season in the U.S. But that's far from the case across vast swaths of the country this year, with areas of the Northeast and Southwest seeing up to six times the average rainfall in past 30 days

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Women's World Cup Breaks Ratings Record

The United States' Women's World Cup win on Sunday broke a ratings record, garnering more viewers than any other soccer match in television history, according to broadcaster Fox Sports

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Burt Shavitz of Burt's Bees Fame Dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, of the famed all-natural Burt's Bees beauty brand, has died at the age of 80. Burt's Bees said Shavitz will be remembered as a "free-spirited Maine man, a beekeeper, a wisecracker" stock photos Health First Aid Kit Gloves

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

This handout photo provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows the surface of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet as seen from the Philae lander, which landed on the comet's surface on Nov. 13, 2014.

Comet Could Be Home to Microbial Alien Life

Two top astronomers say the comet that is now home to the Philae lander could also be inhabited by microbial alien life. Several characteristics of the comet are best explained by the presence of living organisms beneath its icy surface