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Greece Bailout
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Greece Begins Countdown

The battle for Greek votes was in full swing Thursday ahead of a weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the struggle to get cash ground on in the face of massive uncertainty

Washington Navy Yard

Washington Navy Yard on Lockdown as Gunshots Reported

The military base was on lockdown Thursday morning after reports of shots being fired, just two years after a gunman killed 12 people there. The police and FBI were on the scene, though the U.S. Navy said no incident could yet be confirmed

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Freight Train Derails and Bursts Into Flames in Tennessee

More than 5,000 residents were evacuated after a freight train carrying a "highly flammable and toxic gas" partly derailed and caught fire Thursday just outside Knoxville, Tennessee. Seven officers were hospitalized after breathing in fumes from the blaze

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) holds a town hall meeting at the American Legion Dupuis Cross Post 15 July 2, 2015 in Ashland, New Hampshire.

Christie: Clerks Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage Must Do Job

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie broke with social conservatives, arguing that court clerks who object to issuing gay marriage licenses should not be exempted. “You took the job and you took the oath," said the New Jersey governor

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Dukes of Hazzard Star Rips TV Land for Dropping Show

John Schneider is blasting TV Land for its decision to erase from its schedule — due its depiction of the Confederate flag — reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard, the wholesome show that made the actor a teen idol in the 1980s.

Ferry capsized Phillippines Ormoc

36 Dead, 19 Missing After Ferry Capsizes in Philippines

A ferry carrying 173 people capsized Thursday as it left a Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 dead and 19 others missing, coast guard officials said. A total of 118 people have been rescued in Ormoc city on central Leyte island

Azusa Iwashimizu,Saori Ariyoshi, Steph Houghton

English Loss Sets Up Japan-U.S.A. World Cup Soccer Final

Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women's World Cup semifinal. The decisive goal Wednesday came when Japan's Nahomi Kawasumi drove up the right and crossed for Yuki Ogimi

Key Speakers At The Year Ahead: 2014 Conference

This Saudi Prince Is Giving $32 Billion to Charity

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia says he will give his entire personal fortune to charity as "an intrinsic part" of his Islamic faith. The sum of $32 billion, will be made over to his own foundation, Alwaleed Philanthropies, to which he has already given $3.5 billion

Whole Foods

Whole Foods Admits to Overcharging Customers

Following an investigation that revealed the grocery store chain Whole Foods was overcharging customers in New York City for some products, the company released a video Wednesday vowing to fix the problem

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12 People Detained in Tunisia Hotel Attack Probe

A Tunisian official says that about 12 people have been detained in the investigation into a massacre at a beach resort that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists. The gunman was killed by security personnel