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Florida Shooting Survivors Confront Marco Rubio

Republican Senator Marco Rubio was put on the defensive by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school

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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, then committed suicide. Americans have been warned to avoid the complex in the country's capital, Podgorica

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U.S Wins Women's Hockey Gold in Dramatic Fashion

The U.S. avenged its hockey heartbreak in South Korea, as the Americans beat their heated rival, Canada, 3-2 in a nailbiting shooutout victory in the gold medal game. The victory crowns a momentous year for Team USA

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'

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

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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

Rohingya people fled from oppression in Myanmar

Amnesty Makes Scathing Assessment of Human Rights

From U.S. President Donald Trump's Muslim ban, to Myanmar's ethnic cleansing campaign, the world has spent the past year coping with discriminatory policies, atrocities, and hate-filled rhetoric from leaders, Amnesty International says in its annual report

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Weinstein Cites Quotes From Actresses in His Defense

Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and has invoked the words of Oscar-winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defense. She said Weinstein misusing her comments was "pathetic and exploitative"

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

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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