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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during the "Road to Majority" conference June 19, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Chris Christie's Glory Days

As Christie launches his White House bid on Tuesday, his approach echoes the craggy vocals of his musical hero, a beloved figure in the Garden State with whom the politically ambitious Christie has had a tortured relationship — Bruce Springsteen

Greece Bailout

Crunch Time for Greece as IMF Debt Looms, Bailout Ends

It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans it contains that it needs to pay its debts. Long lines formed once more at ATM machines


Millions More Americans Will Qualify for Overtime

Millions more American workers will be eligible for overtime under new eligibility rules to be released Tuesday by the Obama Administration that will more than double the maximum salary exemption to $50,440

APTOPIX Washington Wildfire

Washington State Wildfire Victims Return to Burnt Homes

Tom Bryant watched the central Washington state wildfire advance up a hillside toward his home, then turned to tell his wife it was time to evacuate. That's when the front door burst open and a firefighter rushed in. "He ran in the door and said to get out," Bryant recalls

British British Home Secretary Theresa May Arrives In Tunisia Following The Terrorist Attack

Tunisian Beach Massacre: Arrests Made

An unspecified number of individuals suspected of having links to last Friday's Tunisian beach massacre have been arrested by Tunisian authorities. "We will find all those involved, whether it was just logistical support or not," said Interior Minister Najem Gharsalli

Puerto Rico Struggles With Impending Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico’s Debt Is Worse Than Detroit’s Debt Was

Puerto Rico is in 3½ times as much debt as Detroit was in when it filed Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2013. The island's $72 billion debt is larger per capita than any state, but the island's government can't file bankruptcy like Detroit did


A U.S. Flag Filter Is Being Used to Protest Gay Marriage

Some Americans are using a web service by to add an American flag filter to their Facebook profile photos as part of the backlash against the legalization of gay marriage. The move is a response to Facebook's "Celebrate Pride" rainbow filter stock photos Health Syringe Needle

California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccine Bill

The California senate has passed a bill that requires most children in public schools to get vaccinations and ends exemptions from vaccinations for personal beliefs. Governor Jerry Brown has not said whether he will sign the bill

Avril Lavigne Celebrates 30th Birthday

Avril Lavigne Is ‘Excited for Life After’ Lyme Disease

Avril Lavigne has been candid about her struggle with Lyme disease, and the singer opened up even more about her illness in a new ABC News interview, in which she criticized doctors who didn’t take her health as seriously as they perhaps should have


Uber Offers Free Rides to Its New York Protest

Uber is using an unusual resource to protest a New York City proposal: its own cars. Protesters attending an Uber rally outside New York's City Hall on Tuesday can get free rides to and from the event through the company's carpooling service

Indonesia Military Plane Crash

Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crash Claims 37 Lives

An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard crashed Tuesday into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city Medan. The crash occurred just minutes after takeoff with at least 37 people confirmed dead