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2,000 Verizon workers on strike, supporters and elected leaders marched to a Verizon Wireless office on Wall Street in New York City on May 5, 2016. Verizon workers remain on strike and are standing strong on the picket lines, executives refused to back off of callous proposals that would hurt working families and destroy middle class jobs, including shipping jobs overseas and outsourcing work. (Photo by Erik Mc Gregor / Pacific Press) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***

Verizon Strike to End Wednesday

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11% in raises over four years

Bright, frosty polar caps, and clouds above a vivid, rust-colored landscape reveal Mars as a dynamic seasonal planet on May 12, 2016.

Earth and Mars Are About to Get Very Cozy

A rare orbital alignment means Mars will makes an unusually close pass by Earth on Monday, drawing nearer—and looming larger—than at any time since 2005. Here's what's behind the cosmic coziness

Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump Holds California Campaign Rally

Judge Unseals Trump University Case Files

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel signed an order determining that the case materials should be unsealed. His decision came on the same day as Trump's lengthy criticism of the judge and his handling of the case

Edward Snowden

Eric Holder: Snowden Performed a 'Public Service'

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says fugitive leaker Edward Snowden performed a "public service" but still deserves to be punished. "I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in," Holder said

Barricades and flooding due to El Nino in Garland, Texas on November 27, 2015.

Severe Floods in Texas And Kansas Kill Six

Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six. Some areas of Texas had as much as 10 inches of rainfall overnight

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally at Lincoln Park on May 23, 2016 in East Los Angeles, California.

Sanders: Superdelegates Should Consider Clinton’s Email

Bernie Sanders said in a new interview that voters, and superdelegates to the Democratic convention, should take a “hard look” at a recent and highly critical State Department report on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State

Mexico v South Korea - FIFA Friendly Match

Kidnapped Mexican Soccer Star Rescued

Kidnapped Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido was rescued after several hours in captivity, officials said. Pulido is being medically assessed but officials did not provide further details or a motive for the kidnapping

Houston Shooting

Two Dead in 'Random' Houston Shooting

Two people were killed, six others were were injured and a helicopter was struck after at least one gunman armed with a high-powered rifle began "shooting randomly" in Houston. One suspect and one bystander were among the dead

A dead body is disembarked from the Italian Navy vessel Vega at the Reggio Calabria harbour, southern Italy, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

700 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwrecks

Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations