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EU Council meeting after British referendum to leave the EU

Solemn 'Last Supper' for Cameron and E.U. Leaders

At his final E.U. summit as Prime Minister of the U.K., a weary David Cameron aired the grievances that many say fueled the British electorate's decision to abandon the E.U. — an anxiety over the free movement of labor within the bloc

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a policy speech at Alumisource in Monessen, Pa., on June 28, 2016.

Donald Trump Used to Have a Very Different Trade Message

Donald Trump repeated the defiant anthem of his campaign: selfish businesses are sending American jobs overseas, and politicians have let it happen by approving bad trade policies. But that is not a vision Trump has always had

makemake moon

Small Moon Discovered Orbiting Dwarf Planet

Scientists have discovered a small moon orbiting Makemake, a dwarf planet found at the edge of our solar system in the Kuiper Belt region, a find that "proves that there are still wild things waiting to be discovered," said the lead author of a paper on the moon

Rebel fighters from 'Mujahideen Horan brigade' carry their weapons as they take part in military training in the western rural area of Deraa Governorate

Syrian Rebels Attack 'Strategic' ISIS Town

Syrian rebels launched an assault on an ISIS-held town that is also facing a U.S.-backed attack from the north. If successful, the attack would limit the ability of the jihadists to move freely between the Syrian and Iraqi territories


Pot Could Be Legalized in California Vote

California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana in the November ballot. A successful vote would mean one in every six Americans lives in a state with legal marijuana sales, including the entire West Coast

Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Trey Gowdy speaks at a news conference held to discuss the committee's release of a report, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, June 28, 2016.

Benghazi Report Rips Obama Administration

The Obama Administration didn’t properly protect four Americans killed in 2012 Benghazi attack, and then compounded its negligence by trying to mislead the nation about what triggered the attack, House Republicans concluded


Zika Lasts Way Longer During Pregnancy: Study

A new animal study adds to the complexity of Zika infection during pregnancy; after studying monkeys infected with the virus, rsearchers found that the virus also lasted longer in pregnant monkeys compared to non-pregnant ones

US Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With The British Foreign Secretary

John Kerry Says Brexit Might Not Happen

After meeting with outgoing U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.K. might not ever leave the E.U., despite the outcome of last week's referendum

Tennessee coach Pat Summitt waves the net after her team beat Stanford 62-60 at the NCAA Midwest Regional final in Norman, Okla., on March 30, 2004.

Pat Summitt, Women's Basketball Coach, Dies at 64

Pat Summitt, the winningest Division 1 college basketball coach of all-time, with 1,098 victories and eight national titles over an incredible 38-year career at the University of Tennessee, has died at 64 after battling early onset dementia


Here Are the New Members of the U.N. Security Council

Winning a seat on the Security Council is a pinnacle of diplomatic achievement for many countries because it gives them a strong voice in matters dealing with international peace and security, from conflicts in Syria to North Korea's missile tests