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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Fresno, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Donald Trump Says No, He Won't Debate Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump will not debate Bernie Sanders, he announced Friday, ending nearly 48-hours of speculation that he might face off against the Democratic insurgent who badly trails Hillary Clinton in their nominating contest

ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT - MAY 21: Some of the passengers' belongings and parts of the wreck of EgyptAir flight MS804 are seen as more wreckage found north of Alexandria, in Egypt on May 21, 2016. EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed with 56 passengers and 10 crew on board on May 19. (Photo by Egyptian Armed Forces / Handout /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Experts Puzzled by Lack of Terror Claim in EgyptAir Crash

A week after EgyptAir Flight 804 went down, from what experts and government officials from Cairo to Washington continue to say was very likely a terrorist attack, no terrorist group has taken responsibility. So experts have other theories

Actress Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court court on Friday, May 27, 2016, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye. The judge ordered Depp to stay away from his estranged wife and ruled that Depp shouldn't try to contact Heard until a hearing is conducted on June 17. Heard filed for divorce on Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Amber Heard Gets Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp

Amber Heard has been granted a temporary restraining order against Johnny Depp after she accused him of domestic violence. Heard appeared in court with a black eye. The pair recently filed for divorce after 15 months of marriage

Hurricane Patricia hurricane season 2016

Uptick in Hurricanes Expected After Years of Quiet

Federal hurricane forecasters predicted an upswing in tropical storm activity for this year's Atlantic hurricane season after three relatively quiet years. The region will likely experience 10 to 16 named storms and one to four major hurricanes, NOAA says

Barack Obama gives flowers during his visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan on May 27, 2016.

Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Visit Hiroshima

President Obama became the first sitting President to visit Hiroshima, the first city in history to be targeted with a nuclear bomb. At the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Obama said “Seventy-one years ago ... death fell from the sky and the world was changed"

FILE - In this May 18, 2016 file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speak with legislators at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. He has virtually no money, no strategy to compete in battleground states and no plan to stop talking about his drug use. Yet with the Republican Party facing the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson could be a factor in 2016. The former two-term New Mexico governor, a Republican businessman perhaps best known for his years-long push to legalize marijuana, has a sobering message for a “never-Trump” movement desperately seeking a viable alternative. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Can Libertarian Gary Johnson Be a Factor in 2016?

Voters' historic distaste for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has sparked a debate about whether a third-party candidate like Libertarian Gary Johnson can play spoiler in November, or even pull off a colossal upset

2012 International Consumer Electronics Show

Verizon, Unions Reach Deal in Principle for 4-year Contract

Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract. About 39,000 Verizon Communications Inc. landline and cable employees have been on strike since April

Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un's Aunt Secretly Lives in the U.S.

Kim Jong Un, North Korea's dictator, has an aunt that has secretly been living in the United States for almost 20 years. Ko Yong Suk said she and her husband have been incredibly lucky since they defected from North Korea in 1998

Gov. John Bel Edwards in Baton Rouge, La, on March 24, 2016.

Louisiana Gov. Signs 'Blue Lives Matter' Law

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill that would expand the state's definition of hate crime to include crime that target police officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers. The bill was drafted after a sheriff's deputy was abused and killed

South Sudanese children play on March 20, 2016, in the containers on the church compound where, in October 2015, more than 50 men were locked inside a container and died. One 13-year-old boy survived.

Shipping Containers Used as Prisons in South Sudan

A new report from Amnesty International found that shipping containers are increasingly being used as ad-hoc prisons for government detainees, where the poorly ventilated containers can easily turn into ovens in the baking heat

Coastal Erosion Of Beaches At Wauwinet Beach On Nantucket Island

Microsoft and Facebook to Build Undersea Cable

Microsoft and Facebook announced that they will lay a 4,000 mile undersea cable from Virginia to Spain. The cable will be called "Marea," which means "tide" in Spanish, and will be able to transmit 160 terabytes of data per second