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Iraqi security forces members gesture near Falluja, Iraq
Alaa Al-Marjani—Reuters

Iraqi Forces Repel ISIS Attack

Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by ISIS in the city's south, a day after first moving into the southern edges of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes

Bernie Sanders

Animal Rights Activists Disrupt Sanders Rally

Animal rights activists briefly interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally in California when they jumped barricades and tried to rush the podium. Security handcuffed the protesters and escorted them out of the rally, and Sanders continued his speech

Severe Weather

8 Dead as U.S. Prepares for Severe Storms

Funnel clouds and twisters swept through Nebraska and Colorado on Monday as several other states in the country's mid-section prepared for potentially powerful wind gusts, hail and heavy rain. The forecast came after a "siege of severe thunderstorms"

Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - Game Seven

How The Golden State Warriors Survived The West

It was vintage Warriors; a graceful onslaught of offense. Golden State rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Up next, the NBA's series of the century

South Korea Koreas Tensions

North Korea Missile Launch Likely Failed

A North Korean missile launch likely failed according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile

Barack Obama, Bradley A. Becker

President Obama Honors the Fallen

President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Memorial Day to honor members of the military who died serving their country, urging the country to also remember the family members and veterans they left behind

Alan Pulido, Egidio Torre Cantu

Mexican Soccer Player Overpowered Kidnappers

Twenty-four hours after the kidnapping of Alan Pulido, the soccer star reportedly wrestled away his captor's cell phone and calling Mexico's emergency number. Reports suggest Pulido was the main actor in his own liberation

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Animal Rights Outrage Grows Over Gorilla's Death

Dozens of people gathered at a vigil for the gorilla killed by Cincinnati Zoo officials to protect a 4-year-old boy who fell into the animal's enclosure, as animal rights activists said the death was avoidable

Filmon Selomon, left, and Mabtom Tekle conceal their faces as they pose for photographer during an interview with the Associated Press, in Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy, Sunday, May 29, 2016. They are two Eritrean survivors of an accident that might have produced the largest number of missing and presumed dead, when a wooden fishing boat being towed by another smugglers’ boat from the Libyan port of Sabratha, sank Thursday. Estimates by police and humanitarian organizations range from around 400 to about 550 missing in that sinking alone. (AP Photo/Pasquale Claudio Montana Lampo)

Shipwreck Haunts Survivors

It was the cries of children—and the moment they decided they must save themselves—that haunt the survivors of a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea that claimed the lives of hundreds of migrants who had boarded a smuggler's boat from Libya

APTOPIX Brazil Political Crisis

Brazil's Anti-Corruption Minister Resigns

Transparency Minister Fabiano Silveira resigned after recordings suggest he tried to stymie a corruption investigation. In the recordings, Silveira seems to be heard advising the Senate leader on how to protect himself from the Petrobras investigation

2012 International Consumer Electronics Show

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

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