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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JUNE 24: A trader sits at his desk under the day's performance board that shows a dive in the value of the DAX index of companies at the Frankfurt Stock exchange the day after a majority of the British public voted for leaving the European Union on June 24, 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Many prominent corporate CEOs and leading economists have warned that a Brexit would have strongly negative consequences for the British economy and repercussions across Europe as well. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Turnberry Golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

What Brexit Means for the Presidential Election

The U.K.'s decision to leave the E.U. set off a panic not just in the global financial markets but also inside Democratic circles. If a brew of anti-trade, anti-immigrant and pro-nationalist sentiments could prevail there, why not in Ohio?

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon, Friday, March 25, 2016, where he announced U.S. forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week. (AP Photo/Mauel Balce Ceneta)

U.S. Set to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Troops

Nearly a year ago, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the military's ban on open service by transgender troops was "outdated" and promised the policy would be reviewed. Advocacy groups had grown impatient, but a new reportindicates their wait is almost over

Neptune Has a New Dark Spot and It’s as Big as the U.S.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirmed a dark vortex in Neptune's atmosphere that spans the width of the continental United States. Neptune's dark vortices are high-pressure systems that are usually accompanied by bright "companion clouds"

People light candles at a memorial to the Orlando shooting victims outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 16, 2016.

Obama Designates Stonewall as National Monument

President Barack Obama announced he will designate Christopher Park, which is adjacent to the Stonewall Inn in New York City, as the Stonewall National Monument. It is the first national monument dedicated to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights

Jimmy Scott gets a hug from Anna May Watson, left, as they clean up from severe flooding in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Friday, June 24, 2016. Scott lost his home to the flood and a fire that consumed his and the homes of several relatives. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

West Virginia Gov. Says 14 People Have Died in Floods

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says 14 people have died during devastating flooding in the state. A storm system dumped 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia and trapped 500 people in a shopping center when a bridge washed out

The official logo for the Rio 2016 Olympics games displays during a press conference of Two Years to Go to the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony on August 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

World Anti-Doping Agency Suspends Testing Lab in Rio

The World Anti-Doping Agency said it has suspended the lab's accreditation due to "non-conformity with the International Standard for Laboratories." The suspension is an embarrassment to Brazil and Rio so close to the Summer Games

Supporters of the campaign to leave the European Union, one draped in Britain's Union Jack, in central London, a day after Britain voted to break out of the EU, in Westminster, central London on June 24, 2016.

Brexit Is a New Milestone in the Global War on Elites

The stunning margin by which Britain voted to leave the European Union forced the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and offered a blueprint for how ballot-box insurgencies across the West could shatter the legitimacy of the ruling elites

The Samsung Studio At SXSW 2016

Tony Robbins Urged People to Walk Over Hot Coals

Five people were hospitalized and dozens more were treated for minor burns after motivational speaker Tony Robbins urged them to walk over hot coals at a Dallas event. About 30-40 people received on-site burn treatment

Alan Germain puts out hotspots on his neighbor's property destroyed by a wildfire Friday, June 24, 2016, near Lake Isabella, Calif. The wildfire that roared across dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California gave residents little time to flee as flames burned homes to the ground, propane tanks exploded and smoke obscured the path to safety. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Raging Fire Kills 2 People in Southern California

At least two people have died in a wildfire that has consumed 19,000 acres in souther California, local authorities said. The fast moving fire has destroyed 100 homes since it began, with another 1,500 threatened

UBER Cabs Booking Using Mobile App

A Big Change Is Coming to Uber

Uber says it's showing more passengers the cost of a ride upfront even during times of so-called "surge pricing." Uber is not doing away with surge pricing. Rather, the customers will be given the exact higher fare in advance