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Lt. Dennis Feazell, of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, rows his boat as he and a co-worker search flooded homes in Rainelle, W. Va., on June 25, 2016.
Steve Helber—AP

23 Dead in W. Virginia Floods

The heavy rains that pummeled West Virginia resulted in at least 23 deaths, leaving families homeless with the tearful realization that they're starting from scratch. The state's governor has asked federal authorities for a major disaster declaration

A small group of people gather to protest on Parliament Square the day after the majority of the British public voted to leave the European Union in London on June 25, 2016.

E.U. Urges Swift Brexit

In the wake of the U.K.'s Brexit vote, EU diplomats meeting in Berlin told Britain to hurry up and trigger the formal exit process — something the U.K. has said won't happen for several months

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Meets With House Democrats On Capitol HIll

Clinton's State Dept. Calendar Missing Many Entries

A review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met

Photographer Bill Cunningham is seen outside Skylight Clarkson Sq during New York Fashion Week: Men's S/S 2016 in New York City on July 15, 2015.

Bill Cunningham, the legendary fashion photographer for the New York Times, has died at 87, after being hospitalized earlier in the week following a stroke. His work forms an anthropological study of our society's fashion

Hawaii Gov. David Ige speaks at workshop held by the non-partisan Western Governor's Association in Honolulu on April 7, 2016.

Hawaii to Put Gun Owners in FBI Database

Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill allowing police to enroll firearms applicants and individuals who are registering their firearms into "Rap Back," a Federal Bureau of Investigation database that monitors criminal activities by people under investigation or in positions of trust

A Somali government soldier holds his position during gunfire after a suicide bomb attack outside Nasahablood hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on June 25, 2016.

At Least 14 Killed in Somalia Hotel Attack

At least 14 people were killed when gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital and took an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police and medical workers said, before security forces hunted down the attackers and ended an hours-long assault

A City of Westminster worker sweeps the pavement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on June 25, 2016.

Stocks Tumble After Brexit Decision

The U.K.'s unprecedented decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves through the country and around the world Friday, rocking financial markets. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 611 points, or 3.4 percent, its biggest fall since August

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

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