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What Brexit means for Americans
Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union is both historic and world-changing. But what does it really mean for folks living on the other side of the Atlantic? Potentially, everything -- the economy, national security, even the race for president. Here are five ways Brexit will affect Ame... More >>


Dow closes down more than 610 points
Investors around the world went into crisis mode as British voters chose to leave the European Union in a stunning decision with far-reaching implications. ... More >>


Biden warns of 'xenophobia, nationalism, and isolationism' after Brexit vote
Instability in Europe and beyond is providing "fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues," Vice President Joe Biden will caution during remarks in Ireland on Friday. ... More >>


At least 14 die in West Virginia flooding
As heavy thunderstorms sent massive floods sweeping across West Virginia, at least 14 people lost their lives in the raging waters, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said at a news conference Friday. ... More >>


Obama names first national monument to LGBT rights
President Barack Obama announced Friday he was designating the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country's first national monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. ... More >>


The next LGBT cause: Gun control
The National Rifle Association, often thought of as a powerful, unbeatable special interest group, may have finally met its match. ... More >>


'Latin Night' goes on for Pulse in Orlando
While the Pulse nightclub remains closed after 49 people were killed there in a shooting rampage earlier this month, hundreds of Orlando residents came out for a fund-raiser for the victims' families and nightclub employees who were left without a job. ... More >>


Wife: Killer took bag of guns
The Orlando gunman went to the Pulse nightclub earlier Saturday night and then left before returning to carry out his attack as the gay club prepared to close early Sunday morning, law enforcement officials say. ... More >>


How bad is Flint's water crisis?
The residents of Flint, Michigan, continue to face an unprecedented crisis over lead in water. Today, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes clear how much damage was done. ... More >>


Bluegrass music legend dies
Bluegrass music pioneer Ralph Stanley died Thursday at the age of 89, publicist Kirt Webster announced on Stanley's official website. ... More >>


66 million dead trees contribute to fire hazard in California
There are at least 66 million dead trees in California, according to the U.S. National Forest Service, and they may provide more tinder to the already volatile wildfire situation in the state. ... More >>


Hundreds arrested for $900 million worth of health care fraud
The Justice Department announced Wednesday it's charging hundreds of individuals with committing medicare fraud worth hundreds of millions of dollars. ... More >>


This wedding crasher was a snake in the grass
Cold feet before a wedding, very common. A snake chomping on the groom's ankle? Not so much. ... More >>


Girl who chose heaven over hospital laid to rest
It was a funeral with a dress code: fabulous. ... More >>


America's favorite fast-food joint is ...
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Inside the home where 12 girls were kept for years
Police knocked on the bright blue door of Lee Kaplan's home in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. ... More >>


What not to do in a heat wave
CNN's Jennifer Gray provides four surprising tips on how to stay cool during this summer's heat waves. ... More >>


Sanders: Yes, I will vote for Clinton
Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president in November, the strongest expression of support yet from the Vermont senator for his rival, and his clearest admission that he will not be the Democratic presidential nominee. ... More >>


Lewandowski: 'No more than 4' names on Trump's VP list
Donald Trump's list of possible vice presidential candidates has "no more than four" names on it right now, former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Thursday. ... More >>


5 takeaways from CNN's Libertarian town hall
Opposition to Donald Trump among Republicans and distaste for Hillary Clinton among Bernie Sanders supporters could create an opportunity for the Libertarian Party, which has general election ballot access in a majority of states. ... More >>


What a shot! 28 amazing sports photos
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Stars on the red carpet at the Tony Awards
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Behind the scenes of Tim Burton's 'Batman'
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The week in 32 photos
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The Dalai Lama begins his exile
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A hole punched through history
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'The other side of the glass': Portraits in a liquor store
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The first gay pride parades
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John Wayne: An American icon
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