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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 >>

Obama tries to put best face on Brexit vote
Britain's vote to leave the European Union Friday left the United States confronting sudden geopolitical forces that threatened the strength and cohesion of both its closest historical ally and a 70-year transatlantic partnership that has been the bedrock of Western peace and prosperity. ... More >>

Trump on Brexit: America is next
British voters just shattered political convention in a stunning repudiation of the ruling establishment. Donald Trump is betting America is about to do the same. ... 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 20 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 >>

Navy fires 2nd officer in Iran captured ship incident
A U.S. Navy officer who helped oversee the 10 sailors who were captured by Iran earlier this year -- which created an uproar in the U.S. when video was released showing them on their knees with their hands behind their heads -- has been relieved of his duties, the Navy announced Friday. ... 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 >>

The surprising history of abortion in the United States
There was a time when abortion was simply part of life in the United States. People didn't scream about it in protest, and services were marketed openly. ... 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

12-year-old boy used as bait, police say
Police say a fugitive who's wanted for sexually assaulting three girls lured his victims with the help of another child. ... More >>

Cops: Online predator assaults teen in front yard
"The Hunt's" John Walsh profiles the case of Oscar Menjivar-Herrera, who is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. ... More >>

Brothers convicted nine years after murder
Two brothers featured on an upcoming episode of CNN's "The Hunt with John Walsh" -- who spent nearly nine years on the run after the murder of a Grand Rapids, Michigan, man -- have been convicted and sentenced to prison. ... 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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