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Why the U.S. is freaked out about Brexit
President Barack Obama said Friday that the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom will not change following the Brexit vote. ... 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 >>


Opinion: Why U.S. must not follow UK's example
The numbing news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union is the worst step backward for Europe -- and for Western civilization -- since the end of World War II. ... More >>


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'
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 23 dead in West Virginia flooding
Massive floods sent raging waters across parts of West Virginia, killing at least 26 people and leaving hundreds stranded, officials said. ... More >>


New York, Chicago celebrate Pride
Dozens of cities around the world are donning the colors of the rainbow this weekend. ... More >>


Pentagon set to lift transgender ban
The Defense Department could announce as soon as this week how it will lift the ban on transgender persons serving in the U.S. military, according to several defense officials. ... 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 >>


Celebrated fashion photographer dies
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Hawaii enacts first state law to place gun owners in database
While the issue of gun control has made little headway in Congress, Hawaii this week enacted a series of gun laws, one of which the governor says makes it the first state to put firearm owners into a database. ... More >>


Oakland police scandal: Sex, suicide and failure to report
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Maryland shooting: Suspect on the run after killing 3
A shooter killed three people and injured two others in Maryland before going on the run, authorities said. ... More >>


Texas woman shoots 2 daughters before police kill her
A Texas police officer killed a woman after she shot her two daughters and defied an order to put down her weapon, authorities said. ... More >>


Southern California wildfire kills 2, destroys 19,000 acres
Fighter fighters are battling a fast moving fatal wildfire in Southern California that has killed at least two people, officials said. ... More >>


Bodies found of 2 missing family members in Florida
Two bodies recovered in the search for a missing Florida family have been identified and rescue crews have ended their search operations, Coast Guard Capt. Gregory Case said Saturday. ... More >>


SkySlide opens on tallest tower west of Chicago
Starting Saturday, visitors to Los Angeles can ride a glass slide affixed to the outside of the U.S. Bank Tower, 70 floors above the street. ... More >>


Tony Robbins hot coal walk injures dozens, authorities say
At least 30 people were treated for minor burns after walking on hot coals during self-help guru Tony Robbins' "Unleash the Power Within" seminar in Dallas,Texas, fire and medical officials said. ... More >>


Strangers in a strange land: Hurdles to the American dream
Ahmad dodged bullets in Syria. Bushra received death threats in Iraq. Awino walked a thousand miles to flee civil war in Sudan. ... 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 >>


George Will: I'm done with GOP
Conservative commentator and columnist George Will says he is leaving the Republican Party because of Donald Trump -- and he's advocating that others do the same. ... More >>


Muslim ban: Trump's shifting position
Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States has been a central issue of his campaign -- but he has described the ban differently in the weeks since the mass shooting in Orlando. ... More >>


Aziz Ansari: Trump's rise 'makes me afraid for my family'
Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari on Friday accused Donald Trump of creating a dangerous environment for American Muslims with his "vitriolic and hate-filled" campaign rhetoric. ... 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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