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Taliban announces new leader

The Taliban has named a senior religious cleric from its founding generation as its new leader, in a decision the Afghan militant group hopes will avoid succession disputes, analysts say.


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States sue feds over transgender measure

Eleven states are suing the Obama administration over a directive about transgender students in public schools, The Associated Press and Reuters reported.

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SC governor signs 20-week abortion ban

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law on Wednesday that makes it illegal for a woman to obtain an abortion after her pregnancy reaches 20 weeks, press secretary Chaney Adams said.


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Former Clinton aide seeks to bar release of deposition

One of Hillary Clinton's top aides from her time at the State Department is asking a federal judge to prevent video of her testimony in ongoing legal proceedings from being released to the public.

China's currency at 5-year low

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Warning sign: China's currency at 5-year low

China's leaders continue to worry about the country's economy. The rest of the world should too.

On Wednesday, China's central bank weakened its currency. It set the reference rate for the yuan at…

History uncovered at construction site


Shipwreck found in Boston construction site

It was a typical day at work for construction crews in Boston.

They were digging on a lot of land planned for a 400,000-square-foot office building, but little did they know they were about to…

Donald Trump holds rally in Bethpage, New York

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Top aide departs Trump campaign

Donald Trump's campaign announced Wednesday that it was parting ways with its political director Rick Wiley, just six weeks after he was hired.

The abrupt split drew attention to ongoing power…

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Man arrested in killing of infant son

A St. Louis man accused of fatally shooting his 8-month-old son during an argument with his wife has been charged with seven felonies including murder, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson…

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United Auto Workers endorses Clinton over Trump

The United Auto Workers Union endorsed Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, touting the Democratic front-runner as the "best choice for our members and our nation in the November election."

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Notable deaths of 2016

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Here's a look at some of the biggest celebrities we've lost so far in 2016.

Italian Navy watches migrant ship capsize

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As Italian sailors watched, a ship jammed with migrants fleeing the Mideast capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday.

Winning words from National Spelling Bee

Scripps Spelling Bee

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With the 2016 edition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee underway, take a look at the winning words dating back to the 2001 competition.

Scripps National Spelling Bee history and facts

Vanya Shivashanka and Gokul Venkatachalam share the title

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With the preliminaries underway for the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, take a look at some background information about the competition.

Memorial Day, by the numbers

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Memorial Day is widely considered the unofficial start to summer for many Americans, with travel, gatherings and food a big part of the national holiday. Memorial Day is also a time to reflect on…


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