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If you're just catching up to it, here are the latest developments - and what you need to know. Last updated: July 3, 2:30 pm ET (6:30 pm GMT).

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Grateful Dead's Chicago shows among priciest concerts ever

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This weekend, more than 200,000 aging hippies, jam-band fanatics and got-to-be-there scenesters will pack Chicago's Soldier Field for three farewell concerts…

ID sought for child found dead near Boston

Massachusetts authorities are seeking help in identifying a little girl whose body was found on Deer Island in Boston Harbor last week.

The child was found in a…

Solar plane ends most dangerous leg

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Solar Impulse

After nearly 118 grueling consecutive hours over the Pacific Ocean, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 is back on land -- and freshly stamped into aviation record…

Greece deeply divided as vote on Europe looms

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After years of living on borrowed money and paying the price with savage austerity, Greeks will vote Sunday for more of the same (more or less) or for a…

Wisconsin man allegedly threatens to kill POTUS

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A criminal complaint and arrest warrant were issued Thursday against a 55-year-old Tomah, Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Barack…

British GP: 'Expensive' F1 to revamp rules

The British Grand Prix is expecting its biggest-ever crowd Sunday, but even with 140,000 fans coming through the gates, Formula One's hierarchy is grappling…

Man arrested in mall with assault rifle, ammo

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Police arrested a soldier carrying an assault rifle and ammunition at a Fayetteville, North Carolina, mall after officers received multiple reports of an armed…

Top Chef Kevin Gillespie returns to his roots

As a veteran of "Top Chef" and the creative force behind Gunshow, his risk-taking Atlanta restaurant, Kevin Gillespie is no stranger to pressure.

But get him…

France rejects Julian Assange request


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France has rejected a request from Julian Assange for "protection" after the controversial WikiLeaks founder published an open letter in national newspaper Le…

De Blasio, Cuomo fight goes public

Internal Democratic tensions have spilled over into public view this week, as two of the biggest New York executives feuded publicly.

The beef between New York…

Foreign, domestic leaders warn of terror threat

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U.S. leaders at home and abroad are taking steps to increase security and surveillance ahead of the July 4 holiday, following a warning from security officials…

Lightning blamed in S. Carolina church fire

Mount Zion church fire, South Carolina


Lightning, not arson, caused the fire that gutted a traditionally black church in South Carolina this week, federal and state investigators have…

URGENT - Solar Power Plane Flight Landing

(CNN) -- The experimental solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Hawaii, ending a nearly five-day, 8,200-kilometer flight from Japan -- the longest…

WWC 2015: Football in Canada's North means social, and mobile

For children in Yellowknife, 600 miles to watch a "home" game is nothing.

Not when you get to walk out into a World Cup stadium, holding the hands of Olympic…

Reddit revolts: Communications director gone

On Friday, the social news site Reddit was on lockdown.

More than 100 subreddits on gaming, movies, science, etc. have gone dark for the "Reddit Revolt," a…

Baltimore police probe 'enjoy your ride' sign

Baltimore police van, enjoy your ride message


Baltimore authorities are investigating after photos emerged showing a sign inside the door of a police van that reads, "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!"

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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