China's 'Cape Canaveral' lifts lid on opaque space program

Just as visitors to Florida can visit Kennedy Space Center -- and if they're lucky see a rocket launch -- go to the beach and even visit Disney World, Chinese…

A fateful encounter turns teen's life around

Sixteen-year-old Chauncy Black had no idea that offering to carry a man's groceries in exchange for doughnuts would lead to thousands of dollars in donations…

DREAMer: SCOTUS ruling won't defeat us

Last week was the anniversary of the announcement of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which gives unauthorized…

RNC delegate wants to avoid voting for Trump

A delegate to the Republican National Convention has filed a lawsuit against Virginia officials as part of a long-shot attempt to avoid voting for Donald Trump…

Low expecations for Kerry-Netanyahu meeting

With the clock running out on his time in office and violence between Israelis and Palestinians dimming the prospects of a Mideast peace deal, Secretary of…

Bush Treasury Secretary Paulson endorses Clinton

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Hank Paulson, the Republican Treasury secretary during the 2008 financial crisis, has endorsed Hillary Clinton, adding his name to prominent GOP heavyweights…

Clinton's Israel stance expected to rule DNC

Democrats -- seeking to unify after a bruising primary -- are poised for a fight over the party's stance on Israel this summer.

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Undocumented entrepreneur faces uncertain fate

After the Supreme Court issued a split decision that effectively blocked President Obama's immigration plan Thursday, Cris Mercado found himself in an…

US stocks fall more than 600 points after UK referendum

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The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 600 points Friday after the historic referendum that will break the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Brexit 'Leave' campaign built victory on arguments against EU

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It was a string of steady arguments that built support behind the "Leave" campaign, organizers and backers of that successful effort said Friday.

Why the U.S. is freaked out about Brexit



Britain's vote to leave the European Union Friday left the United States confronting a threat to the strength and cohesion of both its closest historical ally…

Deadly flooding sweeps across West Virginia

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As heavy thunderstorms sent massive floods sweeping across West Virginia, at least 20 people died in the raging waters, state and federal officials said…

Aziz Ansari: Trump's rise 'makes me afraid for my family'

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Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari on Friday accused Donald Trump of creating a dangerous environment for American Muslims with his "vitriolic and hate-filled"…

'Independence Day' sequel loses the battle against silliness

While a long-delayed sequel is working out swimmingly for "Finding Dory," "Independence Day: Resurgence" fights a losing battle against the twin forces of…

The surprising history of abortion in the U.S.

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.…

Brexit: Why are Brits thumbing their noses?

According to legend, two fingers were famously raised by Henry V's archers at Agincourt 601 years ago. It was supposed to be a gesture of defiance toward the…

URGENT - West Virginia flooding death toll 20

(CNN) -- The number of deaths in West Virginia floods has reached 20, West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Public Information…

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