5,300 U.S. water systems are in violation of lead rules

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Eighteen million Americans live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law. Moreover, the federal agency in charge of making sure those…

Police logs capture horror of Orlando attack

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Newly released police call logs give a glimpse into the sheer chaos that unfolded inside Orlando's Pulse nightclub during the attack that killed 43 people and…

Nigel Farage responds to EU boos in CNN interview

Nigel Farage, the man who helped orchestrate the United Kingdom's pending exit from the European Union, said in a nearly 10-minute interview with CNN's Richard…

Trump slams globalism in economic speech

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Donald Trump on Tuesday trashed U.S. policies that encouraged globalization in a speech focused on economic resurgence before a colorful backdrop of crushed…

Red Cross apologizes for 'racist' safety poster

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The Red Cross is apologizing after a poster depicting pool safety rules was circulated on Twitter and flamed for being "super racist."

The poster, which shows…

Poll: Americans favor Clinton over Trump on handling terrorism

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Americans trust Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump to handle terrorism, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

U.S. officials: Russian warship came dangerously close to Navy ship

A Russian warship approached within 315 yards of a U.S. Navy warship in the eastern Mediterranean Sea earlier this month in what U.S. officials say was a…

West Virginia floods devastate 1,200 homes, many lives



This week West Virginians likely will escape any more of the flooding that has wreaked havoc across several counties, taking 23 lives -- a figure authorities…

Could Australia have its 6th PM in 6 years?

Six prime ministers in six years? It could happen in Australia on July 2.

Australians will vote in their first national election since 2013 on Saturday, as the…

Lighthouse Cuban migrants climbed isn't 'dry land,' judge rules

The lighthouse that a group of Cuban migrants scaled in an attempt to reach the United States isn't "dry land," a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

The decision…

Tony Hawk lands famous trick at 48

Tony Hawk, September 2015

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Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk turned back time on Monday as he landed a 900 -- or a two-and-a-half aerial spin -- at the age of 48, exactly 17 years after he…

Google Earth just got way better

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Google Earth just got a huge upgrade.

Brexit: EU leaders to meet over UK withdrawal

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The most vocal architect of Britain's seismic decision to leave the European Union thumbed his nose at the EU Parliament Tuesday as members booed and turned…

Man skips toll, rides horse across bridge

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Tod Mishler loves to ride horses. He also likes to raise awareness about hunger.

71% of Americans believe economy is 'rigged'

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The overwhelming majority of Americans believe the economy is rigged.

Seventy-one percent think the U.S. economic system is "rigged in favor of certain groups,"…

Pat Summitt, legendary women's basketball coach, dead at 64

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Pat Summitt, who built the University of Tennessee's Lady Volunteers into a perennial power on the way to becoming the winningest coach in the history of…

VW agrees to record $14.7B settlement over emissions cheating

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Volkswagen's deliberate cheating on emissions tests will cost it a record $14.7 billion. And that's just the start of its problems.

The settlement is only a…

"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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