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Solar plane ends most dangerous leg

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 books.

Pilot Andre Borschberg landed the plane on the Hawaiian island of Oahu on Friday mor...

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Greece deeply divided as vote on Europe looms

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 rupture with Europe that could spell disaster.

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Wisconsin man allegedly threatens to kill POTUS

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

Brian D. Dutcher, 55, allegedly told a security guard at a La Crosse library, "the usurper i...

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Man arrested in mall with assault rifle, ammo

Police arrested a soldier carrying an assault rifle and ammunition at a Fayetteville, North Carolina, mall after officers received multiple reports of an armed man walking through a Macy's department store.

Bryan Wolfinger was tracked down within minu...

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France rejects Julian Assange request

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

Security increases for Fourth of July

Foreign, domestic leaders warn of terror threat

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 that such gatherings could be targets of a terror threat.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fo...

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Lightning blamed in S. Carolina church fire

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

Tuesday's fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville was caused by l...

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Dylann Roof's sister takes down GoFundMe page

The sister of alleged South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof has taken down the GoFundMe page she set up the page to recover the costs of her canceled wedding and honeymoon.

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Baltimore police probe 'enjoy your ride' sign

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!"

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GOP worries about Donald Trump fallout

Republicans seeking to broaden the party's appeal to Latino voters have a challenge: Donald Trump.

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Who's running and who could run in 2016?

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his campaign for president Thursday, becoming the fifth Democrat to join the primary contest. Find out who else is running and who some of the other possible candidates are.

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Crisis in Greece: What to know

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging a "no" vote in a July 5 referendum on whether to accept a bailout offer from Europe and the International Monetary Fund. Take a look at the latest developments in the Greece financial crisis and how it's affecting the United States.

Oil platform in Gulf of Mexico catches fire

History's 10 worst oil disasters

BP has reached a historic agreement with five Gulf States to settle the claims made against the company from a massive oil spill in 2010. Take a look back at history's worst oil disasters.

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Most popular Fourth of July fireworks shows

The Fourth of July is nearly here, which means it's time to take a look at the biggest and best fireworks celebrations across the U.S.

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Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

The United States and Cuba are officially restoring diplomatic relations and opening embassies in each other's countries. Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

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America's 20 'highest' states

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Oregon. Find out which state has the highest rate of illicit drug use in the country.

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Celebrity breakups of 2015

Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2015.

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Highest-paid celebrities of 2015

Forbes has released its 2015 list of the world's highest-paid celebrities. Click on to see which 25 stars made the most over the past year.

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America's favorite fast food chain is...

While satisfaction with the restaurant industry has waned, a survey found Americans still eat out an average of four times a week. See which company topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2015.

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Jimmy Iovine announces Apple Music.

Apple products that changed the game

Apple Music, the company's new streaming music service, launches around the world June 30, 2015. Take a look back at some of the products that have defined Apple and changed the way we live.

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Dummies show what not to do this Fourth of July

Dummies take one for the team to demonstrate how not to use fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.

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President Obama is having a really good month

In the waning years of his presidency, President Barack Obama has had an incredible month of victories.

Holiday prep

Government braces for holiday weekend

The holiday weekend brings tighter security across the country. Federal agencies are warning about the possibility of an attack this weekend although there is no specific threat.

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Obama presides over economic recovery

The latest jobs report is out and June's unemployment rate fell to 5.3%, the lowest it’s been since early 2008. President Obama commented on the report Thursday in Wisconsin.

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Texas courthouse is Ground Zero in marriage debate

It has been less than a week since the Supreme Court made marriage equality a reality in all 50 states, but you wouldn't know it in at least one Texas county where one county clerk says she won't issue licenses to same-sex couples.

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Venus, Jupiter and a thunderstorm

A photographer snaps a shot of Venus, Jupiter and a thunderstorm lit up by lightning over the skies of Orlando, Florida.

Mountain Dew robbery

Suspect uses Mountain Dew to rob mini-mart

A man uses Mountain Dew to rob a convenience store in California.

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Washington Navy Yard on lockdown

Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard facility is under lockdown Thursday morning, according to a tweet from the U.S. Navy.

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Simplest obituary: ‘Doug died’

A North Dakota man pulls off one last joke with his own obituary.

Airline collusion allegation

Did airlines work to keep fares high?

The Department of Justice is now investigating whether several major airlines unlawfully coordinated to limit the number of available seats and colluded to keep fares high.

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