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World watches as Britons vote on EU membership after tight campaign

Thursday June 23, 2016 – Britons were voting on Thursday on whether to stay in the European Union in a referendum that could change the face of Europe and is being nervously watched by financial markets and politicians across the world. A British exit, or Brexit, would deprive the 28-member EU of its second-biggest economy and one of its two ...

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Supreme Court Deadlocks on Obama Immigration Plan

Thursday June 23, 2016 – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it had deadlocked in a case challenging President Obama’s plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation and allow them to work. The 4-4 tie left in place an appeals court ruling blocking the plan, dealing a sharp blow to an ambitious program that Mr. Obama ...

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Trump fires his campaign manager in dramatic shake-up

Monday June 20, 2016 – NEW YORK — Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and end an internal power struggle plaguing the billionaire businessman’s unconventional White House bid. In dismissing his longtime campaign chief — just a month before the party’s national convention, Trump signaled, at ...

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South Korea Warns of ISIS Threat Against US Bases

Monday June 20, 2016 – SEOUL— South Korea is taking increased security measures to prevent a potential attack from ISIS, after the country’s intelligence agency warned that the terrorist group may be targeting both U.S. military installations and civilians on the Korean peninsula. The South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) Sunday said that IS released a list of potential terrorist ...

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U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

Monday June 20, 2016 – U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The aerial close encounter underscores just how chaotic Syria’s skies have become as Russia and the U.S.-led ...

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‘Brexit’ could send shock waves across U.S. and global economy

Monday June 20, 2016 – Britain’s departure from the European Union could send shock waves across the global economy and threaten more than a trillion dollars in investment and trade with the United States. International policymakers are ramping up their warnings of the dangers of a British exit – popularly known as “Brexit” — from the political and economic alliance that has united ...

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More refugees displaced now than after WWII

Monday June 20, 2016 – The U.N.’s refugee agency reports that the number of displaced people is at its highest ever — surpassing even post-World War II numbers, when the world was struggling to come to terms with the most devastating event in history. The total at the end of 2015 reached 65.3 million — or one out of every ...

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