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  • OMAHA, NE - JUNE 29:  Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the final heat for the Men's 200 Meter Butterfly during Day Four of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 29, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Michael Phelps Qualifies for Record Fifth Olympic Games

    OMAHA, Nebraska — He’s already the most decorated Olympian of all-time but Michael Phelps will be in the hunt for more medals come August after booking his place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games Wednesday. Phelps, who has 22 Olympic medals to his name, clocked a time of one minute 54.84 seconds to take first place in the final of the 200 meter butterfly at the U.S. swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. In doing so, Phelps became the first […]

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    Amazon Promises 100,000 Deals for Prime Day

    NEW YORK — Amazon is at it again. It has scheduled its second annual Prime Day sale for July 12. Last year’s Prime Day went bonkers. U.S. sales surged 93% on July 15, according to online retail tracker ChannelAdvisor. European sales jumped 53%. Prime Day is Amazon’s attempt to create its very own Black Friday in July. But there were a lot of consumer complaints about Prime Day last year. Abobe reported that people were disappointed to find too many […]

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    Istanbul Terror Attack: Airport Resumes Flights Amid Blood, Shattered Glass

    ISTANBUL, Turkey  — As passengers at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport waited to check in and board their flights Wednesday, workers picked up shattered glass and washed off blood that was barely dry. The airport is up and running hours after the Tuesday night attack, which killed at least 36 people and injured 147 others, Turkish officials said. One Ukrainian is among those killed, according to the country’s foreign ministry. Another was a Palestinian, the Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Ministry said. Five other […]

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    Istanbul Airport Attack: 36 Dead, 147 Injured, Turkish Officials Say

    Gunshots, screams and explosions pierced the air Tuesday at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, as three terrorists armed with bombs and guns attacked passengers at one of the world’s busiest travel spots. Witnesses described deadly carnage and crowds in a panic as the attackers struck. At least 36 people were killed, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, in the terror attack, one for which there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Another 147 people were wounded, Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said […]

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    Benghazi Panel Caps 2-year Probe: No Bombshell, Faults Administration

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans capped a partisan, two-year investigation of the Benghazi terror attacks Tuesday with a report that faults the Obama administration for security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans but contains no revelations likely to further damage Hillary Clinton. The more than 800-page report paints a picture of a perfect storm of bureaucratic inertia, rapidly worsening security in Libya and inadequate resources in the months that led up to the killings of Ambassador Chris Stevens […]

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    5,300 U.S. Water Systems Are in Violation of Lead Rules

    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 systems are safe not only knows the issues exist, but it’s done very little to stop them, according to a new report and information provided to CNN by multiple sources and water experts. “Imagine a cop sitting, watching people run stop signs, and speed at 90 miles per hour in small communities and still […]

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    Volkswagen Agrees to Record $14.7 Billion Settlement Over Emissions Cheating

    NEW YORK — Volkswagen’s deliberate cheating on emissions tests will cost it a record $14.7 billion. That’s far more than any other automaker has paid for wrongdoing. Owners of the nearly 500,000 affected diesel cars will share in up to $10 billion in payments for their cars, according to documents filed in federal court in California. Volkswagen’s wrongdoing constituted “the most flagrant violations of our consumer and environmental laws in our country’s history,” said Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. “We […]

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    Ikea to Recall Dressers After Death of Third Child

    NEW YORK — Ikea is recalling millions of dressers that can tip over and are being blamed for the deaths of three children. The dressers have been known to fall over if they are not fastened to the wall, and the issue was already linked to the death of two toddlers that spurred Ikea to launch a repair program in July 2015. “We are announcing this recall today given the recent tragic death of a third child. It is clear […]

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    Pat Summitt, Legendary Women’s Basketball Coach, Dies at 64

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — 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 major college basketball, has died. Summitt passed away Tuesday after battling early onset dementia, “Alzheimer’s type,” according to a statement from the Pat Summitt foundation. She was 64. “Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as […]

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    Strict Texas Abortion Law Struck Down by U.S. Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON D.C. — In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued it would have shuttered all but a handful of clinics in the state. The 5-3 ruling is the most significant decision from the Supreme Court on abortion in two decades and could serve to deter other states from passing so-called “clinic shutdown” laws. In joining with the liberal justices, perennial swing vote […]

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    West Virginia Flooding: 23 Dead, More Storms to Come

    Still grappling with the country’s deadliest flash flooding in years, West Virginia is bracing for another deluge. The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for most of West Virginia through Monday evening. Showers and thunderstorms will pummel the state, and heavy rain falling on saturated soil could cause additional flooding, the agency said. At least 23 people have already died, most of them in Greenbrier County. That toll is down from the 25 fatalities initially reported by authorities. […]

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    Amtrak Crash Kills 5 in Colorado

    TRINIDAD, Colorado — Five people were killed when a train crashed into a van in Colorado on Sunday, authorities said. The van’s right side was hit after it failed to yield the right of way to the train, Colorado State Patrol said in a news release. The driver and four passengers were killed. One occupant was airlifted to Denver Hospital with injuries police described as serious. No train passengers or crew members were hurt. Authorities said the van was not […]

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