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Photos: Greece's Banks Close as Default Deadline Imminent

Greece endured its first day of severe banking restrictions Monday ahead of a July 5 referendum that will likely decide whether the country returns to using the drachma or remains a part of the euro. Banks and the Greek stock exchange...Show More Summary

What the Supreme Court’s Redistricting Decision Means

Election reformers got a major assist Monday from the Supreme Court, which upheld states’ use of nonpartisan commissions, as opposed to lawmakers, to draw their voting districts. The question that remains unsettled: whether it will really...Show More Summary

What Is Cryptosporidium, and Should You Be Concerned?

In recent weeks, public health officials have issued warnings about the potential health hazards of Cryptosporidium, a tiny parasite found frequently in swimming pools and other recreational waters. This nasty germ causes a short-lived...Show More Summary

Healthy 24-Year-Old Granted Right to Die in Belgium

Doctors in Belgium are granting a healthy 24-year-old woman who is suffering from depression the right to die, as she qualifies for euthanasia, even though she does not have a terminal or life-threatening illness. The 24-year-old female,...Show More Summary

Governor Andrew Cuomo: David Sweat Disengaged With Accomplice

David Sweat allegedly disengaged from his accomplice, Richard Matt, about five days ago before both escaped inmates were found separately by authorities over the weekend, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday. "Sweat felt that Matt was slowing him down," Cuomo said Monday during a radio interview with The Capitol Pressroom. Show More Summary

NSA Employees Are Training Service Dogs While Working

"The dogs don't take away from the work," Sharon Shoemaker, an NSA mathematician and service dog trainer, said of her work-pups. Shoemaker is one of several National Security Agency employees who participate in an unusual and beloved...Show More Summary

Texas Abortion Clinic Rules Blocked by Supreme Court in 5-4 Ruling

On Monday afternoon, the Supreme Court blocked restrictions on abortion clincs in Texas which would have forced ten clinics to close. The decision came in a 5-4 ruling.  This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

FBI Launches Investigation Into Possible Drug Trafficking and Corruption at Prison Where Inmates Escaped

The FBI has launched an investigation into New York's Clinton Correctional Facility, where two prisoners escaped from earlier this month, for possible drug trafficking and criminal behavior among prison employees and inmates, according...Show More Summary

It Is Up to Merkel to Avoid a Grexit

By calling a referendum for July 5 on whether Greece should accept the latest conditions of its international creditors in return for receiving new loans, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called into question Europe’s future. The referendum was announced following an acrimonious EU summit from June 25 to 26. Show More Summary

James 'Whitey' Bulger Sends Prison Letter Filled With Advice to Three Teen Girls

James "Whitey" Bulger, the South Boston mobster who spent years on the run and was convicted of participating in 11 murders, wrote an apparent confession letter to three Massachusetts high school students from his Florida jail cell, the Boston Globe reported on Sunday. Show More Summary

To Avoid Supreme Court Decision, Alabama Temporarily Bans Gay Marriage Licenses

Although the Supreme Court last week ruled gay marriage bans unconstitutional, the Alabama Supreme Court on Monday ordered probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses for 25 days. The state's Supreme Court picked this amount of time because, technically, there is a 25-day period to file a petition to rehear the U.S. Show More Summary

Obama Signs Into Law 'Fast-Track' Authorization on Trade Deals; Tough Road Ahead on Trans-Pacific Partnership

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed into law on Monday legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to negotiate trade deals and speed them through Congress, but he said he still has a battle ahead to finalize the 12-nation...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Ruling is Far from a Death Sentence for Obama’s Clean Power Plant Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 that when the Environmental Protection Agency made its first-ever rule limiting toxic air pollution like mercury from power plants, it failed to adequately take into account the costs of reducing...Show More Summary

Google Search Hurting Yelp, Finds Study Funded by Yelp

Google manipulates search results to promote its own search services over its rivals’, suggests a new study published on Monday. The authors say the tactic is both a violation of antitrust laws and harmful to Internet users, hindering...Show More Summary

Obama on Iran and Syria: See No Evil

The slaughter in Syria and the awful human rights violations in Iran cannot be denied by the Obama administration, but they sure can be downplayed and ignored. On the Iran point, consider the release on June 25, four months late, of the State Department’s annual human rights reports. Show More Summary

State Department to Release Set of Hillary Clinton Emails on Tuesday

The State Department plans to release the next set of Hillary Clinton emails on Tuesday, according to a report by Reuters.  The scandal surrounding Clinton's emails began in March, when a report found Clinton used a personal email, rather than a government email, while serving as secretary of state. Show More Summary

Fluoridation May Not Prevent Cavities, Scientific Review Shows

If you’re like two-thirds of Americans, fluoride is added to your tap water for the purpose of reducing cavities. But the scientific rationale for putting it there may be outdated, and no longer as clear-cut as was once thought.   Water...Show More Summary

NBC to Donald Trump: You're Fired

NBCUniversal has cut ties with Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican presidential candidate and reality TV star, for his "recent derogatory statements" about Mexican immigrants, the company announced on Monday. "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values," NBC wrote in a statement. Show More Summary

As Russia Makes Moves in the Arctic, Some Finns Fear a Red Army from Within

Like most of his friends in Finland, Vadim works, likes heavy metal and has completed his military service. What sets him apart from most of his peers, however, is his citizenship status: He’s both Russian and Finnish. Since FinlandShow More Summary

Sergeant Jay Cook Was Alone When He Found and Shot David Sweat

The weeks-long, massive manhunt for two escaped New York inmates officially ended Sunday afternoon when police took the remaining prisoner, David Sweat, into custody near the Canadian border. His accomplice, Richard Matt, was shot and...Show More Summary

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