What will happen now that Britain has voted to leave the EU

Netherlands Britain EU-24

Everything you need to know about Britain's Brexit vote to leave the European Union.


Officials: California wildfire destroys 200 homes, buildings

Western Wildfires

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — A ravenous and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 200 homes, many belonging to retirees on fixed incomes with few other possessions. “Most people here, this is all they had,” said Daniel O’Brien, 53, who lost two rental mobile homes. “You have these...


Rainbow flags, images of shooting victims at pride parades

Gay Pride Parade New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Rainbow flags were held high along with portraits of the dead as thousands of people marched Sunday in gay pride parades tempered by this month’s massacre at a Florida gay nightclub. Crowds of onlookers stood a dozen deep along Fifth Avenue for New York City’s parade. Some...


More storms on tap for flood-ravaged West Virginia

Severe Weather

ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) — As West Virginians continued surveying damage in a state so devastated by floods that one said her community “smelled like death,” residents braced for the prospect of more rain. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for at least 25 West Virginia counties...


Owners of AR-style firearms defend their weapon of choice

Nightclub Shooting Defending the Rifle

ATLANTA (AP) — Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago. “Quite honestly, I was scared of it,” she recalls. But as soon as she fired it, she became a fan. “You know some of these people that are fearful, it’s just because they don’t have knowledge,...


The Latest: 7 stabbed in clash in California capitol

California Capitol Stabbings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a clash between a right-wing protesters and counter protesters that left at least seven people with stab wounds (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Authorities say at least seven people were hospitalized with stab wounds after a clash between members of right-wing...


Sanders' next challenge: To figure out where he will take his revolution

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The last time Bernie Sanders came to this city, in April, he was flat-out running for president. Six thousand people packed the downtown Oncenter to cheer him on, and a thousand more cheered from outside. The crowd was smaller on Friday, just 500...


Pope defends Armenia 'genocide' comment; no offense meant

APTOPIX Armenia Pope-18


How one political news site decided to stand out: by not covering the 2016 race

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Last summer, shortly after the first Republican presidential debate, the editors of the Daily Signal made a decision. Although its digital-only staff of 25 reporters and editors works less than two miles from the White House, they wouldn’t write about the presidential...


Police: 5 stabbed outside California Capitol building

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five people have been stabbed outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento. Officer Matt McPhail with the Sacramento Police Department says none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. The victims were all present while a protest took place,...


Rapper rallied to stop violence on Baltimore streets; an hour later, he was

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. He was a rapper trying to stop violence in Baltimore. Tyriece Travon Watson, better known as Lor Scoota, had just finished hosting a charity basketball game. The fliers advertising the event had said, “Pray for peace in these streets.” Music artists and important...

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