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3 Hours In Orlando: Piecing Together An Attack And Its Aftermath

Thanks to police and FBI records and witness accounts, it's becoming clearer — if still impossible to comprehend — what transpired in Orlando in the early hours of June 12.

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Amid Violence At White Nationalist Rally In Sacramento, At Least 7 Hospitalized

The rally unraveled into violence just outside the California Capitol on Sunday. Several were stabbed in the midst of the chaos. As yet, Sacramento police have made no arrests.

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Politics

As Trump Defies Expectations Of Faith, Might We Be Entering A New Era?

Voters have long demanded that their presidential candidates demonstrate outward signs of religious faith. So far in 2016, that may be changing — though some evangelicals are uneasy at the prospect.

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An Avian Mystery: Rare Parrot Spotted In Wild For First Time In 15 Years

A solitary Spix's Macaw was spotted and caught on video flying over Bahia, Brazil. The origins of the bird are unknown, but conservators say its appearance represents "a new hope" for the area.

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U.S.

The View From The Northeast Corridor: Deep Divisions Ahead Of 2016 Election

Despite a history of Democratic electoral solidarity, a trip through the Northeast finds Republicans hoping to make inroads in November and Democrats pushing for the voting power of immigrants.

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Interviews

For A Survivor Of One Club Shooting, Orlando Brings Bitter Memories

Sixteen years ago, a gunman stormed a Virginia gay bar, killing one and injuring others — like Joel Tucker. That terrible night still haunts him, even more now in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

For A Survivor Of One Club Shooting, Orlando Brings Bitter Memories

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WATCH: Inauguration Of The $5 Billion Panama Canal Expansion

The colorful ceremony celebrating the culmination of this $5 billion project has featured dancing flowers, dragons and a marching band. The first large cargo ship is making its way through expansion.

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Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A 'Brexit' Backlash On Social Media

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

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Music Interviews

In Songwriting, Carla Hassett Looks Home

The Brazilian-American singer named her latest album after a song by Caetano Veloso, whose lyrics written while in exile from Brazil struck a chord.

In Songwriting, Carla Hassett Looks Home

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