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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. announces his candidacy for president in Central, S.C. on June 1.
Sun, 06/28/2015 - 04:10

"It's not a log cabin like Abe Lincoln, but he grew up in a mobile home, which is South Carolina's equivalent of it," said one of Sen. Lindsey Graham's former classmates.

The Cherry Sisters: Three of the siblings strike a theatrical pose.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 18:44

How a group of perhaps-clueless farmgirls from Iowa rose to theatrical fame and infamy at the same time.

Linda Boyle (left) and Lyn Coleman hold a photo of their children, who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012. Caitlan Coleman, an American married to Canadian Joshua Boyle, was pregnant when the couple was abducted.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 17:36

This week, President Obama announced changes to the government policy on Americans abducted abroad. A former FBI hostage negotiator explains what this means for the hostages — and for their families.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 17:36

As same-sex couples legally marry elsewhere in the country, couples in these two states are facing obstacles. We hear from two Mississippi couples who had hoped to be married on Friday.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 17:36

The self-declared Islamic State claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, which killed 38 people at a beach resort in Tunisia. Most of the victims were foreigners, many of them British tourists.

People gathered near the White House on Friday evening to see it lit in rainbow colors as a commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 17:36

Some opponents of same-sex marriage are vowing to fight on after Friday's Supreme Court ruling. The battles will likely take place in the lower courts and will involve religious liberty cases.

Parents rally against SB 277, a California measure requiring schoolchildren to get vaccinated, outside the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 17:36

California lawmakers have decided to tighten the criteria for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. But some parents resent officials telling them how to care for their children.

A Philadelphia mural titled <em>You Go Girl </em>by Jetsonorama and Ursula Rucker. This is just one of many murals that the city's Mural Arts Program helped create.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 17:09

Musicians have their instruments, painters have their canvases, and muralists have ... walls. But when the building a mural is on is changing, the muralist has to choose to fight — or say goodbye.

The Air Products industrial gas factory in Saint-Quentin Fallavier, France, shown on Saturday, a day after the attack.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 15:28

The man, identified as a 35-year-old truck driver at the plant, reportedly took a "selfie" with the victim's body and sent it to an unidentified mobile phone number in Canada.

Officers search for convicted murderer David Sweat on Friday in upstate New York, after his accomplice, Richard Matt, was fatally shot by authorities.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 14:39

Authorities said that they "verbally challenged" Richard Matt, but the escapee was shot when he did not respond. David Sweat, who escaped the prison along with Matt, is still at large.

Turkish Kurds watch from the Turkish side of the border Friday as smoke rises in Kobani, Syria. Since last year, the town has seen control seesaw between Kurds and Islamic State militants.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:37

Mere days ago, militants with the self-declared Islamic State had captured the town for the second time this year.

People stand in a line to use the ATMs of a bank in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on Saturday after the country's prime minister announced a snap referendum on an international bailout — pushing Athens toward a Tuesday deadline for a plan to prevent default on its IMF debt.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:31

Germany says that there will be no more negotiations after the Greek premier called for a nationwide referendum on a bailout plan. Meanwhile, fearful Greeks are withdrawing their euros.

Former band student Rosalee Talahongva in front of her old music building, which is being turned into a Native American cultural center.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:30

A century-long government assimilation program boarded children from their tribes. Now some former students are turning their old school into a Native American cultural center to play their own music.

A glass window at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., shows Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The dean of the cathedral has called for its removal.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:30

The Very Rev. Gary Hall says glass windows in honor of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee need to go. "We couldn't with credibility address the race agenda" with the windows in place, he tells NPR.

Family means a lot on Cayo Santiago, an island and monkey research colony off the coast of Puerto Rico. The colony of rhesus macaques living on the island since the 1930s has allowed scientists to trace kinship ties and effects across an extended community.
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:30

The isle of Cayo Santiago has been home to at least nine generations of rhesus monkeys since the colony's founding in 1938. Primatologists here seek clues to primate kinship, cognition and ecology.

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