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South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum 11:23am EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.

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Clinton says Puerto Rico should have access to U.S. bankruptcy laws

IOWA CITY, Iowa - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that Puerto Rico's public entities should be able to use U.S. bankruptcy laws to restructure some $72 billion in debt.

U.S. 12:02pm EDT
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Rubio calls U.S. higher education system a 'cartel', urges overhaul

- U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio called on Tuesday for an overhaul of the country's higher education system, saying that universities were operating as a "cartel" and were not meeting the needs of students or the economy.

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Donald Trump says some of his comments about Mexico distorted

WASHINGTON - After days of outrage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that some of his criticism of Mexico has been distorted but stuck to his stance that many illegal immigrants coming across the Mexican border are criminals.A new statement from the billionaire real estate developer came as his empire took a fresh blow. Sports broadcaster ESPN announced it would move the upcoming ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf

U.S., Mexico 06 Jul 2015
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Venezuela's Maduro says U.S. diplomatic channel 'working well'

CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday that a recently created diplomatic back-channel with the United States is "working very well" at improving communication between the two countries following more than a decade of tensions.

06 Jul 2015