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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives to speak at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati on Monday. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

Clinton, Warren event a VP preview?

Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Monday morning, symbolically unifying the Democratic Party behind the presumptive nominee and giving voters a rousing preview of what could be a historic joint ticket.

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British political turmoil deepens after EU referendum

LONDON – Britain’s shocking decision to remove itself from the European Union brought more political turmoil Sunday as Scotland’s leader threatened to block the move and the opposition Labour Party’s leader faced a coup attempt from his own legislators. The sense of unease spread as European leaders stepped up the pressure on Britain to begin its complex exit from the 28-nation EU immediately, rather than wait several months as British Prime Minister David Cameron prefers.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016

More storms on tap for flood-ravaged West Virginia

ANSTED, W.Va. – 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 on Monday. Heavy rains were possible in many areas already ravaged by last week’s floods that have killed 24 people statewide.

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Portraits of the Orlando nightclub shooting victims are carried at the beginning of the 47th Annual Chicago Pride parade on Sunday. (Michael Tercha / Associated Press)

Rainbow flags, images of shooting victims at pride parades

NEW YORK – 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 spectators held up orange “We are Orlando” signs, and indications of increased security were everywhere, with armed officers standing by. An announcer introducing state officials and guests also shouted out, “Love is love! New York is Orlando!” in memory of the 49 people killed in Florida. Elected officials turned out in force, as did presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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The Cosco Shipping Panama cargo ship prepares to enter the new Cocoli locks, part of the new Panama Canal expansion project, in Panama City, Sunday. (Dario Lopez-Mills / Associated Press)

Panama Canal opens new shipping locks

PANAMA CITY – Fireworks exploded as a huge container ship made an inaugural passage through the newly expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, formally launching the Central American nation’s multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for global shipping. The Chinese-owned Cosco Shipping Panama passed through the Atlantic locks at Agua Clara in the early morning and in the afternoon completed the 50-mile journey to the Pacific at the Cocoli locks near the capital, stewarded by tugboats and cheered by dignitaries and exuberant crowds of thousands.

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