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First female graduates of Ranger School earn elite tab

At a ceremony at Fort Benning on Friday, First Lt. Shaye Haver of Texas and Capt. Kristen Griest of Connecticut graduated alongside 94 male soldiers.

Fleeing violence in Central America, families face complex path to asylum in the US

Rising violence in parts of Central America presents challenges for asylum seekers and US officials.

Greek leader Tsipras says he is stepping down

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he is calling early elections after suffering a rebellion within his party over the country' new bailout program.

New rules go into effect at busy U.S.-Mexico border crossing

At the San Ysidro crossing between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico is requiring foreign pedestrians to show a passport and fill out entry paperwork.

How black reporters report on black death

As calls for newsroom diversity get louder, we might do well to consider that black reporters covering race and policing literally have skin in the game.

For the first time, women will graduate from Army's rigorous Ranger School

This was the first class to allow women in more than six decades of Ranger training. NPR's Tom Bowman notes that 19 women started the course and two are graduating.

Board dismisses ruling to allow college athletes to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board's ruling concludes that letting Northwestern football players unionize could lead to different standards at different schools.

Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader And Longtime NAACP Chair, Dies At 75

The activist, who helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was a key figure in organizing sit-ins and freedom rides and the 1963 March on Washington.

Report: AT&T had long, 'highly collaborative' partnership with NSA

The New York Times and ProPublica examined documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. They reveal an extensive relationship between the spy agency and the telecom giant.

A muscle drug for pigs comes out of the shadows

The USDA is allowing a pork retailer, for the first time, to label products as raised with "no ractopamine." It may lead to pressure on farmers to stop using the muscle-promoting drug.

In long, raucous session, Greek parliament OKs draft bailout

The approval came despite a rebellion within the ranks of the ruling leftist party over harsh austerity measures imposed in exchange for the $93 billion deal.

Kerry in Cuba as flag raised over US Embassy

Some waking as early as 6 a.m., hundreds of Cubans gathered outside the embassy for what they universally called a historic day.

Swedish prosecutors drop part of sex-crime investigation against Assange

Time essentially ran out on investigations into three sex-crime accusations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. One allegation of rape remains.

Medical helicopter has near miss with drone in Fresno

Authorities say an air ambulance helicopter flying a patient to a hospital had to take evasive action to avoid a mid-air collision with a drone aircraft north of Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

China examines aftermath of explosions that killed dozens

The powerful blasts toppled stacks of shipping containers, scorched hundreds of cars in nearby lots, and blasted out the windows of cars and buildings.

At least 17 dead after explosions hit China port city

Huge explosions at a warehouse for dangerous materials in China's Tianjin killed at least 17 people, injured hundreds and sent massive fireballs into the night sky.