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A juror who helped convict a former Stanford University student-athlete of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman complained to the judge about his "ridiculously lenient" six-month jail sentence, which the juror said made a mockery of the panel's verdict, a newspaper reported Monday.
 
Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's allies asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block a bid to call a referendum on sacking him, accusing the opposition of "fraud."
 
Donald Trump says his presidential campaign is revoking credentials provided to The Washington Post.
 
He didn't come out of nowhere. The Orlando shooter came under suspicion three full years ago, after boasting of mutual acquaintances with the Boston Marathon bombers and making statements to co-workers that suggested he had radical, violent intentions. But after a 10-month investigation the FBI closed the case, finding no criminal charge to pursue.
 
What goes up...
The Monaco Tower at the Riviera Hotel and Casino crumbles to the ground during a controlled demolition in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, June 14. The casino opened in 1955 and was closed last year to make room to expand the Las Vegas Convention Center.
 
Terror returns to United States with gay club massacre
U.S. anti-terror strategy came under fresh scrutiny after a gunman previously cleared of jihadist ties launched a hate-fueled rampage in a Florida gay club that left 50 people dead.
 
Fiery Trump, sober Clinton at odds over Orlando attack
Donald Trump vowed Monday to impose a broad ban on immigration from areas of the world with a history of terrorism and suggested some Muslims in the United States are turning a blind eye to unfolding plots, as he outlined an aggressive response to the deadly attack in Orlando.
 
One year after shooting, much unchanged
The names of Confederate generals still adorn street signs in Charleston's public housing projects, and a heroic waterfront statue dedicated to the Confederate Defenders of Charleston still faces Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
 
Students show support for victim at Stanford graduation
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Stanford University graduating students and women's rights advocates used the school's commencement ceremony to again express their anger over the six-month jail sentence given to a former student for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
 
The world's biggest nuclear powers, the U.S. and Russia, are slowly reducing their nuclear arsenals but are modernizing their capacities, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Monday.
 
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