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Embracing Orlando families, Obama calls for gun control again
Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, U.S. President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a strong reason to tighten U.S. gun laws. Counterterror campaigns overseas, he declared, can never prevent all "lone wolf" attacks like the one that killed 49 people in Orlando.
 
Philadelphia is 1st major US city with soda tax
Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it.
 
'Crazy' ex-minister's bags of cash scandalize Argentina
It's been a heck of a week for Jose Lopez, an Argentine ex-cabinet minister who was arrested trying to hide bags stuffed with cash and jewels at a monastery.
 
Singer Meat Loaf collapses during concert in Canada
Rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a concert in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday night and was taken to a hospital.
 
Socialist White House hopeful Bernie Sanders declined to bow out of his race against Hillary Clinton on Thursday, declaring that his "political revolution must continue" and urging supporters to help reform the Democratic Party.
 
Brazil's interim president Michel Temer lost the third cabinet member of his month-old administration to a corruption scandal when his tourism minister resigned Thursday after being accused of taking bribes.
 
Atlantic City's casino workers say they'll go on strike against five of the city's eight casinos on July 1 if a contract isn't reached by then.
 
U.S. Senator John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama was "directly responsible" for the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, because of the rise of the Islamic State group on the president's watch. But he later issued a statement saying that he "misspoke."
 
US infant dead after gator attack at Disney resort
One U.S. family's Disney vacation has turned to tragedy -- the body of a 2-year-old boy snatched by an alligator at the shore of a resort lake and dragged underwater has been recovered, authorities said Wednesday.
 
Democrats get US Senate to consider gun control
The Democratic Party claimed a small victory early Thursday, forcing the U.S. upper house to consider legislation to help keep guns out of the hands of terrorism suspects.
 
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