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Hezbollah Says A Top Commander Was Killed By "Huge Blast" In Syria

Mustafa Badreddine is believed to oversee the group's extensive military operations inside Syria since 2011. It's not clear what kind of explosion killed him or who is responsible.

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Trump Denies Posing As His Own Spokesman, Refutes Audio Recording

The apparent GOP presidential nominee denies he called reporters purporting to be a publicist for himself. The Washington Post has published a recording of one such call about Trump's romantic life.

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New Cyberattack Evidence Of A 'Highly Adaptive Campaign Targeting Banks'

Thieves stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank in February using the SWIFT messaging network. Now, a second bank has been attacked in a similar fashion.

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Here's Exactly What The Administration Is Saying About Transgender Students

The Education and Justice Departments have given schools guidance about prom, sports, privacy and more.

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Apple Invests $1 Billion In Chinese Ride-Hailing App

In China, Didi Chuxing dominates the ride-hailing market — despite Uber's attempts to break in. Now Apple Inc. is investing big in the service, ahead of a visit to China by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Top Stories: Guidance To Schools On Transgender Students; E.U. Anti-Smuggling Effort

Also: President Obama welcomes five Nordic leaders to the White House; the first woman is poised to lead a U.S. combatant command, including NORAD; and it's time for Eurovision 2016!

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E.U. Efforts To Stop Migrant Smuggling Are 'Failing,' U.K. Committee Says

Europe's Operation Sophia isn't disrupting Libyan smuggling "in any meaningful way," a House of Lords report says. In fact, the report found, the operation may be putting migrants in danger.

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Lightshows, Fire, Nudity, Glitter, Wolves: Welcome To Eurovision 2016

The Grand Finals of Europe's famous annual song competition are Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast in the U.S. for the first time on Logo and LogoTV.com.

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Obama Administration To Offer Schools Guidance On Transgender Bathrooms

The administration says it's posting the notice because "many parents, schools and districts have raised questions about this area of civil rights law."

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One Year After Fatal Amtrak Derailment, Still Waiting For Answers

The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a meeting next week to detail the probable cause of the accident, which killed 8 people and injured more than 200.

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Amid Allegations of Bias, Facebook Explains How 'Trending Topics' Works

The release of the internal document represents Facebook's continued pushback against claims that the social media network discriminated against conservative news sources.

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Immigration To Renew Effort To Deport Central American Immigrant Families

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a renewal of a controversial operation aimed at detaining and deporting Central American immigrant families who crossed into the country illegally.

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Convoy Carrying Desperately Needed Aid Refused Entry To Besieged Damascus Suburb

A U.N. official said Daraya was "probably the place in Syria where the greatest unmet needs exist." The Red Cross says a government checkpoint turned away the convoy carrying baby milk and vaccines.

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In 9 Out Of 10 Cities, Middle-Income Families Are Slipping Away

A new study by the Pew Research Center shows the share of middle-income households is shrinking. That's because more households are moving into the upper class, while others are sinking lower.

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Pope Francis Says He's Open To Studying Whether Women Can Be Deacons

The pontiff says he is willing to create a commission on the issue. It could signal a turning point for the Roman Catholic Church, which does not allow women to serve in ordained ministry.

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Pope Francis Says He's Open To Studying Whether Women Can Be Deacons

The pontiff says he is willing to create a commission on the issue. It could signal a turning point for the Roman Catholic Church, which does not allow women to serve in ordained ministry.

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Want To Be Wicket Smart? Now There's An App For Cricket's Many Rules

A new app from the "Guardians of the Laws and Spirit of Cricket" takes on challenge of explaining the game and its many "delightful complications," using videos, animations and quizzes.

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Italy Becomes Last Western European Nation To Legalize Same-Sex Civil Unions

The country's Parliament passed the bill despite opposition from the Catholic Church and conservative politicians. Rights advocates hailed the vote, but many hoped the legislation would go further.

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2nd Officer's Trial In Freddie Gray Case Opens In Baltimore

Police officer Edward Nero is charged with multiple misdemeanors related to Gray's death, following his arrest, in 2015. The first trial in the case, of Officer William Porter, ended in a hung jury.

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Top Stories: Brazilian President Suspended; Zimmerman Auctioning Gun

Also: Paul Ryan and Donald Trump meet in Washington; automaker Nissan will buy a third of troubled rival Mitsubishi; and Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer strikes out 20 Detroit batters.

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