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Final Benghazi report: No 'smoking gun' pointing to Clinton

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by the Obama administration but no "smoking gun" pointing to wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state and now the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee.

After the long investigation, filled with partisan sniping by panel members, none of the new revelations highlighted by the House Benghazi committee in its 800-page report pointed specifically to Clinton's actions before, during or after the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in the eastern Libyan city. READ

EU leaders push Britain to leave amid post-vote turmoil

EU leaders pressed British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday for a quick and clear plan for Britain's exit from their union, saying there's no turning back from last week's vote to leave despite worldwide uncertainty about the continent's future. READ

Trump levels clear warning shot as NAFTA leaders gather in Canada

Donald Trump has delivered his most explicit threat to smash the North American Free Trade Agreement just as the continent's three leaders gather to discuss building new ties. READ

Canada gets go-ahead to extradite Dutch man in Amanda Todd cyberbullying case

The mother of British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd says she feels numb but happy that a Dutch court has approved the extradition of a man implicated in her daughter's suicide following relentless cyberbullying. READ

Canada, Mexico clear air over visas on Mexican visitors, Canadian beef

Canada and Mexico moved Tuesday to rid themselves of long-standing trade and travel irritants, touting their relationship as a model against the growing strains of protectionism and isolation in the U.S. and Britain. READ

Suicide bombers target Istanbul airport, killing at least 28

ISTANBUL -- Several suicide bombers have hit Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 28 people and wounding some 60 others, Istanbul's governor and other officials said Tuesday. READ

UK pound plunges as referendum results point to EU exit

Britain entered uncharted waters Friday after the country voted to leave the European Union, according to a projection by all main U.K. broadcasters. The decision shatters the stability of the project in continental unity forged after the Second World War in hopes of making future conflicts impossible. READ

Beheading of Canadian hostage draws outrage but no end in sight for Abu Sayyaf

Enraged by the beheading of a second Canadian hostage by ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf extremists, Philippine troops pressed a major offensive in the south Tuesday but there was no sign of an end to the small but brutal insurgency that a new president will inherit in about two weeks. READ

26 people wounded as Paris protesters clash with police

Some 20 police officers and six protesters were injured in Paris Tuesday as projectile-throwing demonstrators, angry over an unpopular labour reform, clashed with French riot police who responded with tear gas. READ

France stabbing suspect: 'I just killed a police officer'

In a video released by the Islamic State group and recorded in the suburban Paris home of his victims, a former jihadi recruiter confessed to killing a police officer and his partner and listed other prominent people he planned to target. READ

FBI looking at whether Orlando gunman had a secret gay life

The murky picture of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen grew more complex Tuesday with word that the FBI is investigating whether he had been a regular at the gay dance club he attacked and had been living a secret life as a gay man. READ

Trudeau says 'reason to believe' Canadian hostage killed in the Philippines

Canada's top Mountie says the tough terrain of the southwestern Philippines may make it difficult to find the killers of two Canadian hostages, but it won't prevent the ongoing effort to bring them to justice. READ

Suicide bombings in and around Iraqi capital kill 31 people

Two suicide attacks in and around the Iraqi capital on Thursday killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens, officials said. READ

Two who backed Stanford swimmer in sex assault case apologize

With outcry growing against those who stood by a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman, a childhood friend and a high school guidance counsellor have apologized for writing letters of support urging leniency for Brock Turner. READ

With careful staging, Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

Testifying to Hillary Clinton's grit and experience, President Barack Obama endorsed his former secretary of state's bid to succeed him on Thursday and urged Democrats to line up behind her. It was all part of a carefully orchestrated pressure campaign aimed at easing Clinton rival Bernie Sanders toward the exit and turning fully to the fight against Republican Donald Trump. READ

Syrians flee IS-held town as US-backed group approaches

Thousands of civilians fled a northern Syrian town Wednesday in anticipation of a final push by U.S.-backed forces to liberate it from Islamic State rule, as airstrikes pounded rebel-held districts in Aleppo, killing 15 civilians and damaging three hospitals, opposition activists and a U.N. agency said. READ

Iraqi troops in southern Fallujah for first time in 2 years

A column of black Humvees carrying Iraqi special forces rolled into southern Fallujah on Wednesday, the first time in more than two years that government troops have entered the western city held by the Islamic State group. READ

Truck slams into Michigan bicyclists, killing 5 1 critical

Police fielded complaints that a pickup truck was being driven erratically just minutes before the vehicle slammed into a group of bicyclists in western Michigan, killing five, authorities said. READ

Sanders under pressure to quit as Democrats look to unite

Under mounting pressure from Democratic leaders to abandon his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders returned home to Vermont on Wednesday following dispiriting losses to Hillary Clinton. He vowed to fight on for a political revolution but showed signs he would bow to the inevitable and bring his insurgent effort to a close. READ

Clinton seeks to cap nomination with wins in California, NJ

Already the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton pressed for victory in California and five other states Tuesday, while Bernie Sanders hoped a strong showing would raise doubts about her historic achievement and spur superdelegate to rally around him instead. READ

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