June 26, 2016

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10 things to know, Friday, June 24

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. British politics in chaos as UK votes to exit EU The vote to leave the European Union, after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, shatters the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago Read More…

Why the ‘Brexit’ passed; can anything be done to save the European Union?

BRUSSELS — The EU must reinvent itself to survive after Britain’s vote to leave. It may be too late. The damning verdict of British voters was the worst setback to the EU since the germ of a more integrated Europe first took shape in the ruins left by World War II. And it threatens to Read More…

AP investigation: Scores of entries missing from Hillary’s State Department calendar

WASHINGTON — Television cameras rolled when Hillary Clinton appeared on the central balcony of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell — just minutes after she attended a private breakfast in September 2009 with influential Wall Street and business leaders. But the identities of her breakfast guests would be left off of Read More…

‘We’re going to keep fighting’: Immigrants press on in face of Supreme Court ruling

NEW YORK — After learning the Supreme Court deadlocked on an immigration plan that would protect her from being deported, Marta Gualotuna could barely speak through her tears. “This decision is very, very painful for me,” Gualotuna, 57, said in Spanish through a translator. The Ecuadorian immigrant had hoped the court would uphold President Barack Read More…

Deadlock on immigration another chapter in Obama’s turbulent history with Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — By deadlocking on President Barack Obama’s immigration program, the Supreme Court not only scuttled a policy the White House hoped would be a cornerstone of the president’s legacy — it added another chapter to Obama’s turbulent history with the court and delivered a reminder that there’s more to come. In Obama’s final seven Read More…

Pope Francis bringing message of peace, solidarity in trip to Armenia

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is bringing a message of peace and solidarity to Armenia as it marks the centennial of the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians that Francis himself has called a “genocide.” But he may sidestep the politically charged word as he broadens his concern about current atrocities against Christians across the region and Read More…

Bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley dead at 89

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, has died. He was 89. Stanley died Thursday at his home in Sandy Ridge, Virginia, because of difficulties from skin cancer, publicist Kirt Webster said. Although he influenced generations of Read More…

Britain votes to leave European Union in shocking, unprecedented move

LONDON — Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III. The decision launches a yearslong process to renegotiate trade, business and political Read More…

Stocks, commodities crash as investors shocked by ‘Brexit’

LONDON — Stock markets crashed, oil prices tumbled and the pound fell to a 31-year low on Friday as Britain’s unprecedented vote to leave the European Union shocked investors and dragged the region, the world’s largest economic bloc, into a new era of uncertainty. Investors rushed to dump European shares as soon as markets opened, Read More…

‘Brexit’ approval taking toll as prime minister Cameron announces resignation

LONDON — It’s often said that David Cameron is a lucky politician who has seemed to coast through politics on instinct and charm during a career that has culminated in six years as British prime minister. On Thursday, his luck ran out. In calling a referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union, Cameron made Read More…