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Venus Williams Advances to Second Week of Wimbledon

Venus Williams has powered her way into the second week of Wimbledon, beating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-0, 6-4 to reach the fourth round.

Rebel Looks Back 40 Years After Stonewall Riots

The several days of disturbances at the Stonewall bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village became one of the defining moments of the gay rights movement

Woman Pleads Guilty to Stabbing Stepson With Knife

A 36-year-old western Michigan woman accused of stabbing her 14-year-old stepson in the back with a kitchen knife has pleaded guilty in the case.

Calif. Man Working 3 Jobs Wins $39M Lottery Ticket

A man who works three jobs to support his family — including one as a limousine driver — has won a $39 million jackpot in California's SuperLotto Plus.

Energy Bill Sticker Shock

GOP leadership calls climate bill passed in the House 'a bureaucratic nightmare,' warns it will hurt economy

Remembering MJ — In Afghanistan

Death of icon 'back home' spurs debate over Americans' focus, contrast between civilian and military life | PHOTOS

Exact Details of Michael Jackson's Death Still Unclear

The final act of Michael Jackson's life came into clearer focus Friday, a picture of a fallen superstar working out with TV's "Incredible Hulk" and under the care of his own private cardiologist as he tried to get his 50-year-old body in shape.

5 Militants Killed in Shootout in South Pakistan

Police killed five suspected militants Saturday in a nighttime raid on a Karachi apartment housing insurgents loyal to the Pakistani Taliban leader blamed for a wave of homicide attacks, a top official said.

Karzai Invites Taliban to Vote in Afghan Election

President Hamid Karzai is calling on Taliban and other militants to "vote for the president they want" in Afghanistan's Aug. 20 presidential election.