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Donald Trump just took another hit

Trump's office announced Tuesday that he and the PGA of America agreed not to conduct the coming Grand Slam of Golf at the Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles. The tournament pits the winners of the year's four major golf championships against one another.<p>The Republican candidate's statement said …

Fidel Castro Writes Letter To Greek PM Tsipras Praising His 'Brilliant Political Victory'

Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro wrote a gushing letter of praise to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after Greece roundly rejected international creditors' reform proposals in a Sunday referendum.<p>"I warmly congratulate you for your brilliant political victory," the 88-year-old former president …

Mediators urge de-escalation of conflict between Colombia and Farc rebels

Norway, Cuba, Chile and Venezuela, the four countries supporting peace talks, made a plea to ‘restrict any actions that cause victims or suffering in Colombia’<p>The four countries supporting peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels have called for an “urgent de-escalation” of …

WBO strips Floyd Mayweather Jr. of his welterweight title

Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn't follow the rules, and now he's losing his title.<p>Just two months following Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s commanding performance …

America's top colleges assigned these books to freshmen

The book choices this year range from personal essays to classic fiction, hitting topics that include race, climate change, and sexuality.<p>While students will get to enjoy the books over the summer, at most colleges they're expected to come to campus ready to debate and analyze the book alongside …