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Confederate flag supporters gather at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia; the state's Senate voted Tuesday to take down the flag. The issue will now head to the House. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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The Confederate battle flag flies at the South Carolina State House in Columbia late last month. The state's Senate voted Monday to remove the flag; after one more vote on the bill, it will head to the House. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The popular reddit question-and-answer section /r/IAmA, along with hundreds of others, has shut down in an apparent protest over the dismissal of a key figure at the social sharing site. Screengrab from reddit.com hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter shakes hands with Vietnam's General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, on June 1. Trong will meet with President Obama in the White House on Tuesday. Luong Thai Linh/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Sunday's FIFA Women's World Cup final drew record U.S. TV ratings that are similar to the decisive Game 6 of last month's NBA Finals. Here, Carli Lloyd, No. 10, celebrates the second U.S. goal with teammates. Wang Lili/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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To the delight of American fans, Carli Lloyd of the United States scored a hat trick in the first 15 minutes of the FIFA Women's World Cup Final against Japan on Sunday. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Japan fans are wildly outnumbered by red, white and blue ahead of the game on Sunday, but these three are decked out and ready to go. From left, Asuka Tsujimoto Keiko Tsujii and Yuri Nakayama came to Vancouver to cheer their country on. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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