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A Milestone For A Beloved Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II today becomes Great Britain's longest-reigning royal, overtaking Victoria, who ruled for 63 years, seven months and two days. She's marking the occasion by opening a railway line.

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Gulf States Taking Heat For Not Resettling Syrian Refugees

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Gold Prisms Incorporated The Bad Plus
Biospheric Doubletime The Books

A new report finds serious concerns about the federal defense system's ability to "ensure constitutionally required representation for litigants while preserving the independence essential to the defense function." Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Report: Judges Have Too Much Control In Public Defense System

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The Tattered Cover Book Store has served the Denver, Colo., area for more than 40 years. Now, longtime owner Joyce Meskis is preparing to retire and plans to sell to two publishing industry veterans. Tattered Cover hide caption

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Tattered Cover

Denver's Tattered Cover Bookstore Is Focused On Succession, Not Just Survival

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Epilogue The Books
Motherless Bastard The Books

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United CEO And 2 Senior Executives Leave Airline Amid Probes

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Members of the Minneapolis Somali community waited in May to enter the U.S. Courthouse where a federal judge ordered four Minnesota men, accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS, to be held pending trial. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Minneapolis Unveiling Plan To Counter Recruiting By ISIS

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Deep Space Lord Jamar, Prince Rakeem et. al.
Rhythm 77 Lord Echo
Blow Up J. Cole

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A Milestone For A Beloved Monarch

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Piece of Mind Idris Muhammad
Hornet's Nest Los Straitjackets
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the game ball after a game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., in January. A judge erased Brady's four-game suspension for "deflategate" last week. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Deford: When It Comes To The Courtroom, Bet On The Players

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Cocoa Buter Statik Selektah, Action Bronson et. al.
Surf Blaster The Vara-Tones

Hungarian police guard hundreds of migrants and refugees sleeping in a cornfield near an overcrowded detention center on the Hungary-Serbia border. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Stranded In Hungarian Camps, Migrants Press To Leave

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Vietnamese-Americans light candles at St. Helena, a Catholic church in Philadelphia, on April 4. Like many other once-struggling churches, St. Helena has been revitalized by immigrant parishioners. About 200 Vietnamese families worship at this church, along with others from Latin America, the Philippines and Africa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Built By Immigrants, U.S. Catholic Churches Bolstered By Them Once Again

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6 O'Clock DJ (Let's Rock) Rose Royce
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Serena Williams (left) hugs her older sister Venus Williams after defeating her Tuesday night at the U.S. Open, advancing to the semifinals. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Open: Serena Defeats Sister Venus; Keeps Eye On Grand Slam

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Stephen Colbert talks with Jeb Bush during Colbert's debut as Late Show host. The Republican presidential candidate and actor George Clooney were guests on the show. Jeffrey R. Staab/AP hide caption

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Stephen Colbert Pays Tribute To Letterman, Makes 'Late Show' His Own

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Everyday People Emma Jean Foster
Memories of Professor Longhair Mac Rebennack

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Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Released From Jail

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Has Harvard Quashed Virtual-Classroom Naysayers?

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Cosmic Journey Solange & Bilal
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