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at 19:37 on June 26, 2016, EDT.

Panama Canal opens $5B locks, bullish despite shipping woes

PANAMA CITY — Fireworks exploded as a huge container ship made an inaugural passage through the newly expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, formally launching the Central American nation's multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for global shipping.

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at 19:05 on June 26, 2016, EDT.

New election fails to clarify Spain's political future

MADRID — Spain's repeat election Sunday failed to clarify the political future of the European Union's fifth-largest economy, as another inconclusive ballot compelled political leaders to resume six months of negotiations on who should form a government.

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at 17:40 on June 26, 2016, EDT.

At least 6 stabbed outside California Capitol

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — At least six people were stabbed Sunday when members of right-wing extremists groups holding a rally outside the California state capitol building in Sacramento clashed with counter-protesters, authorities said.

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at 16:34 on June 26, 2016, EDT.

Pope defends Armenia 'genocide' comment; no offence meant

Pope Francis defended using the term "genocide" to describe the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians, saying Sunday that's how he has always referred to the massacre, he didn't mean anything offensive by it and that it would have been "very strange" to have avoided it.

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at 16:32 on June 26, 2016, EDT.

Officials: California wildfire destroys 200 homes, buildings

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — A ravenous and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 200 homes, many belonging to retirees on fixed incomes with few other possessions.

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at 14:53 on June 26, 2016, EDT.

At gay pride parades, large crowds and increased security

NEW YORK — With a moment of silence followed by the roar of motorcycles, New York City's gay pride parade kicked off Sunday, a celebration of barriers breached and a remembrance of the lives lost in the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

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