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Weather photos: JUNE 2016

Photos sent in by our staff and viewers in JUNE 2016. Click here to submit your own.

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Mammatus clouds blanket the sky ahead of Thursday night's severe storms

Ahead of severe storms Thursday night, an odd cloud formation known as 'mammatus' appeared in parts of southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee.  Here are some of your viewer photos.

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Weather photos: MAY 2016

Photos sent in by our staff and viewers in May 2016. Click here to submit your own.

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Weather photos: APRIL 2016

Photos sent in by our staff and viewers in APRIL 2016. Click here to submit your own.

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Lee County pot bust, April 15, 2016

Lee County pot bust, April 15, 2016

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In the World

Best cities for 4th of July celebrations

Fireworks

Looking for the best place to celebrate America's birthday but aren't sure where to go? Check out the top 15 cities for Fourth of July celebrations, as ranked by WalletHub.com.

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Countries in bottom tier of human trafficking

2016 TIP report

The U.S. State Department released the 2016 Trafficking in Persons report, rating countries in three tiers in regard to their attempts to stop human trafficking. According to the U.S. State Department, the report is "the world's most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts." It rates 190 nations -- up from last year's 188 with the addition of Libya and Yemen -- on how effectively governments are tackling the human trafficking industry on a scale from the worst on Tier 3 to best on Tier 1. The bottom tier, Tier 3, is comprised of 27 countries "whose governments do not fully meet the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so." The 27 countries are:

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Top cities for vegans

Vegan Portland

The vegan lifestyle--a practice dating back to ancient times--is certainly on the rise today. Animal advocates PETA even declared 2016 "#TheYearOfTheVegan." In wake of PETA's declaration, CNN put together its top picks for the most vegan-friendly cities throughout the world.

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Cosby sex scandal timeline

Bill-Cosby-pre-trial-hearing

The University of Connecticut has revoked an honorary degree it gave to Bill Cosby. Check out a timeline of rape and other sexual misconduct accusations made against the comedian.

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Biggest U.S. lottery jackpots

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot, currently at $415 million, would be the third largest in the history of the game. But where does it rank overall in the top 10 all-time U.S. lottery jackpots?

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2012 Elections

GOP candidates clash in Colorado

Trump and Carson at debate

Sparks flew between the Republican candidates for president during two debates held Wednesday night in Colorado.

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GOP presidential debate takeaways

Senate debate CNBC

The top 10 leading GOP candidates debated for more than two hours in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday night. Here are takeaways from the debate.

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Paul Ryan's run for Speaker of the House

Paul Ryan 2

Rep. Paul Ryan announced Thursday that he is officially running for speaker of the House, and he is likely to be elected next week.

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Sanders, Clinton dominate Dems debate

Sanders speaks, Clinton looks on

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders dominated the stage at their first debate Tuesday night.

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5 closest U.S. presidential elections

Bush wins 2000 blurb

Here are five of the closest presidential races in U.S. history since 1840 as compiled by Yahoo!.

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Sports Slideshows

Top all-time Olympics medal winners

Olympic rings on flag, Olympics

With the Rio Games nearly here, take a look at which athletes rank among the most winningest Olympic athletes of all time.

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Ivy League celebrities

Maria Sharapova, 2016 Australian Open

Maria Sharapova, freshly enrolled in a course at Harvard Business School, is just the latest celebrity with ties to prestigious Ivy League institutions.

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Pat Summitt through the years

Pat Summitt cuts down net

Pat Summitt finished her career as the University of Tennessee Women's Basketball Coach with a record 1,098 wins and eight NCAA National Championships. Here's a look at her legendary coaching career.

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Celebrities who lost endorsement deals

Sharapova in Melbourne

While Maria Sharapova may still face corporate fallout from her two-year suspension, Nike is at least standing by her, saying it will continue to partner with the five-time grand slam champion.

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World's highest-paid athletes of 2016

LeBron James, 2015 season

It's no secret that professional athletes make a lot of money, but some make more than others. Check out how much some of the top-paid athletes made over the past year, as compiled by Forbes.

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Celebrity Snapshots

1980s music stars then and now

Madonna's True Blue album cover

With Thursday marking the 30th anniversary of the June 30, 1986, release of Madonna's "True Blue" album, join us for a look at her and other 1980s music stars then and now.

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Models turned actors

Rebecca Romijn, 2012 Heart Truth's Red Dress Fashion Show

There are some people who the camera just loves. Perhaps that's why many models make the leap to acting.

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All in the family: Celebrity siblings

John and Joan Cusack, Hollywood Walk of Fame 2012

Some family trees are lucky enough to have not only one celebrity, but several. Take a look at some famous celebrity siblings, including Tuesday's 50-year-old birthday boy John Cusack and his sister Joan.

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Longest-lasting celebrity couples

Annette Bening, Warren Beatty, April 2013

Not every celebrity marriage is bound to fail. Some stars have defied the odds, including these long-lasting couples who are still together today.

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TV stars who made leap to movies

John Travolta

Take a look at the actors and actresses who made the leap from the small screen to movies.

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Irresistible

Best cities for 4th of July celebrations

Fireworks

Looking for the best place to celebrate America's birthday but aren't sure where to go? Check out the top 15 cities for Fourth of July celebrations, as ranked by WalletHub.com.

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Countries in bottom tier of human trafficking

2016 TIP report

The U.S. State Department released the 2016 Trafficking in Persons report, rating countries in three tiers in regard to their attempts to stop human trafficking. According to the U.S. State Department, the report is "the world's most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts." It rates 190 nations -- up from last year's 188 with the addition of Libya and Yemen -- on how effectively governments are tackling the human trafficking industry on a scale from the worst on Tier 3 to best on Tier 1. The bottom tier, Tier 3, is comprised of 27 countries "whose governments do not fully meet the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so." The 27 countries are:

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Celebrity breakups of 2016

Dennis Quaid, wife Kimberly, 2011 Golden Globes

Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at some of the most notable celebrity splits of 2016 so far.

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Biggest U.S. lottery jackpots

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot, currently at $415 million, would be the third largest in the history of the game. But where does it rank overall in the top 10 all-time U.S. lottery jackpots?

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America's 10 best 4th of July fireworks shows

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is nearly here, which means it's time to take a look at the biggest and best fireworks celebrations across the U.S.

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