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Texas Rangers fans stand for "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch during the team's home opener against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas, on April 10, 2015. (Associated Press)

N.Y. Daily News columnist Gersh Kuntzman: 'God Bless America' offends everyone

In a column titled "Major League Baseball must permanently retire 'God Bless America,' a song that offends everyone," columnist Gersh Kuntzman denounced the practice of playing it during the seventh-inning at major-league and other parks along with "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and called the song itself silly. Published June 30, 2016

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, casts her vote in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday June 23, 2016, as voters head to the polls across the United Kingdom in a historic referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or leave. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Scotland threatens secession from U.K. over Brexit vote to leave EU

Thursday's victory for "Leave" in the Brexit vote may do more than break up the European Union -- it may break up the United Kingdom itself. Less than two years after Scotland voted against seceding from the U.K., its officials said early Friday that their country had been hoodwinked and may leave Britain in order to remain a part of the European Union. Published June 24, 2016

According to footage caught by TMZ, Democrats accepted a massive shipment of Chick-fil-A just outside the Capitol. "Is this all for us?" said one woman, apparently a staffer, as she pushed one of two loaded carts onto the pavement. (TMZ)

Democrats fueled by 'anti-gay' Chick-fil-A during sit-in

According to footage caught by TMZ, Democrats accepted a massive shipment of Chick-fil-A just outside the Capitol. "Is this all for us?" said one woman, apparently a staffer, as she pushed one of two loaded carts onto the pavement. Published June 23, 2016

Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen from a selfie posted to a social media account. On June 17, the Associated Press reported a Florida bartender complained that Mr. Mateen had cyber-stalked her via Facebook until she blocked him. (MySpace via Associated Press)

Omar Mateen posted to Facebook during Pulse massacre

During the hours that Omar Mateen was rampaging through an Orlando gay nightclub, he paused to post to Facebook declarations of loyalty to the Islamic State and threats of more attacks "in the next few days," according to a key senator on Homeland Security issues. Published June 15, 2016

Magnitude-6.4 earthquake strikes Nicaragua

The Central American nation of Nicaragua was hit by an earthquake Thursday night that was almost as strong as one of the worst natural disasters in the country's history. Published June 9, 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren reportedly is not now interested in being Hillary Clinton's running mate, but "won't rule out" that possibility. (Associated Press)

Elizabeth Warren reportedly to endorse Hillary Clinton

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a hero to progressives, will endorse Hillary Clinton for president now that the former first lady is the presumptive Democratic nominee, Reuters news agency reported. Published June 8, 2016