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19 dead, 20 injured in Japan stabbing rampage

In the worst mass killing in Japan since at least World War II, a murderous rampage by a knife-wielding attacker intent on eliminating handicapped people has resulted in 19 deaths and left more than 20 other people injured, according to Japanese news outlets. Published July 25, 2016

Forensic officers work at the scene of the truck attack that targeted Bastille Day revelers in Nice, France, on Friday. (Associated Press)

At least 80 killed in Bastille Day terror attack in Nice, France

France's national holiday turned bloody and violent Thursday night in the southern resort city of Nice, as a weapons-laden truck drove through crowds of Bastille Day revelers for more than a mile in an attack the French president labeled as terrorism. Published July 14, 2016

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