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A Grisly, Humorous Dissection Of Morality In 'Anatomy Theatre'

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Novelist Chris Cleave On 'Brexit': 'We've Just Shot Ourselves In Both Feet'

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Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London and a leading proponent for Britain's departure from the EU, holds a press conference in London on Friday. Johnson is considered a leading contender to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, who announced Friday that he will be stepping down by October

Boris Johnson: London's Ex-Mayor Could Be Britain's Next Prime Minister

He's a crazy-haired populist who was born in New York and nearly split his conservative party, but appears to have come out on top.

He's wealthy, but appeals to working-class voters. He's tough on immigration, and keen to point out President Obama's Kenyan heritage. Lots of people call him by his first name only. He once starred on TV.

He's not Donald Trump.

He's Boris Johnson, who was the mayor of London until he stepped down last month. Now he could become the United Kingdom's next prime minister.

People at the Leave.EU campaign's referendum party at Millbank Tower in London react to a regional EU referendum result on Thursday.

Brexit: What's Race Got To Do With It?

On Thursday night, the votes poured in: After months of debate, the United Kingdom officially voted to leave the European Union in a referendum nicknamed "Brexit."

Donald Verrilli speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington after arguments about the death penalty on Jan. 7, 2008. He became solicitor general in 2011.

The Man Who Argued Health Care For Obama Looks Back As He Steps Down

As the U.S. Supreme Court heads into the homestretch of its current term, Donald Verrilli, the federal government's chief advocate, will not be there.

After five years as solicitor general, he is turning over the reins to his successor, leaving a job he describes as "reaching the mountaintop" of American law.

Personality Tests Are Popular, But Do They Capture The Real You?

Twelve years ago, I tried to drive a stake into the heart of the personality-testing industry. Personality tests are neither valid nor reliable, I argued, and we should stop using them — especially for making decisions that affect the course of people's lives, like workplace hiring and promotion.

Making America Great Again - a nationalist slogan - has been the central theme of Donald Trump's presidential campaign

From 'Brexit' To Trump, Nationalist Movements Gain Momentum Around World

When Donald Trump arrived in Scotland Friday morning, hours after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quick to draw parallels between the U.K.'s political earthquake, and his own campaign for president.

"People want to take their country back," Trump said, "They want to have independence, in a sense. And you see it in Europe, all over Europe."

The Orlando United Assistance Center offers aid to people affected by the attack on the Pulse nightclub.

Orlando Plans Aid To People Hurt By Nightclub Attack

Orlando's mayor says the city will soon begin distributing millions of dollars in donated funds to victims and families of those killed in the Pulse nightclub. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer spoke at the opening of the Orlando United Assistance Center, another way the county plans to help people affected by the mass shooting.

In the nearly two weeks since the attack, officials in Orlando say a team of government and non-profit social service agencies have provided help to more than 950 people representing nearly 300 families.

Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown

Kansas lawmakers, trying to head off a court shutdown of the state's public schools, have increased aid to poor districts by $38 million.

Four school districts sued the state in 2010 for more funding, and the state Supreme Court threatened to close the schools as of the end of June until state officials found a way to address inequities on the quality of education offered to children of different economic classes.

A pickup truck destroyed by a wildfire sits on a burned property near Lake Isabella, Calif. The wildfire that roared across dry brush and trees in the mountains of Central California gave residents little time to flee.

California Wildfire Claims 2 Lives

Hot gusty winds, bone-dry vegetation and low humidity are combining to whip up a deadly and fast-moving fire in Central California that has now claimed two lives near Lake Isabella, east of Bakersfield.

The fire began Thursday afternoon and soon overwhelmed the estimated 800 firefighters battling the blaze now. Officials say they hope to bring in a total of 1,000 firefighters. More than 1,900 acres have been burned and 100 structures destroyed. Thousands of people have evacuated.

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