Spectators watch Macy's Fourth of July fireworks explode over the East River in New York July 4, 2014. 
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“The number of children born annually with HIV has almost halved since 2009 — down from 400,000 in 2009 to 240,000 in 2013,” WHO said

“My fears are that it could be another two decades before another black woman is in the position that I hold with an elite ballet company,” Copeland wrote in her memoir. “That if I don’t rise to principal, people will feel I have failed them.”

This was the most costly offshore environmental accident in U.S. History.

The Justice Department concluded that police response to the protests in Ferguson last year was flawed. 

UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that highlighted the population of people who lack sanitary facilities. 

“These products cause real environmental harm and have no place in New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.  

Some foreign officials refuse to extend the bailout program. “It would be crazy to extend the program,” said Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbleom.

Many of Trump’s business relationships, including those that support the Miss USA beauty pageant, have suffered after he made incendiary comments about Mexican immigrants. 

Officials say that some of the fires were accidents, while others were due to arson.

This country was formally removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism on May 29.

Voters in other states, like Alaska and Colorado, have similarly voted to legalize marijuana and have been able to proceed because of Obama’s compliance with such actions.

Cuba, Donald Trump, Ferguson and Oil

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