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WATCH: Inauguration Of The $5 Billion Panama Canal Expansion

The colorful ceremony celebrating the culmination of this $5 billion project has featured dancing flowers, dragons and a marching band. The first large cargo ship is making its way through expansion.

Pat Deon (right), a Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner, and attorney Albert Mezzaroba, sit at the Puss N Boots tavern in Bucks County. Both are Republicans. In this election based on change, Mezzaroba says he doesn't understand why. "Things aren't that bad," he says. "I don't know why everybody thinks they're so terrible." Danny Hajek/NPR hide caption

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The View From The Northeast Corridor: Deep Divisions Ahead Of 2016 Election

Despite a history of Democratic electoral solidarity, a trip through the Northeast finds Republicans hoping to make inroads in November and Democrats pushing for the voting power of immigrants.

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Interviews

For A Survivor Of One Club Shooting, Orlando Brings Bitter Memories

Sixteen years ago, a gunman stormed a Virginia gay bar, killing one and injuring others — like Joel Tucker. That terrible night still haunts him, even more now in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

For A Survivor Of One Club Shooting, Orlando Brings Bitter Memories

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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 Stefan Rousseau/AP hide caption

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

Johnson took a gamble by leading the campaign for Britain to leave the EU. He's now a leading candidate to replace his college friend and fellow Conservative David Cameron.

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Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A 'Brexit' Backlash On Social Media

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

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Music Interviews

In Songwriting, Carla Hassett Looks Home

The Brazilian-American singer named her latest album after a song by Caetano Veloso, whose lyrics written while in exile from Brazil struck a chord.

In Songwriting, Carla Hassett Looks Home

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