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An Iraqi man mourns in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf during the funeral procession for the victims of a suicide bombing that ripped through Baghdad's busy shopping district of Karrada on July 3, 2016. 

The blast hit the Karrada district early in the day as the area was packed with shoppers ahead of this week's holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest single attack this year in Iraq's capital.

 / AFP / Haidar HAMDANI        (Photo credit should read HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Baghdad Bombing Kills At Least 125; ISIS Claims Responsibility:

A suicide truck bomb ripped through a busy shopping district in Baghdad over the weekend, killing more than 100 in what was the deadliest single attack in the war-weary country in years.

The brazen Saturday night attack in the heart of the packed Karrada neighborhood killed at least 125 people, including 25 children and 20 women.
Families had been gathering hours after they broke the fast for the holy Muslim month of Ramadan and prepared for Eid al-Fitr — the day that marks the end of the holiday this week.
Swimming, track and field and basketball will get 4K treatment.
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Fourth of July: How To Do It Right:

On the same date every year, Americans dig out our red, white and blue, dust off the grill we haven’t used since last July, and celebrate our nation’s independence.

Here’s your road map to having a successful Fourth of July this year.

Brush up on your U.S. history

When in the course of human events…
These are the iconic first words of the very document that we celebrate on this glorious day of beer-drinking and fireworks-watching.
Let’s clear up some misconceptions: July 4th wasn’t the day we decided to declare independence from Great Britain. Nor was it the day we started the American Revolution. The Fourth of July marks the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
And this year, America turns 240.

Wimbledon welcomed tennis fans on the middle Sunday of the tournament for the first time since 2004. Bad weather had forced organizers to hold play on a day where traditionally there is no tennis.

Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams Strolls On Middle Sunday:

Serena Williams cruised to her 300th career victory at a grand slam to secure a place in the fourth round of Wimbledon Sunday.

The World No.1 and defending champion crushed Germany’s Annika Beck 6-3 6-0 to move into second place in the all-time list — just six wins behind Martina Navratilova’s Open era record of 306.
Williams, who will play Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova in the next round, has won 82 matches at Wimbledon and is vying not only for her seventh Wimbledon triumph but also a 22nd grand slam which would take her level with Open era record holder Steffi Graf.

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