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A coup attempt by factions in the Turkish military crumbled Saturday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made his way to Istanbul and his government began reestablishing control after a long night of widespread violence.

"The people have taken to the streets and voiced their support for democracy," the acting head of the military, Gen. Umit Dundar, said at a news conference Saturday. "The nation will never forget this betrayal."

Chris Froome rode to multiple victories in the Tour de France like a metronome. Steady. Certain. Robotic. He keeps his head down and pumps his legs. A team of superstar teammates surrounds him. His coaches and tacticians relay him information. A cycling computer affixed to his handlebars relays him stats. He attacks on one of the opening climbs, gets a lead and protects it the rest of the way.

It's a hyper-effective strategy. Clinical. And it's boring as hell to watch.

Froome is a buzz kill at the Tour.

This year, it's different.

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Hassan gazes at the sea and sighs. The rippling waves lull his anxious mind. For two hours a day after his factory job, Hassan sits on the edge of the Bosphorus trying to forget what he witnessed in Syria.

Before the 23-year-old became a soldier in a proxy war, and then a refugee in Turkey, he was a construction worker making ends meet in Iran. Born and raised in Tehran, Hassan didn’t have the right to attend school there, own property or travel without special permission from the Iranian government — all because his parents were Afghan refugees.

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At 7:30 in the morning, reporters gather around a dark van parked in Dupont Circle, some holding to-go coffee cups and wearing the calm expression of a person who doesn't know what they're in for.

Shane Bell, a former elite commando of the Australian Armed Forces, is driving the group of about 10 from Washington, DC to a Maryland warehouse roughly an hour away. There, Bell will teach the trainees how to bandage a gunshot wound with T-shirt scraps.

How cartoonists worldwide are standing by the residents of Nice

Jul 15, 2016
Marian Kamensky, Slovakia

Sometimes an image says it best.

Cartoonists worldwide have sought to express their view in the hours after an attack in the southern France city of Nice killed more than 80 people. They capture the relentlessness of these attacks, the mode of attack, and the lives lost.

Here are a few of their works:


Ryan Kailath

As a journalist, I’ve covered my share of protests and rallies, both peaceful and violent. To stay safe, I follow two rules: First, obey the law. Second, identify myself clearly as a journalist. That’s always been sufficient for getting close to the story without becoming a part of the story myself.

Until last Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Less than 24 hours after a truck sped down more than a mile of a beachside promenade in Nice, France, claiming the lives of at least 84 people and wounding many others, details are beginning to surface about the victims of the attack.

When You're A Nomad, You Need Portable Art

Jul 15, 2016

Think of it as art to go — and on the go.

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Updated at 12:46 p.m. ET

Law enforcement and judicial officials have identified 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel as the suspect who they believe plowed into a crowd in Nice, France, killing at least 84 people.

At a news conference, French anti-terror prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters that Bouhlel was born in Tunisia and living in Nice. He said Bouhlel worked as a delivery driver and was married with children.