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Greek FM Quits, Uncertainty Follows Bailout Vote


Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announced his resignation on Monday, a day after Greeks delivered a resounding 'No' to the conditions of a rescue package. In a statement, Varoufakis said he had been "made aware" that some members of the euro zone considered him unwelcome at meetings of finance ministers. The euro fell sharply on Monday (local time) in Asia-Pacific trading after the vote against austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money. The Greek government said 61.3 percent of those voting in the referendum had backed the government's Syriza party and rejected the bailout conditions. "This does two things: it legitimizes the stance of the Greek government and it leaves the ball in Europe's court," ANZ Bank analysts said in a note. "Europe either folds or Greece goes bankrupt; over to you Merkel." The next step was unclear, with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras saying his government had a mandate to reach a viable solution and was ready to resume talks, while Germany and France were seeking a euro zone summit on Tuesday. The euro initially fell about 1.4 percent against its U.S. counterpart but trimmed its losses slightly to last trade at $1.0992. Get More at NBC News

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S.C. Lawmakers Debate Confederate Flag Removal


The South Carolina Legislature is set to return to Columbia Monday and discuss what to do with the Confederate battle flag at the Capitol grounds, after the killing of nine black churchgoers in Charleston last month by a man police said was photographed holding Confederate flags and regalia, sparked calls for its removal. Several bills have been filed, but details such as when to bring down the flag, whether to put another flag in its place and what kind of ceremony should mark the removal are not specified. The Senate will debate the flag bill first, and Sen. Larry Martin expects several amendments discussing whether to keep the flagpole and put a different flag on it. The Senate opened its discussions on the flag with an amendment to put the rebel banner's future up to a public vote. Debate was expected to last several hours. Get More at NBC News

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Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 at 3:06 AM
 

Freedom is not free. It's paid by all the folks who are here today and all the folks who are around the world.  

— President Obama, speaking to members of the military and their families at an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the White House.
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