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Stephen Hawking's ashes interred between Newton and Darwin in Westminster Abbey

The cremated remains of Stephen Hawking were interred in Westminster Abbey on Friday, June 15, 2018, between those of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, two other giants of science. More than 3,300 Britons are buried or commemorated in the 1,000 year-old abbey, including 17 monarchs - Queen Elizabeth I among them - and some of the nation's greatest musicians, scientists and poets.

Hillary Clinton: “As a person, I’m O.K.. As an American, I’m very worried.”

2012 photograph of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first woman nominated by a major political party for American presidency, spoke out today about the impact of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, condemning what she called Moscow's "weaponization of information." She made the remarks at the annual Women in the World conference in New York City, where she was interviewed by columnist Nicholas Kristof.

Team USA's Michael Phelps ups his medal totals to 28 in fifth Olympic games

American swimming legend Michael Phelps competed in his fifth Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and came away with a total of 28 medals including 23 gold, three silver and two bronze over a span of sixteen years. At the Rio games he won gold medals as a member of three winning relay teams, and in two of his three individual events.

Clinton becomes the first woman nominated for U.S. Office of President

Hillary Clinton 2012

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton captured the Democrat party's nomination for the office of President of the United States on 26 February 2016 at the party's convention just before 8PM local time in Philadelphia. The roll for delegate votes was called state until the State of Vermont had cast its votes. Clinton's former opponent, Senator for Vermont Bernie Sanders, rose from where he was seated with his home state delegation, took the microphone in hand, and made a procedural motion.

World mourns loss of Muhammad Ali, dead at 74 in Phoenix

Muhammad Ali 1967

Three time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali, who sparked his own international acclaim winning an Olympic gold medal at the 1960 games in Rome, died at a hospital near his Scottsdale, Arizona home on Friday, June 3, 2016, at the age of 74. A glorious athlete, he will be remembered not only for his boxing prowess and wins, but also his intertwined talents for self-promotion and provocation, which notably extended to issues of racial equality and US military intervention in Vietnam.