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Britain's two main political parties were embroiled in leadership battles Thursday to decide who will lead the country through turbulent times in the wake of a vote to leave the European Union. Interior minister Theresa May, who had been a low-key supporter of remaining in the bloc, announced her bid to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron after he resigned in the wake of the referendum. "Following last week's referendum, our country needs strong, proven leadership to steer us through this period of economic and political uncertainty, and to negotiate the best possible terms as we leave the European Union," May wrote in The Times newspaper.
Michael Phelps is headed to a fifth Olympics in the event that launched his epic Games career -- the 200m butterfly. Phelps, whose record 22 Olympic medals include an astonishing 18 gold, won the 200m fly at the US Olympic swimming trials on Wednesday, and if the time of 1min 54.84sec left something to be desired, it got the job done. "I'm checking a box off, being able to get on the team," said Phelps, who faded on the final lap but was able to hold off the determined Tom Shields, who took second in 1:55.81.