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Did you know the United Kingdom is one of the most generous countries in the world when it comes to aid for global health and development?

The amount given in 2015 was the equivalent of $18.7 billion in U.S. dollars. That's second only to the $31.08 billion from the United States. It's an impressive total given the comparative size of the two countries and their economies.

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed new gun control legislation for California, enacting bills that limit magazine capacity to 10 bullets; require a background check for those purchasing ammunition; and restrict the lending of firearms, among other effects.

In signing the bills, Brown said he wants "to enhance public safety by tightening our existing laws in a responsible and focused manner, while protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners."

Michael Phelps knows he'll be going to his fifth Olympic Games next month, but he's hoping to add a couple more events to his schedule by the time the U.S. swimming trials end Sunday in Omaha.

Phelps officially qualified for Rio on Wednesday, by winning the 200-meter butterfly, a race he described as the hardest swim of his career. It had meaning far beyond the pool – a symbolic victory over the personal problems he wrestled while becoming the most decorated Olympian in history.

Smiles And Tears

If you Google "Rio Olympics" right now, you won't see much about the athletes.

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