Saturday, 30 April 2016

Baghdad in state of emergency as protesters storm Green Zone

 
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Iraqi authorities declared a state of emergency in Baghdad on Saturday after hundreds of demonstrators chanting and waving Iraqi flags breached the

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to discuss presidential strategy on Sunday talk shows

 
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WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, hoping to derail Donald Trump's increasingly inevitable path to the GOP presidential nomination, will make the rounds of the Sunday talk shows.

Kenya building collapse: Child pulled from rubble alive

 

A child has been pulled alive from the rubble after a building collapse in Nairobi killed at least seven people.

5 things you need to know this weekend

 
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The iconic elephants of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will perform for the last time Sunday, ending a tradition that's more than a century old.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Cuomo to investigate his office amid federal probe

 
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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office said it will launch its own investigation into alleged improper lobbying and "undisclosed conflicts of interest"

First Zika death in U.S. lived in Puerto Rico

 
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Zika has claimed its first American life — a Puerto Rico resident who developed a severe loss of platelets, the cells that control bleeding by helping blood to clot.

Sanders says he can pull off Indiana win if turnout is high

 
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Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that the Democratic race in Indiana is tight, and he thinks he can pull off a win if voter turnout is high.

Tensions rise before Trump speech in Silicon Valley

 
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BURLINGAME, Calif. — Tensions were high an hour before Donald Trump was to appear at a GOP convention here.

Gov. Chris Christie's ratings sink in new poll

 
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TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie ended his presidential campaign two months ago, but the mix of more time on the job as governor along with his role as Donald Trumpbooster hasn’t helped his favorability ratings.

China introduces female-only bus service

 
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BEIJING — A female-only bus service aimed at protecting women from sexual harassment launched this week in China, drawing praise and criticism.

Washington's OT win caps bizarre night of action on the ice

 
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WASHINGTON --- The Washington Capitals had already celebrated their Game 1 overtime victory and the ice crew cleaned up all the hats tossed in honor of T.J.

For the Record: The ‘miserable son of a b----’ edition

 
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You remember John Boehner, right? The former House speaker and Obama’s one-time foil? Here’s what he had to say Wednesday about Cruz, according to the Stanford Daily:

Reports: North Korea sentences U.S. citizen to 10 years in prison for espionage

 
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North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen to 10 years in prison, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.

Cute kids are kicking cancer with karate moves

 
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DETROIT -- One year ago, 9-year-old Jillian Chae was in what her grandma called "a funk."

Trump, Cruz face early test at California GOP conclave

 
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LOS ANGELES - California’s Republican Party convention will be an early test for Donald Trump,

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Flooding swamps Mississippi Gulf Coast

 
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Heavy rain led to flash flooding across southern Mississippi Thursday morning, with Biloxi andGulfport hardest hit.

Boehner calls Cruz a 'miserable son of a bitch'

 

Former House speaker John Boehner has been careful to not publicly comment on the GOP presidential race or really much of anything since leaving office.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Trump: ‘If we win Indiana, it’s over’

 
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INDIANAPOLIS — A triumphant Donald Trump returned Wednesday to Indiana, where he hopes to deal potentially fatal blow to Ted Cruz in the state’s critical standalone primary next week.

Sanders to supporters: ‘Think big’ despite prospects

 
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The day after a string of primary victories pushed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton closer to the Democratic presidential nomination,

Ted Cruz says he'll have 'major announcement' this afternoon

 
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Ted Cruz says he'll make a "major announcement" Wednesday afternoon in Indiana, news that has sparked speculation he may name a running mate, despite trailing Donald Trumpin the delegate count.

Storms moves east after lashing central U.S., killing 1

 
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Scattered storms with strong winds and hail are forecast Wednesday in parts of the Midwest and South, a day after the storm system lashed the central U.S., leaving one person dead.

Trump, self-declared nominee, to deliver foreign policy speech

 
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WASHINGTON — Having declared himself the presumptive Republican presidential nominee,

Ex-speaker Dennis Hastert faces sentencing in Chicago

 
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CHICAGO — Former House speaker Dennis Hastert arrived at the federal courthouse in a wheelchair Wednesday for sentencing on a bank fraud case linked to allegations that he sexually abused a 14-year-old boy decades ago.

Ted Cruz on Brexit: U.K. 'will be at front' of trade queue

 
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LONDON — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Wednesday that Britain would be “at the front of the queue,” not the back,

Plan B for Bernie Sanders: Make the Democratic Party platform more progressive

 
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WASHINGTON -- The results of Tuesday's fiveDemocratic presidential primaries will almost certainly force Sen. Bernie Sanders to acknowledge a hard reality -- it's time for Plan B.

5 things you need to know Wednesday

 
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The Supreme Court hears its final case of the term Wednesday, and it’s a big one. The eight remaining justices, who face a growing perception they’ve become a third political branch,

For the Record: Well, that was entirely expected

 
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It feels like it's been going on for years, even though only a few of the original participants remain. At this point, the 2016 election is basically The Who's farewell tour. And look,

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Donald Trump completes sweep of five northeast states

 
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Donald Trump went five-for-five in sweeping a set of northeastern primaries Tuesday and declared himself the "presumptive"

Did Twitter read too much into Mary Pat Christie's face?

 

What was going through Mary Pat Christie's head as she stood behind Donald Trumpduring his victory speech? Twitter has a theory.

5 things you need to know Tuesday

 
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Some pundits have dubbed it "Amtrak primary" day: All eyes will be looking East in the presidential race Tuesday as Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland,

Tuesday's 'Amtrak' primary runs on one timetable

 
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Tuesday's presidential primaries in five states may be consequential, but they are not likely to be late. All five Amtrak corridor states — Pennsylvania, Maryland,

Monday, 25 April 2016

Indiana crowd says 'amen' to Ted Cruz talk on transgender bathrooms

 
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BORDEN, Ind. — Sen. Ted Cruz made a play for conservative evangelical Hoosier voters at a Monday rally in southern Indiana,

Trump slams Kasich’s ‘disgusting’ eating habits

 
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Donald Trump apparently isn’t ready to get too presidential yet.The Republican front-runner let loose on Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday, and it wasn’t about his record in Ohio.

Billionaire Democrat launches $25 million youth-vote push

 
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WASHINGTON – Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist who spent millions to help elect Democrats in 2014, Monday launched a $25 million campaign to drive the youth vote

Trump, favored in five states Tuesday, now faces Cruz-Kasich alliance

 
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WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Donald Trump looks to sweep five northeastern states Tuesday while preparing for a revamped Republican race against an extraordinary alliance between

Severe storms, tornadoes target central U.S. Tuesday

 
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The central U.S. is bracing for a big severe weather outbreak on Tuesday, with violent, destructive tornadoes possible in and around cities such as Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas and Wichita, Kan.

John Kasich, Ted Cruz team up against Donald Trump

 
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The Ted Cruz-John Kasich alliance is finally happening.The two Republican candidates each have agreed to cede states the other is stronger in,

For the Record: Cruz gets primary custody of Indiana, Kasich gets alternate holidays

 
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Five contests tomorrow -- but we pretty much know the outcome: more wins for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, unless several polls are way, way off.

Anti-immigrant candidate wins first round of Austria election

 
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A right-wing, anti-immigrant party candidate won the most votes Sunday in the first round of Austria's presidential election,

Ted Cruz, John Kasich work together in hopes of stopping Trump

 
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As if this election weren't interesting enough, Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruzand John Kasich announced a strategic alliance against front-runner Donald Trump.

Obama to send 250 additional military personnel to Syria

 
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HANNOVER, Germany — President Obama has approved sending another 250 U.S. military personnel to Syria to help opposition forces battle the Islamic State, an administration official confirmed Sunday.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Obama pushes controversial trade deal in Germany

 
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HANNOVER, Germany — President Obama on Sunday defended a controversial trade deal between the United States and the European Union that he wants to finalize before leaving office in January.

Obama: 'I don't envy' Merkel's long tenure

 
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Barack Obama will have made his mark on the world, for better or worse, after eight years as president. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in power long before Obama

Pilot lands solar-powered plane after risky flight across Pacific Ocean

 
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Two pilots landed a sun-powered airplane in California Saturday night, finishing the Pacific leg of their world-round trip in the aircraft.

Obama to push controversial trade deal in Germany

 
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HANNOVER, Germany — President Obamatraveled here Sunday to open the world's largest industrial technology trade fair and to meet with German Chancellor

Saturday, 23 April 2016

In Wilmington, Sanders takes on financial sector

 
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WILMINGTON, Del. — The Bernie Sanderscampaign — which has made reform of “rigged” banking and finance systems a central plank —planted its flag Saturday in Wilmington,

With Wis. setback behind him, Trump back at full roar

 
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Donald Trump that is riding high in Pennsylvania sounds an awful lot like the Donald Trump that was laid low in Wisconsin.

On campus, April 24

 
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1. The former graduate board president of the oldest exclusive final club at Harvard has resignedafter suggesting that allowing women into the club could lead to sexual assault.

N. Korea fires apparent ballistic missile from submarine, South says

 
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North Korea fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile from a submarine toward the East Sea on Saturday, but the projectile sputtered and fell into the ocean after only a few minutes,

Friday, 22 April 2016

Boy sells lemonade to help pay for his adoption

 
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Third-grader Tristan Jacobson sat patiently Friday afternoon, waiting for his next thirsty customer.
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