Trump campaign manager forced out
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Trump campaign manager forced out

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has forced out his hard-charging campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, in a dramatic shakeup designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and reverse one of the most tumultuous stretches of Trump’s unconventional White House bid. Lewandowski, in some ways as brash and unconventional as the candidate himself, had … Continue reading

Trump backtracks on guns-in-clubs statement
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Trump backtracks on guns-in-clubs statement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is backtracking from his contention that victims of the Orlando massacre should have been allowed to carry arms into the nightclub where they were attacked — a stance even the NRA says is untenable. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tweeted Monday, June 20,2016 that he was “obviously talking about additional … Continue reading

The Latest: Orlando gunman to 911: ‘I did the shootings
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The Latest: Orlando gunman to 911: ‘I did the shootings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Newly released transcripts show Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher and told a crisis negotiator that the U.S. needed to stop bombing Iraq and Syria. The FBI released partial transcripts Monday,June 20,2016 … Continue reading

Pound, stocks up amid apparent boost for UK to remain in EU
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Pound, stocks up amid apparent boost for UK to remain in EU

LONDON (AP) — The British pound and global stock markets surged Monday, June 20,2016 as the death of a pro-Europe lawmaker seemed to sap some momentum from campaigners fighting for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Betting houses shortened the odds that Britain would remain in the 28-nation bloc. The market surge suggested … Continue reading

Comic’s party wins Italy mayoral races, eyes national power
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Comic’s party wins Italy mayoral races, eyes national power

ROME (AP) — An anti-establishment party founded by a comic has triumphed in Italian mayoral runoff elections, trouncing Premier Matteo Renzi’s candidates in Rome and another key city and turning its sights Monday, June 20,2016 toward its next goal — national power. The 5-Star Movement candidate in Rome, Virginia Raggi, a lawyer with a three-year … Continue reading

The Latest: EU’s Tusk says need to reassess Union’s future
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The Latest: EU’s Tusk says need to reassess Union’s future

LONDON (AP) — The Latest ahead of Britain’s referendum on continued membership in the European Union (all times local): 2:35 p.m. European Union President Donald Tusk says whatever the result in Thursday’s referendum vote, the member nations must fundamentally reassess the future since dissatisfaction is growing all over the continent. Tusk said in Lisbon on … Continue reading

The Latest: Obama going to Orlando to pay respect to victims
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The Latest: Obama going to Orlando to pay respect to victims

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. (all times local): 9:00 p.m. The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Orlando on Thursday, June 16, 2016 to pay respects to the victims of Sunday’s nightclub shooting and to stand in solidarity with the community. The … Continue reading

The Latest: House to get FBI, Homeland Security briefing
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The Latest: House to get FBI, Homeland Security briefing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. (all times local): 3 p.m. The head of the FBI and the Homeland Security secretary will brief members of the House on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 about the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. Speaker Paul Ryan’s office said … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump: ‘suspend immigration’ from certain areas
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The Latest: Trump: ‘suspend immigration’ from certain areas

2:52 p.m. Donald Trump says he wants to “suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism.” It wasn’t immediately clear whether Trump was proposing a change from his long-standing proposal to temporarily bar foreign Muslims entering the U.S. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee also called on Muslims in … Continue reading

Philippine police examining if head is from Canadian hostage
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Philippine police examining if head is from Canadian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police found a severed head in the southern Philippines on Monday, June 13, 2016 and are examining whether it belonged to a Canadian hostage who is believed to have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants after a ransom deadline passed, officials said. The hostage, Robert Hall, was abducted from a marina … Continue reading

Former PM Brown urges Labour supporters to vote ‘in’ on EU
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Former PM Brown urges Labour supporters to vote ‘in’ on EU

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an impassioned call Monday, June 13, 2016 for Labour Party supporters to vote to stay in the European Union, amid nervousness in the “remain” camp that it is losing momentum ahead of next week’s referendum. Brown, who governed from 2007 to 2010, said Britain should … Continue reading

Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election
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Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The shadow of an imprisoned former president looms over Sunday’s Peru election, which has become in many ways a referendum on the legacy of Alberto Fujimori’s iron-handed rule in the 1990s. Many of the nation’s rural, indigenous poor have flocked to the support of his daughter Keiko, grateful for her father’s … Continue reading

Prince joins a list of stars dead from drug overdoses
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Prince joins a list of stars dead from drug overdoses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Minnesota medical examiner said Thursday, June 2, 2016 that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller. Authorities have not said whether he had a prescription for the drug and, if not, how he obtained it. Prince joins a list of other stars, including Judy Garland … Continue reading

Obama warns Air Force grads not to succumb to isolationism
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Obama warns Air Force grads not to succumb to isolationism

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama implored the next generation of U.S. military leaders Thursday not to give in to isolationism or pull back from U.S. leadership in the world, drawing a contrast with a foreign policy vision laid out by Donald Trump. Obama used his final commencement address as president to … Continue reading

UN envoy to Syria to consult Security Council on peace talks
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UN envoy to Syria to consult Security Council on peace talks

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said he will speak to the U.N. Security Council later on Thursday, May 26,2016 and after that, announce plans for the resumption of stalled peace talks between the government and the opposition. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Staffan de Mistura said he will ask the council for … Continue reading

Winfrey explores megachurch drama in OWN series ‘Greenleaf’
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Winfrey explores megachurch drama in OWN series ‘Greenleaf’

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s latest project as both producer and actress continues her exploration of religion and spirituality. The media mogul unveiled the first episode of her new series, “Greenleaf ,” on Wednesday night, May 25,2016  at a private screening at Soho House in West Hollywood, California. The show, which follows the … Continue reading

US stocks pause after two-day surge; chemicals makers dip
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US stocks pause after two-day surge; chemicals makers dip

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are hardly budging Thursday, May 26,2016 after big gains over the last two days. Chemicals companies are down the most. However retailers, which have been pummeled in recent weeks, traded higher following a group of strong earnings reports. Utilities and phone companies are rising as bond yields slip. KEEPING SCORE: … Continue reading

Ritz Stern, prominent historian and academic, dead at 90
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Ritz Stern, prominent historian and academic, dead at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Fritz Stern, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a prominent historian, government adviser and a longtime professor at Columbia University, has died. He was 90. Katrin Maria Daehn, a spokeswoman for Stern’s German publisher, C.H. Beck, told The Associated Press that Stern died Wednesday, May 18,2016 at his home in … Continue reading

In Cannes’ hit ‘Loving,’ a humble love overpowers racism
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In Cannes’ hit ‘Loving,’ a humble love overpowers racism

CANNES, France (AP) — Jeff Nichols, sitting calmly by the beach, was surprised to notice a curious lack of butterflies amid the usually anxiety-ridden premiere experience at the Cannes Film Festival. His film, “Loving,” is about Richard and Mildred Loving, the Virginia couple whose biracial marriage in 1958 led to a landmark Supreme Court decision … Continue reading

Senate likely to advance $1.1 billion in Zika funding
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Senate likely to advance $1.1 billion in Zika funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-month delay, the Senate is acting on President Barack Obama’s request for money to combat the Zika virus. The Senate is slated to vote Tuesday, February 16 on three competing plans to battle the virus, with a bipartisan plan that cuts Obama’s $1.9 billion request to $1.1 billion having the … Continue reading

Russians building army base at Syria’s Palmyra site
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Russians building army base at Syria’s Palmyra site

BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military is constructing a new army base in the central Syrian town of Palmyra, within the protected zone that holds the archaeological site listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site and without asking for permission from relevant authorities, an American heritage organization and a top Syrian archaeologist said Tuesday, … Continue reading