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

Workers evacuated from Alberta oil camps due to wildfire
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Workers evacuated from Alberta oil camps due to wildfire

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Some 8,000 workers at oil camps north of the fire-ravaged Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to evacuate late Monday, May 16 as authorities continued the battle to bring wildfires under control. The mandatory evacuation zone was extended to 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the city, whose 80,000 … Continue reading

Newsletters released from secretive National Security Agency
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Newsletters released from secretive National Security Agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — In-house newsletters from the clandestine National Security Agency have been released by an online news site — part of the mountain of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The Intercept, whose founding editors were the first to publish documents leaked by Snowden, released on Monday the first batch of nine … Continue reading

Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi
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Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general who served as chief lawyer for Republicans on the House committee investigating the attacks. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman “repeatedly commended the military’s actions on … Continue reading