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  • House Speaker refuses to back Donald Trump

     House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP. The surprise declaration from Mr. Ryan on CNN’s “The Lead” amounted to a st ....

     House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP. The surprise declaration from Mr. Ryan on CNN’s “The Lead” amounted to a st ....

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  • 2,000 LED-tagged pigeons stage show in NYC sky

    For its premiere Thursday, the birds were released at sunset from coops aboard a former aircraft carrier docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Improvising their own choreography, the flock swooped, twirled and glided through the sky above the East River for the show call ....

    For its premiere Thursday, the birds were released at sunset from coops aboard a former aircraft carrier docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Improvising their own choreography, the flock swooped, twirled and glided through the sky above the East River for the show call ....

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  • Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds Jamaat chief’s death sentence

     Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence it handed down to chief of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami Motiur Rahman Nizami over crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War with Pakistan. The four-member Appellate Division bench ....

     Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence it handed down to chief of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami Motiur Rahman Nizami over crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War with Pakistan. The four-member Appellate Division bench ....

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  • Donald Trump a ‘loose cannon’, not worth the risk: Hillary Clinton

    Ms. Clinton, who is most likely to lead the Democratic party in the November 8 US presidential elections against Mr. Trump, fired her first salvo against her fellow New Yorker as it became evident that he was now the Republican party’s presumptive nominee. &ldq ....

    Ms. Clinton, who is most likely to lead the Democratic party in the November 8 US presidential elections against Mr. Trump, fired her first salvo against her fellow New Yorker as it became evident that he was now the Republican party’s presumptive nominee. &ldq ....

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  • Chennai-born Raja Rajeswari is New York’s first Indian-American woman judge

    Ms. Rajeswari, 43, who had migrated to the U.S. from Chennai as a teenager, previously worked with the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office for her entire career in several bureaus including Criminal Court, Narcotics, Supreme Court, and the Sex Crimes Specia ....

    Ms. Rajeswari, 43, who had migrated to the U.S. from Chennai as a teenager, previously worked with the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office for her entire career in several bureaus including Criminal Court, Narcotics, Supreme Court, and the Sex Crimes Specia ....

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  • Collective facepalm as Trump ascends the GoP throne

    Cruz withdrew from the race after a crushing defeat in the Indiana primary, saying he “no longer had a viable path to victory”. Memes and jokes abounded, as usual, but there was also a sense of helplessness as most of them, including some Republicans, won ....

    Cruz withdrew from the race after a crushing defeat in the Indiana primary, saying he “no longer had a viable path to victory”. Memes and jokes abounded, as usual, but there was also a sense of helplessness as most of them, including some Republicans, won ....

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  • Path clear for Trump as Cruz exits

    Entering politics 10 months ago, Mr. Trump, whose business practices may be questionable but has unbeatable showmanship, ran a campaign that upended the Republican Party and outraged the American liberal conscience in his march to victory. Winning all 57 delegates in In ....

    Entering politics 10 months ago, Mr. Trump, whose business practices may be questionable but has unbeatable showmanship, ran a campaign that upended the Republican Party and outraged the American liberal conscience in his march to victory. Winning all 57 delegates in In ....

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  • Ted Cruz – ‘Chosen by god’, rejected by voters

    The party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump has made many controversial statements on Muslims and Islam, but it is Mr. Cruz who has characterised his campaign as a movement to save the Judeo-Christian values from “radical Islamic terrorism”, another o ....

    The party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump has made many controversial statements on Muslims and Islam, but it is Mr. Cruz who has characterised his campaign as a movement to save the Judeo-Christian values from “radical Islamic terrorism”, another o ....

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  • Trump maintains stand on banning Muslims, Clinton slams

    The rival Hillary Clinton campaign immediately slammed Mr. Trump asserting that the former secretary of state would not tolerate this divisive and dangerous direction as the U.S. President. A day after he became a presumptive nominee, Mr. Trump refused to budge down ....

    The rival Hillary Clinton campaign immediately slammed Mr. Trump asserting that the former secretary of state would not tolerate this divisive and dangerous direction as the U.S. President. A day after he became a presumptive nominee, Mr. Trump refused to budge down ....

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  • Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town

    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said fire had destroyed or damaged an estimated 1,600 structures. Flames are being kept from the downtown area thanks to the “herculean’” efforts of firefighters, said Scott Long of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency. ....

    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said fire had destroyed or damaged an estimated 1,600 structures. Flames are being kept from the downtown area thanks to the “herculean’” efforts of firefighters, said Scott Long of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency. ....

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