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Delegates in hand, Trump says he's got GOP nomination

Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination.

New Taiwan president omits one-China principle in speech

Taiwan's new independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen tread carefully around the thorny issue of relations with China in her inaugural address Friday, emphasizing the importance of two decades... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Stocks move higher, led by technology and banks

Stocks are climbing in early trading on Friday as traders respond to some encouraging earnings and deal news. The gains were broad. Nine of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose,... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Trump to wary Republicans: Trust me. Really.

Call it Donald Trump's trust-me tour of the Republican establishment. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Egypt army says plane wreckage found near Alexandria

CAIRO — Egyptian air and naval forces have spotted a body part, passengers' personal belongings and other debris from EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed while carrying 66 passengers and crew... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Summer 2016 movies the whole family can enjoy

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There's plenty of superhero blockbusters this year, but summer's movie lineup also boasts lots of lighter fare for adults and kids alike. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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How the heart attack you didn't know you had affects you

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Nearly half of heart attacks are undetected, and these "silent" heart attacks are as bad for you as those that are diagnosed. The common ailment some resemble may surprise you, but you might... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Can Donald Trump fix the U.S. economy or would he make things worse?

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Donald Trump has claimed his economic policies would jump-start the U.S. economy and create millions of jobs. His critics say he'd push the country into recession, or worse. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Taiwan installs first woman president amid flagging economy

Taiwan inaugurated Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president on Friday, returning the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to power amid new concerns over increasingly fractious relations... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite

New research released Thursday shows tiger sharks naturally favor waters near Maui that are close to some of Hawaii's most popular beaches for humans. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Murder charges cap downward spiral for ex-Arizona lawmaker

Shortly before his arrest in an Alaska slaying, a former Arizona state lawmaker and bar owner raised concerns among Facebook friends with a string of messages noting he was looking for work, even... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Police: 2 charged in killings of 6 family members in Chicago

Police announced charges Thursday in the February slayings of six family members found in a Chicago home, alleging that a cousin and his girlfriend committed the "unspeakable act" in what started... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Hillary Clinton: Trump is "not qualified" to be President

Hillary Clinton had some of her strongest words yet for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, saying Thursday that he is "not qualified" to be president of the United States. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Museum celebrates Star Trek at 50 with artifacts, tribbles

It's been 50 years since the Starship Enterprise began its five-year mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, and Seattle's EMP Museum is marking the anniversary with an exhibition... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Superdelegates choose between Sanders and Clinton in Oregon

After Bernie Sanders won Oregon's Democratic primary this week, two superdelegates announced they'll back the Vermont senator and one declared support for Hillary Clinton. The moves came amid... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Airlines say Congress is contributing to long airport lines

As airport security lines get longer, the finger-pointing over blame is growing too. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Pope Francis rips ‘bloodsucking’ bosses and prosperity theology

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Pope Francis has blasted employers who do not provide health care as bloodsucking leeches and he also took aim at the popular ;theology of prosperity; in a pointed sermon on the dangers of wealth. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Meet Jewish America's first ambassador to Muslims

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Bob Silverman, a Jew who spent most of his diplomatic career in Muslim-majority nations, will now reach out to Muslims in his own country. The American Jewish Committee recently hired him as its... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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How Ben Shahn's art anticipates Bernie Sanders

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Picture a secular Jewish socialist on fire for justice for the poor, the working class, and the immigrant. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Methodists postpone debate of gay issues that could split denomination

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Amid protest, song and fears of a denominational breakup, United Methodists at their quadrennial General Conference decided yet again not to decide anything regarding LGBT rights. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Phil Mickelson to forfeit nearly $1 million in SEC case

Phil Mickelson has agreed to forfeit nearly $1 million that authorities say was unfairly earned on a stock tip from a professional gambler, part of an insider trading probe that resulted in two... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Gov. Herbert: Bears Ears resolution won't 'jeopardize anything'

Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday a strongly worded resolution from Utah lawmakers opposing a new Bears Ears national monument won't hurt his discussions about the designation with the Obama... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Bipartisan deal in House to help Puerto Rico with $70B debt

In a breakthrough, House Republicans and Democrats have struck a deal with the White House to help rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Senate vote sets up tricky talks ahead on anti-Zika bills

The Senate on Thursday approved its $1.1 billion plan to combat the Zika virus, setting the stage for difficult negotiations with House Republicans over how much money to devote to fighting the... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Mars, Earth, sun line up perfectly in sky this weekend

Last week, Mercury stole the show. Now it's Mars' turn. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Pacquiao's Senate victory brings him closer to presidency

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao was proclaimed Thursday as a winner of a Philippine Senate seat, bringing him closer to a possible crack at the presidency. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Roger Federer pulls out of French Open

Roger Federer pulled out of the French Open on Thursday, ending his record of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments dating back to 2000. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Veteran '60 Minutes' newsman Morley Safer dies at 84

Morley Safer, the veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent who was equally at home reporting on social injustices, the Orient Express and abstract art, and who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill criminalizing performing abortion

Any doctor who performs an abortion in Oklahoma could be charged with a felony and punished with up to three years in prison under a bill that the Legislature passed Thursday. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Parents, if you're going to be a tool, be a submarine

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Land the helicopter and park the snowplow. If you're going to emulate a mode of transportation, make it the submarine. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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How a mother's voice can help kids with autism

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According to a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine, children who are more responsive to their mothers' voices have higher communication skills. Hearing their mother's voice can... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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5 reasons the Summer Olympics should be postponed or moved

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With the Summer Olympics approaching, a Canadian scholar is calling for the games to be postponed or moved because of the danger the Zika virus poses in Brazil. These other cities could offer to help. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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What keeps believers from talking about faith in public?

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When people stop talking about their faith in public, they miss out on helping people in need and correcting unfair stereotypes, faith leaders said. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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11 people share how they talk about faith in public

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Nearly 7 in 10 Christians "agree to disagree" about religion when challenged by someone who doesn't see faith their way, according to Pew Research Center. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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'Family is everything': Polynesian Cultural Center conveys importance of heritage, service and feeling of family

A warm family feeling permeates the paths of the 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center, which is consistently one of Hawaii's top attractions. Honoring your heritage, serving others and loving family... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Terror of Sri Lankan landslides: 'All I could do was scream'

Heavy rains Thursday pounded the central Sri Lankan region where at least three villages have already been swallowed by mountains of mud, forcing soldiers and police to suspend rescue work. At... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian jet; 66 feared dead

An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard veered wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, authorities said. Egyptian and Russian officials... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging negotiations with the Senate and the White House. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Libertarian presidential candidate meets with Utah state senators

Utah state senators had the opportunity to meet with a presidential candidate Wednesday — Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presumptive nominee. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Facebook's CEO meets with conservatives on reported bias

Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Methodists trying to avoid church split over gay rights

ing to avoid a split over gay rights, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday narrowly approved a full review of all church law on sexuality, amid an emotional... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Sex abuse trial begins in Phoenix for Minuteman founder

The sex abuse trial for one of the founders of the Minuteman movement opened Wednesday with a prosecutor saying that the leader of the border-watch group that was briefly at the center of the... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Closing arguments expected in Colorado theater civil trial

Jurors on Wednesday began deliberating in a civil trial over whether the company that owns a Colorado movie theater should have done more to prevent a shooting that left 12 people dead. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Top nun pushes for greater role for Catholic women

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Catholic sisters globally would be better-equipped to carry out their work if they could become deacons, the head of a global network of nuns has said, an important marker in the sharp debate over... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Methodists vote to cut ties with group some consider anti-Israel

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United Methodists, voting at their General Conference, have called on their church’s mission agency to withdraw from a group founded to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Chicago shocker: Catholic archdiocese to offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave

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The Archdiocese of Chicago has announced that it will begin offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees, a policy that is almost unheard of in Catholic dioceses and one that reflects... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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United Methodist leadership recommends deferral of LGBT decisions

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In an effort to stave off a schism in one of the nation’s largest Protestant denominations, United Methodist Church leaders are recommending a deferral of decisions on whether to accept LGBT... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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FDA OKs immunotherapy drugs for bladder, blood cancers

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for bladder cancer that harnesses the body's immune system, the first major advance in three decades against the most common type of bladder cancer. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Claim Prince as father? Be ready to give some blood

When Prince died suddenly in April, he left behind no known children. That has his sibling and half siblings lining up in probate court for their shares of a fortune certain to run into the... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Fed's surprise message: June hike likely if economy improves

Catching many investors off guard, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that an interest rate hike in June is likely if the economy keeps improving. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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