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California Up for Grabs, Poll Finds, as Clinton and Sanders Battle

Today 02:10 GMT

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are locked in a tight race in California, the nation’s most populous state and one that until recently seemed strongly in Mrs. Clinton’s corner, a new statewide poll has found.

The poll, released Wednesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California, showed Mrs. Clinton leading Mr. Sanders among likely voters, 46 percent to 44 percent — within the margin of error.

America is still great — but it needs to stay strong

Today 02:10 GMT

It is demographically vibrant, while all its major economic peers (Japan, Europe and even China) face certain demographic decline.

In a pair of essays, scholars Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth point out that China is the closest the United States has to a rising rival but only on one measure, gross domestic product. The dollar is more widely used for international financial transactions today than it was 20 years ago.

Anthony Weiner: Behind the scenes of a political marriage

Today 02:10 GMT

Before the release of their new documentary, Weiner, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg told me that they'd asked their husband and wife protagonists if they wanted to see the documentary.

The metamorphosis of Abedin from a committed wife to a cautious one, hedging her bets, takes place gradually during the film. She goes from being a devoted wife to someone who places her bets, at least politically, on Clinton - not her husband.

Source: Washington Post

In Hiroshima, Obama will offer a chance for reconciliation that is fraught on all sides

Today 02:10 GMT

“A part of the problem is that Japan sees itself as a victim — a victim of U.S. behavior, whether it was Hiroshima or Nagasaki or the fire bombings of Tokyo,” said Lily Gardner Feldman, author of “Germany’s Foreign Policy of Reconciliation: From Enmity to Amity.” “My own view is that until that whole part of the puzzle has been addressed, you can’t really address fully the relationships between Japan and South Korea and China.”

Source: The Guradian

Bill Clinton Nemesis Ken Starr Ousted as Baylor President

Today 02:09 GMT

Ken Starr was ousted Thursday as president of Baylor University in the wake of a sex-assault scandal involving the football team that stunned and shamed the country's largest Baptist school.

Starr, the independent counsel whose investigation of Whitewater and White House intern Monica Lewinsky resulted in Clinton's 1998 impeachment, was demoted after an investigation by the Pepper Hamilton law firm found a "fundamental failure" by the university in its handling of accusations of sexual assault against football players.

Source: Washington Post

Trump is borrowing the GOP brand. He’ll resist bending to party leaders.

Today 02:09 GMT

Like other campaigns in the past — sees the electorate as a series of constituencies to be wooed and won: women, Latinos, African Americans, millennials.

Her overall message, that the country is stronger together, projects a desire for greater national unity, but she and her advisers have particular groups of voters in mind as they analyze how to win the popular vote and the 270 electoral votes needed to become president.

Source: New York Times

Hillary Clinton Addresses Email Questions Again

Today 02:10 GMT

In the interview, Mrs. Clinton gave little ground over the email issue, asserting that the report “makes clear that personal email use was the practice for other secretaries of state.”

She suggested that voters had more important issues to consider when making up their minds between her and the likely Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump. In an interview with ABC News, Mrs. Clinton repeated her concession that using the private email server was a mistake.

Source: Fox News

Deadly superbug arrives in US, report says

Today 02:10 GMT

After being identified in China, Europe and Canada, researchers identified mcr-1 positive— part of the deadly family of bacteria carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE— last month in a urinary tract sample in Pennsylvania, and found it was resistant to the antibiotic colistin.

Tests revealed the bacterial infection would be resistant to colistin, and the center sent the sample to MRSN for sequencing, which identified the colistin-resistant gene, mrc-1.

Source: RT

Muslim mob strips, beats & drags elderly woman through streets, torches Christian homes in Egypt

Today 02:09 GMT

Makarios said the family of the Christian man had notified authorities of threats against them by Muslim villagers the day before the attack, which took place on May 20, according to a statement by the Orthodox Coptic church.

The woman, 70, was stripped of her clothes, beaten, and insulted before being dragged through the streets of Minya, in southern Egypt, according to the local Orthodox Coptic church.

1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Shooting at T.I. Concert: NYPD

Today 02:10 GMT

Three men and a woman were shot in a third-floor green room during the concert at Irving Plaza in Union Square shortly after 10 p.m., police said.

Video shot inside the venue showed a chaotic scene as concertgoers rushed to the sides trying to leave the area as a group of people tended to a person on the floor. Police have recovered ballistic evidence and are searching the area for surveillance video evidence.

Source: Washington Post

Glenn Beck guest asks whether 'patriot' would remove Trump from White House

Today 02:09 GMT

If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitution-mandated authority as president, I should say.

Conservative talk-radio host Glenn Beck and best-selling suspense author Brad Thor say they were misunderstood over comments they made on air Wednesday about a “hypothetical” situation where Donald Trump was president and abusing his power. “I am about to suggest something very bad,” Thor said.

Source: CBS News

What Donald Trump's campaign says about debating Bernie Sanders

Today 02:09 GMT

"I'd love to debate him...Maybe if we can raise for women's health issues or something-- if we can raise 10 or $15 million for charity....I think it would get very high ratings," Trump told reporters at a news conference in North Dakota Thursday. "It should be in a big arena somewhere, and we can have a lot of fun with it."

"Hillary Clinton backed out of an agreement to debate me in California before the June 7 primary," Kimmel asked on Sanders' behalf, imitating Sanders' voice for part of the question. "Are you prepared to debate the major issues facing our largest state and our country before the California primary?

Source: Fox News

Missing hiker found dead last year kept journal of ordeal

Today 02:10 GMT

 An Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were discovered last year survived at least 26 days after getting lost, kept a journal of her ordeal and ultimately resigned herself to the idea she was going to die and it could be years before her remains were located, according to investigative documents.

Her texts to her husband warning that she'd become lost were never delivered but were retrieved from her phone after her body was found.

Source: The Guradian

Donald Trump would allow Keystone XL pipeline and end Paris climate deal

Today 02:09 GMT

Donald Trump pledged to cancel the Paris climate agreement, endorsed drilling off the Atlantic coast and said he would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built in return for “a big piece of the profits” for the American people.

At an oil and natural gas conference in North Dakota on Thursday, just minutes after he had celebrated hitting the 1,237 delegate mark needed formally clinch the party’s nomination, Trump gave a speech on energy policy that was largely shaped by advice from Kevin Cramer, a US representative from the state.

Source: The Guradian

Half of misogynistic tweets sent by women, study finds

Today 02:09 GMT

Half the aggressive tweets using the words slut and whore analysed by social thinktank Demos came from women and girls, research indicates.

The suggestion that women and girls as well as men are responsible for the use of misogynistic words in an abusive manner on Twitter came in research over a three-week period from the end of April. Demos, which carried out the study for the launch of the Reclaim the Internet campaign led by the Labour MP Yvette Cooper, said it was a cursory look at the problem of online abuse and misogyny, and will pursue more research on the issue.


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