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Wisconsin voters cast their ballots in the state’s primary at the South Shore Park Pavilion on Tuesday in Milwaukee. (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

Wisconsin primary election: Cruz aims to extend Trump’s bad week

Ted Cruz aims to use Wisconsin’s presidential primary to extend Donald Trump’s recent rough stretch on the campaign trail. Bernie Sanders would like to administer some tough medicine of his own to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the state. At the end of the night, the two parties’ front-runners still will be the two parties’ front-runners – but Wisconsin could well adjust the height of their hurdles to clinching the nomination.

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Emergency personnel work where a sightseeing helicopter crashed Mondaynear Sevierville, Tenn. Officials said several people died when the helicopter crashed near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (Wade Payne / Associated Press)

5 killed in tourist helicopter crash in Smoky Mountains

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – A sightseeing helicopter crashed near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee, killing all five people aboard, officials said. The Bell 206 helicopter crashed Monday around 3:30 p.m. near Sevierville, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen ...

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In this grab taken from video, notorious British spy Kim Philby is shown talking to  members of East Germany's intelligence service in 1981. (Associated Press)

Newly found footage shows notorious British spy Kim Philby

Notorious British spy Kim Philby is shown in newly uncovered footage telling members of East Germany’s intelligence service that stealing top-level secrets and betraying your country is as simple as having a few drinks with the right person. The film of his 1981 talk was posted online by the BBC on Monday after the broadcaster located it in the Berlin archives of the East German Intelligence Service known as the Stasi.

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U.S., Britain eager for names in offshore records leak

The U.S. and British governments Monday vowed to examine more closely foreign politicians and tycoons who hide fortunes in secret offshore accounts even as governments across the globe felt a wave of public anger over leaders with hidden assets. From the White House to the Kremlin, and on to Panama City, Vienna and London, governments reacted to the disclosure of the so-called Panama Papers, a law firm’s once-secret database that details the offshore interests of 12 current or former world leaders, as well as 128 other politicians and public officials.

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A look at offshore accounts used to hide wealth, avoid taxes

The use of offshore accounts and favorable laws in certain countries can allow rich individuals and families to keep their money hidden from the eyes of tax authorities, regulators and others in their home country. Here’s a look at how offshore accounts are used, both legally and illegally.

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In this Feb. 24 file photo, the Capitol in Washington is illuminated during a thunderstorm with the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building reflected on the rain-covered windows. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

GOP Congress being labeled with do-nothing moniker

WASHINGTON – Congress increasingly is being defined by what it’s not doing this election year. The Senate returns this week with a strong majority of Republicans saying no to any consideration of President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court. ...

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The Wednesday Slice question

Which of these movies did you like best? A) "The Searchers." B) "3:10 to Yuma." C) "Shane." D) "Red River." E) "Fort Apache." F) "Dances With Wolves." G) "High Noon." ...

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