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FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016


Ted Cruz getting Indiana governor’s endorsement

INDIANAPOLIS – In a setback for Donald Trump, Indiana’s governor is endorsing chief rival Ted Cruz before the state’s critical Republican primary contest. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will announce his support for Cruz on Friday afternoon, according to a Republican ...

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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference  in Washington on Thursday. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

President Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that “smart guns” would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system.

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Voting underway in Iran parliamentary election

Iranians voted Friday in the country’s parliamentary runoff elections, state media reported, a key polling that is expected to decide exactly how much power moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature.

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Lawsuit: Tampa strip club owes dancers $3.7 million

TAMPA, Fla. – Dancers and “door girls” have filed a class action lawsuit against a Tampa, Florida, strip club, claiming they’re owed some $3.7 million in unpaid wages. The lawsuit, filed April 20 in Hillsborough County Circuit Court, names JBM ...

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People stand on the campus overpass Thursday at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. (Matt York / Associated Press)

Arizona Republicans want funding for Koch-backed schools

PHOENIX – Arizona’s Republican leaders have proposed earmarking millions of dollars for programs at the state’s public universities that are backed by billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch. The proposal would funnel $5 million to support programs at Arizona State University ...

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Ukraine conflict death toll at 9,333, U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. says nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict begin in April 2014. Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun told the Security Council on Thursday that ...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016

N. Korea sends another U.S. citizen to prison

PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year. Kim Dong Chul ...

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Clinton backers ‘feel the Bern’ of angry Sanders supporters

WASHINGTON – Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. But in the year of the angry voter, not even an administrative assistant from Elk River, Minnesota, can escape the outrage. “Some of the (phone and email) messages called me names. Some of them called Hillary names. And others said I was a stupid bitch and something bad will happen to me,” said Schumacher, a Democratic committee member. “It’s kind of hard to take sometimes.”

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Oklahoma legislators seek change in sodomy law after ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY – After Oklahoma’s highest court dismissed a criminal charge against a 17-year-old boy accused of forcing a heavily intoxicated girl to perform oral sex, outraged lawmakers vowed Thursday they’ll move quickly to fix an apparent loophole in the state’s forcible sodomy law. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals’ unanimous ruling, first reported by Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit journalism corporation, said last month that while Oklahoma’s rape law addresses unconscious or intoxicated victims, the forcible sodomy law does not. The court said it could not expand the “fair meaning” of the law to justify someone’s prosecution.

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