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U.K. junior doctors walk off the job in all-out strike

LONDON – Thousands of junior doctors posted picket lines outside hospitals around England on Tuesday in the first all-out strike in the history of Britain’s National Health Service. The two-day strike marks the first time that vital NHS emergency services ...

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton moves to the stage at her presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton surges to nomination with 4 more Northeast wins

PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton rolled to victory in four more states Tuesday, putting her 90 percent of the way toward clinching the Democratic presidential nomination. The Democratic front-runner expanded her all-but-unstoppable march with wins in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware. ...

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Someone scattered flowers on a T-shirt signed by fans of the singer Prince at a makeshift memorial created outside Apollo Theatre in New York on April 22. (Andres Kudacki / Associated Press)

Prince’s sister says musician had no known will

MINNEAPOLIS – Prince’s sister says the superstar musician had no known will and filed paperwork Tuesday asking a Minneapolis court appoint a special administrator to oversee his estate. Tyka Nelson, Prince’s only surviving full sibling, said in the court filing ...

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally at Fitzgerald Fieldhouse on the University of Pittsburgh campus on Monday in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic / Associated Press)

Sanders looks to press on to the convention

Bernie Sanders’ campaign chief is vowing his candidate will stay in the Democratic race until the summer convention even as Hillary Clinton looks to lock down her commanding position for the party’s nomination with a strong performance in a five-state round of contests Tuesday.

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Poll worker Ray Black hands out stickers to voters at Hanover’s Ward 3 polling station, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Utz Pavillion in Hanover, Pa. Pennsylvania voters went to the polls Tuesday with strong views about who should be president. Voters will also decide hotly contested Democratic primary races for U.S. Senate and state attorney general. (Shane Dunlap / The Evening Sun via AP)

Voices: Voters in 5 states speak out on their presidential choices

Voters in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island and Maryland are casting primary ballots for presidential candidates in contests pivotal for Republicans and Democrats alike. Democrats are choosing between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, while Republicans are deciding among Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Donald Trump.

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Charges expected in Delaware student’s death

WILMINGTON, Del. – A police chief in Delaware says charges will be filed by the end of the week in connection to the death of a 16-year-old high school student. Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings addressed a crowd of nearly ...

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Dusty DeVinney loads election materials into truck at the Willowbank building Monday in Bellefonte, Pa., in preparation for Tuesday’s primary election. (Nabil K. Mark / Associated Press)

The Cruz-Kasich merger and four other things to watch in Tuesday’s primaries

Some are calling Tuesday’s batch of elections the “Acela primary,” after the high-speed train route that runs through all five states holding contests: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island. There’s good reason the name hasn’t caught on, however; these states vote so late in the primary season that they seldom attract much attention.

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When you put a firecracker in a cow pie

I got a note from my friend John Mraz. "Growing up on a farm, our favorite firecracker maneuver was to find a fresh cow pie, insert firecracker, and then light ...

TGIF Wild Card — 7.1.16

We're officially halfway through 2016. At this point, you either are fulfilling New Year's resolutions. Or there long gone in the rear-view mirror. Moi? I'm actually taking a third course. ...

State maps medical marijuana stores

If you read Friday's story about the start of state-licensed medical marijuana sales, you might be wondering where exactly are those stores. The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is willing ...

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