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British PM heads to N. Ireland for Brexit talks

London (AFP) – Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Northern Ireland on Monday in a bid to bring the province into the fold on Britain’s negotiations to exit the EU. May was due in Belfast for talks with Northern Ireland’s … Continue reading

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The Latest: Priebus: DNC chair resignation 'inevitable'

WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT): 6:25 p.m. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says his Democratic counterpart’s forced resignation was “inevitable.” Priebus says Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s ouster underscores the … Continue reading

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Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

By John Whitesides PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – The head of the Democratic Party resigned on Sunday amid a furor over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters on the eve of the convention to … Continue reading

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Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal 'peace rights'

Havana (AFP) – If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and LGBT victims, a draft inked Sunday in Havana showed. Under the agreement … Continue reading

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Wasserman Schultz goes from favored to on the outs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years ago, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was put in charge of the Democratic National Committee to usher in a new era for the party. Now, Wasserman Schultz is on the outs after an email scandal is rocking … Continue reading

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Exit, Debbie Wasserman Schultz

NEWS BRIEF Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned as the chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) following a leak of thousands of emails that appeared to show committee staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders for the party’s presidential primary … Continue reading

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Policewoman claims interior ministry pressured her on Nice attack

Paris (AFP) – A new crisis hit France’s government Sunday when a senior policewoman claimed the interior ministry pressured her to alter a report into security at the Nice fireworks display where 84 were killed when a man rammed a … Continue reading

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The Latest: Clinton: Wasserman Schultz to have campaign role

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT): 4:30 p.m. Hillary Clinton is thanking her “longtime friend” Debbie Wasserman Schultz after the Florida congresswoman’s decision to step down as chair of the Democratic National Committee. … Continue reading

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Democratic Party head resigns amid email furor on eve of convention

By John Whitesides PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned on Sunday amid a furor over leaked emails, throwing the party into disarray on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton in the race … Continue reading

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Hacked emails complicate Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton hopes her gathering in Philadelphia will show off a forward-looking Democratic Party united behind her steady leadership. But to do that, she must overcome lingering bitterness among … Continue reading

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