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NC college system’s federal funds in crosshairs of LGBT law

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory makes remarks concerning House Bill 2 while speaking during a government affairs conference in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and … Continue reading

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US say prominent Panama family are big money launderers

The United States named Panama’s prominent Waked family as a major drug money-laundering organization (AFP Photo/Rodrigo Arangua)More Washington (AFP) – The United States named Panama’s prominent Waked family, who run a large luxury goods, duty-free shop and real estate business, … Continue reading

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Colorado city to pay those sent to jail over court fines

Mark Silverstein, legal director of the ACLU of Colorado, speaks during a press conference Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to announce a settlement with the City of Colorado Springs over what the ACLU calls “debtors’ prison practices.” … Continue reading

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FBI likely to interview Clinton soon in emails probe: CNN

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a visit to the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonMore By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is likely to … Continue reading

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UN’s Ban says time to scale up action on climate change

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the opening session of the Climate Action 2016 conference in Washington, DC on May 5, 2016 (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)More Washington (AFP) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said action on climate change must be … Continue reading

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Ex-hostage Betancourt tells Colombia to ’embrace’ peace

French-Colombian politician and former hostage Ingrid Betancourt speaks in Bogota on May 5, 2016 (AFP Photo/Luis Acosta)More Bogota (AFP) – Ingrid Betancourt, a French-Colombian politician who was held hostage by Colombia’s FARC rebels for more than six years, said Thursday … Continue reading

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Trump’s taco tweet baffles, riles social media users

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Crosby High School, in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S., April 23, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo MunozMore By Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump celebrated … Continue reading

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Obama grants 58 more commutations

US President Barack Obama speaks during a Cinco de Mayo event at the White House in Washington, DC, May 5, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)More Washington (AFP) – Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of 58 more people convicted of … Continue reading

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US House speaker not ready to back Trump as Republican nominee

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, pictured on April 28, 2016, said that he hoped he would be able to support Donald Trump in the future, provided the brash billionaire is able to show leadership in unifying the party (AFP … Continue reading

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Afghan poppy crop could fuel new Taliban attacks: US general

Afghan farmers harvest opium sap from a poppy field in Zari District of Kandahar province on April 12, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jawed Tanveer)More Washington (AFP) – A bumper poppy crop in Afghanistan will help fund the Taliban and likely lead to … Continue reading

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