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Spanish elections: Socialists gain seats, still short of majority

Spanish elections: Socialists gain seats, still short of majority

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019


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As predicted by a number of pre-election pollsters, Spain’s center-left Socialist Party, PSOE, emerged on Sunday, April 28 with 29 percent of the vote, failing to gain a majority,  and the nationalist Vox Party scored seats in the Spanish parliament — the first far-right party to do so since 1982. T...

2 Navy recruits dead after training at Lake County bootcamp

2 Navy recruits dead after training at Lake County bootcamp

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 6, 2019


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The U.S. Navy is grappling with a variety of internal problems of late, ranging from ex-SEAL commander Eddie Gallagher’s arrest for war crimes to two 2017 ship collisions that resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors — crashes deemed “avoidable” by the Navy itself. Now, the Navy is facing issues ...

Minneapolis to pay $20M to family of 911 caller slain by cop

Minneapolis to pay $20M to family of 911 caller slain by cop

Amy Forliti, Associated Press

May 3, 2019


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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis will pay $20 million to the family of an unarmed woman shot by a police officer after she called 911 to report a possible crime, city leaders announced Friday — a move that comes just three days after the former officer was convicted of murder. The settlement reached...

Barr skips House hearing; Pelosi accuses him of lying

Barr skips House hearing; Pelosi accuses him of lying

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

May 2, 2019


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr skipped a House hearing Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report, escalating an already acrimonious battle between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Justice Department. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Barr had already...

Venezuela’s Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

Venezuela’s Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

Associated Press

May 2, 2019


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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Flanked by uniformed commanders, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday urged the armed forces to combat "traitors" as he sought to project strength after opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for a military uprising two days earlier. Speaking at Fort Tiuna, a...

2 dead, 4 injured in North Carolina campus shooting

2 dead, 4 injured in North Carolina campus shooting

Tom Foreman Jr. and Sarah Blake Morgan, Associated Press

April 30, 2019


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man armed with a pistol opened fire on students at a North Carolina university during the last day of classes Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four, police said. Officers who had gathered ahead of a campus concert raced over and disarmed the suspect. The shooting...

Deputy attorney general submits letter of resignation to Trump

Deputy attorney general submits letter of resignation to Trump

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

April 30, 2019


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation Monday after a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. His last day will be May 11, ending a tumultuous relationship...

After inconclusive vote, Spain’s political future still hazy

After inconclusive vote, Spain’s political future still hazy

Barry Hatton and Aritz Parra, Associated Press

April 29, 2019


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MADRID (AP) — Spain's political future is no clearer after its third election in four years, with experts saying Monday that it won't be anytime soon before the muddle is resolved. The incumbent prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, celebrated after his Socialist party won the most votes in Sunday's ballot....

And then there were 20

And then there were 20

Paul Gordon, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019


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The 2020 Democratic presidential race has already begun and the selection field is up to 20, with more likely to join in ahead of next year’s state primaries. There is a long road until the election a year and a half from now and candidates are on the move to make the short list. Ben Fisher, a contributing writer...

Murder of journalist in N. Ireland raises possibility of violence in no-deal Brexit

Murder of journalist in N. Ireland raises possibility of violence in no-deal Brexit

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

April 29, 2019


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A 29-year-old journalist covering a night of unrest in Northern Ireland was killed by a militant group earlier this month, helping stoke fears of additional violence as the United Kingdom works out a deal to leave the European Union. Lyra McKee was covering rioting in Londonderry, which broke out ...

Republican primary contender Bill Weld: Who is he?

Republican primary contender Bill Weld: Who is he?

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019


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When former two-term Massachusetts Gov. William Weld announced in February that he was forming a presidential exploratory committee, it seemed to indicate that the 73-year-old self-described libertarian would be the first to challenge incumbent President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. ...

Officials: 4 injured in shooting at California synagogue

Officials: 4 injured in shooting at California synagogue

Associated Press

April 27, 2019


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POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A shooting at a synagogue outside San Diego where worshippers were celebrating the last day of Passover sent four people to the hospital Saturday, but the extent of their injuries was not clear, officials said. There was no known threat after a man was detained in the shooting...

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