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RNC: Clinton aide’s emails still missing

(CNN)The State Department has not been able to locate emails sent and received by IT staffer Bryan Pagliano during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, according to a filing by the Republican National Committee, which is suing the Department for those records. Pagliano has come under scrutiny over the past year for his role […]

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Young son watches as mother shot to death on Mother’s Day

(CNN)Police in Louisville, Kentucky, don’t have a motive or a suspect in the death of a 27-year-old woman who was shot and killed on Mothers Day as her 8-year-old son watched. Angelina Pressley and her family were returning from a party when neighbors heard shots. Residents rushed to help, but Pressley died at the scene.

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What’s tormenting Paul Ryan?

(CNN)What can Republicans do now? Paul Ryan has said he will back out of chairing the Republican convention if Donald Trump (the presumptive Republican nominee for President) asks him to — adding that he hasn’t yet decided whether to endorse him, that he still has concerns that need addressing. Trump’s sympathizers, like Sarah Palin, who […]

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Flint mayor diverted water-crisis money to political PAC, suit says

(CNN)The former city administrator of Flint, Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit against the current mayor’s office, claiming she was fired after raising concerns about donors being directed away from a charity for victims of the city’s water crisis and toward a fund sharing a name with the mayor’s campaign fund. In the suit filed Monday, […]

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Five Pacific islands lost to rising seas as climate change hits

Six more islands have large swaths of land, and villages, washed into sea as a result of dramatic impact of climate change on the Solomon Islands Five tiny Pacific islands have disappeared due to rising seas and erosion, a discovery thought to be the first scientific confirmation of the impact of climate change on coastlines […]

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Canada wildfire: 85% of Fort McMurray has been saved, says Alberta premier

Rachel Notley describes devastation wrought by ongoing wildfire as heartbreaking, with residents facing long wait to return to their homes Overwhelming and heart-breaking was how Rachel Notley, the Alberta premier, described the destruction left behind in the wake of a wildfire that continues to rage out of control in northern Alberta. I was very much […]

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Senior Islamic State leader in Iraq, Abu Wahib, ‘killed’ by US airstrike

Former Al-Qaida fighter was killed with three other militants when his vehicle was struck in Rutba, western Iraq A senior Islamic State leader in Iraqs Anbar province has been killed by a coalition airstrike, according to the Pentagon. Abu Wahib and three other Isis militants were killed when their vehicle was struck on 6 May […]

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Panama Papers: full database of offshore companies published online

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists argues public interest in releasing details of 200,000 entities used in tax avoidance schemes A group of investigative journalists has published the names of thousands of offshore companies at the heart of the data on 200,000 entities available on its website on Monday. The files contain basic corporate information about […]

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Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo

(CNN)It’s a time-honored tradition at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York — graduating seniors in small groups don their ceremonial high-collared uniforms and pose for a photo in front of historic Nininger Hall. Their poses are typically stern and stoic, mimicking sepia-toned editions that date back to the 1800s.

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9 of Asia’s most underrated attractions

(CNN)When it comes to amazing tourist attractions, Asia’s got a ton. But for every Angkor Wat or Great Wall of China, hundreds of incredible sites have slipped under the radar for travelers. Some are remote and obscure, others hidden in plain sight in some of Asia’s biggest cities. Its 30 square kilometers, near the Malaysia […]

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