Bob Dole endorses Donald Trump

(CNN)Former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican nominee Bob Dole endorsed Donald Trump for president on Friday, calling for the GOP to unite around Trump in order to defeat Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Dole’s support gives the GOP presumptive nominee the support of another party elder on a day when other top Republicans announced […]

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John Hinckley Jr Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of John Hinckley Jr., who attempted to kill President Ronald Reagan in 1981, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Personal:Birth date: May 29, 1955 Birth place: Ardmore, Oklahoma

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Donald Trump hits back at ‘goofy’ Elizabeth Warren

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday evening to pile criticism on Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who earlier in the week had condemned the presumptive GOP nominee as a racist. Trump began Friday, “I hope corrupt Hillary Clinton chooses goofy Elizabeth Warren as her running mate. I will defeat them both.”

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Report: Trump asks son-in-law to help prepare for White House transition

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump, days after he emerged as the presumptive Republican nominee, has reportedly tasked his son-in-law to work with his campaign and help set up a transition team should he win the White House. Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s husband, will help craft the team, the latest in his efforts to aide his father-in-law’s presidential […]

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Probate lawyers allowed to obtain sample of Prince’s blood judge

A court in Minnesota says DNA might help resolve any future paternity claims as the estate of the multi-millionaire star in settled Lawyers charged with untangling the multimillion-dollar estate of late pop star Prince can get a sample of his blood from the coroner so they can analyse the singers DNA should a paternity claim […]

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IVF: ‘I had the dread feeling that I was part of some greater experiment’

In this extract from her book Avalanche, a love story, Australian author Julia Leigh unflinchingly explores her desire for a baby and the deeply personal pain of her IVF journey The straws of sperm were shipped from one clinic to another. One precious straw was tested for the sperms motility and possible deformations. Under the […]

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Ira Glass: ‘I feel like Im actually sort of scared all the time’

After two decades hosting influential radio show This American Life, Ira Glass reflects on what hes learned about fear, marriage, politics and storytelling Ira Glass is speaking to me ahead of the final four performances of Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Show, the most bizarre live show a radio host has ever put together. […]

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Sydney shrouded in smoke after hazard reduction burns in Blue Mountains

Visibility greatly reduced for drivers in the city as fire service takes advantage of fine weather on Saturday before forecast rain on Sunday Hazard reduction burns in the Blue Mountains, coupled with low overnight temperatures, have left Sydney shrouded in smoke on Saturday morning. Forty controlled hazard reduction burns are scheduled for the next week […]

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Paul Ryan’s stunning comment on Donald Trump

(CNN)Yes, it was nothing short of stunning to watch a sitting speaker of the House go on live television with the express purpose of telling the presumptive presidential nominee of his own party that he is not able to support him at this time. But that’s exactly what Paul Ryan did on Thursday, telling Jake […]

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Universal ‘facing $70m loss’ on The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Fairytale prequel endures disappointing opening weekend and could mark a rare misstep for studio that broke box office records in 2015 The Huntsman: Winters War could lose studio Universal as much as $70m (48m) at the box office, down from initial $20.1m projections). With a high-profile cast led by Chris Hemsworth and featuring Charlize Theron, […]

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