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Fearing Trump, some Democrats up pressure on Sanders to exit race

Posted 5/13/2016 in National

Pressure is mounting on Bernie Sanders to end his campaign for president, with Democratic Party leaders raising alarms that his continued presence in the race is undermining efforts to beat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump this fall.



Trump, Ryan, pledge to work together

Posted 5/13/2016 in National

Straining to mend their party after months of chaos, Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan declared themselves "totally committed" to working together after a fence-mending personal meeting on Thursday.



2nd website posts auction for gun that killed Trayvon Martin

Posted 5/13/2016 in National

An online gun auction website yanked George Zimmerman's ad to sell the pistol he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, saying it wanted no part in the deal, but a second site offered to post it.



Lawyer: Ex-Speaker Hastert won't appeal conviction, sentence

Posted 5/13/2016 in National

Dennis Hastert's lead attorney says the former U.S. House speaker won't appeal his conviction or 15-month prison term in a hush-money case centered on his sexual abuse of students when he was a high school wrestling coach in Illinois decades ago.



Navy officer fired over Iran's detention of 10 sailors

Posted 5/13/2016 in National

The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours.



Pistol used in Trayvon Martin shooting to be auctioned

Posted 5/12/2016 in National

The pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin is going up for auction online.



DHS released nearly 20,000 criminal immigrants last year

Posted 5/12/2016 in National

The U.S. tried repeatedly to deport Jean Jacques, an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally, but his native Haiti wouldn't take him back after he served more than a decade in a state prison for attempted murder and committed multiple parole violations.



What's in Trump's returns? A look at how he plays tax game

Posted 5/12/2016 in National

Donald Trump told The Associated Press this week "there's nothing to learn" from all those income tax returns he won't release until an ongoing audit wraps up.



Clinton on track despite sound defeat by Sanders in WV

Posted 5/12/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders has won his 19th state, only four short of Hillary Clinton's tally, but that's not the gap that counts.



When Zika hits, a push for birth control and abortion?

Posted 5/12/2016 in National

There's little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects -- and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.



After news that arson caused blast, Texas town faces new questions

Posted 5/12/2016 in National

One question has lingered in the Central Texas farming town of West since a fertilizer plant caught fire in 2013 and exploded, killing 15 people and damaging at least $100 million in property: What caused the blaze?



FDA to re-evaluate definition of 'healthy'

Posted 5/11/2016 in National

The Food and Drug Administration will re-evaluate its definition of "healthy," which could eventually change how a range of foods are marketed.



Counseling group cancels conference to target Tenn. law

Posted 5/11/2016 in National

By canceling its conference in Tennessee next year, the American Counseling Association wants to put other states on notice that new LGBT laws can carry consequences, the group's leader said.



Debate over transgender bathroom access spreads nationwide

Posted 5/11/2016 in National

There was a showdown in Houston last fall. This spring, North Carolina became the battleground. By now, confrontations have flared across the country over whether to protect or curtail the right of transgender people to use public restrooms in accordance with their gender identity.



Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

Posted 5/11/2016 in National

Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes teaching tolerance to address this "serious public health problem."



Trump narrows down his vice president list

Posted 5/11/2016 in National

Shifting swiftly to the general election, Donald Trump says he's narrowed his list of potential running mates to "five or six" people and is leaning against accepting public money to finance a fall campaign against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.



London mayor slams Trump's 'ignorant' view of Islam

Posted 5/11/2016 in National

London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday slammed Donald Trump's "ignorant" view of Islam, after the Republican presidential contender suggested Khan could be exempted from a proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.



Sanders' latest win makes up little ground

Posted 5/11/2016 in National

White House dreams fading, Bernie Sanders added another state to his tally against Hillary Clinton with a win in West Virginia on Tuesday -- a victory that will do little to slow the former secretary of state's steady march toward the Democratic presidential nomination.



Ryan's hometown says he's doing the 'best he can' on Trump

Posted 5/11/2016 in National

As House Speaker Paul Ryan walks a fine line on Donald Trump -- withholding his support, at least for now -- some voters back home in his congressional district applaud his effort for the greater good of the GOP.



Facebook says no evidence conservative stories suppressed

Posted 5/11/2016 in National

A Facebook official says the company has found no evidence to back up allegations that Facebook contractors suppressed stories of interest to conservatives in its "Trending" section.



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