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Ukraine marks 30 years since 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Posted 4/26/2016 in National

With flowers, candles and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world's worst nuclear disaster.



In Trump, Alabama Sen. Sessions finds political kindred spirit

Posted 4/25/2016 in National

Donald Trump and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions would seem to have little in common.



Muslims for Trump, though few, see past rhetoric, bluster

Posted 4/25/2016 in National

As a Donald Trump supporter, Nedal Tamer feels he's in the minority among Muslim-Americans, comfortable with his choice yet somewhat confounded that he doesn't have more company.



White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

Posted 4/25/2016 in National

The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.



How early is too early for word that tornadoes may come?

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

Meteorologists are finding something much tougher to forecast than a stormy atmosphere: the human mind.



Obama says North Carolina law should be overturned

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

President Barack Obama called Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBT people.



Trump's cries of 'rigged' system shift blame for his losses

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

Donald Trump keeps hammering away at Republican insiders even as campaign aides are gingerly courting those same officials.



Probe of Prince's sudden death to 'leave no stone unturned'

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in their athleticism.



Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home at 57

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57.



Prince, Haggard, Bowie, White, Frey: Lousy year for music

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

It's only April and already 2016 is a terrible year for music.



Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20 a deeply symbolic move

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

Growing up in Oklahoma, Becky Hobbs noticed some of her Cherokee elders wouldn't even touch a $20 bill because they so despised Andrew Jackson. To this day, the 66-year-old songwriter pokes him in the face whenever she gets one.



Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov't interests

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

It's not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an Associated Press review found.



Oprah rejoices as Harriet Tubman selected

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

"I love it," Oprah Winfrey shouted, pumping her fist in the air.



Trump's Twitter provokes huge following, trouble

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

Donald Trump says there's genius in his tweets, but his wife wishes he would stop.



Trump team tells GOP he has been 'projecting an image'

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

Donald Trump's chief lieutenants told skeptical Republican leaders Thursday that the GOP front-runner has been "projecting an image" so far in the 2016 primary season and "the part that he's been playing is now evolving" in a way that will improve his standing among general election voters.



Historic makeover: Harriet Tubman to be face on $20 bill

Posted 4/21/2016 in National

U.S. paper money is getting a historic makeover.



Study: Warming giving type of weather we prefer -- for now

Posted 4/21/2016 in National

Global warming has mostly made the weather more pleasant for Americans over the last 40 years, which may explain why much of the public doesn't rank climate change as big a threat as do scientists and the rest of the world, a new study suggests.



A decade later, cops plead guilty in Katrina bridge shooting

Posted 4/21/2016 in National

Five former New Orleans police officers pleaded guilty Wednesday in deadly shootings in the days following Hurricane Katrina, abruptly ending a decade-old case that tainted an already scandal-plagued police force and reawakened memories of the chaos and devastation from the catastrophic 2005 storm.



Clinton on brink of Democratic nomination, Trump strengthens path

Posted 4/20/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton emerged from New York's presidential primary closer to clinching the Democratic nomination and becoming the first woman to reach that milestone.



Fidel Castro gives rare speech saying he will soon die

Posted 4/20/2016 in National

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech on Tuesday to the Communist Party he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he would soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive.



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