Trump reaches the number of delegates to clinch nomination

Thursday May 26, 2016 – Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party’s unbound ...

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Indonesia Approves Castration for Sex Offenders Who Prey on Children

Thursday May 26, 2016 – JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, signed a decree on Wednesday authorizing chemical castration for convicted child sex offenders and requiring those released on parole to wear electronic monitoring devices. The new punishment comes in response to the brutal gang rape and murder in April of a 14-year-old girl on her way home ...

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Google Announces New Services and Products

Thursday May 26, 2016 – Last week, Google held a conference where the company announced what it has planned for the coming months. Google’s 2016 I/O conference for software developers took place in Mountain View, California. The event was held just a short distance from Google’s headquarters. This year the company talked about combining mobile and search products with new ...

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Weekly jobless claims fell last week

Thursday May 26, 2016 – Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week for the second week in a row, the latest evidence that hiring is likely solid. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 268,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased to 278,500. The figures, along with other recent ...

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VA wrongly declares thousands of veterans dead, stops benefits

Thursday May 26, 2016 – Some 4,000 U.S. military veterans and their families stopped receiving benefits over the past five years after they were wrongly declared dead, the newest in a string of problems to emerge from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA said benefits were mistakenly terminated for 4,201 veterans from 2011 to 2015 but subsequently reinstated. Just ...

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Tornado sweeps across Plains, leaving at least 2 people critically injured

Wednesday May 25, 2016 – Crews are evaluating the damage Wednesday after tornadoes destroyed several homes and left two people critically injured in western Kansas as a series of severe storms swept across the Plains. Meanwhile, one person drowned in central Oklahoma after a vehicle was swept off a road and a 13-year-old boy was found safe in northeastern Arkansas ...

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