President Obama offers a formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton in video [watch]

  Thursday June 09, 2016 – President Obama offered his formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton with a video released Thursday and plans to campaign with the former secretary of state in Wisconsin next week, according to two sources familiar with the plans. The swift endorsement comes after the president met with Sen. Bernie Sanders at the White House earlier Thursday ...

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Suicide Attacks in Baghdad Kill at Least 20

Thursday June 09, 2016 – Several suicide attacks killed more than 20 people Thursday in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, despite the traditional truce for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Thick clouds of black smoke poured from vehicles that caught fire following the explosion of a car bomb in Baghdad’s eastern district of al-Jadida.  Pieces of metal and other debris ...

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25 states now call marijuana “medicine.” Why doesn’t the DEA?

John Kasich signed Ohio’s medical marijuana bill into law yesterday, making it the 25th state (26 counting Washington, D.C.) to allow some form of medical marijuana use. Ohio’s measure is more restrictive than medical marijuana bills in many other states. It does not allow patients to smoke marijuana — they must ingest it orally via edible products, or use a ...

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Seeking to exit on his terms, Bernie Sanders meets with Obama, other Democrats

Bernie Sanders began meeting with President Obama and other leading Democrats in Washington on Thursday, determined to exit the presidential race on his own terms, even as he was being increasingly nudged to focus on party unity. The senator from Vermont came to the White House around 11 a.m. for a meeting with Obama and had an early afternoon get-together ...

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US job openings rise, yet employers cut back on filling them

Wednesday June 08, 2016 – WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in nine months in April but pulled back on filling them, a sign of caution that may reflect concerns about tepid economic growth. Job openings rose 2 percent to 5.8 million, the Labor Department said Wednesday, matching a record high reached in April. Yet hiring ...

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Hillary Clinton Wins California, Claims Historic Victory

Wednesday June 08, 2016 – Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday night after decisive victories in the California, New Jersey and New Mexico primaries, and she quickly appealed to supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont to unite with her against Donald J. Trump. The Associated Press reported early Wednesday that Mrs. Clinton had won California, but ...

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