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Harriet Tubman to be first African-American on U.S. currency

By Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American on the face of U.S. paper currency, and the first woman in more than a century, when she replaces former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Show More Summary

ESPN fires Curt Schilling after latest controversy

ESPN announces it has terminated MLB broadcaster Curt Schilling for conduct that was unacceptable.

Three Michigan officials charged in Flint toxic water crisis

Three Michigan state and local officials were criminally charged on Wednesday in connection with the state attorney general's investigation into dangerous lead levels in Flint's drinking water, a crisis that has fueled widespread public outrage, according to local media reports. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager doesn’t understand Bernie Sanders’ rationale for a delegate fight

Fresh off Hillary Clinton’s victory in the New York Democratic primary, her campaign manager, Robby Mook, says he believes she’ll soon have the magic number of delegates needed to secure the nomination — and doesn’t understand the Sanders campaign vow to take its fight to the convention.

Unconventional #4: Trump’s real magic number; Sanders’ Gary Hart-Ted Kennedy conundrum (and more!)

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks after winning the New York state primary.  (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) Unconventional is Yahoo News’ complete guide to what could be the craziest presidential convention — or conventions — in decades. Here’s what you need to know today. 1. Does Trump really need to win 1,237 delegates?

The new, old Trump brings back ‘Lyin’ Ted’

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, April 20, 2016. The real estate mogul and Republican frontrunner revived his favorite nickname for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at a rally here, repeatedly using it to trash his rival for...Show More Summary

What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far

ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings.

Obama in Saudi Arabia on fence-mending visit

President Barack Obama held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday as he began a two-day visit hoping to ease tensions with the historic US ally. Riyadh and its Sunni Arab Gulf neighbours have bristled at what they see as Washington's tilt towards their regional rival Shiite Iran after Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz debuts new campaign theme: ‘Yes we will’

While taking a shellacking in the New York Republican primary, the Texas senator debuted a new campaign slogan aimed at President Barack Obama — and the general election.

Live updates from the New York primary

Join the Yahoo News team for everything you need to know about New York’s Republican and Democratic primaries. Beginning at 9 p.m. ET, Katie Couric will host live coverage with Matt Bai and Olivier Knox, along with supporters of all five remaining presidential candidates. The live blog - with reporters across New York - will kick off at 6 p.m.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battle for momentum in New York’s Democratic primary

Bill Clinton starkly laid out the stakes for New York’s Democratic presidential primary at an event in the Long Island suburb of Elmont earlier this month. This election in so many ways psychologically is coming down to New York,” he said. Show More Summary

Majority of Americans can't fathom supporting Trump or Clinton (or Cruz)

According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll, 68 percent of registered voters say they couldn’t see themselves supporting Trump, while 58 percent say the same about Clinton. Sixty-one percent of voters surveyed said they couldn’t see themselves backing Cruz.

Obama: Top intel official reviewing secret 9/11 material

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the top-ranking U.S. intelligence official is reviewing classified material in a Sept. 11 report that families of attack victims and some lawmakers are demanding be made public.

Trump and the NY ‘establishment’: If you can’t join ’em, beat ’em

NEW YORK—Donald Trump was having a moment. Dressed in a tuxedo jacket and bow tie, the real estate mogul and former reality television star took the stage at last week’s New York State Republican Gala as the unlikely frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination. Show More Summary

Clinton trips up in the Big Apple. New Yorkers can relate

Clinton, attempting to use the subway. Earlier this month, a little more than two weeks before New York’s Tuesday primary, Hillary Clinton decided to take the subway. “You can tell Hillary hasn’t done the subway in a while since she’s talking to people,” Chuck Ross, a reporter at the Daily Caller, tweeted, nodding to an unspoken rule of silence among New York commuters.

MH17 families mulling lawsuit against Malaysia Airlines

Dozens of families of those killed when a missile shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine two years ago are considering suing the carrier for compensation, their lawyer told AFP Tuesday. All 298 passengers and crew -- the...Show More Summary

New York set to vote, Clinton and Trump tipped to win

New York goes to the polls Tuesday in a pivotal presidential primary tipped to hand Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump victories in the race to clinch the Democratic and Republican tickets to the White House. The former secretary of state,...Show More Summary

Taliban attack Afghan security office in Kabul with bomb, gunfire

By Josh Smith and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants attacked an office of Afghanistan's main security agency with a suicide car bomb and gunfire on Tuesday, killing several people and wounding over 200, in their first assault on the capital since declaring a spring offensive. Show More Summary

Dramatic rescue amid rubble gives Ecuador hope for survivors

Rescuers pull three people out alive Monday after they had been trapped for more than 32 hours.

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