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Hillary Clinton: ‘I will be the nominee’

Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the outcome of the Democratic presidential nomination is certain and that she will prevail. “I will be the nominee for my party,” she said during an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. Vermont Sen. Bernie...Show More Summary

CBS newsman Morley Safer, recently retired, dead at age 84

By Bill Trott (Reuters) - - Television journalist Morley Safer, who made his reputation as a Vietnam War correspondent for CBS and then became a mainstay on the network's "60 Minutes" show for 46 years, has died at age 84, a few days after his retirement, the network announced on Thursday. Show More Summary

The argument Clinton shouldn’t make

Hillary Clinton embraces her husband, Bill, on the night of the Pennsylvania primary. In case you were wondering what Bill Clinton’s pet cause might be in his wife’s administration — the way recent first spouses have spoken out against...Show More Summary

EgyptAir says flight from Paris to Cairo missing

(Reuters) - National carrier EgyptAir said on Thursday a flight from Paris to Cairo had disappeared from radar before entering Egyptian airspace. "An official source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804, which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST), heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar," the airline said on its Twitter account. Show More Summary

After conservative meet, Zuckerberg says Facebook open to 'all ideas'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says conservatives are an important part of the social network after a meeting aimed at defusing concerns it is politically biased. "We've built Facebook to be a platform for all ideas," Zuckerberg said...Show More Summary

Facebook's CEO meets with conservatives on reported bias

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives.

Unconventional #15: How Democrats — not Republicans — could wind up with this year’s most chaotic convention (and more!)

After the melee in Nevada, Philadelphia may not be so sunny for the Democratic convention; Romney's abiding disdain for Trump; Trump Veepwatch: Jan Brewer; more.

Over 200 families feared buried by landslides in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Red Cross says rescuers are searching for survivors in three villages.

Chibok girl rescue raises hopes for others held by Boko Haram

One of 219 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram Islamists for more than two years has been found, the military and activists said Wednesday, the first rescue that has raised hopes for those still being held. Amina Ali was discovered...Show More Summary

USGS: Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes western Ecuador

By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) - Two earthquakes struck Ecuador's coast on Wednesday, leading to one death and light damage in the same region where a magnitude 7.8 tremor killed more than 650 people last month. Wednesday's tremors, measuring 6.7 and 6.8 in magnitude, according to the U.S. Show More Summary

Chinese jets conduct 'unsafe' intercept of US spy plane: Pentagon

Two Chinese fighters have conducted an "unsafe" intercept of a US spy plane in international air space over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Wednesday. "The Department of Defense is reviewing a May 17 intercept of a US maritime...Show More Summary

Bob Graham: 9/11 support goes to the top of Saudi government

On Wednesday, former Florida Sen. Bob Graham joined Yahoo Guest Anchor Stephanie Sy to discuss the 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission report he believes should be declassified.

USGS: Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes western Ecuador

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck western Ecuador early on Wednesday, the U.S. Geographical Survey said. The quake's epicentre was 58 km south (36 miles) of Esmeraldas at a depth of 10 km. A destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement. Show More Summary

Sanders wins Democratic primary in Oregon

The win adds to his run of successes in the end stage of the primaries, but it won't do much to slow Clinton's march toward the nomination.

Bathroom bill supporters police public restrooms

A video of a woman’s tirade against Target’s inclusive bathroom policy went viral Tuesday, highlighting recent protests by supporters of restrictive bathroom laws.

Travelers sound off on nightmarish lines at Chicago airports

Over the past few days, hundreds of travelers have missed flights out of the Windy City, as security is proving inadequate to handle the volume of passengers.

Prince’s best friend could be key in death investigation

According to a search warrant, detectives interviewed Kirk A. Johnson — a former Prince drummer and current manager of the singer’s Paisley Park estate — following the performer’s unexpected death last month. The court document, obtained...Show More Summary

Donald Trump, dismissive of campaign pollsters, hired his own

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee who long dismissed the usefulness of campaign pollsters, has hired pollster Tony Fabrizio. Fabrizio’s hiring is part of a broader Trump campaign effort to professionalize its operations in order to prepare for a general election campaign against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Mexican president proposes legalizing gay marriage

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed to legalize same-sex marriage in Mexico on Tuesday, a move that would enshrine on a national level a Supreme Court ruling last year that it was unconstitutional for states to bar such couples from wedding.

Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia's government for damages, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto. Show More Summary

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