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The world's 2 biggest terror groups are gearing up to battle each other in Syria

Experts have been warning for a while now that Al Qaeda is still very much a presence as a jihadist group, posing perhaps an even bigger long-term threat than ISIS. And now, Al Qaeda is planning to challenge ISIS in its stronghold —Show More Summary

Wealthy GOP donor: 'If it is Trump vs. Clinton, I will be voting for Hillary'

Some wealthy Republican donors appear to be having a tough time getting behind Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Despite the fact the presumptive GOP nominee has obliterated his challengers during a raucous primary season, garnered...Show More Summary

There's a 'secondary conflict' brewing in northern Syria that 'could easily spin out of control'

Two Syrian Kurds were shot dead by a former member of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) last weekend, in what the executioner said was a response to an incident last month in which the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) killed around 50...Show More Summary

Donald Trump explains why Republicans lose elections

In an extensive interview with The New York Times, Donald Trump pondered his own success within the Republican Party, musing that he was able to gain support by eschewing the party's obsession with ideology. Trump suggested that hisShow More Summary

There is less than a 20% chance of a Brexit — says the only person who was right about the UK General Election

The probability of Britain voting to leave the European Union on June 23 is currently less than 20%, according to polling analyst Matt Singh. Singh, the polling analyst behind Number Cruncher Politics (NCP), said in his latest blog post...Show More Summary

'Unhinged': Hillary Clinton campaign chair blasts Donald Trump's foreign-policy pronouncements

The chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign blasted Donald Trump's Friday comments on foreign policy, calling him "unhinged" and casting him as unfit fit to be president. In interviews on Friday morning, Trump criticizedShow More Summary

ANDREW SULLIVAN: I think Trump might win

Political commentator and New York Magazine editor Andrew Sullivan is more bullish than many other experts of Donald Trump's chances this November. Sullivan told Slate's Jacob Weisberg that he thinks Trump, the presumed Republican nominee...Show More Summary

MARK CUBAN: I'd 'absolutely' consider being Hillary Clinton's vice president

Mark Cuban told NBC's Chuck Todd in a "Meet the Press" interview set to air Sunday that he would "absolutely" consider being Hillary Clinton's running mate. In a clip from the interview released Friday, Todd mentioned that Cuban has previously joked about being willing to serve on Clinton's ticket as long as he could "throw bombs" at Trump. Show More Summary

Donald Trump is trying out a new nickname for Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump tried out a new nickname for Hillary Clinton during a speech at the National Rifle Association on Friday — "Heartless Hillary" — while attacking her on the issue of guns. The NRA endorsed Trump for president Friday. In a...Show More Summary

10 people who may be on Donald Trump’s 'short list' for vice president

? Donald Trump's campaign team revealed that the presumptive nominee has a "short list" of possible picks to be his vice president.  Here are the names that political insiders and media outlets have been floating around. Produced by Lamar Salter and Allan Smith. Follow BI Video On Twitter   Join the conversation about this story »

The world in photos this week

A selection of photos from some of the biggest news that you might have missed this week. A demonstrator is blocked by Bolivarian National police during an anti-government march to the headquarters of the national electoral body, CNE,...Show More Summary

Mexico agrees to extradite 'El Chapo' Guzmán to the US

The Mexican government announced on Friday that it had approved the extradition of Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, which had been requested by the US government last year. According to the Mexican foreign-relations secretariat's...Show More Summary

A new plan to address the explosion in overdoses from legal drugs reveals one big flaw in our approach

On Thursday, health insurance giant Cigna announced it was taking major steps to prevent and treat addiction. While the company is specifically targeting addiction to opioid painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin — it highlights a far...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton says this is the most important personality trait a person can have

Hillary Clinton believes that resilience — the capacity to adapt to change with confidence — is the most important personality trait a person can have. "My mother had a painful childhood," the Democratic presidential candidate wrote on Quora this week. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's account just tweeted an incredibly poorly designed chart

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton's campaign attempted to make an interesting point about gun regulations on Friday. It ended up tweeting out an incredibly poorly designed and ultimately confusing chart. The chart appears to be based on the idea of a Venn diagram, a very common chart used to illustrate the overlap between two sets. Show More Summary

A 2-in-1 mansion belonging to a former World Bank vice president is back on the market for $8 million

A Washington, DC, mansion belonging to Moeen Qureshi — former interim Prime Minister of Pakistan and a former vice president of the World Bank — is back on the market. The home, which Qureshi originally purchased as two separate properties and combined into one, has been on and off the market at various listing prices for years. Show More Summary

The new Anthony Weiner doc is an incredibly revealing look at his public meltdown

Anthony Weiner watches in horror from his living room as a TV news report shows him flipping off a reporter. His wife, Huma Abedin, sits in the dining room eating a slice of pizza, trying to ignore it all. The moment is caught on camera...Show More Summary

The US-led coalition is dropping these leaflets on ISIS' capital in Syria to 'mess with them'

The US-led coalition has begun a new "mess-with-them" campaign that involves dropping leaflets on ISIS' de-facto capital of Raqqa, Syria, urging residents to leave the city, The Daily Beast's Nancy Youssef reported on Friday. “The time….has arrived. Show More Summary

'He's expressing his opinion': Ben Carson defends Trump's rush to judgment on EgyptAir crash

Ben Carson came to the defense of Donald Trump during a Fox News interview Friday, after the presumptive Republican nominee took some heat for proclaiming that he could "practically guarantee" what happened to the EgyptAir plane that...Show More Summary

The way drugs are classified tells you all you need to know about the War on Drugs

In April, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released a letter to lawmakers saying it would review marijuana's classification as a Schedule I drug, considered the "most dangerous class" of substances. Marijuana was classified...Show More Summary

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