Russell Brand steps into UK election with Miliband interview
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Russell Brand steps into UK election with Miliband interview

LONDON (AP) — Russell Brand doesn’t vote, but his interview with opposition leader Ed Miliband has enlivened a staid, stage-managed British election campaign. The bawdy comedian turned anti-capitalist campaigner conducted the interview at his London loft and released an edited version Wednesday on his YouTube channel, which has more than 1 million subscribers. In the … Continue reading

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to run for president
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to run for president

  MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his plans to seek the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, presenting a liberal challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sanders, an independent who describes himself as a “democratic socialist,” will follow a statement with a major campaign kickoff in his home state in several … Continue reading

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general
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Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official. Speaking before family members, Justice Department lawyers and supporters, Lynch said her confirmation as attorney general showed that “we can do anything” and pledged that the agency … Continue reading

Pakistan expresses shock over deaths of US, Italian hostage
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Pakistan expresses shock over deaths of US, Italian hostage

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has expressed “shock and sorrow” over the inadvertent deaths of an American and an Italian hostage held by al-Qaida in a U.S. drone strike in January near the Afghan border. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended Pakistan’s condolences in a statement Friday, saying the deaths of hostages Warren Weinstein and Giovanni … Continue reading

Sudan’s al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote
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Sudan’s al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced Monday, April 27, 2015, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies. The head of the Election Commission, Mokhtar al-Assam, announced the results to reporters. He said turnout was 46.4 … Continue reading

2016 Presidential Candidates are Serial Name-Droppers
Celebrities / Politics

2016 Presidential Candidates are Serial Name-Droppers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it gilt by association: The 2016 presidential hopefuls have become serial name-droppers, hoping to boost their own appeal by borrowing the luster of others. They’re sprinkling their speeches, interviews and tweets with mentions of everyone from the old standby, Ronald Reagan, to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., rapper Nicki … Continue reading

House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks
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House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Thursday, April 23, encouraging private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem. The bill grants protection from liability for companies that share information and follow certain procedures. Companies have been reluctant to share internal data about cyberattacks for … Continue reading