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Bernie Sanders Doubles Down On Support for Law That Protects Gun Sellers From Lawsuits

Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who continues to support a law shielding gun and ammunition sellers from civil …

Guns

On this day in 1920, Democrats nominated Ohio Gov James Cox for president. You likely know the VP nominee better tho. http://t.co/lgMufzJMkD

Seven Alternative Press-Containment Strategies for Hillary Clinton

Journeyman presidential candidate Hillary Clinton literally roped off the press during a Fourth of July parade in New Hampshire over the …

Hillary Clinton

Grrrrrrr http://t.co/bNPRVzERnq

Bernie Sanders says he'd raise taxes

Washington (CNN) —Bernie Sanders says America's wealthiest individuals and large corporations would face tax hikes if he's elected president.

The Vermont senator who's closed the gap on Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race said Sunday he'd use that money to pay for infrastructure, job …

Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton to do first national TV interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar

Washington (CNN) —Hillary Clinton on Tuesday will give the first nationally televised interview of her presidential campaign to CNN senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar.

The Democratic front-runner has largely stayed away from the press, only occasionally taking questions from reporters and …

TV

Rep. Steve ScaliseさんはTwitterを使っています

Nancy Reagan, have a wonderful birthday! pic.twitter.com/6oXWsxCL6G

Veteran Hotline Tries to Survive Without Pentagon Funds

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — In a row of beige cubicles in a suburban office park, a hulking former Army sergeant hunched over his phone next to a photo taken in Afghanistan, a few days before he was hurt by a roadside bomb.

“Look, man, sometimes you’re dealt a raw deal and you’ve got to play it,” the former …

Military

New York Times OTDさんはTwitterを使っています

#OTD - July 6th 1920. James M. Cox is nominated for President on 44th ballot. #nytimes pic.twitter.com/YSA2AiSk8E

Ballot

Bernie Sanders Responds To Attacks For Being Too Liberal To Win Democratic Primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders responded to Claire McCaskill's shot at him for being "too liberal to win" the Democratic presidential primary race and Jake …

Bernie Sanders

NMAH | Peters Prints

American U. alum killed on Metro - The Washington Post

- Police are seeking 18-year-old Jasper Spires on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the death of 24-year-old American University graduate, Kevin Sutherland. ()

- Police are seeking 18-year-old Jasper Spires on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the death of 24-year-old …

Alum

Ted Cruz's favorite talking point: money

Pierson, Iowa (CNN) —Ted Cruz has raised a lot of money -- and he wants you to know it.

Standing in front of hay bales and before Iowans picnicking in lawn chairs, the presidential candidate recently ended 25 minutes of remarks here the same way he usually does.

"With one week to go in our first …

Ted Cruz

At least 28 people killed in attacks in Nigeria

Jos, Nigeria (CNN) —A series of blasts, including one inside a church, are reported to have killed at least 28 people in Nigeria, where the military is battling the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

The heaviest death toll was in Jos, in central Nigeria, where two deadly explosions struck late …

Nigeria

Fidel Castro meets with cheese experts in rare appearance, state media reports

(CNN) —It's rare for Fidel Castro to appear in public. But the 88-year-old former Cuban President recently said cheese -- literally -- as state media cameras snapped his photo.

State media published video and photos Friday of Castro, describing him discussing food production and climate change at a …

Fidel Castro

Beijing issues travel warning after Turkey protests target Chinese

Beijing (CNN) —China's embassy in Turkey has issued a travel warning to its citizens after some tourists were "attacked and harassed" during anti-Chinese protests in Istanbul.

The Chinese and Turkish governments are at odds over China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic group …

Asia

Greece swaps finance minister to help bailout talks

London (CNN) —Greece has replaced its finance minister in a bid to smooth talks on a new international rescue.

The country's chief bailout negotiator, Euclid Tsakalotos, was appointed to the post Monday after Yanis Varoufakis resigned.

Varoufakis had become a lightning rod in Greece's talks with …

Greece

Gruesome weekend for Chicago leaves city, police chief reeling

(CNN) —When a city has seven killings in two days, including the death of a 7-year-old boy, something is systemically wrong.

That's what Chicago's police chief said after a spate of bloodshed that tormented the city over the weekend.

"We need to repair a broken system," Police Superintendent Garry …

Policing

Scott Walker’s wife, toughened by life, is ready for fires of a campaign - The Washington Post

WAUWATOSA, Wis. — Tonette Tarantino’s year of sorrow came when she was only 30. First she lost the grandmother who helped raise her, like a second mother. Weeks later her brother, her only sibling, died of bone cancer. Then her husband died of kidney failure.

Now, as Tonette Walker, the wife of …

Scott Walker

Man Killed In Calais Firework Accident

A fireworks accident at a house party in Calais killed 22-year-old Devon Staples Saturday night.

“Happy. He was fun to be around. Definitely life of …

Calais