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Donald Trump and Paul Ryan to meet amid escalating tensionsPresumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan will meet next week to clear the air and possibly unify the divided party. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Fox News’ Sean Hannity about the scheduled meeting just hours after Ryan — the nation’s highest-ranking Republican — revealed Thursday that he was not ready to endorse Trump’s White House run at this time. “Both Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are meeting next week to talk about these things,” Priebus said to the Fox News host.


2016-05-06 09:20:38 -0600

A Canadian Joint Operations Command aerial photo shows wildfires in Fort McMurray Alberta CanadaCONKLIN/LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (Reuters) - The 88,000 residents who fled a wildfire that has ravaged the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray in Alberta will not be able to return home anytime soon, officials warned on Thursday, even as the inferno edged slowly south. The out-of-control blaze has consumed entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray in Canada’s energy heartland and officials warn its spread now threatens two oil sands sites south of the city. “The damage to the community of Fort McMurray is extensive and the city is not safe for residents,” said Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in a press briefing late Thursday, as those stranded in camps and on the roadside to the north of the city clamored for answers.


2016-05-06 00:07:33 -0600

In this photo taken on Thursday, May 5, 2016, Abdul Rasheed, 9, front, and Shoaib Ahmed, 13, lie in a bed at a hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan. The boys are normal active children during the day. But once the sun goes down, they both lapse into a vegetative state — unable to move or talk. Dr. Javed Akram, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he had no idea what was causing the symptoms. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)ISLAMABAD (AP) — The two brothers have come to be known as the "solar kids" and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors.


2016-05-06 05:27:46 -0600