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John Kasich suspends campaign in emotional speechRepublican presidential candidate John Kasich officially ended his bid for the White House in an address from Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday evening — a decision that all but assures Donald Trump’s position as the GOP nominee.


2016-05-04 10:16:15 -0600

Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil townAlberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, ...


2016-05-04 23:27:53 -0600

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rightsA North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights protections and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding. In a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, the Justice Department said federal officials view the state law as violating federal Civil Rights Act protections barring workplace discrimination based on sex. Provisions of the state law directed at transgender state employees violate their anti-discrimination protections, the letter said.


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