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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, May 2, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Donald Trump takes a major step toward sewing up the GOP presidential nomination.


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U.S. death in Iraq highlights ‘enduring’ ISIS war debatePresident Obama’s undeclared but escalating war against the Islamic State terror group suffered its third American combat casualty on Tuesday, a U.S. Navy SEAL, as the White House wrestled with renewed questions about the likely scope and duration of the conflict.


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US Secretary of State John Kerry answers a question on Syria while speaking in the briefing room of the State Department on May 3, 2016 in Washington, DCUS Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of "repercussions" if his regime flouts a new ceasefire being negotiated with Moscow for the battered city of Aleppo. A February 27 truce between the Syrian regime and non-jihadist rebels raised hopes for efforts to resolve the five-year conflict. "If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions and one of them may be the total destruction of the ceasefire and they go back to war," Kerry told reporters.


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