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Pop icon Prince dies

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Obituary | Pop legend Prince—best known for his flamboyant style, both on and off stage—has died at age 57. The singer’s publicist said he died at his home in…

Midday Roundup: Feds dig up longest drug smuggling tunnel yet

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Newsworthy | Subterranean smuggling. U.S. officials have discovered a nearly half-mile-long underground drug tunnel—the longest ever found—connecting Tijuana, Mexico,

Trump, Clinton snare wins in New York

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Campaign 2016 | Tonight’s victories propel the presidential front-runners closer to their parties’ respective nominations

Midday Roundup: New Yorkers vote in primary today

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Newsworthy | Casting ballots. Voters in New York are lining up at polling places across the state to cast ballots in the Democratic and Republican presidential…

Crews in Japan search for earthquake survivors

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Disaster | Rescue crews in Japan are scrambling to find about 100 people thought trapped in rubble from two earthquakes that rattled the southwestern island of Kyushu…

Midday Roundup: CDC confirms Zika causes microcephaly

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Newsworthy | Zika link. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed the link between the Zika virus and severe birth defects. While…

Midday Roundup: Danes arrest four suspected ISIS recruits

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Newsworthy | Terror recruits. Police in Denmark arrested four men today suspected of being Islamic State (ISIS) recruits. After taking the men into custody, investigators…

Midday Roundup: New tax rules nix big pharma merger

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Newsworthy | Big pharma breakup. Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Allergan canceled their much anticipated $160 billion merger today after the Obama administration…

Midday Roundup: Trump’s latest abortion gaffe alarms pro-lifers

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Newsworthy | Flip-flop. Donald Trump raised alarm among pro-life advocates Wednesday when he said women who sought abortions should be punished if the procedure is…

Midday Roundup: GOP rivals backpedal on support for eventual nominee

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Newsworthy | Bad blood? All three men vying for the Republican presidential nomination said last night they weren’t sure they could support the party’s candidate in…

Midday Roundup: EgyptAir hijacking ends peacefully

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Newsworthy | Extreme domestic dispute. A man who claimed to be wearing a suicide vest hijacked an EgyptAir passenger plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo this morning and…

Capitol shooting suspect known to officers

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Shooting | UPDATE: Capitol Police shot a man today after he pulled a weapon at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Initial reports that a police officer was injured…

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