Hillary Clinton Mocks Trump, And Herself, On ‘SNL’


Hillary Clinton appeared on “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday, and used it as an opportunity to mock Donald Trump and to make fun of her own reticence on issues like marriage equality and the Keystone XL pipeline. In a standard “SNL” setup, the show’s fake Clinton, played by Kate McKinnon, came face to face with the real thing. The former ...

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Chris Christie Raps Donald Trump As ‘Painfully Naive’ About Syria


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) called Donald Trump’s position on Syria “painfully naive” on Sunday, slamming him for welcoming Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intervention in that country. Christie suggested on ABC’s “This Week” that Trump’s apparent support for Russian airstrikes amounted to “agreeing with Barack Obama.” “Only Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could mess up this foreign policy that badly,” ...

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A Conundrum for Jeb Bush: How to Use George W.


GREENVILLE, S.C. — With Jeb Bushstruggling to connect with some Republican activists, his campaign has begun exploring whether to bring in the person it thinks may be best equipped to give him a boost with skeptical conservatives: his brotherGeorge W. Bush. The 43rd president is a very popular figure among Republican voters and could deliver a needed jolt to his ...

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Global Poverty Will Hit New Low This Year, World Bank Says

Wounds on a Talibe student's knees as conditions at his local school, called a Daaras, are not sanitary, creating a health risk to him and other students, in Guediawaye, a suburb on the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal, Monday, April 20, 2015.Human Rights Watch and a coalition of 40 organizations in Senegal are calling on the government and police to enforce laws adopted nearly a decade ago that prohibit forcing children to beg. The groups issued a report Monday that said more than 30,000 Muslim boys who are sent to Quranic schools in Dakar region are exploited by teachers and forced to beg for food and money. (AP Photo/Jane Hahn)

Less than 10 percent of the world’s population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015, the World Bank forecast on Sunday. The Washington-based institution’s latest projections expect the number of people who survive on $1.90 a day to drop from 12.8 percent of the human population in 2012 to 9.6 percent this year. That means 702 million people ...

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EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting district count


The de Blasio administration has joined a Supreme Court fight that could change the way voting districts are carved up to exclude residents like immigrants and felons from the population count, the Daily News has learned. If successful, Evenwel vs. Abbott would dramatically change the political landscape in immigrant-rich communities like New York, because it would draw districts to include ...

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Mass. high school students suspended over racist texts mocking black class president


Six Massachusetts high school students were suspended after they allegedly sent racist text messages in a group chat mocking their newly elected black senior class president. The Lowell High School students used the N-word, referred to lynching and joked about rallying to “rule out blacks” to make their school “great again” in their conversation after 18-year-old Anye Nkimbeng was voted ...

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Bernie Sanders Doubles Down On Gun Control


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) doubled down on his support for tighter gun control legislation on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting at an Oregon community college.  “The president is right. Condolences are not enough,” Sanders said in an interview withMSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Thursday. “We’ve got to do something … We need sensible gun control legislation.” Sanders, a Democratic ...

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Hillary Clinton Earns Backing Of Nation’s Largest Union


WASHINGTON — The National Education Association, the nation’s largest union, endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday. The union’s campaign arm had indicated that it was recommending the endorsement earlier this week, as Politico first reported. Members of the 3-million-strong union who support Clinton’s main rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have already protested the move, ...

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Obama Accuses Russia Of Strengthening ISIS


NEW YORK — President Barack Obama on Friday criticized Russia’s recent airstrikes over the Syrian city of Homs as a dead-end strategy that will ultimately empower the Islamic State militant group. Speaking from the White House, Obama accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of failing to differentiate between Islamic State extremists and moderate groups who oppose the regime of Syrian President ...

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Obama On Budget Talks: ‘We’re Not Going To Negotiate’ On Debt Limit


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday that he will not negotiate an increase in the debt ceiling as part of budget talks with Congress. “When it comes to the debt ceiling, we’re not going back there,” the president said at a news conference at the White House. Obama and congressional leaders are in the middle of budget negotiations for ...

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SEE IT: Cleveland police chief makes emotional plea for senseless violence to stop after baby is killed in drive-by shooting


“Enough is enough.” Cleveland’s chief of police made an emotional plea Thursday for the senseless violence to stop, hours after a 5-month-old baby girl was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting. Little Aavielle Wakefield was in a car with her mother and grandmother when she was struck in the chest. In addition, a 5-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy were ...

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Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio still at odds over MTA funding


Both Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio dug into their positions Friday over who should plug the $9.8 billion shortfall in the MTA’s $30 billion five-year capital plan. When asked on NY1 if there was any progress in negotiations, “the short answer is no,” said Cuomo, who added he spoke with the mayor on Thursday. Mayoral aides have discussed upping ...

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