Queens man wins $5G in daily state lottery using smartphone app


All you need is a dollar, a dream — and a smart phone. A Queens man is $5,000 richer ater becoming the first person to win a New York daily lottery jackpot from his phone. Cebert Morgan, 33, a Wal-Mart sales associate from Woodhaven, scored the winfall through Jackpocket, a mobile app that lets users buy official lottery tickets on ...

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Janet Jackson pregnant with first child at 49: report


What have you done for me lately? How about a new baby. That’s the way love goes for superstar singer Janet Jackson, who is pregnant with her first child just two weeks shy of her 50th birthday, according to ET. The “Rhythm Nation” singer announced last month that she would be postponing her “Unbreakable” tour, which began in August 2015, ...

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Mitch McConnell Says He’ll Back Donald Trump As The GOP Nominee


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) affirmed on Wednesday that he will support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and urged fellow Republicans to do the same. “I have committed to supporting the nominee chosen by Republican voters, and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee is now on the verge of clinching that nomination,” McConnell said in a statement. “Republicans are ...

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Afeni Shakur, mother of hip-hop legend Tupac, dead at 69


Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who overcame drug addiction and inspired the work of her rap icon son Tupac Shakur before guiding his estate after his murder, has died. She was 69. Marin County sheriff’s deputies and firefighters responded to Shakur’s houseboat in Sausalito, Calif., Monday night after she fell ill and suffered a suspected heart attack, police said. ...

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Ted Cruz Drops Out Of The 2016 Presidential Race


WASHINGTON — Facing an increasingly narrow path to the nomination and failing to thwart Donald Trump’s dominance, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) withdrew from the 2016 presidential race on Tuesday. “Tonight, I’m sorry to say that path has been foreclosed,” Cruz said in a speech Tuesday night in Indianapolis, “but the voters chose another path.” “We are suspending our campaign,” he ...

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Plan C: Third-Party Run A Daunting Task For GOP Establishment


WASHINGTON — Hopes of stopping Donald Trump short of the Republican nomination ahead of this summer’s convention came to a crashing end Tuesday night after Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas dropped out of the race following his loss in Indiana. What hope remains is being channeled into a Plan C: Have another Republican run for office in addition to Trump. Around ...

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Donald Trump Just Won Indiana — And The Republican Nomination


Donald Trump, the real estate magnate and reality television star who has said Mexican immigrants are rapists and has called for banning all Muslims from the U.S., won the Republican primary in the pivotal state of Indiana on Tuesday night. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), his most serious remaining challenger, dropped out. Trump is now the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. ...

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There Is A Hole In Bernie Sanders’ Strategy For Winning The Nomination


Sen. Bernie Sanders’ revamped plan for winning the Democratic presidential nomination suffers from an inconsistency that could complicate the case he makes to party insiders and allied groups. The Vermont independent laid out the admittedly difficult path he plans to follow for the remainder of the primary season in a National Press Club address on Sunday. In many ways, it was a ...

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GOP Senate Hopeful Not Ready To Back Donald Trump Yet


Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.), who is running for Florida’s open Senate seat, said Sunday that he’s not sure whether he would support GOP front-runner Donald Trump in the general election. The congressman was asked whom he would support in the presidential race during a radio interview with AM970 The Answer, which BuzzFeed later highlighted. “I truly don’t know,” Jolly said. “If you’re ...

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Obama Takes Supreme Court Fight To Republican Senators’ Home Turf


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday took the political battle over his pick for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court to the home states of seven Republican senators up for re-election in November. Obama conducted interviews with local television anchors where he argued that Republican senators should hold confirmation hearings and vote on his nomination of appellate ...

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