Wasserman Schultz fights to keep her job

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is fighting to stay on as head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) amid a roiling debate within her party about whether she should step aside before the Democratic National Convention in July. Wasserman Schultz’s future as DNC chairwoman was called into question late Tuesday after The Hill reported that senators have privately discussed whether […]

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Clinton: Trump wanted to profit off ‘people’s misery’

Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton ripped into Donald Trump on Tuesday night for the presumptive GOP nominee’s past remarks indicating he looked forward to the housing market crash in 2008. “Donald Trump thought he could make money off of people’s misery,” Clinton said to boos during a rally in Riverside, Calif., where she unloaded on the outspoken businessman’s recently unearthed comments. “He […]

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New Taliban chief Akhundzada a scholar, not a soldier

Religious scholar Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, named Wednesday as the Afghan Taliban’s new leader, was a senior judge during the insurgent group’s five-year rule over Afghanistan and issued many of its harsh verdicts. Believed to be aged in his fifties, he hails from Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar like both his former boss — Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was killed in […]

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How Apple Plans to Beef Up Security on Its Devices

Apple, which has resisted pressure from U.S. law enforcement to unlock encrypted iPhones, this month rehired a top expert in practical cryptography to bring more powerful security features to a wide range of consumer products. Jon Callas, who co-founded several well-respected secure communications companies including PGP Corp, Silent Circle and Blackphone, rejoined Apple in May, an Apple spokesman said. Callas […]

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Dems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz

Democrats on Capitol Hill are discussing whether Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz should step down as Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman before the party’s national convention in July. Democrats backing likely presidential nominee Hillary Clinton worry Wasserman Schultz has become too divisive a figure to unify the party in 2016, which they say is crucial to defeating presumptive GOP nominee Donald […]

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U.S. House speaker Ryan says he is not yet ready to endorse Trump

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday continued to withhold his support from Donald Trump for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, saying he is not ready to endorse the political neophyte who has never held elected office. Ryan, the nation’s top elected Republican, brushed aside reports that he was ready to endorse Trump, during a meeting with reporters in the […]

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Clinton: Trump could ‘bankrupt America’ like his companies

Hillary Clinton said Monday that Donald Trump’s economic policies would lead to lower wages, fewer jobs and more debt — warning unionized workers that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee could “bankrupt America like he’s bankrupted his companies.” “Ask yourself,” the likely Democratic nominee told thousands at the Service Employees International Union international convention in Detroit, “how can anybody lose money […]

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IS attacks undermine Iraqi state in war weary capital

Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many, particularly the country’s Shiites, angered by political disarray and the continual pounding of the capital, Baghdad, by militants’ bombings. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi triumphantly announced the beginning of operations to retake the IS-held city Fallujah, promising over the weekend that […]

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