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Hillary Clinton on Track to Raise Record $45 Million in First Quarter

She beat President Obama’s 2011 record Hillary Clinton’s campaign is on track to raise more than $45 million in the first quarter of the primary race, a Clinton official said Wednesday, far outpacing her Democratic opponents and breaking President Obama’s previous first-quarter fundraising record of $41.9 million in 2011. For much of the past 11 weeks, Clinton has spent her […]

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(FILES)-- A file of a screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has threatened Cameroon in a message on the video-sharing site YouTube, warning that the same fate would befall the country as neighbouring Nigeria. The video, which was posted on January 5, 2015, is directly addressed to Cameroon's President Paul Biya after repeated fighting between militants and troops in the country's far north. "Oh Paul Biya, if you don't stop this, your evil plot, you will taste what has befallen Nigeria... Your troops cannot do anything to us," Shekau said in Arabic. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM  = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS =-/AFP/Getty Images

Boko Haram Kills 97 People Praying in Mosques in Nigeria

Boko Haram often defiles mosques where it believes clerics espouse too moderate a form of Islam (MAIDUGURI, Nigeria) — A government official and a self-defense fighter say Boko Haram extremists have gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in northeastern Nigeria. They say the attack Wednesday night on the town of Kukawa came as people were praying ahead of […]

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08:  Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks during the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, iOS 9 and Apple Music during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Music Is Cheaper Depending on Where You Live

Apple wants to make its service competitive with other apps available on Android Apple Music may cost about $10 per month in the United States, but that’s not the case everywhere. The music streaming service, which rolls out in more than 100 countries this week, is considerably cheaper in parts of Asia and South America. In India, a subscription will […]

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 02:  Former Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry addresses the National Press Club Luncheon July 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Perry began his speech about how African-Americans should support him and the GOP by recounting the racially-motivated 1916 lynching of Jesse Washington in Waco, Texas, and how far Texas and the nation had come since that time.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rick Perry Addresses Republicans’ Legacy on Race

“For too long, we Republicans have been content to lose the black vote because we found we didn’t need it to win” The speech was billed an address on the economy. But by the time he finished, it was clear that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was here to talk about race. About a lynching of a black man that […]

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070527-N-3642E-140 Washington, D.C. (Sept 27, 2007) - Senator James Webb, (D-VA) questions Adm. Gary Roughead, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command after he testified before the Committee on Armed Services during his confirmation hearing for appointment to Chief of Naval Operations.  U.S. Navy photo by MCC(AW) Shawn P. Eklund (RELEASED)

Jim Webb Enters 2016 Race Leaning on Foreign Policy

“There is no greater responsibility for our President than the vital role of Commander in Chief” Jim Webb on Thursday afternoon became the fourth candidate to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, emphasizing his foreign policy chops in a 2,000-word announcement of his unlikely bid. “I understand the odds, particularly in today’s political climate where fair debate is so […]

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Chris Christie Criticizes Supreme Court’s Chief Justice

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is “incredibly disappointed” with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after his opinion last week on Affordable Care Act subsidies, suggesting the jurist acted inconsistently with his opinion the following day when he opposed legalizing same-sex marriages. Meeting New Hampshire voters at his first town hall since declaring his presidential campaign early Tuesday, […]

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A localist protester (L) scuffles with a pro-China demonstrator during an anti-China protest at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong, China June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu  - RTX1I54P

In Hong Kong, Thousands March Toward a Political Impasse

On an annual day of protest, marchers call for democratic freedoms that Beijing is unwilling to grant In the years since Queen Elizabeth relinquished her last major colony to China in 1997, Hong Kong has frequently commemorated July 1 — the anniversary of the “handover,” as it’s known here — as a day of demonstration, with thousands marching through the […]

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Illustrative image of the new Microsoft 'bing' search engine website. (Photo by: Newscast/UIG via Getty Images)

Microsoft Exec: Bing Is a Self-sustaining Business

VP Rik van der Kooi says the search site ‘does pay for itself right now’ Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has made a habit of shedding businesses considered nonessential under the company’s new cloud- and mobile-focused strategy. But, one business apparently isn’t going anywhere: Bing search. That’s according to Rik van der Kooi, vice president of Microsoft’s ad business, who […]

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 29:  Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a campaign stop at an Embassy Suites hotel on June 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul made stops in four cities in Nevada on Monday as he campaigns for the battleground state against 12 other Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential race.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rand Paul Becomes First Major-Party Candidate to Court Pot Donors

DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business. Paul’s fundraiser at the Cannabis Business Summit — tickets started at $2,700, the maximum donation allowed for the primary contest — came as the marijuana industry […]

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FLORISSANT, MO - JUNE 23:  Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters on June 23, 2015 at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri. Clinton's visit to the St. Louis suburb neighboring Ferguson, Missouri focused on racial issues.  (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Top Officials Aware of Clinton’s Private Email Address in 2009

Clinton turned her emails over to the State Department last year (WASHINGTON) — Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night. The chief […]

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