Russia threatens to respond to NATO’s military buildup along eastern border

Wednesday, Russian officials said that Moscow will create three new divisions of about 10,000 soldiers each to counter NATO’s planned troop buildup in Eastern Europe.

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DOJ to nix ‘felon,’ ‘convict’ terms deemed stigmatizing

To show how foolish politics have now become, we have a new one folks. The DOJ will no longer refer to people released from prison as “felons” or “convicts” because of the stigmatizing effects of the terms, an agency official announced in a Washington Post editorial Wednesday.

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Trump’s Israel adviser: ‘Not in a million years would Donald have berated Netanyahu the way Hillary did’

Although Donald Trump has wondered aloud why most Jews voted for President Barack Obama – and why they are likely to cast ballots for presumed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton – he is more “puzzled than furious,” his executive vice president and chief legal officer said on Wednesday, in the immediate aftermath of the withdrawal from the GOP race of remaining rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

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Trump shifts to VP search, could name Cabinet picks pre-convention

After effectively locking up the Republican nomination, Trump is shifting gears to launch a national search for a running mate while teasing the possibility he could roll out key Cabinet picks as well before the July convention.

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World press reacts to Trump’s Republican advance

Trump’s victory in the race for the US Republican presidential nomination, following his win in Indiana and rival Ted Cruz’s exit, has made headlines around the world. Many newspapers say there are now no real chances to stop him from being the party’s candidate.

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Carter says fight against Islamic State ‘far from over’

Wednesday Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the war against the Islamic State in the Middle East is “far from over,” despite recent statements from the Obama administration about “accelerating” the war against the terror group and retaking 40 percent of its territory.

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Kerry warns Assad, regime backers to start political transition by August

Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria and its allies in Moscow and Tehran Tuesday that they have until August for starting a political transition to move President Bashar Assad out, or they risk consequences of a new U.S. approach toward ending the five-year conflict.

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Texas raises stink over Target’s transgender bathrooms

Texas is coming to the rescue of shoppers confused over whether to leave the seat up or down in Target’s transgender bathrooms. The nation’s second-largest discount retailer announced on April 19 that they would “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender.”

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Trump hits back at Cruz’s dad over ‘body of Christ’ appeal

Good for Trump…as you can see, religion is being exploited in politics. Tuesday Donald Trump hit back rather hard at Ted Cruz’s father after he made an appeal to “every member of the body of Christ” to vote for his son, and not the “wicked” – calling the comments “disgraceful” and “horrible.”

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DNC chair wants to exclude independents from Dem primaries

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz would do away with open primaries and allow the party’s nominee to be chosen by Democrats alone if she were in control of the process.

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