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  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd after speaking at a rally in Anaheim, California, U.S., May 24, 2016.    REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTSFR7Y
    May 24, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Democratic candidates turned their attention to California, where trailing contender Sen. Bernie Sanders vowed to keep pressing his case, even if it means a “messy” DNC convention. Also, President Obama publicly met with Vietnamese human rights activists and political dissidents in Hanoi, and argued that greater freedom would benefit the communist state. Continue reading

  • A pair of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are seen during a mating ritual while the female feeds on a blood meal in a 2003 image from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  REUTERS/Centers for Disease Control/James Gathany/Handout via Reuters THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTSBHE7
    May 20, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, health officials reported that the number of pregnant women in the U.S. infected with Zika virus has tripled to 157, though fewer than a dozen have had miscarriages or babies born with birth defects so far. Also, the White House was put on lockdown after a uniformed Secret Service officer shot and severely wounded a man who drew a gun near the executive mansion. Continue reading

  • A group of firefighters walk amid rubble near the base of the destroyed
south tower of the World Trade Center in New York in this file photo
from September 11, 2001. This year's anniversary of the September 11
attacks in New York and Washington will echo the first one, with
silence for the moments the planes struck and when the buildings fell,
and the reading of 2,792 victims' names. REUTERS/Peter Morgan-Files

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    May 17, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Senate passed legislation opposed by the White House that would let the families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia’s government for alleged complicity in the 2001 terror attacks. Also, the NTSB found operator error — a distracted driver — is to blame for last year’s deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. Continue reading

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    May 10, 2016  

    It was West Virginia and Nebraska’s turn to vote in party primaries Tuesday — but the candidates were not there. Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump was in New York working to join forces with the Republican National Committee on fundraising. Across the aisle, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders looked to future contests in Kentucky and California. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) gestures next to United Nations Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse  - RTX2CF37
    May 2, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed optimism in Geneva that progress is being made towards restoring the truce in Syria. While the Syrian military extended its own unilateral cease-fire in some urban areas, fighting continued to rage around Aleppo. Also, an Islamic State car bombing killed at least 18 and wounded dozens more in Baghdad. Continue reading

  • An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman during a vertical replenishment in the Arabian Gulf in this U.S. Navy picture taken April 6, 2016. The U.S. Navy is leading a 30-nation maritime exercise across Middle Eastern waters which it says will help protect international trade routes against possible threats, including from Islamic State and al Qaeda. Picture taken April 6, 2016.  REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Handout via Reuters   THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTX298A2
    April 14, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, in response to Chinese military buildup in the contested South China Sea, the U.S. military announced that joint patrols with the Philippine Navy are under way to tamp down tensions in the region. Also, China agreed to end some of its export subsidies that the U.S. claimed were flooding the market with cheaply priced goods. Continue reading

  • A Police officer stands in front of a car dearlership during a police operation after fugitive Mohamed Abrini was arrested in Anderlecht, near Brussels, Belgium, April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Yves Herman - RTSE7OI
    April 8, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, Belgian police arrested a key suspect linked to the November terror attacks in Paris and may be connected to the March attacks in Brussels as well. Also, Greek authorities resumed deporting migrants deemed asylum-ineligible back to Turkey after a four-day pause. Continue reading

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a media forum of the All-Russia People's Front in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Dmitry Lovetsky/Pool - RTSE0EH
    April 7, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed reports that a close friend channeled $2 billion to his supporters as a U.S.-led plot to discredit his country. Also, Islamic State militants abducted more than 300 workers and contractors from a cement plant near Damascus. Continue reading

  • People demonstrate against Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson in Reykjavik, Iceland April 5, 2016. Gunnlaugsson became the first major casualty of the Panama Papers revelations, stepping down on Tuesday after leaked files showed his wife owned an offshore firm with big claims on the country's collapsed banks.  REUTERS/Stigtryggur Johannsson - RTSDQ2F
    April 5, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Panama Papers leak claimed its first major casualty, as Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigned amid widespread protests following the revelation that he sheltered huge sums of money in offshore accounts during the 2008 financial crisis. Also, President Obama touted new rules that target “tax inversion” schemes companies use to lower their tax rates. Continue reading

  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (L-R), Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch hold a news conference to announce indictments on Iranian hackers for a coordinated campaign of cyber attacks in 2012 and 2013 on several U.S. banks and a New York dam, at the Justice Department in Washington March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSC30U
    March 24, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. has indicted seven computer hackers with ties to Iran’s government for malware attacks that cost American financial institutions tens of millions of dollars. Also, government troops opened an offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. Continue reading

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