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It’s all about California: Clinton hopes to avoid ending primary season with an epic loss.

May 24, 2016
Abby Phillip, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
There is a real chance that Hillary Clinton will have clinched a majority of delegates, and the Democratic nomination, before polls close in the California primary late in the evening of June 7. But losing one of the country’s most diverse and Democratic states to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont would be such a damaging way to end this tumultuous primary season that Clinton is planning to spend millions there over the next two weeks.
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Trump closing in on Clinton

May 24, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood and Sara Fagen, CNBC Contributor and Former George H.W. Bush Aide & White House Political Director, discusses a new poll showing the narrowing of the gap between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for the presidency.
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Trump escalates attack on Bill Clinton

May 24, 2016
Robert Costa, Jose DelReal | The Washington Post
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is reviving some of the ugliest political chapters of the 1990s with escalating personal attacks on Bill Clinton’s character, part of a concerted effort to smother Hillary Clinton’s campaign message with the weight of decades of controversy.
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Obama touts his vision for deeper U.S. relationship with Vietnam: 'Hearts can change'

May 24, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama held up a generation of Vietnam War veterans as an inspiration for young Vietnamese people on Tuesday, arguing they are proof that “hearts can change” and urging the two nations to move from conflict to partnership.
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U.S. Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam

May 24, 2016
Carol Lee, James Hookway | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. will lift a decades-old ban on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, a major policy shift that President Barack Obama said would end a “lingering vestige of the Cold War” and pave the way for more-normal ties between the two nations.
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SCOTUS Orders New Trial, Finds Racial Bias in Jury Selection

May 23, 2016
Pete Williams | NBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ordered a new trial for a Georgia man convicted of murder and sentenced to death by an all-white jury, finding that prosecutors intentionally kept blacks off the jury.
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Obama on Taliban leader's death: U.S. strike doesn't change military role in Afghanistan

May 23, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama said Monday he made the call to kill Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour in Pakistan this week because the Taliban leader was specifically targeting U.S. troops and other personnel in Afghanistan.
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U.S. Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam

May 23, 2016
Carol Lee, James Hookway | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. will lift a decades-old ban on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, a major policy shift that President Barack Obama said would end a “lingering vestige of the Cold War” and pave the way for more-normal ties between the two nations.
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Poll: Election 2016 shapes up as a contest of negatives

May 23, 2016
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
The coming presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump begins in a virtual dead heat, a competition between two candidates viewed unfavorably by a majority of the current electorate and with voters motivated as much by whom they don’t like as by whom they do, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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