May 26, 2016

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State legislators pass bill to legalize medical marijuana

COLUMBUS — A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Gov. John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure. The measure cleared the Ohio Senate by just three votes, and the House followed by OK’ing Senate changes 67-28. The proposal, which Kasich has not committed Read More…

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Making a big move: Corey Kluber outduels Jose Quintana as Indians down White Sox, pull within a half-game of first place

CHICAGO — Corey Kluber still is considered an ace in the Cleveland Indians’ clubhouse. “There’s been a couple of hiccups, but, I promise you, the day he pitches we’re thrilled,” manager Terry Francona said. Kluber allowed two runs over 71⁄3 innings and Cleveland beat a top Chicago White Sox pitcher for the second straight day Read More…

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10 things to know, Wednesday, May 25

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico Demonstrators throw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at officers, overturn trash cans and knock down barricades; police fire pepper spray and smoke grenades. 2. Afghan Taliban Read More…

Protests turn violent outside New Mexico Trump rally

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades. Authorities responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center in what Read More…

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Taliban confirms Mullah Mansour’s death in drone strike, name extremist scholar as successor

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor — a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul. The announcement came as a suicide bomber Read More…

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Cosby held for trial; attorneys show glimpse of defense in preliminary hearing

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby’s lawyers gave a blistering preview of the questions the actor’s accuser will face at trial, as a judge refused to dismiss the sex-assault case at a preliminary hearing. The defense Tuesday attacked the consistency of Andrea Constand’s police statements; offered context to her friendship with Cosby; and insisted she gave Read More…

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Netanyahu widens coalition in Israel, appoints hard-liner Lieberman as defense minister

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a deal to expand his coalition government on Wednesday by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party and appointing its leader Avigdor Lieberman as his new defense minister. The development caps a tumultuous political week that began with Netanyahu negotiating with the moderate Labor Party against a backdrop Read More…

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Obama addresses climate change, urges freedom of expression as Vietnam visit ends

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the next generation of leaders for being more conscious about the effects of climate change than previous generations and urged them to “do something about it.” During his final public event here, Obama basked in Read More…

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Justice Department to pursue death penalty for accused Charleston church shooter Roof

WASHINGTON — Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday its intent to seek the death penalty against the man facing federal hate crime charges in the killings. The decision means that both state and federal prosecutors are seeking Read More…

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Stock prices may stall, but CEO wages keep climbing

NEW YORK — CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That’s almost double the typical American worker’s, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks — a big fat zero. The typical chief executive in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index made $10.8 million, including bonuses, Read More…

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