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Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism

Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest.

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Six Minnesota men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have charged six Somali-American young men from Minnesota with planning to join Islamic State and fight for the militant group in Syria, the U.S. attorney for Minnesota said on Monday. They were ...

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U.S. warship sent to block Iran weapons off Yemen

U.S. Navy officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen and will join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen.

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EU foreign ministers to meet after latest migrant tragedy

Survivors of the smuggler's boat that overturned off the coasts of Libya lie on the deck of the Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno Gregoretti, in Valletta's Grand Harbour, Monday, April 20 2015. A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action. So far rescuers saved 28 people a recovered 24 bodies. (AP Photo/Lino Azzopardi)MILAN (AP) — Rescue crews searched Monday for survivors and bodies from what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant tragedy ever as hundreds more migrants took to the sea undeterred and European Union leaders said they would hold an emergency summit Thursday to address the crisis.


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Iran charging U.S. journalist Rezaian with four crimes: Washington Post

A November 6, 2013 photo provided by the Washington Post shows reporter Jason Rezaian at the newspaper's office in WashingtonIran is charging Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian with four crimes, including espionage, the newspaper said on Monday in a report offering the first details about the exact charges against him. Rezaian, the Post's bureau chief in Tehran, was detained last year in Iran. Among the charges, he is accused of "collaborating with hostile governments" and "propaganda against the establishment," according to a statement from Rezaian's attorney, Leilah Ahsan, the Post reported. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 to 20 years in prison, Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron said in a separate statement.


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Inside the big business of little presidential campaign souvenirs

Campaign buttons are displayed for sale outside an event at which Sen. Rand Paul will announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at the Galt House Hotel on April 7, 2015 in Louisville, KentuckyHeading back to Washington from Las Vegas just days after announcing his presidential candidacy, Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) huddled with some of his top advisers aboard a Southwest Airlines flight. The candidate had to make a spot decision. It wasn’t a burning policy question, delicate staffing change or coveted endorsement that engrossed him that day but the kind of choice unique to modern presidential campaigns. Poring over an iPad that an aide had handed to him, Paul chuckled and gave the green light.


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EU has ‘no more excuses’ on migrants after Mediterranean tragedy

The body of a person who died after a fishing boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast is brought ashore, retreived by the Italian Coast Guard, in Malta on April 20, 2015EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Monday the bloc had "no more excuses" not to act to halt the flood of migrants as Italy and Malta continued to look for survivors from the latest shipwreck. More than 700 people are feared dead after a fishing boat crammed with migrants seeking a better life in Europe capsized off Libya, with some survivors suggesting nearly 1,000 could have been on board. "With this latest tragedy... we have no more excuses, the EU has no more excuses, the member states have no more excuses," Mogherini said. "We need immediate action from the EU and the member states," she said as she arrived for an emergency meeting of foreign and interior ministers to discuss what could be done.


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