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South Carolina – Unforced Errors And Miscalculations End Bush’s White House Hopes

February 20, 2016 at 11:58 PM
South Carolina - Before Donald Trump's put-downs and the stumbles in presidential debates, and before the profound frustration of voters became so unmistakably apparent, Jeb Bush appeared to be best positioned to win back the White House for Republicans in 2016. He amassed a $150 million war chest in 2015, surrounded himself with some of the best minds in the party, had a famous last name and...

Washington – State Dept. Releases 562 More Of Clinton’s Emails

February 20, 2016 at 11:13 PM
Washington - The State Department has released more than 500 more documents from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email account. The department says portions of 64 of the documents were upgraded to the "confidential" level, although none of the information was marked "classified" at the time the emails were sent. None of the 562 documents released Friday was upgraded to "secret" or...

Egypt – Arab Social Media Abuzz Over Sisi’s Reported Praise Of Netanyahu To American Jewish Leaders

February 20, 2016 at 10:47 PM
Egypt - What exactly did Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi say to a group of American Jewish leaders about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? That has been a much-discussed topic on Arab social media in recent days, as it appears a number of Internet users have misinterpreted praise that the Egyptian leader reportedly lavished on Netanyahu. An Israeli internet report claimed that...

New York – Pressure Grows On Hillary Clinton To Release Goldman Sachs Speeches

February 20, 2016 at 10:19 PM
New York - Hillary Clinton continued to resist calls to release her transcripts of paid speeches she gave to Goldman Sachs and other banks, saying she would hold onto them until Bernie Sanders and other rivals for the U.S. presidency released theirs. Sanders, her populist rival for the Democratic presidential nomination who has surged in polls with his furious rebukes of Wall Street and its...

Columbia, SC – Cruz Says His Campaign ‘Has Beaten’ Trump

February 20, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Columbia, SC - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he is the only campaign that "has beaten and can beat" billionaire Donald Trump, who won the South Carolina primary. Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Columbia, South Carolina at the close of the state's Republican primary day, Cruz warned that the "Washington cartel" is growing nervous with the successes of the conservative movement. Cruz says he...

South Carolina – Victorious Trump Tells Supporters In South Carolina: ‘When You Win, It’s Beautiful’

February 20, 2016 at 09:24 PM
South Carolina - Donald Trump is telling supporters after his victory in the South Carolina Republican primary that "when you win, it's beautiful." The billionaire businessman says running for president is tough, nasty and mean. But he also says it's beautiful, too. Trump is also congratulating his rivals, especially Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio as they battle for second place. But despite...

New York – Thousands Rally In NYC, Around US Over Asian NYPD Officer’s Conviction

February 20, 2016 at 09:21 PM
New York - About 10,000 protesters, some holding signs and other chanting, rallied in New York on Saturday in support of a former police officer convicted for fatally shooting an unarmed man in a darkened stairwell in a public housing building. The protest in Brooklyn over ex-officer Peter Liang's manslaughter conviction in the 2104 shooting of Akai Gurley was one of about 30 taking place...

Brooklyn, NY – Drugs, Gun, Alcohol And Multiple Priors For Sanitation Worker In Bizarre Vandalism Spree In BP/Flatbush

February 20, 2016 at 08:51 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A sanitation worker who reportedly drove through the heart of Brooklyn’s Jewish community with both a gun and antipsychotic drugs in his vehicle is under arrest after a bizarre chain of events that began with a vandalism spree in Borough Park on Thursday morning and ended with a police chase in Flatbush several hours later. Police said that they received a call at 8:49 AM on...

South Carolina – Jeb Bush Drops Out Of The Republican Race For President

February 20, 2016 at 08:48 PM
South Carolina - Republican Jeb Bush ended his campaign for the presidency Saturday after a disappointing finish in South Carolina, acknowledging his failure to harness the hopes of Republican voters angry at the political establishment. The former Florida governor and political scion told supporters in Columbia that he'd tried to stay true to what he believes. Still, he was lagging far...

Jerusalem – Last Survivor Of Nazi Death Camp Treblinka Dies In Israel

February 20, 2016 at 08:32 PM
Jerusalem - Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Treblinka, the Nazi death camp where 875,000 people were systematically murdered, has died in Israel at the age of 93. Only 67 people are known to have survived the camp, fleeing in a revolt shortly before it was destroyed. Treblinka holds a notorious place in history as perhaps the most vivid example of the "Final Solution," the Nazi plan...

Washington – Exit Polls: Voters Who Want Change Go For Trump

February 20, 2016 at 08:23 PM
Washington - In South Carolina, Republican primary voters who wanted a candidate who can bring change or who "tells it like it is" handed a victory to businessman Donald Trump, according to exit polls conducted by Edison Research for the Associated Press and television networks. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was leading among those wanting a candidate who shares their values, and Florida Sen. Marco...

New York, NY – 2 NYPD Officers Shot In Confrontation With Gunman In Brooklyn

February 20, 2016 at 08:06 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Two police officers were shot in a confrontation with a gunman who slammed his car into a police vehicle early Saturday, in the second on-duty shooting of multiple officers in the nation's biggest city this month, police said. Officers William Reddin and Andrew Yurkiw were in stable condition after the 3:30 a.m. encounter, which happened as multiple officers converged and fired...

Columbia, SC – Trump Wins South Carolina As He Posts Second Primary Win

February 20, 2016 at 07:33 PM
Columbia, SC - Donald Trump rolled to a win in South Carolina's Republican primary on Saturday as voters seething about Washington and politicians lifted the billionaire businessman to his second straight victory in the presidential race. The two freshmen senators — Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida — were battling for second place, which would give them bragging rights but...

South Carolina – Trump Defends Waterboarding With Pig Blood Tale

February 20, 2016 at 07:26 PM
South Carolina - Donald Trump is defending his support of waterboarding by citing a largely unsubstantiated tale of a U.S. general who supposedly halted Muslim attacks in the Philippines in the early 1900s by shooting the rebels with bullets dipped in pigs' blood. The story about Gen. John Pershing's efforts to quell the Moro Rebellion around 1911 has been widely discredited. But Trump...

Las Vegas – Clinton Edges Out Sanders To Win Nevada Caucuses

February 20, 2016 at 06:52 PM
Las vegas - Hillary Clinton edged out Bernie Sanders on Saturday in Nevada's caucuses, capitalizing on a more diverse Democratic electorate to propel her to a crucial win in her presidential bid. "To everyone who turned out in every corner of Nevada with determination and heart: This is your win. Thank you," Clinton said on Twitter. Sanders, who called to congratulate Clinton, said he was...

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