On Santa Anita’s big day, no horse injuries but fewer fans in stands

Jockey Joel Rosario riding Gift Box celebrates after winning the Santa Anita Handicap Grade I race in a photo finish ahead of Mike Smith riding McKenzie during horse racing at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, April 06, 2018 in Arcadia, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Jockey Joel Rosario, right, riding Gift Box wins the Santa Anita Handicap Grade I race in a photo finish ahead of Mike Smith riding McKenzie during horse racing at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, April...
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Biden Showed ‘Paternalistic’ Side During Anti-Rape Campaign, Activists Say

Woolston/ShutterstockTaking the stage at the 2016 Oscars to introduce more than 50 survivors of campus sexual assault, then-Vice President Joe Biden received a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd. Smiling at the A-list audience, he joked that he was the “least qualified person here” and urged viewers to “change the culture” around campus sexual assault—an issue he had made his signature cause over the previous five years.U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden introduces singer Lady Gaga after ma...
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LA City Council frontrunner launches campaign for Valley seat

Los Angeles City Council hopeful John Lee launched his campaign to represent the northeast San Fernando Valley at his new headquarters in Porter Ranch Saturday morning. Nearby, meanwhile, a group of protesters aired their concerns over a years-old sexual harassment allegation against Lee that resulted in a settlement. Lee, who previously worked as a chief of staff for former LA Councilmember Mitch Englander, is considered a front-runner in the race to represent neighborhoods including Porter Ran...
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Trump snubs White House correspondents’ dinner for third consecutive year

Donald Trump has said he will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD) for the third year in a row.The US president told reporters on Friday that he would instead stage a rally at the same time as the 27 April event.“The dinner is so boring and so negative that we’re going to hold a very positive rally instead,” he said.Presidents traditionally attend the press dinner, which is a fundraiser for university scholarships where politicians, journalists and celebrities mix.Awards for ...
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Anthony Scaramucci on Democrats' refusal to accept Mueller report findings

House Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff continues to push the Russia collusion narrative; reaction from former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on 'Justice with Judge Jeanine.'
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Ex-US Sen Ernest ‘Fritz’ Hollings of South Carolina dies

By MEG KINNARD COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as spokesman during his Senate career, said Hollings died at his home on the Isle of Palms early Saturday. Hollings, whose long and colorful political career included an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic...
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Families could jet off to Europe for as little as £115 per head thanks to Brexit

Holiday firms are slashing prices by up to 38 per cent - in a bid to lure holidaymakers who are worried about the effects of the UK’s delayed departure from the EU [Author: Stephen Hayward]
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Voice of the Mirror: All Novichok victim Charlie Rowley wants is the truth

We salute Charlie Rowley's bravery in meeting Russian Ambassador to the UK Alxander Yakovenko [Author: Voice of the Mirror]
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Third of Labour MPs pile pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to secure second referendum

The MPs, including Shadow Treasury ministers Clive Lewis and Anneliese Dodds, told Mr Corbyn a referendum was their 'bottom line' [Author: Nigel Nelson]
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Trump sees tight race between 'two good people' for Israel PM

Tell me, I don't know," Trump asked the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas. Two good people," he said, referring to incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz. "I stood with your prime minister at the White House to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights," he said.
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President Trump Warns a Democratic Win in 2020 Could ‘Leave Israel Out There’

He also accused Democrats of allowing anti-Semitism to "take root" in the party
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Trump administration 'needs 2 years' to identify all the migrant children separated from families at border

The Trump administration claims it needs up to two years to identity and locate an unknown number of migrant children who were separated from their families at the US border as part of the so-called “zero tolerance” policy.Federal judge Dana Sabraw last year put an end to the controversial practice of splitting children from their parents and criminally prosecuting the adults, as part of a tactic to dissuade migrants from Central America trying to enter the country. He ordered that 2,700 childre...
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Trump Says He Has ‘Every Right’ To Read Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr has yet to turn the report over to the White House or the American public.
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Obama warns progressives to avoid 'circular firing squad' as Democrats prepare for 2020 showdown

Barack Obama has urged progressives in the US to avoid becoming part of a “circular firing squad” that takes aim at people who do not share all their views.In what will be interpreted as a comment about the nature of the rivalry between different factions within the Democratic Party, the former president stressed the need for compromise.“The way we structure democracy requires you to take into account people who don’t agree with you,” he said at an event in Berlin hosted by the Obama Foundation....
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France, Spain and Belgium 'ready for no-deal Brexit next week'

Chance of May getting 30 June extension appear slim after notes of EU meeting emergeFrance has won the support of Spain and Belgium after signalling its readiness for a no-deal Brexit on 12 April if there are no significant new British proposals, according to a note of an EU27 meeting seen by the Guardian.The diplomatic cable reveals that the French ambassador secured the support of Spanish and Belgian colleagues in arguing that there should only be, at most, a short article 50 extension to avoi...
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Furious Tory MPs will bid to oust May if UK fights Euro poll

Prime minister says Brexit could ‘slip through our fingers’ as Tory party fears that taking part in EU election would boost far rightTheresa May is being warned by her mutinous MPs that they will move to oust her within weeks if the UK is forced to take part in European elections next month and extend its EU membership beyond the end of June.Tory MPs are increasingly angry at the prospect of voters being asked to go to the polls to elect MEPs three years after the Brexit referendum, in an electi...
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White House statement hits Democratic candidates on Israel

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The White House is claiming the entire slate of Democratic presidential candidates has failed to adequately condemn anti-Semitism and consistently rejected the need to protect Israel. The sweeping statement issued Saturday by White House spokesman Hogan Gidley comes after Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke compared the rhetoric used by President […]
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Javid defends removal of words 'European Union' from passports

Home Office says it was working on assumption Brexit day would be 29 March Sajid Javid has defended the issuing of British passports without the words European Union on the front cover despite the Brexit delay. The burgundy passports were introduced from March 30, the day after Britain was expected to leave the EU.The home secretary said the move was “sensible and efficient” because some passport centres had run out of the previous design. Continue reading...
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Obama worries about progressives' unwillingness to compromise

Former President Barack Obama said on Saturday he worries about the far-left, progressive wing of the Democratic party being unwilling to compromise and creating a "circular firing squad" against allies over policy and issue differences.
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Obama worries about progressives' 'rigidity' leading to 'circular firing squad' among Democratic Party

Former President Barack Obama said on Saturday he worries about the far-left, progressive wing of the Democratic party being unwilling to compromise and creating a "circular firing squad" against allies over policy and issue differences.
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Former President Obama on the importance of NATO, says smaller countries hold the larger ones accountable

Former President Barack Obama spoke Saturday on the importance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during a town hall in Berlin with emerging European leaders.
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The no-deal Brexit genie is out of the bottle – cartoon

As the EU floats ‘flextension’, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn dive for cover Continue reading...
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Former President Obama Encourages Young Europeans in Climate Change and Inequality Debate

Obama says he wants to support young leaders in Europe and elsewhere
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Trump: Mueller report a 'total waste of time' – but it proves no collusion

President issues Saturday morning tweet storm from Las VegasOpinion: Trump wants to distract from Mueller. Don’t let himDonald Trump said on Saturday he has not read Robert Mueller’s report about contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia, which his Democratic opponents say should be released in full. Related: Barack Obama warns progressives to avoid 'circular firing squad' Continue reading...
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Barack Obama warns progressives to avoid 'circular firing squad'

Remarks come as Democrats battle for 2020 nominationFormer president was addressing young Europeans in GermanyBarack Obama warned on Saturday that US progressives risk creating a “circular firing squad” at a time when prospective presidential candidates are competing fiercely against each other to run against Donald Trump. Related: 'Our mantra is chaos': Republican researchers target 2020 Democrats Continue reading...
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‘Our Country Is Full’: Trump Doubles Down On ‘Emergency’ At Southern Border

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border. Trump, making a renewed push for border security as a central campaign issue for his 2020 re-election, participated in a briefing on immigration and border security in Calexico before viewing a 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) see-through steel-slat barrier th...
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Obama tells young Europeans to foster reasoned online debate

BERLIN (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama says he wants to support young leaders in Europe and elsewhere who are trying to tackle problems such as climate change and inequality. Obama told a town hall meeting in Berlin on Saturday that mentoring activists through his foundation may help encourage “millions of people who are […]
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Brexit: Ireland’s Leo Varadkar says EU27 ‘unlikely’ to veto delay

The taoiseach suggests if an EU state decides to veto extension ‘they wouldn’t be forgiven’It is “extremely unlikely” that an EU27 country will veto a UK request for a delay to Brexit at next week’s European council meeting, the Irish taoiseach has said.Any state that voted down a further Brexit extension would not be forgiven by other member states, Leo Varadkar declared, going on to suggest his own preference was for a longer extension than the 30 June date proposed by the UK. Continue reading...
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