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FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a campaign stop in Indianapolis. Trump has a Plan B on campaign money, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he has called "corrupt." While the political newcomer might lock up the Republican presidential nomination in the next six weeks of voting, he and his allies are simultaneously mounting a public pressure campaign in case he falls short and finds himself at a contested convention this summer in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
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Trump Up Big in Indiana

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is enjoying a large advantage in Indiana ahead of the state's pivotal May 3 primary, according to a new poll. The survey shows the billionaire Trump leading Texas Sen. Ted Cruz by 15 points

Civilians gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Samawa, south of Baghdad, May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Bombings Kill 31 as Iraq Grapples With Political Crisis

Two car bombs in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest in a series of large attacks claimed by the militant group ISIS, as the country grapples with a worsening political crisis

U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia walk from Marine One to board Air Force One upon their departure from O'Hare Airport in Chicago April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSE37V

Malia Obama Is Going to Harvard—After a Year Off

President Obama's older daughter Malia will attend Harvard University after first taking a gap year, the White House said. The brief statement did not say what the 17-year-old will be doing during the time off

Barack Obama Addresses White House Correspondents Dinner

Obama Zings Trump at Correspondents' Dinner

President Obama delivered laughs in Washington D.C. at a dinner honoring journalists, jabbing the media and the 2016 presidential candidates. "You know I'm going to talk about Trump, although I'm mad he's not here," Obama said

Several cars remain overturned after a CSX freight train derailed in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (DC Fire and EMS via AP)

CSX Train Derails in Washington

A CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., sending about 10 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material from one of them, emergency officials and the railroad company said. No injuries were immediately reported

KWS ranger stands guard in the rain near stacks of elephant tusks, part of an estimated 105 tonnes of ivory and a tonne of rhino horn confiscated from smugglers and poachers to be burnt at the Nairobi National Park near Nairobi

Kenya Burns Over 100 Tons of Ivory Tusks

Kenya's president set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species

"Zoolander 2" World Premiere

Will Ferrell Drops Out of Ronald Reagan Comedy

Will Ferrell no longer plans to play Ronald Reagan in a satirical film about an intern whose job it was to convince the president, who suffered from Alzheimer's, that he was in fact an actor playing the role of Commander in Chief

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s New Way to Cop to Criticism

The Democratic presidential front-runner has long resisted the kind of public mea culpas that could be seen as bowing to critics who have spent years trying to derail her. But her recent responses suggest a new approach for a general election


Woman and 4 Grandchildren Drown in Texas Flooding

A 64-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept. Six to 10 homes in a Palestine cul-de-sac were severely damaged following heavy rainfall

A man reaA man reacts as he stands on blood stains at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held area of Aleppo's al-Fardous district, Syria, April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2C6CXcts as he stands on blood stains at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held area of Aleppo's al-Fardous district

Rising Violence in Syria Kills Over 200

The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a "monstrous disregard for civilian lives"

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. A new study suggests the worrisome Zika virus apparently has been in Brazil at least a year longer than experts previously thought. Some experts have speculated the virus first came to the Americas sometime in 2014. But the new study, led by Brazilian researchers, concludes Zika landed in Brazil a year earlier. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

U.S. Reports First Death From Zika

Federal officials reported the first death linked to Zika virus disease in the United States occurred in Puerto Rico sometime in the last five months after the infected person developed severe internal bleeding due to lack of platelets in the blood