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Bushes on Trump: No Thanks

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush do not plan to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. The father and brother of Jeb Bush, who dropped out of the race in February, said they simply won't participate in the process

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Michael Crespo enjoys an electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Feds to Regulate E-Cigs as Tobacco Products

In a long-awaited ruling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized rules that give the agency authority to regulate all tobacco products including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, and more

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Turkish Prime Minister Steps Down

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu resigned his position amid a conflict with President Tayyip Erdogan over the president's recent moves to consolidate power. Erdogan became president in 2014 and since then has taken steps to weaken Turkish institutions

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Powerball Jackpot Shoots to $415 Million

The Powerball jackpot total will land on the top 10 list of largest U.S. lottery sums ever this Saturday at $415 million. The prize jumped to its latest height when no one won the Wednesday drawing for the seventeenth time in a row

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Channing Tatum Announces Magic Mike Live Show

It’s not quite Magic Mike XXXL, but it’ll do for most fans: The series’ star announced that Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host the live spinoff of the movie series starting next March

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Alberta Declares Emergency Over Wildfires

Alberta declared a state of emergency as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee

Tesla Motors Inc. Tests Self-Driving Technology

Elon Musk Just Doubled His Already Outrageous Goal

Elon Musk had already set a wildly ambitious production schedule for Tesla—and he will now attempt to meet it twice as quickly. It won't be easy or cheap. Tesla's existing manufacturing facilities may not be enough, he said

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Federal Officials Join Prince Death Investigation

Federal authorities, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, are joining the investigation into Prince's death after a lawyer announced the pop superstar had arranged to meet with a California addiction specialist the day before he died


Inside the Rare Meeting of North Korea’s Communist Elite

North Korea holds its Workers Party Congress on Friday — the first time this apex political meeting has happened since 1980. The event brings together Kim Jong Un and the Hermit Kingdom’s governing top brass, and as such security is tight

Lord Alf Dubs speaks to two child refugees from Syria on College Green on April 25, 2016 in London, England.

British Lord Who Fled Nazis Champions Child Refugees

Alf Dubs, who escaped the Nazis as a child in 1939, tries to convince his government to launch a program to find homes for some 90,000 unaccompanied migrant children stranded in eastern Europe after the largest migration since the war

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Exclusive: What Trump Said When Kasich Dropped Out

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was on the phone with TIME when he learned that his last rival for the nomination, Ohio Governor John Kasich, would be dropping out. Here's what he said

President Barack Obama speaks at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich. on May 4, 2016, about the ongoing water crisis.

Obama Tells Flint: 'I've Got Your Back'

President Barack Obama visited Flint, Mich., for the first time in the wake of the city's water-contamination crisis to deliver a message to the people of the poor, largely minority community: he's got their back