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Biden could be a 'pretty serious' Trump opponent, but Democrats won't go there, Reince Priebus says

Joe Biden could be a "pretty serious" candidate to challenge Donald Trump for the White House, Reince Priebus said.


Focus turns to missing in Canadian serial killer case

Judi Riley's 47-year-old brother vanished while on a trip to Toronto nearly five years ago.


Pension fund CalSTRS opposes Tesla's compensation package for Musk

(Reuters) - U.S. public pension fund CalSTRS said on Wednesday it is opposed to Tesla Inc's recommendation to support Chief Executive Elon Musk's compensation arrangement at the electric car maker's shareholder meeting.


China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward

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China's new vice president is the country's best hope for avoiding a trade war

China's new vice president, Wang Qishan, will be crucial to trade talks between the US and China.  While China's vice president has historically been a symbolic role, Wang will likely have a very hands-on approach domestically and internationally. Wa


Rauner, Pritzker win Illinois primaries, will square off in governor's race

In a race that came down to the wire, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner pulled out a win over an insurgent state legislator in Tuesday’s Republican primary, while businessman J.B. Pritzker cruised to victory in the Democratic contest.


Israel formally acknowledges destroying suspected Syrian reactor in 2007

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military formally acknowledged on Wednesday its destruction of a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, saying the air strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region and was a "message" to others.


Ralph Peters Says 'Dasvidaniya' To Fox News, Calls Network Trump 'Propaganda Machine'

Retired army officer Ralph Peters and a contributor at Fox News wrote a scathing email to the network explaining why he chose not to renew his contract as its "strategic analyst.”


North Korean media say diplomacy is strength, not weakness

North Korea's state media say the country's moves to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula are evidence of its confidence and national strength, not a sign of weakness.


China expanded its controversial anti-corruption probe to focus on every official in the country

FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images China has created a new anti-corruption agency that can investigate any government employee in the country, including managers who work in schools, hospitals, universities, and state-run companies. The National Supervision Co

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Peru opposition alleges vote 'buying' to keep Kuczynski in power

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's biggest opposition party released audio and video recordings late on Tuesday in which supporters of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appear to offer lawmakers public work projects in exchange for help defeating an impeachment motion

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