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Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief

President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.

Sun, 01 May 2016 05:01:34 -0400
Protesters quit Baghdad's Green Zone after unprecedented breach

Iraqi protesters climb over a concrete wall surrounding the parliament after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" on April 30, 2016Protesters were withdrawing from Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday after breaking into the fortified area and storming Iraq's parliament in an unprecedented security breach the day before. The move, which lessens the pressure on politicians in Baghdad, came as rare bombings in the south killed 33 people and wounded dozens. "The protest organising committee announces the withdrawal of the demonstrators from the Green Zone," it said in a statement, citing respect for a major Shiite pilgrimage as the reason for their departure.

Sun, 01 May 2016 12:54:10 -0400
Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017

Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement. ...

Sun, 01 May 2016 13:11:04 -0400
Rare IS group bombings in southern Iraq kill 33

A woman and child enter the general hospital in Samawa, 230 kms south of Baghdad, on February 19, 2004The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for rare attacks in Iraq's deep Shiite south on Sunday, twin suicide car bomb blasts in the city of Samawa killing at least 33 people. "The hospitals have received 33 dead," a senior official in the Muthanna health department, which covers Samawa, told AFP. An officer in Muthanna Operations Command confirmed the toll.

Sun, 01 May 2016 11:57:56 -0400
Warren Buffett isnt worried about President Trump

GOP 2016 TrumpNo president will derail the U.S. economy, Warren Buffett said at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:07:53 -0400
Trump gets outside help for potential GOP convention battle

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)WASHINGTON (AP) Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he's called "corrupt."

Sun, 01 May 2016 09:23:36 -0400
Kate's new photos of Princess Charlotte mark 1st birthday

In this undated handout photo released on Sunday, May 1, 2016 by Kensington Palace, Britain's Princess Charlotte poses for a photograph, at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, England. The princess will celebrate her first birthday on Monday. (Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via AP)LONDON (AP) Kensington Palace officials have released new photos of Princess Charlotte ahead of her first birthday.

Sun, 01 May 2016 06:52:59 -0400
Obama out: President takes last shots at official Washington

President Barack Obama concludes his remarks after speaking at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy.

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:58:47 -0400
Sources: Death toll from bombings in southern Iraq rises to 32

Civilians inspect a crater caused by a car bombing at an open-air market selling fruit, vegetables and meat in Baghdad's southeast suburb of Nahrawan, Iraq, Saturday, April 30, 2016. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack and wounded scores of civilians according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The IS statement described the attack as a three-ton truck bombing. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)Two car bombs claimed by Islamic State explode in the southern Iraqi city of Samawa.

Sun, 01 May 2016 08:37:35 -0400
UK royal Kate appears on cover of Vogue's 100th anniversary edition

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives for a jeep safari at KazirangaThe Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will appear on the cover of the 100th anniversary edition of the British version of fashion magazine Vogue, following in the path of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana. Late on Saturday Vogue revealed the cover of its June edition on its website, which goes on sale on Thursday, showing a smiling Kate in a rural outdoors setting wearing a green hat, brown jacket and white blouse. "I am hugely grateful that we have been able to continue with our tradition of outstanding royal portraiture," Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman said.

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:21:54 -0400
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