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  • Down Ticket #7: Rubio. McCain. Wasserman Schultz. Why Tuesday’s primaries in Florida and Arizona matter.
    Andrew Romano

    Down Ticket #7: Rubio. McCain. Wasserman Schultz. Why Tuesday’s primaries in Florida and Arizona matter.

    Happy Florida Primary Day! Here are four storylines to watch as the results come rolling in.

  • Chessy Prout, St. Paul’s School sexual assault survivor, speaks out about case and attacker Owen Labrie
    Jason Sickles

    Chessy Prout, St. Paul’s School sexual assault survivor, speaks out about case and attacker Owen Labrie

    Chessy Prout, a former student at the prestigious St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., told NBC’s “Today” that she’s coming forward to embolden all victims of sexual assault. Former St. Paul’s School student Owen Labrie testifies at his trial in 2015. Owen Labrie, now 20, was accused of raping Prout at the historic co-ed school in May 2014.

  • Trump doubles down on ‘great wall’ amid latest policy confusion
    Michael Walsh

    Trump doubles down on ‘great wall’ amid latest policy confusion

    Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment Tuesday morning to building a massive wall along the U.S.-Mexico border amid reports that the GOP nominee’s planned project might actually be a “virtual” rather than physical construction. Trump, whose proposed wall has been a centerpiece of his campaign since it was launched last summer, tweeted that the “great wall” would in fact be built along the country’s southern border — just as he’d been saying all along. Trump is scheduled to outline his immigration plan on Wednesday after weeks of heated discussion around whether or not he flip-flopped by softening his rhetoric on illegal immigrants.

  • Muslim Americans strive to make their voices heard at the polls
    Caitlin Dickson

    Muslim Americans strive to make their voices heard at the polls

    Alena Khan was catching up with friends at the start of the Pakistan Day parade in Edison, N.J., last weekend when she spotted a large blue-and-white banner for the New Jersey Muslim Voters Project (NJMVP), urging her to register to vote. For most Americans her age, this will be the first presidential election in which they can vote. “It’s the divisive rhetoric that makes us feel we’ve got to prove ourselves,” said Shawn Butt, who helped found NJMVP with a small group of local Muslim leaders.

  • Donald Trump says Colin Kaepernick should perhaps ‘find a country that works better for him’
    Colin Campbell

    Donald Trump says Colin Kaepernick should perhaps ‘find a country that works better for him’

    Donald Trump fired back at football star Colin Kaepernick on Monday, suggesting in a radio interview that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback find a new country if he isn’t happy with the United States. “I think it’s — personally — not a good thing,” Trump said on the “Dori Monson Show” on Monday, as BuzzFeed reported. It won’t happen,” the Republican presidential nominee continued.

  • Donald Trump waged a ‘personal’ social media crusade against Anthony Weiner for over 5 years
    Hunter Walker

    Donald Trump waged a ‘personal’ social media crusade against Anthony Weiner for over 5 years

    On Monday morning, Donald Trump released a statement on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s latest sexting scandal. In his statement, Trump praised Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, for deciding to separate from the former Queens congressman. Trump also suggested that Weiner’s closeness to Clinton could have posed a threat to national security.

  • Photos of the day - August 29, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - August 29, 2016

    Malaysian citizens wave the national flag as they march during an Independence Day celebration rehearsal in Kuala Lumpur; a man holds himself on the side of a boat after jumping into the sea from a crowded wooden boat during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya; and a girl places stones at the Holocaust memorial during the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the massacre of some 2,000 Jews by Nazi occupiers and their Lithuanian collaborators during World War II in Moletai, Lithuania. These are some of the photos of the day for August 29, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • White House: Kaepernick’s anthem views ‘objectionable’ but protected
    Olivier Knox

    White House: Kaepernick’s anthem views ‘objectionable’ but protected

    The White House said Monday that it disagrees with Colin Kaepernick’s “objectionable” decision to stay seated during the national anthem in protest but defended the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s right to freedom of speech. President Obama, a devoted sports fan, is “aware of this issue,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily briefing.

  • Gary Johnson: I have better than '50 percent chance' at making a debate
    Yahoo News Now

    Gary Johnson: I have better than '50 percent chance' at making a debate

    Despite currently polling below the 15 percent threshold, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is “really optimistic” about his chances of making the general election presidential debates. Since 2000, the Commission on Presidential Debates has required a candidate to reach at least 15 percent in an average of five national polls in order to qualify for the autumn’s general election debates. Recent four-way polling (featuring Johnson, along with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Green Party candidate Jill Stein) has him in the high single digits, with some state polling placing him right at the necessary number.

  • Deadly suicide bombing in Aden, Yemen
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Deadly suicide bombing in Aden, Yemen

    A suicide bomber killed at least 54 people when he drove a car bomb into a militia compound in Aden on Monday, the health ministry said, in one of the deadliest attacks claimed by Islamic State in the southern Yemeni port city. The director general of Yemen’s health ministry in Aden, al-Khader Laswar, told Reuters that at least 67 other people were wounded in the attack in the city’s Mansoura district. The militant Islamic State group said in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency one of its suicide bombers carried out the bombing.

  • An active-shooter false alarm brings chaos to LAX
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    An active-shooter false alarm brings chaos to LAX

    An active-shooter false alarm brought chaos to Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night, temporarily putting a stop to travel and causing lines and delays to pile up into Monday morning. “Due to initial reports of an active shooter in Terminal eight at LAX, passengers in several LAX terminals self-evacuated onto the tarmac and rushed through federal security screening without being properly screened,” the airport explained in a statement. The Los Angeles Police Department evacuated the airport and conducted a search, later confirming there was no evidence of any shooting and that the incident appeared to be a false alarm.

  • Anthony Weiner deletes Twitter account after new sexting report
    Caitlin Dickson

    Anthony Weiner deletes Twitter account after new sexting report

    Former Rep. Anthony Weiner apparently deleted his Twitter and Facebook accounts on Monday, in the aftermath of a new report him of sending more racy messages. Hours later, Weiner’s wife Human Abedin, announced she’d decided to separate from her husband. The New York Post reported Sunday that Weiner and an anonymous “40-something divorcee” had been exchanging flirty texts and photos from January 2015 until just a few weeks ago.

  • New evangelical group seeks to distance Christians from Trump
    Jon Ward

    New evangelical group seeks to distance Christians from Trump

    President Obama greets Joel Hunter, senior pastor of Northland Church in Longwood, Fla., at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, April 14, 2014. A collection of evangelical leaders has formed a new group to stand in contrast to conservative Christians who have endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump.

  • On the ground with the peshmerga, preparing to retake Mosul
    Ash Gallagher

    On the ground with the peshmerga, preparing to retake Mosul

    For many peshmerga, it is the first time they have fired an M16 assault rifle. Between training sets, they laugh and joke with each other, but when it’s time to focus, they work hard over the long days of the burning summer.

  • FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems
    Michael Isikoff

    FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems

    The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials. The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections. Johnson emphasized in the call that Homeland Security was not aware of “specific or credible cybersecurity threats” to the election, officials said.

  • Photos of the day - August 28, 2016
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    Photos of the day - August 28, 2016

    In this underwater picture, a woman floats in a swimming pool during a summer day in Madrid; a boy removes rainwater from his hut after a heavy downpour in Karachi, Pakistan; and firefighters retrieve a crucifix from a church in the small town of Rio, near Amatrice, in central Italy, are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty Images/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Love locks on the Brooklyn waterfront
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Love locks on the Brooklyn waterfront

    A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love.Typically the sweethearts’ names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love.

  • Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Muensing Oxen Race In Bavaria

    The Muensing Oxen Race In Bavaria,which pits the pride and glory of local ox breeders against one another only takes place once every four years. (Getty) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Notting Hill Carnival
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Notting Hill Carnival

    Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London’s Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. (Getty) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.  

  • ‘I don’t speak for Donald Trump,’ says RNC Chair Reince Priebus
    Michael Walsh

    ‘I don’t speak for Donald Trump,’ says RNC Chair Reince Priebus

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that if you want to know the specifics of Donald Trump’s immigration policy, you’ll have to ask the real estate magnate himself. The GOP leader declined to spell out what his party’s presidential nominee planned to do about the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. This distancing comes after a week of Trump softening his anti-illegal-immigration stance, which had included calls for a deportation force to kick out every undocumented immigrant.

  • Chris Christie defends Donald Trump’s immigration policy as ‘completely consistent’
    Michael Walsh

    Chris Christie defends Donald Trump’s immigration policy as ‘completely consistent’

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that the core of Donald Trump’s immigration policy has been consistent — kicking criminals out of the country and denying amnesty to undocumented immigrants. The onetime Trump rival who is now the chairman of the Republican presidential nominee’s transition team defended Trump’s softening of his immigration policy during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning. In a conversation with journalist Martha Raddatz, Christie highlighted that Trump has said no undocumented immigrants will be eligible for citizenship unless they leave the United States and reenter through legal channels.

  • Powerful earthquake hits central Italy
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Powerful earthquake hits central Italy

    Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake's high death toll. The quake that struck before dawn Wednesday killed 290 people and injured hundreds as it flattened three medieval towns in central Italy. Giuseppe Saieva, the prosecutor in the regional capital of Rieti, said the high human death toll "cannot only be considered the work of fate." Investigations are focusing on a number of structures, including an elementary school in Amatrice that crumbled despite being renovated in 2012 to resist earthquakes at a cost of 700,000 euros ($785,000). No one was in the school at the time, but many were shocked that it did not withstand the 6.2 magnitude quake. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

  • Photos of the day - August 27, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - August 27, 2016

    An Indian man dries his clothes at his boat after the day's work at the banks of the Brahmaputra River during the sunset in Guwahati, India; a woman kisses the coffin of 9-year-old Giulia Rinaldo at the end of the state funeral service for some of the victims of the earthquake in Ascoli Piceno, Italy; and Swiss Alpine wrestlers Bruno Gisler, left and Thomas Sempach fight during the Federal Alpine Wrestling Festival in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Bangladesh security forces kill Islamist militants
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Bangladesh security forces kill Islamist militants

    Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead. Police sharpshooters raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near the capital, Dhaka, after receiving a tip that Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, and others were hiding there, top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said. Police say Chowdhury is one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka on July 1 that that killed 20 people, including 17 foreigners.

  • The largest market for camels in the Middle East
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    The largest market for camels in the Middle East

    Traders come from different countries including Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia to sell camels ahead of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, to commemorate the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim — or Abraham as he is known in the Bible — to sacrifice his son in accordance with God's will, though in the end God provides him a sheep to sacrifice instead, where able Muslims offer either a goat, sheep, cow, buffalo, or camel during the feast rituals. (Getty)