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Sep 3, 2015

Queen Elizabeth's reign rooted in her ancestor Victoria

Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarchs, both came to the throne young yet remained a steady presence through eras of dramatic change. Queen Elizabeth will overtake her great-great-grandmother’s record of 63 years and 216 days on Sept. 9, a remarkable reign ...

Sep 3, 2015

New Ukraine doctrine declares Russia military opponent

Ukraine’s national security council on Wednesday approved a new military doctrine that declares Russia to be a military opponent and calls for the country to pursue NATO membership. There was no immediate official reaction from Russia, which hotly denies claims that it has sent ...

Queen Elizabeth II to set record on throne

Sep 3, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II to set record on throne

Queen Elizabeth II’s longevity has helped anchor Britain during an era of unprecedented change, but has also left the royal family an aging institution. The 89-year-old queen, who next week surpasses Queen Victoria to become the country’s longest-reigning monarch, shows no sign of abdicating, ...

Republican Party seeks to avert third-party run by Trump

Sep 3, 2015

Republican Party seeks to avert third-party run by Trump

The Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every 2016 Republican presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances. The challenge, confirmed by multiple campaigns, is aimed squarely at Donald Trump. While he is leading the packed Republican ...

Sep 3, 2015

Texas man kills himself while taking selfie with gun

A 19-year-old Texas man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while posing for a selfie with a gun. Deleon Alonso Smith died of a gunshot wound to the throat about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment in southwestern Houston. Investigators say ...

57 more Clinton email threads contain foreign government info

Sep 3, 2015

57 more Clinton email threads contain foreign government info

“Here’s my personal email,” Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote to U.S. special envoy George Mitchell on a summer Sunday in 2010 as he telephoned one European official after another in an effort to keep peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians on track. “Pls ...