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Tuesday’s election could be critical turning point for Ferguson

FERGUSON, Missouri — The Rev. Tommie Pierson had a special message for his flock on Easter Sunday. It centered, of course, on Christ’s resurrection, but it was also about the rising of a city that finds itself drowning in despair, anger and frustration. “Ferguson, wake up,” he roared from the pulpit at Greater St. Mark […]

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Obama, Cuban president to ‘interact’ at Panama meeting

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will have an “interaction” with Cuban President Raul Castro at this week’s Summit of the Americas in Panama, a senior U.S. official tells CNN. “Since they’re at the summit they’ll certainly interact but currently no formal bilateral meeting [is] scheduled,” the official said Monday. The confirmation follows comments made by […]

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White House goes on offense in selling Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — Now that President Barack Obama has the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran, the White House attention is shifting to the challenging task of selling the agreement to Congress, and the administration is already deploying its troops. “In just the last 24 hours we’ve had everybody from the president to the White […]