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National Enquirer: Ted Cruz’s Father Once Handed Out Pro-Castro Propaganda With Lee Harvey Oswald

McClatchy reports: The National Enquirer has published what it says is conclusive evidence that Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael B. Cruz, is the man photographed next to JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald distributing pro-Castro leaflets in 1963 in New Orleans. The Cruz presidential campaign fired back unequivocally. “This is another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage,” communications director Alice ...

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Bruce Springsteen – Purple Rain [VIDEO]

Forbes recaps: Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to Prince, who died Thursday, in concert tonight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Springsteen, who closes out the sold out U.S. leg of his “The River” tour Monday night at Barclays, opened the show bathed in purple light with a sad, sweet version of Prince classic “Purple Rain.” Nils Lofgren, one of the few ...

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Dem Insiders: Bernie Sanders Should Drop Out

Politico reports: Democrats have a message for Bernie Sanders: Shut it down before the July national convention in Philadelphia. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 10 key battleground states — who worried a protracted post-primary clash for the nomination could hurt Hillary Clinton, the party’s likely nominee, in their states in ...

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The Obamas Meet Prince George

ABC News reports: Adorable. That’s the best way to describe President Obama and the first lady’s meeting with Prince George, the 2-year-old son of Prince William and Duchess Kate. The president thought so himself. “I guess you all know why I came this week,” he said Saturday during a town hall in London. “It’s no secret. Nothing was going to ...

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Prince Autopsy Completed: No Cause Of Death Revealed

The autopsy on Prince has been completed but the results may not be publicly known for weeks. Via press release: “As part of a complete exam, relevant information regarding Mr. Nelson’s medical and family history will be gathered. Anything which could be relevant to the investigation will be taken into consideration. Midwest Medical Examiners Office will not release information until ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Hospital Fined $2.2M For Allowing Reality Show To Film Dying Patient Without Consent

This story inflamed Gotham’s tabloids when the families first complained. From the New York Department of Health & Human Services: Today the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it has reached a $2.2 million settlement with New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) for the egregious disclosure of two patients’ protected health information (PHI) to film crews and staff during the ...

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BRITAIN: Obama Urges Against Leaving The EU

NBC News reports: President Barack Obama intervened Friday in Britain’s acrimonious national poll on European Union membership, urging U.K. voters to reject calls to quit the political bloc. British voters will decide in a June 23 referendum whether to remain in the E.U. or leave. The debate over the so-called ‘Brexit’ has divided the country and its political establishment. In ...

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The Color Purple Cast Pays Tribute To Prince [VIDEO]

As JMG reader Danimal puts it, Jennifer Hudson took the audience to church. What’s On Stage recaps: Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson led an onstage tribute at The Color Purple on Broadway last night, following the news that pop legend Prince had passed away at the age of 57. In a video shared on the show’s official Facebook account Hudson ...

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ISRAEL: Marijuana Ruled Kosher For Passover [VIDEO]

From the Times Of Israel: Getting baked on Passover is no longer just for matzah, a leading Orthodox rabbi ruled, after sniffing (but not smoking) some cannabis leaves. Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, widely considered the leading living ultra-Orthodox halachic authority, ruled that marijuana is kosher for Passover and can be either eaten or smoked over the eight-day Jewish festival, during which ...

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Hamilton Cast Pays Tribute To Prince [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The tributes for music icon Prince poured in from across the world on the day of his death, but one went viral swiftly on Thursday night. The cast of Hamilton sang and danced to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” on stage following their Thursday night performance. The hottest Broadway musical in the world has much of its success ...

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Greta Van Susteren: Stupid Obama Administration Is Dividing The Country With Harriet Tubman Bill [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps the clip below: Fox’s Greta Van Susteren ended her show tonight by going on a mini-rant about how the government is “dividing the country” by putting Harriet Tubman on the $20. Wait, what? Yes, Van Susteren tonight said the Obama administration “went stupid” by creating a “completely unnecessary fight” by kicking Andrew Jackson off the bill. Greta: “Give ...

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Bernie Sanders: I Still Have A Path To The Nomination

Bernie Sanders today shrugged off the result of yesterday’s New York primary, telling supporters that he still has a path to clinching the nomination. The Hill reports: “Our plan is to win the pledged delegates in this primary,” the Vermont senator said in an email to his supporters. “Next week five states vote, and there are A LOT of delegates ...

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FAA Grounds Trump’s Unregistered Private Jet

The New York Times reports: Donald J. Trump’s Cessna jet has been grounded. The aircraft, which records show has been used to shuttle Mr. Trump to dozens of campaign events in recent months, has been flying with an expired registration since Feb. 1. On Wednesday, a Federal Aviation Administration official informed the plane’s pilot that the Cessna cannot fly until ...

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FINALLY: Criminal Charges Filed Against Three Officials Over Flint Water Poisoning Crisis [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Three government employees charged in connection with the Flint water crisis “failed Michigan families,” and the charges against them “are only the beginning” of a lengthy and exhaustive probe, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Wednesday. While Flint residents have said they feel the criminality that led to poisonous water being pumped into their homes stems from the ...

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Trump Wins Every New York County Except Manhattan

Via New York Magazine: Donald Trump was the clear victor in today’s GOP primary — indeed, parts of New York seem to be populated entirely by Trump supporters. He won every single county in New York save one: the county he calls home. Despite having lived there for years, somehow Trump failed to win a majority percentage of votes in ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Comptroller To Audit Board Of Elections After Widespread Primary Problems [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A record-setting deluge of Primary Day voter complaints led Tuesday to the angry promise of a full-scale investigation into the city’s long-bumbling Board of Elections. The flood of gripes, running the gamut from locked doors to botched voter rolls, led irate city Controller Scott Stringer to announce an immediate probe of an incompetent agency. ...

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Hillary Clinton Wins New York Primary

With about 40% of the precincts reporting at this writing, the networks have called New York for Hillary Clinton, who appears to have won all of the New York City counties by 20 points or more. Now comes the waiting for the allocation of the delegates. Watch the votes come in live below.

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Donald Trump Wins New York Primary

The polls closed in New York state minutes ago and as expected Donald Trump has been projected to win, although under the GOP’s very complicated rules we won’t know how the delegates are allocated for at least a couple of hours. If Ted Cruz fails to take 20% of total vote, he’ll walk away empty-handed. On the Democratic side, exit ...

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UnitedHealth To Leave Most Obamacare Markets

The Hill reports: The insurer UnitedHealth is pulling out of the ObamaCare marketplaces in all but a “handful” of states in 2017, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement, made my CEO Stephen Hemsley on an earnings call, follows up on the company’s statement in November that it was considering dropping out completely due to financial losses. The Obama administration argues ...

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Jerusalem Pride Killer Convicted Of Murder

The Jerusalem Post reports: Yishai Schlissel, who stabbed participants in the July 2015 Gay Pride Parade in the capital, was convicted on Tuesday of murder and six counts of attempted murder by the Jerusalem District Court. The court in its ruling also slammed Israeli police apparatus for knowing about Schlissel and not stopping him. “It’s unconscionable,” the court said during ...

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