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After western wins, Bernie Sanders set sights on Hillary Clinton's home turf of New York

Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president was tested by several emphatic defeats on Saturday at the hands of Bernie Sanders, who continued his quest a day later to reinvigorate his campaign and challenge her on her home turf: New York.

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'Legends of the Fall' author Jim Harrison dead at 78

Jim Harrison, considered one of the great writers in contemporary American fiction and author of the novella Legends of the Fall, has died at age 78 at his home in Patagonia, Arizona.

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Hulk Hogan's lawyers say Gawker founder was 'playing God' in closing court arguments

In his court-approved black headscarf, Hulk Hogan, aka Terry Bollea, listened impassively to closing arguments in his $100m defamation case against Gawker Media over the posting of a sex tape featuring the pro-wrestler and Heather Cole, wife of his best friend, DJ Bubba “the Love Sponge” Clem.

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UPDATE: Trump presses on with Cincinnati rally after canceling in Chicago

Republican frontrunner praises his supporters and blames ‘these other people’ for demonstations erupting into chaos and violence at previous events

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Trump grew up just 15 miles away from a young Bernie Sanders -- but the two were still worlds apart

They grew up in New York City barely 15 miles apart – one in Midwood, a predominantly Jewish immigrant section of south-west Brooklyn, the other in the leafy, gated community of Jamaica Estates in Queens, to the north-east – yet their views could hardly be more starkly opposed.

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Netflix documentary 'Making a Murderer' spurs 275,000 viewers to demand pardon for Steven Avery

US authorities are this weekend weighing the merits of several petitions seeking the exoneration of Steven Avery , the central character of the hit Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, after an overwhelming response from viewers who believe he was framed.

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What a long strange trip it's been: Grateful Dead's last tour setting box office records

It promises to be the concert trip of the season: the Grateful Dead, performing over three nights in Chicago in early July in what the band say will be the last chance for them and their “Deadhead” fans to reconvene.

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Were Lincoln and Nixon gay? The ‘history’ book that is dividing America

Award-winning author and gay-rights activist Larry Kramer’s new book aims to counter the exclusion of homosexuality from history

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New documentary exposes the corporate-backed 'experts' who lie about climate change

For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida’s ban on state employees using terms such as “climate change” and “global warming”. No matter that the low-lying state is critically vulnerable to rises in sea level, or that 97% of peer-reviewed climate studies confirm that climate change is occurring and human activity is responsible, the state’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, instructed state employees not to discuss it as it is not “a true fact”.

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As vinyl record sales boom, Nashville leads the way

"This is the mother, the metal mother," says Jay Millar, examining a brilliant silver disc on the machine floor of United Record Pressing in downtown Nashville. "And the mother is where it all starts."

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'Happiness' is a place called Charlottesville, Virginia, a new study reveals

A new study has named Thomas Jefferson's home town the feelgood capital of the US, but residents say that just means liberal values and a sense of community

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Woody Allen's screen magic outshines shadows in his private life

As allegations of child molestation resurface, the reception for his latest film confirms the 78-year-old director's status as an American treasure

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Anger grows at Arizona's 'bullying' Border Patrol as funding for border protection increases

Arivaca is a town with a difference. While most of America backs the White House announcement last week to curb surging numbers of migrants crossing the US-Mexican border, many residents of this dusty, former gold-prospecting town 10 miles north of Mexico have chosen a different foe: the Border Patrol.

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How John Oliver started a political satire revolution

In just six weeks of his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the British satirist has become a star of the counter-culture, playfully taking aim at FIFA and the National Security Agency – and pushing the boundaries of comedy

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Mayor Bill de Blasio takes on Teamsters and Liam Neeson as he tries to ban New York's horse carriages

The city mayor's stand on animal welfare is facing heavyweight opposition – but he won't back down

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