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Wednesday, May 4, was a great day for 8-year-old Mari Copeny. At her request, U.S. President Obama visited Flint, her hometown in Michigan. For more than two years, more than 100,000 residents have been drinking tap water supplied by the city that was laced with high-levels of lead.
 
Chinese political dictionaries define an overseas Chinese person as a Chinese national who resides overseas. That is a narrow, legal definition. But many people, including the Chinese government, use it loosely to mean any person of Chinese ethnicity living outside China, regardless of whether that person is a citizen of Australia, Canada, the United States or any other country.
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Half a century ago, French President Charles de Gaulle twice vetoed Britain from joining what was then the European Economic Community, warning that the country's "fundamental hostility" to economic integration could sabotage the bloc.
 
Making the right pass at a crucial moment made Michel Platini one of the world's greatest footballers, but poor timing cost his place as one of the most powerful men in sport.
 
Rodrigo Duterte, the bombastic mayor of a major southern Philippine city, was poised Tuesday to become the nation's president-elect after an incendiary and populist campaign that projected him alternatively as an emancipator and a looming dictator.
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During the past May Day "Golden Week" holiday, one of the most important tourism periods in the mainland Chinese calendar, tens of thousands of people visited the yet-to-open Shanghai Disneyland.
 
As the setting sun's light flooded a meeting of Utah County Republicans, Melanie Sorensen described her concerns about her party's presumptive presidential nominee.
 
With a major government reshuffle, Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his powerful son have shown their determination to move the kingdom's economy away from oil, experts say.
 
Polling? Who needs to do that? Fundraising? Can't be bothered. Parse your words? Fuhgetabout it. Donald Trump took the rules of modern politics, trashed them and became the last man standing for the Republican nomination anyway.
 
Bernie Sanders has a problem. Remember those superdelegates, the Democratic Party leaders and elected officials who can vote for the candidate of their choice?
 
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