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Kasich ends bid for Republican nomination
The last man standing in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making Trump the party's presumptive nominee.
 
Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in presidential election
Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the opposition Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against ruling Democratic Party front-runner Hillary Clinton -- a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated.
 
EU court upholds new tobacco laws
The EU's top court on Wednesday ruled that the bloc's new laws on plain tobacco packaging and a ban on menthol cigarettes were legal, rejecting a challenge by tobacco giant Philip Morris and others.
 
Files show bid to tar Honduran activist Caceres
For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.
 
Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town
Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee.
 
Rebel shelling kills 3, reports Syria state media
Three people were killed on Wednesday in renewed shelling by Syrian rebels of government-held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo, state media and opposition activists said.
 
IS fight is 'far from over,' says US defense secretary
The combat death of an American Navy SEAL in Iraq shows that despite recent gains against the Islamic State in Iraq, "this fight is far from over," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday.
 
Press Freedom Day: Journalists working despite threats
For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can be chilling.
 
Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town
A fire that forced the evacuation of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, destroyed 80 percent of the homes in one neighborhood and extensively damaged property in a number of others, and officials warned it could get worse Wednesday.
 
London appears set to elect a Muslim mayor
Opposition Labour Party candidate Sadiq Khan had a strong lead in final polls before Thursday's London mayoral elections, putting him on course to become the first Muslim leader of a European Union capital.
 
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