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  • Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in Miami, Florida on June 15, 2015.

    Jeb Bush to release 33 years of tax returns

    WASHINGTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will release 33 years of tax returns online Tuesday, giving voters a clearer picture of Bush’s wealth and business dealings over the years. “This is more than any presidential candidate in the history of the United States. This display of transparency is consistent with the high level of disclosure he has practiced during his life in public office,” Bush spokeswoman Allie Brandenburger told CNN in an email Tuesday morning. Bob Dole, the Republican […]

  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush decided to "actively explore" a 2016 presidential bid after conversations with his family over Thanksgiving, he said in a Facebook post Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

    Jeb Bush: Confederate flag is ‘racist’

    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called the Confederate flag a “racist” symbol on Monday, lauding South Carolina’s efforts to remove it from the Capitol and pointing to a similar move he made as Florida’s governor. “The symbols were racist,” Bush said, responding to a question about the flag from an African-American employee while on tour at Nephron Pharmaceuticals Plant in West Columbia. It was his first visit to the Palmetto State since the racially motivated shootings […]

  • Apple on Monday, June 8, 2015, unveiled Apple Music, a new streaming music, live radio station and social network. Apple Music costs $9.99 a month, similar to several rival streaming music services.

    Apple Music launches today — here are 5 things you need to know

    NEW YORK — Are you ready to rock? Apple Music, the company’s new streaming music service, launches around the world on Tuesday. It’s going up against many existing services including Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, Google Play and Amazon Prime Music. To compete, it’s included a little bit of everything. This is what you need to know to get started, and some tips to get the most of out Apple’s ambitious, overflowing new product. How to get it You need to upgrade […]

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    These chains have the best and worst fast food customer satisfaction

    NEW YORK — Not everyone likes Chick-fil-A’s politics, but they sure seem to like the food. It’s the highest ranking fast food restaurant in the U.S. for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2015. The chicken restaurant was the subject of controversy and protests a few years ago after its CEO made remarks that offended the LGBT community. But that hasn’t stopped fans from flocking to its restaurants and giving it high marks for customer […]

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    Iggy Azalea blames Britney Spears for ‘Pretty Girls’ flop

    Blondes may have more fun, but do they have more beef? Some are speculating that Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea may not be on the best terms despite their recent collaboration on the single “Pretty Girls.” It’s the song that seems to have started the trouble. In response to a fan who said the single “flopped a little bit,” Azalea tweeted, “it’s difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately I’m just […]

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    Prison escapee David Sweat spills details of botched plan

    MALONE, N.Y. — Had everything gone as planned, prison escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt would have killed the husband of a prison worker before fleeing with her to Mexico, officials said. Those are some of the details Sweat divulged to investigators from his hospital room in Albany, N.Y., Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “They would kill (tailor Joyce) Mitchell’s husband, and then get in the car and drive to Mexico on the theory that Mitchell was in love with one […]

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    Death toll rises to 53 after military plane crashes in Indonesia

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — The death toll in the Tuesday crash of a military transport plane in Medan, Indonesia, has risen to 53, according to an Indonesian Red Cross official. Three people were slightly injured, said the official, Zulkifli, who goes by only one name. Earlier, Air Marshal Agus Supriatna told reporters that at least 49 bodies had been recovered. Twenty-three of the bodies have been identified, he said. Supriatna said the C-130 Hercules took off from Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma Airport […]

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    26 million Facebook users put a rainbow filter on their profile pictures for gay marriage

    SAN FRANCISCO — Rainbows spread quickly all over Facebook last week to celebrate the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.. Over the past three days, 26 million people have super imposed rainbows over their Facebook profile pictures using a free tool provided by the company. The rainbow filter launched Friday and continued to gain steam over Pride weekend, garnering more than half a billion likes and comments all over the world. Famous people including Russell Simmons, California Attorney General […]

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    Former prison escapee David Sweat says he planned to go to Mexico

    MALONE, N.Y. — Former prison escapee David Sweat is talking to authorities, a source close to the investigation tells CNN. Sweat, who was recaptured Sunday after three weeks on the run, has told authorities the original plan was for prison employee Joyce Mitchell to pick him and fellow inmate Richard Matt up and head to Mexico. According to the source, when Mitchell didn’t show up, Sweat and Matt had to improvise. The two were together until five days ago, when […]

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    Urgent recalls for Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango

    NEW YORK — Fiat Chrysler is calling the owners of 65 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to tell them to stop driving their vehicles. Fiat Chrysler said Sunday that an error in the assembly process earlier this month could cause a component in those vehicles to break, leaving the driver with “rear-end instability and/or reduced braking power,” according to a press release. The company wants owners of the cars to stop driving them and arrange an on-site inspection. […]

  • Donald Trump appears on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." The network announced it would monitor his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination and reconsider his role on the show.

    NBC dumps Trump

    NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, succumbing to pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on NBC. Miss USA and Miss Universe were, until now, jointly owned by NBC and Trump. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the company said in a statement. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding […]

  • A lethal injection room at an unidentified prison. (CNN)

    Supreme Court backs use of lethal injection drug

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug for lethal injection in executions, but opened a larger question about capital punishment when two justices in the minority newly questioned whether the death penalty violates the Constitution. The ruling in the execution drugs case was 5-4 with Justice Samuel Alito writing for the majority, along with John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas. “The prisoners failed to identify a known and available […]

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