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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally late Friday morning in San Pedro on the sixth day of his Southland campaign ahead of California's June 7 primary election.

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<![CDATA[Trump to Rubio on Senate Re-Election: 'Run Marco!']]> Fri, 27 May 2016 13:31:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/split2-trump-rubio.jpg
Donald Trump is encouraging "Little Marco" to run for re-election in Florida. After weeks of aggressive attacks and name calling during the GOP primary, Trump and Marco Rubio have called a truce, of sorts, NBC...

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<![CDATA['Death Fell From the Sky': Obama at Hiroshima]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 07:22:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16148362560935.jpg
Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the Hiroshima atomic bombing on Friday, using the moment to call for a world without nuclear weapons, NBC News reported.Some 140,000...

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<![CDATA[USSS Employees Disciplined for Violating Congressman's Privacy]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 19:51:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_784902619993.jpg
More than 40 Secret Service employees were disciplined for improperly accessing information about Rep. Jason Chaffetz last year, NBC News reported. One employee resigned, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh...

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<![CDATA[Judge Blocks Release of Video, Audio of Mills in Clinton Deposition]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 19:50:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CherylMills-AP_16141516465226.jpg
A federal judge granted a request Thursday to block the release of video from an upcoming deposition of Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff at the State Department, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Trump Looks to RNC for Ground Game]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 19:27:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DonaldTrump-AP_16147730321347.jpg
Donald Trump said he believes the Republican National Committee will help him in his ground game and his plans to turn 15 blue states red, NBC News reported. "As far as building the infrastructure for...

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<![CDATA[Trump Reaches the Magic Number to Clinch Nomination]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 20:22:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Trump-GettyImages-533099798.jpg
Donald Trump on Thursday secured the number of GOP delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, NBC News has confirmed. Trump passed the 1,237 mark after unbound delegates from...

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<![CDATA[Obama: Trump Candidacy Has 'Rattled' World Leaders]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 07:35:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OBAMA_AP_16147347596862.jpg
President Barack Obama said world leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have a good reason to feel that way, NBC News reported. Speaking at a news conference while at the G7 meeting in Japan, Obama...

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<![CDATA[13 State Department of Education Employees Laid Off]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 15:14:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+State+Capitol+edited.jpg
Another 13 state employees have received layoff notices and all of them are in the state Department of Education.

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<![CDATA[No 'Decision' or 'Timeline' Yet on Trump Endorsement: Ryan]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 14:30:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PaulRyan-AP_16140578310835.jpg
House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t made a decision about endorsing Donald Trump, NBC News reported. "I haven't made a decision," Ryan told reporters in an off-camera briefing Wednesday. "I don't have a timeline in

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<![CDATA[Hartford City Council Adopts Budget: Report]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 07:46:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+city+hall+new+1200.jpg
The Hartford City Council adopted a $552.9 million budget last night, according to the Hartford Courant, and it keeps the city’s tax rate the same, but includes layoffs, union concessions and cuts in several...

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Calls Trump a 'Bully' Who Threatens Economy]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 17:36:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Clinton5232332734.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in a speech to union workers in Detroit on Monday, railed against Donald Trump on everything from wages and immigration to paid family leave."He could...

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<![CDATA[Obama Hits Highest Job Approval Since 2013: Poll]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 18:45:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-533205868.jpg
President Barack Obama enjoys the highest approval from Americans since his second term began, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.Fifty-one percent of registered voters say they approve...

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<![CDATA[Gore: Trump's Climate Change Stance Is Concerning]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 09:53:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-519674944.jpg
Former vice president and climate change activist Al Gore is concerned that a potential Donald Trump presidency could roll back progress in the fight against climate change. "He has said some things on...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Clinton's Lead Over Trump Shrinks to 3 Points]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 12:39:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Trump+Clinton+.jpg
Hillary Clinton's advantage over Donald Trump has narrowed to just three points, resulting in a dead-heat general-election contest with more than five months to go until November, according to results from a new...

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<![CDATA[Clinton: Trump is a 'Pretend Successful']]> Sun, 22 May 2016 13:52:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/Clinton+MTP+Trump+Taxes.png
Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a "pretend successful" who is only focused on "making himself appear great," an attack on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's "Make America Great Again" campaign...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Won't Back Wasserman Schultz in Fla. Primary]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 20:44:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BernieSanders-AP_16139614761695.jpg
Bernie Sanders said Saturday he would not back Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the Democratic primary race for Florida’s 23rd congressional...

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<![CDATA[Top ‘SNL’ Sketches During Wild 2016 Race]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 12:45:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Bernie-Larry-SNL-Ship-.jpg
As the show caps is 2015-2016 run, check out highlights of a season like no other amid a wild presidential race.
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<![CDATA[4 Sanders DNC Rallies Approved]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 21:34:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bernie+sanders+rally.jpg
Four pro-Bernie Sanders rallies, with estimated attendance of 38,000 activists, have been approved for public demonstrations during the Democratic National Convention in July, the city said Thursday.The...

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<![CDATA[Md. Trump Delegate Indicted on Child Porn, Weapons Charges]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 16:57:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Donald-Trump-Office-NY-AP_16135465999162.jpg
A man slated to be a delegate for Donald Trump has been indicted on child pornography and other charges, according to officials, NBC News reported. The Department of Justice announced Thursday that Caleb...

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<![CDATA[Vote on LGBT Rights Fails, Causes Chaos on House Floor]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 16:31:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SeanMaloney-AP_172102760084.jpg
An amendment to help protect LGBT people from discrimination failed by just one vote Thursday, creating chaos on the House floor, NBC News reported. During the vote, Republicans allowed a few members of their...

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<![CDATA[Expanded Role for Trump Aide Paul Manafort]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 15:54:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PaulManafort-GettyImages-524993070.jpg
Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s top aide, will be taking on a bigger role in the presumptive nominee’s campaign, NBC News reported.Manafort will become campaign chairman and chief strategist, signaling a...

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<![CDATA[Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Apologizes for 'Ugly Women' Comment]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 10:22:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ed+rendell+getty+2.jpg
Ed Rendell has apologized for "incredibly dumb and selfish" comments he made referring to "ugly women in America" while criticizing Donald Trump.The former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor felt the...

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<![CDATA[GOP Senator Bob Bennett Apologized to Muslims for Trump While on Deathbed]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 02:35:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BENNETT_AP_100520113661.jpg
On a hospital bed,just days before he died, former Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett apologized to Muslims in America for Donald Trump's rhetoric, NBC News reported."And he was very emotional," Bennett's son...

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<![CDATA[Trump Lobs 'Rape' Allegation at Bill Clinton]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 03:42:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TrumpMarALago-AP_282114720228.jpg
Donald Trump used the word "rape" in rehashing a controversial claim by an alleged Bill Clinton mistress in the 1990s that was never ultimately corroborated in court, NBC News reported.His comments came in...

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