By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Oklahoma man committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at a Colorado ski resort after witnesses said he ate "a large amount" of marijuana-infused edibles, the local coroner said on Thursday. Luke Gregory Goodman died from a self-inflicted…Reuters
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is a place where hidebound tradition mixes with raw politics, sometimes with a touch of the absurd. Then there's the "vote-a-rama."Associated Press43 mins ago
The National Education Association, the largest U.S. teachers union, has already jumped into the 2016 presidential race, even though only one major candidate has announced a campaign. NEA president Lily Eskelsen García told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that the union and its 3 million…Huffington Post
The founder of 5-hour Energy has become one of the biggest donors to state politics as his product comes under scrutiny.Center for Public Integrity
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a private dinner of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he backed the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and to eventually become eligible ...MarketWatch
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Here are some details of how Nigeria's presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday will work. BIOMETRIC CARDS The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) registered 68.8 million voters, of whom 82 percent have picked up their voter cards. For the first time, Nigeria will use…Reuters
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz officially announced his White House bid in a tweet at 12:09 am EDT Monday morning, becoming the first candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential campaign."I'm running for president and I hope to earn your support!" Cruz tweeted with an embedded 30-second…Huffington Post
Mitt Romney was on "The Tonight Show" where Jimmy Fallon played his reflection in a segment called "Mitt in the Mirror". The bit started with Jimmy reassuring Mitt of his choice not to run for president in 2016 saying, "You get to sit back, relax, golf all the time." To which Mitt took a dig at…TV In No Time
West African regional bloc ECOWAS has urged Togo to delay its presidential election over claims the voter register was flawed, its chairman said after talks in the country. ECOWAS chairman and Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama said during a visit to Togo Tuesday it was unlikely the election…AFP
OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Fearing that Republicans will ultimately nominate an establishment presidential candidate like Jeb Bush, leaders of the nation’s Christian right have mounted an ambitious effort to coalesce their support behind a single social-conservative contender months before the first primary…Huffington Post
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul revealed a new stance on defense spending when he introduced an amendment to the budget that would increase defense spending by $190 billion over the next two years. It is irresponsible and dangerous to continue to put America further into debt,” Paul said on the Senate floor.ABC News
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday said a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama's Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew the state's voting districts in a way that black leaders say limited minority voting power.Associated Press
By Loucoumane Coulibaly ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The two main parties in Ivory Coast's ruling coalition will merge after elections later this year, aiming to consolidate support for President Alassane Ouattara, one of the party leaders said on Wednesday. Ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's Ivorian Popular…Reuters
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By Andrew Osborn and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron used his final debate in parliament before a tight national election to deny he had become a lame duck leader, emphasizing instead an economic record he hopes will overcome stagnant opinion polls.…Reuters
These traits are ingrained into society's image of him from his days as Nigeria's head of state in the early 1980s. It has been almost three decades since he left office, and Mr. Buhari, now 72 years old and running for president of Nigeria in an election this weekend, is still remembered for his…Christian Science Monitor
California announced legal action to suppress a "reprehensible" ballot initiative to outlaw homosexuality -- on pain of execution -- in the famously liberal US state. The proposal -- unlikely to advance, as it requires over 360,000 signatures to proceed -- was submitted by lawyer Matthew McLaughlin…AFP
Mitt Romney officially bowed out of the GOP race in January, and on Wednesday he revealed why he ended his presidential aspirations — to himself. Well, it was actually Jimmy Fallon pretending to be the former Republican candidate in a “Tonight Show” skit, but the resemblance was uncanny. When asked…The Wrap
Dear President Obama,Since Israel's Election Day, the White House has expressed its "deep concern" over a video message released by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he warned voters that the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel - a fifth of the state's population - were "coming out in…Huffington Post
Government workers in Togo went on strike for the second consecutive day on Tuesday over pay, a union official said, raising pressure on the government a month ahead of an election. "The movement will continue until Friday and we will see what happens next as the election campaign is due to begin…Reuters
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