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FILE- In this May 7, 2012, file photo, former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett addresses the crowd gathered at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts on the borders of Snow Canyon State Park and the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area during the dedication ceremony for the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas in Ivins, Utah. An assistant says former Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, one of the first incumbents ousted in a national wave of tea party-led anger in 2010, has died. He was 82. (Jud Burkett/The Spectrum via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT
Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has diedAn assistant says former Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, one of the first incumbents ousted in a national wave of tea party-led anger in 2010, has died
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President Barack Obama takes a sip of water while he speaks at Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, after hearing first-hand from Flint residents about the ongoing water crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back'President Barack Obama is promising the people of Flint, Michigan, that he will make sure leaders at all levels of government "don't rest" until every drop of water that flows through city pipes is safe
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo (44) and Ben Zobrist greet each other after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Pittsburgh. The Cubs won 6-2, sweeping the three game series. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
LEADING OFF: DeGrom looks for 4-0 start in San Diego startLEADING OFF: DeGrom looks for 4-0 start, Hendricks starts for Cubs, Cain seeks turnaround
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks during Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cavaliers set NBA playoff record for 3-pointersThe Cleveland Cavaliers have set an NBA playoff record for 3-pointers, making 22 deep shots midway through the third quarter of Game 2 against Atlanta
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Sheriff's deputies exit Knight Transportation after an employee, who was recently fired, returned to the business and fatally shot an employee before killing himself, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Katy, Texas.  (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area companyAuthorities say an employee dismissed last month from a transportation company near Houston opened fire inside the facility, killing a former co-worker before fatally shooting himself
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Traffic lines the highway as residents leave Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday May 3, 2016.  More than 80,000 residents were ordered to flee as a wildfire moved into the city, destroying whole neighborhoods.   (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil townAlberta declares a state of emergency 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 to flee
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President Barack Obama addresses the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) awards dinner, in Washington, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotryPresident Barack Obama is urging Asian American Pacific Islanders to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy and fight bigotry
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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., left, shakes hands with Alice Huffman, President of the California NAACP, after speaking at a news conference in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act ballot measure in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Backers of the marijuana legalization initiative said Wednesday they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot in California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Pot legalization backers kick off California campaignA campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters announced they have collected enough signatures to qualify a voter initiative for the November ballot
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This Tuesday, May 4, 2016 photo Klandre Willie, left, and her mother, Jaycelyn Blackie, participate in a candlelight vigil, for Ashlynne Mike at the San Juan Chapter House in Lower Fruitland, N.M.  The FBI said Mike, was abducted after school on Monday and her body was found the next day.  Tom Begaye was arrested in connection with Mike's disappearance and death.  (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
10 Things to Know for ThursdayAmong 10 Things to Know: Kasich drops out, making Trump presumptive GOP nominee, Obama sips water in Flint, Prince reps reached out to pain specialist doctor just before death
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  • Virginia senator flies to Syria to shake Bashar Assad's hand - while airstrikes bombarded Aleppo

    As a veteran politician, Virginia Sen. Richard H. Black is no stranger to the grip- and-grin. But this was something extraordinary: a handshake with Syrian President Bashar Assad. National Post, Fri, Apr 29 2016 @ 04:58 PM
  • The Assad supporter who is also a Virginia state senator

    In a Nov. 10, 2007 file photo, Republican House of Representatives hopeful Dick Black speaks at a convention held by the Republican 1st District Congressional Committee in Milford, Va. American politics produces its share of useful dupes, but Dick Black, a Virginia state senator, may not be quite as useful as the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad supposes. The Washington Post, Fri, Apr 29 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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