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Prince performs during the halftime show of the NFL's Super Bowl XLI football game in MiamiPrince also had a dangerously low red blood cell count, indicating he had been ill, Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP-TV said, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials. A spokeswoman for the local medical examiner's office that conducted a post-mortem examination of Prince declined to confirm the reports. The cause of Prince's death remained undetermined.


2016-05-05 11:22:57 -0600

Syrian men ride a motorbike past damaged buildings in the rebel-held Bustan al-Qasr district in eastern Aleppo, on May 4, 2016Aleppo (Syria) (AFP) - Air strikes killed at least 28 civilians Thursday in a camp for the displaced in northern Syria near the Turkish border as a 48-hour ceasefire took hold in Aleppo.


2016-05-05 13:57:01 -0600

Ben Sasse: U.S. deserves better than Trump or ClintonBen Sasse speaks at the American Conservative Union 2016 annual conference in Maryland on March 3, 2016. In a lengthy open letter late Wednesday night, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., gave voice to the countless Americans who feel frustrated with their likely options for the next commander in chief. “If you are one of those rare souls who genuinely believe Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are honorable people — if they are the role models you want for your kids — then this letter is not for you,” he wrote.


2016-05-05 09:45:38 -0600