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Today's Political News Compilation - Friday, May 24, 2024

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Kennedy blasts Biden, Trump over pandemic measures in pitch at Libertarian convention

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., accused Joe Biden and Donald Trump Friday of trampling on personal liberties in response to the pandemic that spanned their presidencies.

Kennedy, who has long claimed to be a victim of government and media censorship of his unorthodox views, said Americans have lost faith in their leaders and institutions, and he pledged to restore it.

























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Biden repeats football claim to West Point graduates at commencement address

  • News source: FOX News
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President Biden repeated a claim about turning down an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he purportedly wanted to play football, during his commencement address at West Point on Saturday.

Biden told West Point graduates that Republican Sen. J. Caleb Boggs, whom he defeated to become a U.S. senator, had "appointed" him to the Naval Academy years before they ran against each other in 1972.

The president recounted that before his interview, "I found out two days earlier they had a quarterback named Roger Staubach, and a halfback named Joe Bellino. And I said, I'm not going there. I went to Delaware. Not a joke."

It's the same story Biden told
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Trump VP short list has new top contender: report

  • News source: FOX News
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Former President Donald Trump is whittling down his list of potential running mates, and one lawmaker is moving up, according to a report from The New York Times.

Sources close to Trump claim
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Watch: Smoke and flames at deadly India arcade fire

  • News source: BBC News - World
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At least 22 people, including children, have died in a fire at a games arcade in India, local officials say.
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Nicki Minaj arrested in Amsterdam, claims officials 'took my bags without consent'

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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The rapper appeared to be in custody after an Instagram Live video showed her discussing the arrest with an Amsterdam police officer.
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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she cries after some decisions

  • News source: FOX News
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Watch: BBC's Jeremy Bowen at the site of Kharkiv strike

  • News source: BBC News - World
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The BBC's international editor explains how Russia is seizing the opportunity to hit Ukraine in new deadly strikes.
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Trump will address the Libertarian Party convention as he goes after Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

  • News source: Will Weissert | Associated Press
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Donald Trump is addressing the Libertarian National Convention on Saturday night, courting a segment of mostly conservative voters that has often been skeptical of the Republican former president while trying to ensure attendees aren't drawn to independent White House hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The Libertarian Party will pick its presidential nominee during the gathering at a Washington hotel that wraps up Sunday. Kennedy, who ran in the Democratic primary before switching to an independent bid, addressed the convention Friday but has indicated...
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Ranked-choice voting has challenged the status quo. Its popularity will be tested in November

  • News source: Becky Boher, Rebecca Boone | Associated Press
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Alaska’s new election system — with open primaries and ranked voting — has been a model for those in other states who are frustrated by political polarization and a sense that voters lack real choice at the ballot box.

Used for the first time in 2022, the changes helped propel the first Alaska Native to a seat in Congress. They could be short-lived.

Opponents of ranked voting want to repeal it and are entangled in a legal fight over whether their initiative will be able to remain on Alaska's November ballot. It's just one example this year of an...
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At least 20 dead in a fire in an amusement park in western India, police say

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Luciano Benetton says he's stepping down as chairman of family-run brand as losses top $100 million

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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He blamed management for losses of $108.5 million he discovered last year.
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Dolphin stuck in NJ creek dies after 'last resort' rescue attempt, officials say

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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More than a dozen people and three boats using special herding equipment helped.
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Biden gets GOP ally in Ohio ballot access push: 'Absurd situation'

  • News source: FOX News
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President Biden is receiving help from Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine as his campaign scrambles to ensure that he gets on the election ballot in the state.

DeWine called a rare special General Assembly session for Tuesday demanding
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Senate Republicans renew call for Democrats to consider Laken Riley Act after bill blocked again

  • News source: FOX News
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FIRST ON FOX: Senate Republicans are renewing their calls for Democrats to bring forth consideration of the Laken Riley Act – a measure requiring federal immigration authorities to arrest and detain
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India games arcade fire kills 20

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Kenya police to arrive in Haiti in 'three weeks'

  • News source: BBC News - World
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The BBC sat down with Kenya's president during his three-day trip to Washington DC to talk about Haiti and other crises.
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