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Clinton becomes the first woman nominated for U.S. Office of President

Hillary Clinton 2012

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton captured the Democrat party's nomination for the office of President of the United States on 26 February 2016 at the party's convention just before 8PM local time in Philadelphia. The roll for delegate votes was called state until the State of Vermont had cast its votes. Clinton's former opponent, Senator for Vermont Bernie Sanders, rose from where he was seated with his home state delegation, took the microphone in hand, and made a procedural motion.

World mourns loss of Muhammad Ali, dead at 74 in Phoenix

Muhammad Ali 1967

Three time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali, who sparked his own international acclaim winning an Olympic gold medal at the 1960 games in Rome, died at a hospital near his Scottsdale, Arizona home on Friday, June 3, 2016, at the age of 74. A glorious athlete, he will be remembered not only for his boxing prowess and wins, but also his intertwined talents for self-promotion and provocation, which notably extended to issues of racial equality and US military intervention in Vietnam.

Anniversary of St. John Paul II's encyclical draws Bernie Sanders to the Vatican

At the invitation of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Senator Bernie Sanders will participate in a conference in Vatican City on 15 April 2016. Organized to mark the 25th anniversary of an encyclical by Pope John Paul II - since canonized as Saint John Paul II - which criticized excesses of unfettered capitalism . Expressing both profound respect and great admiration for current Pope Francis' outspoken evangelism in that regard, presidential-hopeful Sanders will leave the campaign in New York State to attend.

Peggy Noonan: Bernie Sanders' appeal signals a major Democratic Party shift

Peggy Noonan rose to prominence as an influential speech writer for "The Great Communicator," President Ronald Reagan, in the 1980s. So it is especially interesting that she should be the one to tell readers of her column in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that Bernie Sanders' challenge is real. Headlined "Socialism Gets a Second Life," she identifies the crash of '08 and income inequality as two dramatic themes propelling the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist's rise. Take-away lines include, "Socialism is an old idea to you if you’re over 50 but a nice new idea if you’re 25.

No eleventh hour E.U.-U.S. agreement on Safe Harbor data transfer standards

Despite last minute negotiations, E.U.-U.S. talks to agree upon Safe Harbor data transfer standards appear up in the air as to whether or not they will come to terms before European national regulators act on Wednesday. Under discussion are huge data flows as important to blue-chip corporations such as GE as well as to new names such as facebook and Google.