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Mexico leftist opens up 22 point lead in presidency race -poll
Mexico leftist opens up 22 point lead in presidency race -poll

By Miguel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has extended his lead in the race to win the July 1 presidential election, opening up a gap of 22 percentage points, a poll by newspaper Reforma showed on Wednesday. The April 12-15 voter poll showed Lopez Obrador winning 48 percent, a jump of six points from a February survey by Reforma. Running third was Jose Antonio Meade, candidate of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), whose backing remained steady at 18 percent, the poll showed.

Woman killed after jet engine fails on New York-Dallas flight
Woman killed after jet engine fails on New York-Dallas flight

Catastrophic engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas killed a mother-of-two and forced an emergency landing Tuesday, the first fatal incident in US commercial aviation for nearly a decade. The Boeing 737-700 took off without incident but minutes into the flight, passengers heard an explosion in the left engine, which sent shrapnel flying through the window, shattering the glass and leading oxygen masks to drop, witnesses said. "We believe there were parts coming out of this engine," Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told a news conference, confirming engine failure but no fire.

Bill to protect special counsel is scuttled by McConnell
Bill to protect special counsel is scuttled by McConnell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Beyoncé's Mom Was Afraid White People Wouldn't 'Get' Coachella Performance
Beyoncé's Mom Was Afraid White People Wouldn't 'Get' Coachella Performance

Beyonce's mom says she "stands corrected" after her daughter's history-making

Emma Gonzalez: 'One Of The Biggest Threats' To Teens Today 'Is Being Shot'
Emma Gonzalez: 'One Of The Biggest Threats' To Teens Today 'Is Being Shot'

Emma Gonzalez is not budging in her fight against gun violence.

John Bolton Appointed As Trump's National Security Adviser
John Bolton Appointed As Trump's National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will appoint John Bolton, former

Deputy Suspended For Sleeping On The Job At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Deputy Suspended For Sleeping On The Job At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

A deputy was suspended this week after he was found sleeping during the time

A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them
A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them

California is a hotbed of climate change activism, so it perhaps wasn't a surprise to see the cities of San Francisco and Oakland sue the world's largest oil companies last year for allegedly knowing about the dire consequences of global warming while seeking to downplay or deny it. The judge, who previously learned coding techniques for a Silicon Valley lawsuit, has set out a list of questions for a climate change "tutorial" on the floor of the courtroom on Wednesday. What caused the various ice ages (including the "little ice age" and prolonged cool periods) and what caused the ice to melt?

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