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femalemarine-042916.jpg In an unexpected move, members of the House Armed Services Committee have narrowly approved a measure that would require women to register for the military draft. The committee voted 32 to 30 in favor of the provision, which was included in a broader defense policy bill.

USelection-042816.jpg Latino voters could play a crucial role in this year's presidential election, and the results of a new analysis point to a spike in Latino turnout in 2016. According to the NALEO Educational Fund analysis, more than 13.1 million Latinos are expected to cast ballots this year.

johnboehner-042816.jpg Former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is clearly not a big fan of Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and has offered a harsh description of the Republican presidential candidate. "Lucifer in the flesh," Boehner said of Cruz. "I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life."

CarlyFiorina-042716.jpg In an effort to regain momentum in the Republican presidential race, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., announced his choice of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his vice president on Wednesday. Fiorina, who suspended her own campaign for president in February, endorsed Cruz in the GOP race in early March.

DennisHastert-042716.jpg Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison on Wednesday, with the judge chastising the onetime Republican leader as a "serial child molester." Hastert has been accused of sexually abusing several teenagers while a high school wrestling coach in Illinois decades ago.

capitol-042716.jpg Democrats voted Wednesday to block the Senate from moving forward with an energy and water spending bill due to a proposed amendment related to Iran. The Senate voted 50 to 46 in favor of invoking cloture on the bill, falling well short of the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation.

Obama1-042716.jpg President Barack Obama will travel to Flint, Michigan, next week to hear from residents about the drinking water crisis, the White House revealed on Wednesday.

PanicButton-042716.jpg To ensure safety for women in distress, India has asked mobile makers to provide physical panic button in all mobile phone to be marketed from January 2018. India is a huge market for mobile phones with more than one billion users.

ChrisVanHollen-042716.jpg Two establishment Democratic candidates won in closely watched Senate primaries in Maryland and Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., won the primary in Maryland, while former White House aide Katie McGinty emerged victories in Pennsylvania.

DriverlessTraffic-042716.jpg Dubai has adopted a smart self-driving transport strategy by which, 25 percent of all the vehicles by 2030, will be smart and driverless.

HillaryClinton-campaign1-042716.jpg Presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both took big steps toward securing their respective parties' nominations in the primaries held on Tuesday. Trump was victorious in all five Republican primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, while Clinton won four of the five Democratic contests.

trump-042616.jpg Real estate tycoon Donald Trump has dismissed his Republican rivals' efforts to deny him the delegates needed to secure the GOP presidential nomination. In a post on Twitter on Tuesday, Trump claimed that the agreement between Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and Ohio Governor John Kasich is "almost dead."

germany-cars-042516.jpg German government is planning to provide attractive subsidy for electric car buyers to usher in a revolution in the plug-in automotive market. The government's cash incentive project will be supported by the car industry.

Ecigarettes-042616.jpg Teens with greater exposure to online ads of e-cigarettes are the most drawn to its use, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FrozenVeggies-042516.jpg Listeria contamination has prompted Costco Canada to recall frozen pea from its stores in several locations, including Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Canadian Food Inspection Agency noted that the recall is triggered by action in another country.

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