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GOP race shifts California's political fault lines

The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity. But the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party's political fault lines in advance of its pivotal June primary, forging unexpected alliances that blur those longstanding divisions.

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As chemical weapons stockpiles shrink, OPCW eyes new threats

With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria.

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Manatee's medical examiner says report is 'just the tip of the iceberg'

Dr. Russell Vega says he fears the recent heroin abuse spike, which appears to be lessening, will be replaced with another drug problem. RICHARD DYMOND/Bradenton Herald
rdymond@bradenton.com
Manatee's medical examiner says report is 'just the tip of the iceberg' 02:11

Manatee's medical examiner says report is 'just the tip of the iceberg'

Bradenton's Wares Creek completed 00:38

Bradenton's Wares Creek completed

Miller Elementary School rallies behind teacher by bringing Christmas in April 01:16

Miller Elementary School rallies behind teacher by bringing Christmas in April

State Rep. Darryl Rouson speaks to the Bradenton Bridge 02:05

State Rep. Darryl Rouson speaks to the Bradenton Bridge