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Bye-Bye, Contested Convention: Donald Trump Wins Indiana Primary; Ted Cruz Drops Out

Updated Tuesday, May 3, 9:30 p.m.: In a win that will likely prolong Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign (even though it remains unlikely that he’ll win the Democratic nomination for president), CNN has called the state of Indiana for Sanders. It was a much-needed win after his rival, Hillary Clinton, pulled off a near sweep of states on the East Coast last week. Although the win will likely energize Sanders supporters, he still has a long way to go in the delegate math to seize the lead (or, eventually, the nomination) from Clinton.


Someone put the #NeverTrump bunch on suicide watch. CNN is predicting that Donald Trump has won the Republican primary in Indiana, and Politico is reporting that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is dropping out of the GOP race.

With every vote, a contested convention seems less and less likely on the Republican side.

It wasn't for a lack of effort (of sorts). Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich formed an alliance to stop Trump that faltered as quickly as it was forged. There was the whole #NeverTrump crowd, who knew what they were against but could never coalesce around who they were for. Cruz even named presidential-nominee wannabe Carly Fiorina as a running mate, a jaunty stunt that won him a bit of the news cycle for a day, but not much else.

It didn't win him Indiana. That state went to Trump—just like New York and Pennsylvania and many, many other states that held primaries before Indiana. According to Politico, Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, says that their race for the 2016 GOP ticket is done. 

Trump is so close to the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the GOP nomination on the first ballot at the convention that it seems inevitable. Also seemingly inevitable, if not yet over, is the race for the Democratic presidential nominee. Indiana is still too close to call between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Baby Found Alive 4 Days After Building Collapse in Nairobi, Kenya

A 7-month-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble of a building in Nairobi, Kenya, four days after it collapsed during heavy rains, The Guardian reports

The child’s father described her survival as a “miracle.”

“I thank God for all that he has done to get my daughter alive after all those days in the rubble,” Ralsan Wasike said, according to The Guardian. Wasike did not know the whereabouts of the girl’s mother but said, “I pray she is alive.”

Delarine Saisi was found at about 4 a.m. local time “in a bucket wrapped in a blanket,” the Kenya Red Cross said. The baby was dehydrated after spending some 80 hours trapped inside the collapsed building, but she suffered no visible physical injuries. 

At least 23 people are believed to have died in the tragedy, which occurred Friday during torrential rains. According to The Guardian, approximately 150 families lived in the six-story building. Located in the poor neighborhood of Huruma, the building had been slated for demolition and had been declared structurally unsound. An evacuation order was reportedly ignored. 

Currently there are five people in custody—the two brothers who own the building and three construction officials—as prosecutors work to gather evidence and file charges.

Read more at The Guardian

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Rest in Power, Afeni Shakur; ‘You Are Appreciated’

We are having what can be considered one of the blackest years on record. Larry Wilmore dropping the n-word at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is peak blackness no matter which side of the appropriate aisle you sit on. In fact, in any other year it would be the runaway winner, except, moments prior to that moment, President Barack Obama did an actual, true-to-form mic drop while conjuring Kobe Bryant. The n-word puts Wilmore over the top for sheer lack of f--ks, but the leader of the free world doing a mic drop is spectacular and will be memed to infinity and beyond.

John McCain’s Son Blasts ‘Ignorant Racists’ Mad at Old Navy Ad With Interracial Couple

Jack McCain, son of U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), has no time for "ignorant racists" who spend time criticizing Old Navy because of a recent ad featuring an interracial family. 

Man Attacks DC Bus Driver, Then Hijacks Bus, Kills Pedestrian

Washington, D.C., police say that in less than three minutes a man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon, hijacked the bus and killed a pedestrian before being taken into custody.


Adele Shares Beyoncé Love

(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS) "Beyonce is the most inspiring person I've ever had the pleasure of worshipping."

May 5: Tony Redz at Sprint

TonyRedz WPGC and Tony Redz will be at Sprint on U Street NW this Thursday, come through.

The Weeknd & Nas Perform at Met Gala

ONE TIME USE ONLY The duo performed the Kanye West produced track "Tell Your Friends."

May 6: Birthday Bash Announcement

2016BirthdayBash_628x353 Listen to The Joe Clair Show this Friday at 8 a.m. to find out who will be performing at Birthday Bash!

May 6: Go-Go Live 95

For Sisters Only 2015 – Performances Watch history in the making as Rare Essence receives a proclamation from Mayor Bowser commemorating four decades of Go-Go.


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Evelyn Lozada -- I FORGIVE OCHOCINCO ... But Stay Away From My Wedding!! (VIDEO)

Good news for Chad Ochocinco -- his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada says she "totally forgives" him for headbutting her during their infamous 2012 domestic violence incident. 

50 Cent -- I Apologize for Mocking Autistic Man

50 Cent's manning up and admitting his attempt to crack jokes on social media turned into an insult -- albeit unintentionally -- to a 19-year-old airport employee with autism. 50 says, "It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability…

Anne Frank -- Step into Her World in New Virtual Reality Movie

Are you ready for the Anne Frank experience? A virtual reality filmmaker thinks you are ... because he's producing "Anne" to put viewers right there in the attic with her. Jonah Hirsch just announced the production which aims to give…

Prince -- Minneapolis FD Adds 'Save Shot' After Singer's Death

The Minneapolis Fire Dept. just made a big change ... a life-saving drug for people who OD is now part of its emergency toolbox ... just weeks after Prince's death. The brass says NARCAN has been on their radar for months, so the timing is just…

Justin Bieber -- Sued for $100,000 in Beer Bong Disaster

Justin Bieber may have bought himself the most expensive phone in the world, because a guy who claims the singer destroyed his cell has filed a lawsuit seeking as much as $100,000. Robert Earl Morgan was at Cle nightclub in Houston last month when…



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