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An emblem from the 603 Alliance, a group of conservative activists in new Hampshire.

Rogue conservative group takes on the GOP - promising ‘shot heard round the world’

- The Washington Times

They’ve stood by and waited while establishment Republicans staged a noisy First in the Nation Leadership Summit in New Hampshire which drew 19 presidential hopefuls and a crush of media this weekend. Now they are ready to rumble: a feisty group of Granite State conservatives will move in. Literally. On Sunday, the 603 Alliance — activists loyal to founding principles and the Constitution - will stage a daylong summit in the very same hotel. They intend to winnow out the authentic conservative conservative candidates - with much ado.

President Barack Obama listens as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 17, 2015. The leaders discussed Europe's economy, a pending trade pact between the U.S. and Europe, climate change and energy security.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Italy downplays, Obama mum on drowned Christian migrants

- The Washington Times

The prime minister of Italy, with President Obama at his side, downplayed reports Friday that Christian migrants were targeted for death by Muslims who threw them overboard and drowned them in the Mediterranean Sea during a recent crossing from Libya.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as she meets with local residents at the Jones St. Java House, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in LeClaire, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Hillary’s email scandal will ‘haunt her’

- The Washington Times

House Speaker John A. Boehner says former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton “ignored the law” in setting up a private email system and server as the nation’s top diplomat and that questions on the matter are “going to continue to haunt her until she comes clean.”

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- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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