Donald Trump holds a 15-point lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the potentially decisive May 3 presidential primary race in Indiana, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.
Trump gets support from 49 percent of likely Republican primary voters — followed by Cruz at 34 percent and John Kasich at 13 percent. If that margin holds on Tuesday, Trump would be on path towards obtaining the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the GOP nomination on a first ballot at the GOP convention in July.
According to the poll, 58 percent of likely Republican primary voters in Indiana say they disapprove of Cruz and Kasich teaming up to beat Trump in the state.
Meanwhile, in the Hoosier State's Democratic contest, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by just four points, 50 percent to 46 percent.
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A CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning, sending about 10 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material from one of them, emergency officials and the railroad company said. No injuries were immediately reported and no evacuations were ordered. The train derailed Sunday about 6:40 a.m. near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station and one of the derailed cars is leaking sodium hydroxide, which is used to produce various household products including soap and detergents, CSX spokeswoman Kristin Seay said. News4’s Mark Segraves reported an underground gas line was also ruptured during the derailment. Gas has been turned off, and it is unclear how many people are affected by the closure.
President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.
Obama's performance Saturday night proved he hasn't lost a step.
"If this material works well, I'm going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year," Obama quipped. "Earn me some serious Tubmans."
Obama drew plenty of laughs with his barbed remarks to a ballroom filled with journalists, politicians, and movie and television stars.
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Rising flood waters brought on by heavy rains that inundated parts of East Texas Friday claimed the lives of six people in Palestine, including four children. Giovani Olivas, 30, was swept away by flood waters on a county road after more than 7 inches of rain fell in an hour late Friday evening, Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor said. Earlier Saturday, police said a flash flooding that swept through the 100 block of Timber Drive killed a great-grandmother and her four great-grandchildren. The storm was marching into Louisiana Saturday evening. The remaining Saturday shows at the New Orleans Jazz Festival were canceled due to the heavy rain, according to event organizers. Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg and Beck had been scheduled to play.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is standing his ground in his belief that allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice opens the door for people "who are predators," dismissing criticism from reality TV star and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner.
"The real danger is not people who are transgendered. It's people who are predators,” Cruz said in an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd. "People who are predators…use that law as an excuse to go target our kids. And that is a real danger," he added.
Following a recent comment by Donald Trump in which he said Jenner could use any bathroom she wanted at Trump Tower, the former Olympian used a women's bathroom at a Trump property and posted a video to Facebook with the caption: "By the way, Ted, nobody got molested."
Cruz also criticized Trump, Pres. Barack Obama and former Sec. Hillary Clinton for coming out so-called "bathroom bills" like the one passed in North Carolina.
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President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017, the White House announced Sunday.
Malia is the eldest of the Obamas' two daughters. She's 17 and a senior at the exclusive Sidwell Friends School in the District of Columbia.
She's set to graduate high school in June, then celebrate her 18th birthday on the Fourth of July.
The Brussels Airport is reopening its departure hall for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks on March 22.
The airport had already resumed some flights but passengers had been using a temporary check-in tent because of extensive damage to the departure hall from the twin suicide bombings that killed 16 people.
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A man who allegedly exposed himself to people on Miami Beach was taken into custody after he attempted to evade officers by jumping in the ocean and swimming away, police said. Witnesses told police the man was "doing inappropriate things" and "exposed himself" to beachgoers. One witness said he watched the suspect bother several adults and even two children, which prompted him to call the authorities. Investigators say the man jumped into the ocean on 61st Street and swam the length of 11 blocks before he was apprehended near Ocean Drive and 72nd Street.
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Iraq's prime minister ordered authorities to arrest and prosecute protesters who attacked security forces, lawmakers and damaged state property after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone Saturday, NBC News reported.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's statement came a day after hundreds of anti-government followers of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr tore down blast walls and poured into the parliament building, pressuring the government to introduce reforms.
The demonstrators eventually left the parliament building Saturday night and were holding a sit-in at the Saddam-era Grand Festivities Square.
The Iraqi capital remained under a state of emergency on Sunday. Roads to and from Baghdad had reopened, however, after security forces secured the breach.
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Thousands are expected to rally in cities across the United States on Sunday for immigrant and worker rights and against what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric.
Events are planned in cities from New York to Los Angeles to call for better wages for workers, an end to deportations and support for an Obama administration plan to give work permits to immigrants in the country illegally whose children are American citizens.
A 25-year-old father was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after he left his 8-month-old daughter in a car for an hour while he went inside a North Hollywood gym, police said.
The man, identified as Solomon Allen, was arrested Friday at 10 a.m. after a passerby reported seeing an infant in a parked car in the garage of a 24-hour Fitness gym, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.