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Clinton’s campaign still aliveSen. Hillary Clinton is still hanging on in the race for the Democratic presidential candidacy.She broke her losing streak with a win in Rhode Island, but Sen. Barack Obama countered by claiming victory in Vermont.Clinton picked up a huge win and much-needed delegates in Ohio.Clinton supporters and political pundits said that the New York senator had to win both Democratic contests in Texas and Ohio in order to compete with Obama. Obama has won 11 primaries and had the lead in the delegate race entering last night’s contests.As of deadline last night, the race in Texas was too close to call.Source: www.cnn.com

McCain wins Republican nominationSen. John McCain clenched the GOP nomination last night with convincing wins in Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont and Ohio. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the only remaining candidate challenging McCain for the Republican bid, conceded defeat and dropped out of the race. Source: www.cnn.com

Publisher recalls fake memoirThe author of a memoir has been exposed as fabricating her supposed life tale. The incident comes two years after former Oprah’s Book Club author James Frey admitted to making up his supposed memoir, “A Million Little Pieces.” “Love and Consequences” was published as the story of Margaret B. Jones’ childhood growing up as a half-white, half-Native American in a foster home in South Central Los Angeles. She claimed to have carried guns and sold drugs for the Bloods gang.It has been revealed that Margaret B. Jones is a pseudonym for Margaret Seltzer, a white woman who grew up in the San Fernando Valley, never lived in a foster home and was raised in a well-off family. Riverhead Books, the publisher, has recalled all copies and is offering a refund to anyone who purchased the book. Publishers say they will continue to publish memoirs based on honesty and “good-faith relationships,” but they will have to look more closely at lives that appear too fantastic.

Source: The Associated Press

-Compiled by City Editor Kim Swain and Assistant City Editor Mike Menninger