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News In Focus – A Look at the World’s Most Interesting Stories

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U.S. presidential race: President-hopeful Hillary Clinton defeated Senator Bernie Sanders in a decisive battle in the New York State Democratic primary on Tuesday.

Clinton scooped 58% of the votes, and won 135 delegates, to 104 for Sanders.

Her main supporters came from women and the black community.

Meanwhile, in the Republican race, Donald Trump won in New York by an overwhelming majority, increasing his chances of winning the Republican Party nomination.

Up next, on Tuesday night, the Pennsylvania primary.

Here’s a guide to the upcoming action, courtesy of CNN:

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Business: Mitsubishi Motors Corp. admitted to having falsified fuel economy test data, according to press reports.

The manipulated data was off by between 5% and 10%, company executives said.

A total of 625,000 Japanese made mini-cars were involved. These include 157,000 Mitsubishi eK wagon and eK Space light passenger cars, and 468,000 Dayz and Dayz Roox vehicles produced for Nissan Motor Co.

Mitsubishi stock value fell by more than 15 percent on Wednesday, slashing $1.2 billion worth of investors’ money.

The auto-manufacturer’s misconduct is the second major scandal in the industry after Volkswagen was found to have cheated on its nitrogen oxide emission tests results last year.

For more, we go to euronews:

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Technology: Intel announced on Tuesday that it planned to lay off 12,000 people, 11 percent of its workforce.

The largest maker of personal computer (PC) chips has been hit from sustained global downturn in PC sales.

Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said the lay-off would free up money to invest in such high-growth businesses as data center and Internet of Things businesses.

So, what is the Internet of Things? We go to this IBM Think Academy video for an answer:

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Pop culture: American rock and roll legend Prince died on Thursday at 57.

He was found dead at his Paisley Park home and studio complex outside Minneapolis. The cause of death is not yet known.

In a statement, President Obama said, “Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent.”

NewsWhistle’s own tribute can be found here.

Beginning his legendary career in the 1970s, Prince won Grammy awards seven times, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Back in 1999, Prince was interviewed by Larry King. We leave you with that interview… Prince in his own words…

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Lead-In Image (“MINNEAPOLIS MN USA – April 22 2016 – Remembering Prince at the First Ave Nightclub”): Shorewood Photography / Shutterstock.com