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President Barack Obama is close to creating the first US national monument to the gay rights movement, in a New York City area seen as the birthplace of the struggle. While many national monuments are distinctive places or landscapes, this would be the first national monument centered on a bar, the Stonewall Inn, plus surrounding area, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Obama is nearing action, possibly as soon as June, The Washington Post reported.
Donald Trump looked all-but-certain of carrying the Republican Party colors in the 2016 presidential election after the billionaire political novice sent his only serious challenger Ted Cruz crashing out of the race. Tuesday's contest in the midwestern state was seen as a final firewall by the "stop Trump" movement seeking to prevent him from locking in the party nomination. "We left it all on the field in Indiana," Cruz said.