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Gun control advocates won plenty of victories in 2018. What will 2020 bring?

Proponents of stricter gun control laws had some successes in the midterm victories but they're not resting easy.

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Takeaway from the Oval Office showdown: Trump still hasn't accepted his midterm defeat

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

Washinton Post /
Gun-control group claims victory at ballot box, in statehouses

In its annual report, Everytown said that 150 of the 196 candidates endorsed by its political arm in the midterm elections won seats.

Washinton Post /
Gun-control group claims victory at ballot box, in statehouses

In its annual report, Everytown said that 150 of the 196 candidates endorsed by its political arm in the midterm elections won seats.

The Guardian /
Absentee-ballot fraud scandal speaks to wider issue of racism in North Carolina

The state elections board will not certify results in the ninth congressional race after reports of ‘ballot harvesters’ emergedOne night last ...

UPI /
3 killed in violence marring run-up to Bangladesh's Dec. 30 elections

Violence in Bangladesh this week, about two weeks before national elections, has killed three people and injured more than 100.

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India's ruling party suffers major poll setback in state election battle

India's ruling Hindu nationalist party has suffered a resounding defeat in state elections, boosting the opposition before national elections next year.

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How a rural North Carolina county became the center of an election scandal

North Carolina's board of elections is refusing to certify the results of the election in the state's 9th Congressional District because of irregularities with absentee ballots in two small, rurual counties. Michael Graff, executive editor of Charlotte Magazine, spoke to CBSN about how Bladen County's petty feuds became a national political ...

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Top 10 Google search trends of 2018

Midterm elections, the World Cup and celebrity deaths were all common themes when it came to what people were searching online.        

Washinton Post /
‘A major embarrassment’: Indian voters sour on Modi’s party in state polls

As national elections loom, the BJP appears to be losing its grip on the northern heartland states crucial to its success. 

VoA /
Google CEO to Tell Lawmakers Tech Giant Operates 'Without Political Bias'

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to tell members of the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday he runs the U.S. technology giant without political ...

VoA /
Taiwan Reinforces Ban on Huawei Network Equipment

Taiwan is reinforcing its five-year-old ban on network equipment produced by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. amid security concerns. Officials sought over the weekend to reassure lawmakers and the public that such measures have ...

Time /
U.S. Withdrawing Thousands of Troops From President Trump’s Border Mission in Time for Christmas

(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday. About 2,200 of the active duty troops will be pulled out before…

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Trump's Cabinet shakeup kicks into gear

After a few weeks of quiet, the Cabinet reshuffle President Donald Trump teased in the days surrounding the midterm election has kicked into gear. On Friday Trump announced nominations to fill his most high profile vacancies. Separately, CNN reported Chief of Staff John Kelly is expected to resign within days

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Analysis: Trump's Cabinet shakeup kicks into gear

After a few weeks of quiet, the Cabinet reshuffle President Donald Trump teased in the days surrounding the midterm election has kicked into gear.

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MLB rumors: Angels could be sleeper team at winter meetings as Mike Trout moves two years away from free agency

The Halos reported made runs at Patrick Corbin and Nathan Eovaldi

VoA /
Indian Central Bank Head Quits After Months of Government Pressure

The Governor of India's central bank, Urjit Patel, resigned abruptly Monday after a months-long tussle over policy with the government that has ...

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U.S. troops begin withdrawal from Mexican border

The U.S. is beginning to withdraw many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday.

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mukwege worried Congo vote could lead to war

Presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo this month could lead to conflict if they are not free, fair and peaceful, and evidence suggests they will not be, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Denis Mukwege said on Monday.

The Guardian /
Could Angela Merkel’s successor be Europe’s saviour?| Alan Posener

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer beat traditionalists to become CDU leader. She would make a vocally pro-European chancellorSo Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer – AKK, as her fans call her – is the new leader of the CDU. After her narrow victory over her rival Friedrich Merz, the tabloid Bild ran the headline: “Kramp-Karren-Power!” However, the woman who ...

USA Today /
You don't bring a novice to a knife fight. That's why Democrats need Nancy Pelosi.

Everything that happens next year in the House amounts to a Democratic audition — and platform — for the 2020 presidential, ...

Reuters /
Armenian acting PM's bloc leads parliamentary vote: election commission

Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, is on his way to bolstering his authority as his political bloc appeared to have taken a clear lead ...

Reuters /
Few Venezuelans turn out for municipal elections amid crisis

Venezuela held municipal elections to elect some 2,500 counselors on Sunday, though the mainstream political opposition boycotted the vote and ...

The Guardian /
If Democrats want seek truth they must investigate ExxonMobil | Julian Brave NoiseCat

Our era is defined by interlocking crises of truth, democracy and ecology – and ExxonMobil is a major actor at that intersectionNow that Democrats ...

Washinton Post /
Congo’s Kabila, as his 17-year presidency ends, says he may run again in 2023

“In life, as a rule, one should never rule anything out,” Kabila said in an interview Sunday.

Reuters /
Nigerian opposition accuses government of blocking VP candidate's account

Nigeria's main opposition party said authorities had frozen the bank accounts of its vice presidential candidate in the run-up to elections next February.

Washinton Post /
Congo’s president for the last 17 years says he may run in 2023

Congo is approaching its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power in nearly 60 years with elections on Dec. 23. Joseph Kabila, who inherited the presidency from his father and is not running this year, said he would abide by any result even if ...

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