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Hungary's PM bans gender study at colleges saying 'people are born either male or female'

"We do not consider it acceptable for us to talk about socially-constructed genders," a spokesman for the prime minister said.

Hundreds of women stand in Afghan election marred by 'chilling' attack

The assassination by the Taliban of a notorious police chief in an important Afghanistan province this week could not have come at a more pivotal moment. On Saturday, parliamentary elections are taking place across the country in a vote that had already been delayed for three years because of security concerns.

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Poland Elections a Test for Governing Party’s Populist Message

The Law and Justice party swept to power by attracting rural voters with grievance and nostalgia. It hopes to extend its appeal to urban areas in ...

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First Dutch gender-neutral passport issued

A person identifying as intersex receives the gender X in their passport after court ruling.

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Your US mid-term elections daily digest

Why we're seeing the return of the veteran-politician this year, in our latest mid-terms round-up.

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Democrats Gain Congressional Fundraising Edge

With the US midterm elections weeks away, Democrats have gained the upper hand in fundraising. Analysts say anti-Trump sentiment may be fueling ...

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Michelle Obama and “When We All Vote” Make Major Push Before Midterm Elections

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is making a major push to reach voters before the fast approaching November 6 midterm elections. The post Michelle Obama and “When We All Vote” Make Major Push Before Midterm Elections appeared first on ...

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Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their ...

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Tennessee Women Slow to Back GOP's Blackburn in Senate Race

If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, 49 percent to 37 percent among ...

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Food, Water, a Ride: Guatemalans Help Honduran Migrants

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from ...

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McConnell: Senate Republicans May Try Obamacare Repeal Again

Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said ...

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Afghanistan elections: 'I want to fulfil my slain father's dreams'

Narinder Singh is the only Sikh candidate in the Afghan parliamentary elections.

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Your US mid-term elections daily digest

The fallout from a bitter Texas debate and what one tiny donation means - it’s your mid-terms roundup.

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US, Saudi Arabia Have Leverage on Each Other; Using It Has Costs

The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump oil and the superpower would provide security. The interests that bind, and sometimes divide, the two range from the price of oil and containing Iran, to counter-terrorism, the wars in Syria and ...

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Border Insecurity in Iran Amid Regime Crackdown on Minorities   

Armed conflict between Iranian security forces and separatist militants on the Iranian border is growing, as the government tightens its grip on the minority population.  With a population of more than 80 million people, Iran is predominantly ...

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Trump Says He's Not to Blame If Republicans Lose House

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November. Trump said he believes he is ...

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Immigrant Caravan Organizer Held After Trump Threatens Honduras

The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained Tuesday in Guatemala after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw funding ... /
Black women are galvanizing the vote in the booth and on the ballot in the midterm elections

With the November 6 midterm elections two weeks away, Black women are demanding their collective seat at the table: as candidates, organizers, fundraisers, and a powerful voting bloc. The post Black women are galvanizing the vote in the booth and on the ballot in the midterm elections appeared first on theGrio.

From Brooklyn to Wichita, public libraries create LGBTQ-affirming spaces

Drag queens reading children’s books and puppets talking about gender identity are examples of the unique programming libraries are using to foster acceptance. /
Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. The post Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms appeared first on theGrio.

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2020 Democrats Building Ties to Power Brokers in Key States

Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and ...

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Washington Has Stood by Riyadh through Multiple Crises

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special ...

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Native Americans Decry Supreme Court Ruling on Voter ID in North Dakota

Civil rights groups are expressing outrage over a recent Supreme Court ruling that could make it harder for Native Americans in North Dakota to cast ... /
VIDEO: theGrio’s manifesto explains what’s at stake and what we demand for the midterm elections

The team at theGrio has put together our manifesto for the 2018 midterms to remind you why we must vote and why those votes have got to count. The ...

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Your US mid-term elections daily digest

A bump for Trump and a row over a candidate's hat headline today's round-up, with 22 days to go.

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Merkel's Bavaria ally CSU suffer 'massive losses'

The CSU loses ground but remains the largest party in state elections in southern Germany - exit polls.

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Newly Freed Pastor Meets Trump

An American pastor, just after being freed by Turkey following two years in detention, knelt next to the U.S. president in the Oval Office on Saturday afternoon and prayed for Donald Trump to be given "supernatural wisdom." Andrew Brunson, an ...

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