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North Carolina Elections Board Let Green Card Holder Vote

A federal judge has chastised election officials in North Carolina who let a Korean woman with a green card vote in three elections.   The News & Observer reports Hyo Suk George had lived legally in the country for nearly two decades before a town council member at church encouraged her to vote. She registered in Columbus County with a driver's ...

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment and likely put at risk vital national security interests, according to some analysts. “I guess the problem is that whereas our involvement doesn’t necessarily make things better, our lack of involvement doesn’t either,” said Mark Katz, ...

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Early Surge of Democratic Contenders for 2020

Several Democrats have taken steps in recent days to get an early jump on the 2020 presidential race. Democrats expect a large field of candidates ...

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Manmohan Singh: India’s ‘accidental PM’ biopic causes stir

A film about Manmohan Singh is a hatchet job on him and his party months before elections, say critics.

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Nigeria election: Atiku Abubakar says his age is not an issue

Former VP Atiku Abubakar is the main rival to President Muhammadu Buhari in upcoming elections in Nigeria.

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Dartmouth: Officials Unaware of Sexual Misconduct Claims

Dartmouth College said it was unaware of sexual misconduct allegations against three professors until it was alerted by scores of female students. The college's comment Tuesday is its first response to a federal lawsuit accusing it of ignoring the ...

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Things to Watch at William Barr's AG Confirmation Hearing

As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney general. Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 and has been nominated by President Donald Trump to do the job again. His confirmation hearing Tuesday has multiple story lines worth ...

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Pentagon Agrees to Extended Role on US-Mexico Border Mission

The military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon agreed to provide personnel to operate security cameras and to lay about 150 miles (240 kilometers) of concertina wire between official ports of entry, officials said. The ...

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 A Look at the History and Importance of Congress' Power to Investigate

When Democratic lawmakers won the majority in the House of Representatives in recent elections, they not only won the ability to better shape ...

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Salif Coulibaly: Mali international leaves Egypt's Al Ahly for Iraq

Egyptian giants Al Ahly announce the departure of their Mali international defender Salif Coulibaly after only six months at the club.

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Julian Castro Visits Puerto Rico in Bid for Presidency

U.S. presidential candidate Julian Castro joined dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico on Monday to talk about mobilizing voters ahead of the 2020 elections and increasing Latino political representation to take on President Donald ...

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ANC manifesto: Land, jobs and blockchain

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils economic and social plans ahead of May elections.

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Pompeo: US to Seek Accountability for Khashoggi Murder

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the U.S. will ask the Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman to make sure those who murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are held accountable for their crime. "We will continue to have a conversation with the crown prince and the Saudis about ensuring the accountability is full and complete with ...

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Julian Castro, Ex-Obama Housing Chief, Joins 2020 Campaign

Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates. Castro, who ...

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US Says Time for New Government in Venezuela

The United States stepped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new ...

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‘No Pathway’ to Grand Bargain Ending US Government Shutdown

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has all but given up efforts to negotiate a compromise to end the U.S. government shutdown that would fund a ...

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Faith-Based Shelter Fights to Keep Out Transgender Women

A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states urged a U.S. judge Friday to block Alaska’s largest city from requiring a faith-based women’s shelter to accept transgender women. Alliance Defending Freedom has sued the city of Anchorage to stop it from applying a gender identity law to the Hope Center ...

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Israel's intelligence chief warns of foreign election interference

Israel's intelligence chief warns that upcoming elections will be interfered with through cyber-attacks and hacking.

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India Finally Has Plan to Fight Air Pollution. Environmentalists Are Wary.

As elections near, the government’s National Clean Air Program promises big change in cities, but says little about how that can be achieved.

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Amid international condemnation, Venezuela's Maduro takes office for second term

A dozen Latin American countries are among those not recognizing Maduro's new term, after controversy over the elections.

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Pompeo Calls for New Spirit of Cooperation Between US, Arab Allies

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Egyptian leaders Thursday on the third stop of his nine-nation tour of the Middle East. The top U.S. ...

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Normalisation committee for Namibia Football Association

Fifa appoints a normalisation committee to run the Namibia Football Association and organise elections before 31 May.

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Pompeo Pledges Continued Islamic State Fight After US Troop Withdrawal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that although the United States is withdrawing its forces from Syria, it remains committed to ...

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The Berkshire ex-soldier clearing mines and rebuilding lives in Iraq

After leaving the British Army, explosives expert Dave Parker joined a UN mine clearance team in Iraq.

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India's ruling party pushes for upper caste job quotas ahead of election

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pushing to implement affirmative action for economically weaker upper caste individuals, a move which supporters say will help provide jobs for the poor but critics have dismissed as a calculated political ploy ahead of the country's upcoming national elections.

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Kremlin Dismisses Claims Detained American Pawn in Diplomatic Game

Fears are mounting for Paul Whelan, the former U.S. marine seized last month in a Moscow hotel after being accused of espionage. Western intelligence officers and analysts fear he may remain in detention in Russia for a long time and are casting ...

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