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Bavarians vote in election that may spell doom for Merkel

If the Christian Social Union loses support in Sunday's poll, it could shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel's fragile governing coalition in Berlin.

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SA drum majorette portraits win photo prize

South African photographer Alice Mann is announced the winner of the Taylor Wessing Prize.

Angela Merkel's allies lose power in crushing Bavaria vote, exit poll shows

An exit poll from Bavaria's state election Sunday show the ruling Christian Social Union has lost support -- a showing that is likely to rattle ...

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Ironman winner brushes off jellyfish sting

Britain's Lucy Charles takes silver in the Ironman World Championship behind Daniela Ryf who wins despite being stung by a jellyfish.

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Poll Finds Partisan Divide in Concerns for Election Security

With the midterm elections less than a month away, a strong majority of Americans are concerned the nation's voting systems might be vulnerable to ...

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad: 'It's a huge responsibility'

Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi who was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants, explains what winning the prize means to her.

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Dagestan celebrates martial arts win

People take to the streets in the south Russian republic, home of UFC 229 winner Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Nadia Murad, from ISIS sex slave to global human rights campaigner

Nadia Murad, joint winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, is a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS in Iraq. /
Three things we just learned about millennial voters

A recent Buzzfeed News poll of 1,006 millennials between 22 and 37 years old surveyed them about which side of the political aisle they prefer and the results may surprise you. The post Three things we just learned about millennial voters appeared first on theGrio.

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Video shows monkey 'driving' bus in Karnataka, India

A video of the furry driver has gone viral in India - and landed the actual bus driver in trouble.

Nobel physics winner criticized over controversial video

When Canadian Donna Strickland won the Nobel prize for physics this week, she was hailed for advancing the visibility of women within the science. ...

Bird-watchers cry foul over suspect votes in poll

Barely an election goes past without an allegation of meddling or cheating, but one might imagine that a Bird of the Year poll would be less controversial.

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Romania marriage poll: One man, one woman definition up for vote

"One woman and one man" could replace the neutral "spouse" in Romania's constitution after a vote.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner: Denis Mukwege from DR Congo

He has won the award for efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

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Left or Right: Whose Side Is History On?

Speaking in Zurich earlier this year about economic nationalism, America’s right-wing populist ideologue Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, assured supporters, “The populist wave in Europe is not over: it’s just getting ...

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Maine Candidates Aim for Civility After Outgoing Firebrand Governor

Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed on his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by ...

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FBI Report on Kavanaugh Draws Partisan Reactions

Amid strenuous objections by Democrats, Senate Republicans on Thursday pledged to move forward with votes to confirm U.S. President Donald Trump's ...

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US Senate Could Hold Final Kavanaugh Vote Saturday

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill an open seat on the U.S. Supreme Court is moving toward a final vote as early as Saturday. First though, senators are on Thursday reviewing an FBI report on allegations Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman when both were teenagers and that he exposed himself to another woman during their first ...

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Cameroon election: Five things to know about the presidential poll

The country will vote for its next president amid a civil conflict in its English-speaking regions.

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Donna Strickland: The 'laser jock' Nobel prize winner

She describes her work as "fun", and is the first female Physics Nobel winner in 55 years. /
Barack Obama endorses Andrew Gillum in heated Florida governor’s race

  Barack Obama is lending is support in the upcoming midterm elections by announcing a new slate of political endorsements and topping the list ... /
Lena Waithe’s new TBS series, ‘Twenties,’ selects cast

Emmy winner Lena Waithe’s TBS pilot Twenties, a comedy about a queer Black girl named Hattie who aspires to be a famous television writer, living out ...

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Challenges Seen for Trump's Two-Part Approach to N. Korea

President Donald Trump's dual policy of exerting pressure while engaging in dialogues to denuclearize North Korea faces challenges, as momentum ...

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Ford, Kavanaugh Testify; Now Senators Must Decide

It was a day of drama, tears and tempers in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh angrily denying a charge of ... /
Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum leading in latest poll for Florida governor’s race

  According to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has a 9-point lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida race for governor. —Family of Botham Jean to sue the city of Dallas over fatal police shooting— Per CBS News, here is the breakdown of the poll: — Women are his biggest supporters – ... /
The Download | September 27th: Andrew Gillum campaign is gaining support from Tom Steyer + Kiah Morris early resignation +Barack Obama criticizes President Donald trump handling on environmental issues

What’s the latest in politics? We got you covered with the D.C. Download for Thursday, September 27th. Florida gubernatorial Andrew Gillum is out here securing the bag. Billionaire Tom Steyer has pledged five million dollars to Gillum’s campaign– calling him a candidate of the people.  A new poll shows Gillum with a nine percentage ...

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Kavanaugh, Ford in High Stakes Senate Testimony

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when both were teenagers are testifying Thursday at a Senate hearing that could determine the balance of the nation’s highest judicial ...

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