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Australian Open 2019: Maria Sharapova beats defending champion Caroline Wozniacki

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of the Australian Open by five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova.

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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 will compete to take on President Donald Trump when he runs for re-election next year. But many analysts believe that as of now there is no clear front-runner in the Democratic field. Democrat ...

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Ex Trump Lawyer Cohen Paid Man to Rig Online Polls

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted Thursday that he paid a man in 2015 to rig online opinion polls to favor Trump as he ...

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Trump: New Honduras Migrant Caravan Justifies Need for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Tuesday that a new migrant caravan leaving Honduras justifies his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border ...

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Malala Yousafzai: What does a Nobel Peace Prize winner do for fun?

Whilst studying at Oxford, the Nobel Peace Prize winner has just written a book called "We Are Displaced".

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No longer a dirty word? More Democrats call themselves 'liberal,' poll shows

New data show that L-word has emerged from its exile and is being embraced by those who once shunned it.

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Declared Runner-Up Challenges Congo Election Results

Martin Fayulu is demanding a manual recount, accusing the declared winner, Felix Tshisekedi, of a back-room deal with President Joseph Kabila.

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Poll: Faith in Clergy’s Honesty Tanks Among US Catholics

A Gallup poll has found that fewer than a third of U.S. Catholics rate the honesty and ethical standards of clergy as “very high” or “high,” the latest evidence of the hierarchy’s diminished credibility as a result of the clergy sex abuse scandal. The record-low 31 percent honesty rating marked an 18-percentage-point drop from 2017, a ...

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Q&A: How the Government Shutdown Might End

Somehow, some day, the nasty deadlock between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats that’s shuttered federal agencies for a record-tying 21 days will end. The only real questions are when, how and who will be crowned the winner in public opinion polls and ultimately by voters. Things got bleaker this week when House Speaker Nancy ...

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Fergal Keane: The divisive aftermath of DR Congo poll

Africa editor Fergal Keane asks what's next as opposition leader Tshisekedi wins DR Congo presidency.

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DR Congo presidential election: Joy and dismay as Tshisekedi named winner

Felix Tshisekedi's supporters celebrate his historic win, while runner-up Martin Fayulu cries foul.

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Political Pressure Leaves Little Room for Resolving Shutdown

There is no easy way out. As the third government shutdown of President Donald Trump's tenure stretched into its 20th day, political pressures on Trump and the Democrats have left little room for compromise in the standoff over funding for a ...

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Man charged with stealing roommate's winning $10M lottery ticket

The winner originally thought he had won $10,000. The ticket ended up being worth a lot more.

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Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir

As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. In her memoir published Tuesday, the California Democrat describes herself as a "progressive prosecutor" and says it's a "false choice" to decide between supporting the police and ...

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‘Black Panther’ goes home empty-handed at Golden Globes + full winner’s list

  Even though we were rooting for Wakanda at the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night, Black Panther didn’t take home any awards. The film directed by Ryan Coogler was nominated for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Original Score ...

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Iowans Prepare for Surge in Presidential Hopeful Visits

The race to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump in November 2020 kicked off in earnest Saturday, when the first major Democratic Party hopeful to ...

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Congo's Catholic bishops and US demand release of accurate election results

A prominent church group in the Democratic Republic of Congo suggested that it knows the winner of the December 30 vote to pick a successor for ...

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AP-NORC Poll: Immigration Among the Top Concerns in 2019

As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump’s insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted shortly before the shutdown began finds that ...

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‘No Deal’ Brexit Finding Favor With British Conservatives

A new poll of Conservative Party members shows that 57 percent prefer leaving the European Union without a deal, despite warnings of price increases and food shortages.

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Trump Makes Surprise Push for Border Wall

At a surprise press briefing Thursday afternoon at the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump made a big push for his proposal to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico, just hours after Democrat Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as speaker of the House of Representatives. After congratulating Pelosi, Trump moved quickly to the issue of ...

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DR Congo election: Church finds clear winner

The influential Catholic Church urges the authorities to be truthful and announce the result.

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North Carolina Court Asked to Order GOP Win in US House Seat

The Republican in the nation's last undecided congressional race is asking a North Carolina court to require that he be declared the winner because ...

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UK EuroMillions winner claims £115m prize

The holder of the lucky ticket becomes Britain's fourth biggest lottery winner, organisers say.

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Departure of Trump's GOP Critics in Senate Leaves a Void

President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — ...

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After Blockbusters in 2018, Are Black Films Entering Hollywood Mainstream?

The year 2018 was one of box office successes and awards of artistic recognition for black films, from Marvel Comic’s action flick Black Panther to the fact-based drama Blackkklansman. Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, about a fictional African king with superhero powers and his technologically advanced country, Wakanda, has received dozens of ...

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Sheikh Hasina wins third term in Bangladesh elections marred by deadly violence

Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina has won a third consecutive term as prime minister, the country's Election Commission said Monday, in a poll marred by deadly violence and allegations of rigged ballots.

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DR Congo election: Presidential poll hit by delays

The election could see the first peaceful transition of power since independence in 1960.

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