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Trump, Democrats Face Different Political Landscape Ahead of Midterms

In less than three months, U.S. voters will cast ballots in midterm congressional elections that could alter the course of Donald Trump’s presidency. Results from recent primary and special elections reveal a political landscape highlighted by energized Democrats, dedicated Trump supporters and a sense in both parties that a polarized country is ...

Turkish courts free detainees but reject US pastor's appeal

A second appeal to release an American pastor held in Turkey was rejected, even as courts there freed two Greek soldiers and a senior human rights official.

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Keïta Gets 2nd Term as Mali President With Runoff Victory

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was declared the victor after a second round of voting and despite his opponents’ claims of electoral fraud.

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11-Year-Old Bride of Malaysian Man Is Returned to Thailand

The girl’s marriage to a man 30 years her senior highlighted the prevalence of child brides in Malaysia, which belies the country’s modern outlook.

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US Ambassador to Zimbabwe: Sanctions Removal Linked to Genuine Reforms

U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols has said the southern African country must embark on genuine reforms if it wants Washington to remove ...

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Native Americans Work to Break Down Barriers to Voting

In November 2012, former North Dakota attorney general Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, won a hotly-contested race for a seat in the U.S. Senate, a win ...

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Where One Hears Free Speech, Another Hears Hate Speech

College students and educators continue to struggle with balancing free speech rights on campus while keeping debate from turning violent as a new school year approaches. In the United States, the free exchange of ideas is the bedrock of college ...

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Malaysia’s Ex-Leader Najib Razak Is Charged With Money Laundering

New charges are the latest escalation in a probe involving billions of dollars diverted from a state investment fund.

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

The allegations add to earlier corruption charges as Mr Najib's dramatic fall from power continues.

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Despite Crackdown, Immigrants Flowing Over Arizona Border

The 3-year-old boy with a bowl haircut and striped shirt silently clung to his father in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol truck. Their shoes still ...

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Record Number of LGBT People Run for US Office

A record number of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are standing in elections for public office in the United States, a nonprofit ...

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Ohio's Tight Special Election Race Tops Voting in Five States

A special election for a congressional seat in Ohio will be the most closely watched contest as voters cast ballots Tuesday in five states, the results of which will help shape the political landscape and President Donald Trump's status within his ...

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Asia and Australia Edition: Earthquake, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Letter from Africa: Did Mugabe's support backfire?

Brian Hungwe looks at Zimbabwe's election fallout for the opposition as it disputes the presidential poll results.

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Trump's Twitter Attacks Threaten to Overshadow Economic Message

Buoyed by a strong economy, President Donald Trump has vowed to campaign extensively on behalf of Republican congressional candidates in advance of the November midterm elections. But if recent days are any indication, it seems the president is ...

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Three foreigners kidnapped and murdered in Kabul

The men — from India, Malaysia and Macedonia — worked for Sodexo catering and were found shot dead in a car.

Palestinian teen who slapped Israeli soldier freed from prison

Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi has been released from an Israeli prison after serving an 8-month prison sentence for slapping a soldier.

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Lula: Brazil ex-president nominated for poll despite jail term

Members of the Brazilian ex-president's party declare him their candidate in the October elections.

Zimbabwe's opposition rejects Mnangagwa victory

Zimbabwe's opposition has rejected President Emmerson Mnangagwa's historic presidential election win after a poll marred by deadly violence and allegations of vote rigging.

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Mali’s President Forced Into Runoff Election

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita failed to get enough votes to win a second term outright, according to preliminary figures.

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Insecurity Shadows Mali’s President. It May Also Help Him Get Re-Elected.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, with a flush campaign fund and a raft of challengers, is likely to be re-elected, in part because violence could keep people ...

NBC/WSJ poll: Support for Roe v. Wade hits new high

A majority of Republicans — 52 percent — say the Supreme Court decision should not be overturned.

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