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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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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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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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Rights Groups Worry Barr Will Continue Sessions' Policies

A day after reassuring members of Congress that he'd allow the special counsel to complete his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 ...

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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 ...

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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 Trump. The group condemned Trump's plan to build a border wall, and Castro also criticized Trump for his ...

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DR Congo election: Sadc proposes unity government

Southern Africa regional body Sadc says similar political deals have been made in Kenya and Zimbabwe.

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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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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 ...

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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 government in the South American country. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that it stood ...

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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 U.S.-Mexico border wall in exchange for extending legal protections for thousands of young undocumented immigrants and others who recently have lost legal status under the Temporary Protected Status ...

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.

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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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 fighting Islamic State militants and preventing the group from growing. "We are going to do it in a way in one particular place — Syria — differently," Pompeo said. "The United States' decision — ...

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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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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Trump's Emergency Threat Explained

As the partial government shutdown stretches into the third week, U.S. President Donald Trump said he would consider declaring a state of emergency ...

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Bangladesh election: 'Gang rape' suspects detained

The Bangladeshi woman says she was raped because she voted for the opposition in last week's elections.

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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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New House Democrats Get Early Political Lesson

The education of the star-studded class of House freshmen has begun. Lesson one: Speaking with the bluntness of a candidate can produce swift and ...

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House Democrats Urge Sweeping Reforms to Boost Voting Access

House Democrats are unveiling a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a “culture of corruption in Washington” and aims to reduce the role of money in politics. The bill, among the first to be considered as Democrats take control of the House after eight years, would make it easier for citizens to register ...

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What to Watch for as the New Congress Begins

They’ve got the keys to the offices, new paint inside and parties to attend. But on Thursday, the work was beginning when 534 members of the 116th Congress solemnly swear to govern the divided nation. The new Congress will make history for seating a record number of women and becoming the most racially and ethnically diverse. Republicans will ...

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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 the now-defunct state elections board didn't act. A lawsuit Mark Harris filed Thursday claims the ...

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