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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 ...

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World's 'poorest' ex-president Mujica turns down pension

Uruguay's former President José Mujica resigns from the Senate saying he does not want a pension.

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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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Turnout in Minnesota, Wisconsin Primaries at Two-Decade High

Voter engagement in the 2018 U.S. midterm races remains feverish, primaries in notable swing states Wisconsin and Minnesota showed on Tuesday. Both ...

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Australia senate appoints first Muslim woman amid race row

Pakistan-born Mehreen Faruqi's landmark appointment is marred by a national racism row.

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Democratic West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Resigns Hours After Impeachment

A Democratic Supreme Court justice in the U.S. state of West Virginia said hours after she was impeached Tuesday that she was retiring, triggering a ...

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Trump's Harley Boycott Call Roils Wisconsin Primary

President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead of Tuesday's primary where Trump ...

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Arizona Democrats Hope to Ride Blue Wave in Midterm Election

The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona in November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer. In this Republican-dominant state, many Democratic and independent voters have increased their political activity since the election of President Donald Trump. They have shown up at mass ...

Assange 'considering' testifying before US Senate Intelligence Committee

Julian Assange and his legal team are "seriously considering" a request from the US Senate Intelligence Committee to testify on Russian election meddling.

Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion

Argentina's Senate voted against legalizing elective abortion Thursday morning, dashing the hopes of pro-abortion rights advocates in the ...

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Trump Meets with Governors to Address Prison Reform, Recidivism   

President Donald Trump discussed prison reform with governors and state attorneys general at his New Jersey golf club Thursday, part of an effort to ...

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Experts: Americans Vulnerable to Malign Social Media Messaging

While U.S. lawmakers press Twitter and Facebook to better police their platforms against Russian social media trolls and ponder tougher sanctions against Moscow, American voters remain vulnerable to divisive messaging and misinformation before ...

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Argentina abortion: Senate defeats bill after polarising debate

Campaigners on both sides rallied outside parliament as voting took place in Buenos Aires.

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Both Trump, Democrats See Positives in Ohio Election Results

President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters are claiming victory in a special congressional election in Ohio, even though officially the race remains too close to call. The race was seen by many as a possible bellwether for the midterm congressional elections in November. Republican Troy Balderson leads Democrat Danny O’Connor by about ...

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Argentina’s Senate rejects bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of a pregnancy

The country, considered one of the most progressive in Latin America, was deeply split on the issue.

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Record Number of Women Seeking Seats in US Congress

A record number of women are running for the US Congress in November, a surge that follows a year marked by the #MeToo movement and defiance of ...

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What to Know About Argentina’s Vote on Abortion

Argentina’s Senate is set to debate a bill that would legalize abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks, a vote that will reverberate throughout the ...

Argentina braces for abortion vote in Pope's homeland

Argentina's Senate is set to vote Wednesday on a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the Catholic country, homeland of Pope Francis.

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US Concerned for Chinese Professor, Arrested During Live VOA Interview

The Trump administration says it is concerned about the whereabouts of retired Chinese university professor Sun Wenguang, who has not been heard from since he was detained during a live VOA interview last week. "We condemn China's ongoing abuse of human rights, in particular, the suppression of the fundamental freedoms of expression, association ...

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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 own party before the November mid-term elections. The special election in Ohio's 12th ...

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FBI Task Force Sharing Information About Online Trolls 

The FBI’s new foreign influence task force is sharing information about online trolls with technology companies as part of the bureau's ...

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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 ...

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Trump: US Media 'Very Dangerous & Sick'

U.S. President Donald Trump, in the midst of a working vacation, unleashed a new barrage of attacks on the national news media Sunday, saying it was ...

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As Brexit Looms, Musicians Brace for the Worst

Britain’s classical music scene relies heavily on freedoms that come from European Union membership. How will it cope outside the bloc?

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