Warner co-sponsors redistricting bill in Senate
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Warner co-sponsors redistricting bill in Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA)  joined Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) to introduce the Fairness and Independence in Redistricting (FAIR) Act to take partisanship out of the often divisive congressional redistricting process by requiring states to establish independent, bipartisan redistricting commissions. … Continue reading

Burkina Faso celebrates newly elected president
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Burkina Faso celebrates newly elected president

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso took a step toward strengthening its democracy with the election on Tuesday of Roch Marc Christian Kabore, who will become the West African country’s second elected civilian president since it became independent from France in 1960. Hundreds of Kabore’s supporters chanted “Presi, Presi” after preliminary results released Tuesday … Continue reading

Official nullifies results of Zanzibar presidential poll
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Official nullifies results of Zanzibar presidential poll

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — The political future of Zanzibar, a semiautonomous archipelago off the cost of Tanzania, was thrown into doubt Wednesday when its election commission chief nullified results of an election that the opposition claimed it had won. The results were scrapped because of several issues, Jecha Salim announced without saying when new elections … Continue reading

Biden out!
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Biden out!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, Oct. 21, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career.   Biden’s decision finalizes the Democratic field of White House candidates … Continue reading

Republic of Congo: 6 injured in clashes over term limits
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Republic of Congo: 6 injured in clashes over term limits

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Six men were injured in clashes between police and opponents of a planned referendum to allow Republic of Congo’s longtime president to run for another term, a local official said. The clashes occurred Saturday in the country’s second largest city, Point-Noire, said Alexandre Honore Paka, the city’s administrator. Six … Continue reading

Guinea president wins second term, opponent vows to protest
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Guinea president wins second term, opponent vows to protest

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea President Alpha Conde has won a second term, the election commission announced Saturday, avoiding a runoff with his closest rival, who vowed to protest the results. “I proclaim that Alpha Conde has been elected president of the republic in the first round,” election commission head Bakary Fofana said Saturday night. … Continue reading

10’s a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage
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10’s a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Republican presidential debate will feature no fewer than 10 candidates. That’s according to guidelines released Wednesday by debate hosts Fox News and Facebook, which offer the first clues as to how the GOP will handle its largest presidential class in recent memory. Party officials have been working privately in recent … Continue reading