Tim Kaine kicks off fight for battleground state of Virginia in Hampton Roads
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Tim Kaine kicks off fight for battleground state of Virginia in Hampton Roads

  by Malik Glaspie, Managing Editor The Clinton-Kaine campaign has made its way to Norfolk were they held a public event today to discuss key matters on their agenda. The event was hosted by Old Dominion University on the lawns of the Rollins Hall facility. A crowd of people from all over the Hampton Roads … Continue reading

After ruling, North Carolina board careful on vote changes
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After ruling, North Carolina board careful on vote changes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina elections officials have fashioned early voting schedules they hope comply with a federal court ruling this summer and ease long lines this fall in the presidential battleground state. The state’s Republican-controlled Board of Elections deliberated for 11 hours through disputed plans for early in-person voting from one-third of North … Continue reading

Gabon president re-elected; buildings are looted, burned
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Gabon president re-elected; buildings are looted, burned

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon’s president has narrowly won re-election, election officials said Wednesday, Aug. 31, keeping alive a family dynasty in this oil-rich Central African country that reaches back to the 1960s. Clashes quickly broke out in the capital as opposition supporters claimed election fraud, looting and burning buildings. President Ali Bongo Ondimba beat … Continue reading

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
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Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. Many rank-and-file black voters, meanwhile, dismiss the overtures as another racially charged pitch from a campaign aimed exclusively … Continue reading

Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket
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Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nerdy? Sure. Boring? Never. Hillary Clinton’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, has been described by critics as a snoozer of a choice who could fail to inspire the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party, blue collar workers and others. But friends and former staff say the caricature … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump: ‘suspend immigration’ from certain areas
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The Latest: Trump: ‘suspend immigration’ from certain areas

2:52 p.m. Donald Trump says he wants to “suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism.” It wasn’t immediately clear whether Trump was proposing a change from his long-standing proposal to temporarily bar foreign Muslims entering the U.S. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee also called on Muslims in … Continue reading

Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election
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Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The shadow of an imprisoned former president looms over Sunday’s Peru election, which has become in many ways a referendum on the legacy of Alberto Fujimori’s iron-handed rule in the 1990s. Many of the nation’s rural, indigenous poor have flocked to the support of his daughter Keiko, grateful for her father’s … Continue reading

How to make summer school great again? Give a class on Trump
Education / Politics

How to make summer school great again? Give a class on Trump

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have kept returning to the same subject: Donald Trump. So this summer, Smith plans to cede the spotlight to the billionaire who’s shaken up presidential politics. He’s created … Continue reading

Pro-EU populists win landslide victory in Serbian election
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Pro-EU populists win landslide victory in Serbian election

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An official vote tally has confirmed Serbia’s incumbent pro-EU populists won a landslide victory in the country’s general election. The tally presented by the state electoral commission Monday, Apr. 25, also shows pro-Russian nationalists are returning to Parliament. With about 96 percent of the vote counted, the Progressive Party won 48 … Continue reading

Nations scramble to contain offshore account report fallout
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Nations scramble to contain offshore account report fallout

LONDON (AP) — Governments around the world scrambled Tuesday Apr. 5, to contain the fallout from the publication of thousands of names of rich and powerful people who conducted offshore financial activity through a Panamanian law firm. China dismissed as “groundless” reports that relatives of current and retired politicians, including President Xi Jinping, own offshore … Continue reading

17-year-olds can vote in Ohio’s presidential primary Tuesday
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17-year-olds can vote in Ohio’s presidential primary Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seventeen-year-olds who will turn 18 before the fall presidential election can vote in Ohio’s presidential primary, a judge ruled Friday in a potential boost for Democrat Bernie Sanders as he fights to open elections across the country to the young people who are among his key supporters. The judge’s decision reversed … Continue reading

Roanoke College Poll: Clinton, Trump hold leads in Virginia primary elections
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Roanoke College Poll: Clinton, Trump hold leads in Virginia primary elections

Days before its primary, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders (50%-33%), and Donald Trump leads the Republican field (Trump 38%, Cruz 15%, Rubio 13%) inVirginia, according to The Roanoke College Poll. The poll interviewed 466 likely Republican voters and 415 likely Democratic voters in Virginia between February 16 and 24 with a margin of error of +4.5 … Continue reading