AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news
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AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year’s presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to an Associated Press analysis of since-deleted accounts. Tweets by Russia-backed accounts such as “America_1st_” and “BatonRougeVoice” on … Continue reading

Voting ends in state election that tests Mexico ruling party
International News

Voting ends in state election that tests Mexico ruling party

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Voters in Mexico’s most populous state cast ballots Sunday that could hand the ruling party a much-needed boost ahead of next year’s presidential elections or a potentially devastating blow by throwing off its uninterrupted 88-year local rule. Voting centers closed in the evening amid dueling accusations of vote buying, complaints that … Continue reading

Haiti’s presidential redo goes well; long vote count begins
Latin America & the Caribbean

Haiti’s presidential redo goes well; long vote count begins

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s repeatedly derailed presidential election finally went off relatively smoothly Sunday, Nov. 20, as the troubled nation tries to get its shaky democracy on a firmer foundation after nearly a year of being led by a provisional government. Polls closed late in the afternoon, and election workers set to work on … Continue reading

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

Many Ugandans wary of protests over election dispute
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Many Ugandans wary of protests over election dispute

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Motorists jostle for parking space at the Kampala mall where oil marketer Penelope Katanagi is at work on her laptop computer, sipping lemonade in a cafe. The mall was largely empty after Uganda’s disputed presidential election as people were afraid of violence, but now customers like Katanagi say they are reassured … Continue reading

China, economy tests for Taiwan presidential winner Tsai
Asia / Politics

China, economy tests for Taiwan presidential winner Tsai

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s presidential election victor Tsai Ying-wen will enjoy a broad mandate from her commanding victory and her independence-leaning party’s new legislative majority, but managing the island’s delicate relations with China will be tricky. Already, Beijing warned following her Saturday, Jan. 16, night victory that it will not budge on its bottom … Continue reading

The Latest: Argentine opposition wins presidential election
Latin America & the Caribbean

The Latest: Argentine opposition wins presidential election

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The latest on Argentina’s presidential runoff election. All times local: ___ 9:45 p.m. Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri has won Argentina’s historic runoff election, putting an end to the era of left-leaning President Cristina Fernandez, who along with her late husband dominated the political scene and rewrote the country’s social contract. Ruling … Continue reading

Tanzania: 5 Cabinet ministers lose seats in parliament
Africa / International News

Tanzania: 5 Cabinet ministers lose seats in parliament

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Five Cabinet members from Tanzania’s ruling party have lost their parliamentary seats, according to partial results released Tuesday by the country’s election commission. They lost to candidates representing an opposition alliance of four parties including Chadema, the main opposition party. Results for the presidential election are trickling in and … Continue reading

GOP, Dems, Obama reach accord on 2-year budget deal
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GOP, Dems, Obama reach accord on 2-year budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget deal between congressional leaders and President Barack Obama, aimed at heading off a government shutdown and debt crisis, faces its first hurdle Tuesday when it goes before restive House Republicans, including rebellious arch-conservatives. The two-year pact, which would take those volatile fiscal issues off the table until after the 2016 … Continue reading

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Brady says he’s supporting Trump for president

  FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw his support behind presidential candidate Donald Trump Wednesday, September 16, hours before the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, says he thinks his golf partner can win. “I hope … Continue reading