Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal
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Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians began voting Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the wider world. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on the 68-year-old cleric’s more moderate policies, … Continue reading

Democrats, Sanders on the brink as campaign nears end
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Democrats, Sanders on the brink as campaign nears end

WASHINGTON (AP) — The awkward embrace between Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party may be nearing a breaking point. Leading Democrats are growing increasingly vocal in their concerns about the White House hopeful’s continued candidacy, and if he and his legions of enthusiastic supporters ultimately will unite behind Hillary Clinton in a general election against … 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
Politics / Virginia

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

In Colorado, GOP presidential hopefuls have promising path
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In Colorado, GOP presidential hopefuls have promising path

DENVER (AP) — Colorado, host of the third Republican presidential debate, is almost perfectly divided among Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters. The state is both an example of how well the GOP can do when it avoids clashes between party factions and a warning of how those conflicts can put the party at risk. A … Continue reading

Debt spat thorny issue for Argentine presidential candidates
Latin America & the Caribbean

Debt spat thorny issue for Argentine presidential candidates

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Like a dark cloud, the bitter fight between Argentina and a group of holdout creditors in the U.S. has hung over South America’s second largest economy for years, preventing the country from accessing international credit markets. The dispute pits creditors led by U.S. billionaire Paul Singer against Argentine President Cristina … Continue reading

Sanders revs up North Carolina crowd during Southern swing
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Sanders revs up North Carolina crowd during Southern swing

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders told a North Carolina crowd Sunday night that young people — particularly blacks and other minorities — are being devastated by high unemployment stemming from an inequitable economy and erosion of voting rights engineered by Republicans. Wrapping up a weekend campaign swing through the South, the … Continue reading