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

The Latest: Richmond mayoral race hinges on absentee ballots
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The Latest: Richmond mayoral race hinges on absentee ballots

The Latest on Election Day 2016 in Virginia (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Wednesday The results of the Richmond mayoral race could not be determined early Wednesday as the city counted absentee ballots that could impact the front runner’s slim lead. But it appeared that disgraced former lawmaker Joe Morrissey was out of the running, … Continue reading

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Virginia voter-registration deadline extended through Friday

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. U.S. Senior Judge Claude Hilton ordered officials to reopen voter registration in the commonwealth immediately on Thursday and keep it open until 11:59 p.m. Friday. State election officials actually had … 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

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McAuliffe: Justices ‘scared’ to go against General Assembly

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Were four conservative justices “scared” to side against Republican leaders in the court’s recent opinion on felon voting rights? Gov. Terry McAuliffe thinks so. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2aYNhZW ) reports that McAuliffe blasted last month’s 4-3 Supreme Court of Virginia ruling Monday during an appearance on a WIQO-FM radio show. The … 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

Governor: Most whose rights were restored are nonviolent
Politics / Virginia

Governor: Most whose rights were restored are nonviolent

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says 80 percent of more than 200,000 convicted felons whose voting and other civil rights he recently restored were convicted of nonviolent crimes. The governor’s office said Wednesday, May 11, that an analysis of the 200,000 convicted felons also shows that African-Americans accounted for 46 percent, … Continue reading

Clinton, Trump cemented as 2016 leaders; GOP desperate
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Clinton, Trump cemented as 2016 leaders; GOP desperate

  MIAMI (AP) — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump seized decisive Super Tuesday victories with math and momentum on their side, leaving rivals scrambling for last-chance, long-shot strategies. For the Republican establishment, the search was increasingly dire. Trump’s seven victories in states across the country amounted to a GOP establishment collapse with no … Continue reading