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Lamb clings to tiny lead with vote count nearly done

CANONSBURG, Pa. — The special election race for a congressional seat in western Pennsylvania was coming down to the wire Tuesday night, as the vote count showed Democrat Conor Lamb with only a slim advantage over Republican Rick Saccone [...]
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Syrian Bombardment Kills Nearly 100 in Eastern Ghouta

The Observatory said 20 children and 15 women were among those killed. The suburbs have been subjected for weeks to bombardment that has killed and wounded hundreds of people. Opposition activists said government forces had brought in [...]
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A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries

6 months ago | 0 comment
“This is an oil spill of a type we haven’t seen before,” said Paul Johnston, a scientist at Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter in England. “Working out the impact is actually a huge task — probably [...]
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Nearly all District Attorneys are white — and that’s a huge obstacle to fighting mass incarceration

7 months ago | 0 comment
(Credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Could the 2018 elections help diversify the country’s DA offices? This article originally appeared on AlterNet. The issue of mass incarceration is well-documented, and in some states, [...]
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Taiwan Dentist Is Ordered to Pay Mother, Who Financed His Education, Nearly $1 Million

8 months ago | 0 comment
When she filed her lawsuit eight years ago, the woman said she had come from a well-to-do doctor’s family. “When I was young I came from a naïve and wealthy family and married into a military family that didn’t even have a license” [...]
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How to beat Roy Moore, according to the guy who nearly did

9 months ago | 0 comment
Democrats haven’t won a statewide election in Alabama in almost a decade. But in 2012, one Democrat almost pulled it off: Bob Vance, a mild-mannered circuit court judge from Birmingham, who came within 4 points of beating [...]
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Kenya Elections: Polls Open for 2nd Vote in Nearly 3 Months

10 months ago | 0 comment
How tense is the second campaign? The rhetoric has been heated, and rights groups say roughly 70 people have been killed across the country since the original vote. Protesters gathered in the western port city of Kisumu and in [...]
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Chip off the old block: Donald Trump Jr. tells lies nearly as well as his dad

1 year ago | 0 comment
President Donald Trump has exceeded all expectations with his astonishing volume of lies. Now we know that his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is a chip off the old block. Trump Jr.’s true character was recently revealed in the Russia scandal [...]
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Ex-President of Brazil Sentenced to Nearly 10 Years in Prison for Corruption

1 year ago | 0 comment
He has called the allegations against him a “farce” and has announced his intention to run for president in next year’s election. He had been widely considered a leading contender. But Judge Sergio Moro, who issued Wednesday’s [...]
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Australia: US vetting of Pacific island refugees nearly done

1 year ago | 0 comment
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – An Australian minister says U.S. officials are “in the final stages” of vetting up to 1,250 refugees rejected by Australia for resettlement in the United States. The refugees are among hundreds of asylum [...]