• DC voters support statehood; ex-mayor elected to council

    DC voters support statehood; ex-mayor elected to council

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    Statehood has always been a politically popular, if unrealistic, goal for District leaders. Andre Williams, 53, a bus driver, said he voted for statehood. As it stands, the city's lone representative in Congress is Del. Norton, a 79-year-old Democrat, faces only token opposition in her bid for a 14th term.
  • Edward Snowden weighs in on Hillary Clinton email scandal

    Edward Snowden weighs in on Hillary Clinton email scandal

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    Snowden admitted that Federal Bureau of Investigation could have checked out all Hillary Clinton's emails swiftly by dropping the irrelevant incoming email that Clinton never responded to and check the remaining emails. Media pundit Jeff Jarvis went on Twitter to ask Snowden how long it would have taken the NSA to scan 650,000 emails for new, relevant information.
  • Pakistan Violates Ceasefire, Targets Indian Posts

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    Shelling and firing exchanges are still going on in the area", he said. It may be recalled that Pakistani troops had violated ceasefire and resorted to firing in Mankote and Balakote areas of Mendhar sector in Poonch district yesterday. India has already made it clear that it is the Pakistani security forces which are engaging in ceasefire violations. Informed sources said they may decide to give relief to education, transport and trade in their next protest calendar.
  • California voters enhance state's already tough gun laws

    California voters enhance state's already tough gun laws

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    According to the Official California Voter Information Guide, the initiative "requires background check and Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition" and, "prohibits possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines". "It's a gun and the ammo that makes it deadly". But the initiative sets up a new process requiring offenders to give up their weapons as soon as they are convicted.
  • South Korea's Park, rocked by scandal at home, to miss APEC summit

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    Park's absence at the Apec summit in Lima will mark the first time a leader of South Korea , a founding member, has not attended since 1993, the foreign ministry said. Her remarks at the meeting fell way short of finding a breakthrough in an unprecedented influence-peddling scandal involving herself and her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil.
  • Senate control up for grabs as Democrats pick up Illinois

    Senate control up for grabs as Democrats pick up Illinois

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    Republicans entered the election with 54 seats, led by Kentucky's Mitch McConnell, followed by 44 seats for the Democrats and two independent seats. Sen. Control of the Senate will be key to the early successes of a Trump or Clinton administration. If Clinton wins, continued Republican control of Congress could hinder any legislative program pursued by her.
  • Hong Kong lawyers march to condemn China's legal 'interference'

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    But the electoral system is only partly democratic, because of so-called "functional" constituencies. Otherwise, it could impede and even undermine social development. However, Hong Kong's pan-democracy camp has different views on democracy. Conversely, Beijing's intervention could harden pro-localization elements and spark a new confrontation, with renewed, and perhaps more serious, violence a very real prospect for the territory.
  • Comstock vs. Bennett in Virginia's 10th Congressional District Race

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    Democratic vice presidential candidate US Sen. The 10 Congressional District had been targeted by national Democratic groups as a district that could turn blue for the first time since 1980. "I'm confident that Barbara Comstock is headed back to Congress", said John Whitbeck, who chairs the Republican Party of Virginia. "She has a great record of public service to the 10th District.