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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the round of talks between Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akinci on Monday, saying they were both committed to trying to reach a deal this year. The statement said both leaders agreed on the nine-day pause after Anastasiades requested it. This is the first time both leaders conduct direct talks relating to territorial matters.
  • Tammy Duckworth Just Became Senator in IL

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    Those close to Kirk told National Journal at the time that he had always been blunt. Duckworth had held a massive lead in polls over the closing weeks of the election over Kirk, who was widely considered the most vulnerable Senate Republican up for re-election.
  • MoveOn.org Petition Demands: 'Abolish the Electoral College'

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    According to CNN, the electors from each state in this year's election heavily favored Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, especially ethnically diverse states like California, New York, and IL. He noted that Republicans may be unwilling to get rid of the system after winning several elections without the popular vote in the last two decades.
  • Could electors change their vote? Electoral College explained

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    According to the Constitution, chosen electors of the Electoral College are the real people who will vote for president, when they meet on December 19 in their respective state capitals. Republican George Bush won the 2000 election thanks to the electoral college despite losing the popular vote to Democrat Al Gore by roughly 2 million votes.
  • Million Sign Petition to Force Electoral College to Make Clinton President

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    Nowadays, electors are expected to choose whichever candidate won more votes in their state (Nebraska and ME portion their electoral votes proportionately). There is no reason Trump should be President. Here's the situation: On Tuesday, American's didn't actually vote for Trump or Clinton. But no, the college wasn't meant to be a democratic system.
  • Founding Fathers Distrusted Popular Vote to Pick President

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    But in the Electoral College - the only count that matters in USA presidential elections - the blunt-spoken real estate mogul is ahead, 290 to 228 with the victor still to be determined in two states. Bush lost the popular vote to Democrat Al Gore by 547,398. This year, as in 2000, the outcome has angered members of the losing party and sparked demands for the system to be changed.
  • Schumer Will Back Keith Ellison, First Muslim Rep, For DNC Chair

    Schumer Will Back Keith Ellison, First Muslim Rep, For DNC Chair

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    He is a former chairman of the Democratic Governors' Association. "And I think he's terrific and I think he would make a terrific DNC chair", she said. "People just did not come out to vote", he said. "The dems need organization and focus on the young". On Friday morning, Dean said it was his plan to run for chairman and pursue a 50-state strategy, which led to big wins for Democrats in 2006 and 2008.
  • Pack of mongoose interrupt European Tour golf event in South Africa

    Pack of mongoose interrupt European Tour golf event in South Africa

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    The European Tour's golfers were in for a furry surprise of pretty large proportions, as around 20 mongooses invaded their field of play. As they ran across, they appeared to be heading straight for an in-play ball. The animals, famous for their ability to attack and eat venomous snakes, would have been welcome visitors on Malaysia's Klang Valley resort in Kuala Lumpur last month.
  • Kidnapper admits to unsolved murders

    Kidnapper admits to unsolved murders

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    The investigation is expanding to other properties Kohlhepp now owns or used to own, and those properties are not limited to SC, the sheriff said. Wright has said Kohlhepp gave details only the killer would know. The recent discovery came after deputies executed a search warrant on Kohlhepp's property; they heard Brown banging on the container that was her prison, reports local TV News 13 .