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But it will always favour conservative candidates like Donald Trump, as the electoral college in small rural states is added up - although he does not appear to be complaining about it now. How should we resolve these criticisms of the Electoral College system? It takes 270 votes in the Electoral College to win the presidency. A primer on the Electoral College and the roles of electors: WHAT IS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE? The latest push came after the 2000 presidential election, in which ...
  • NC Wildfires Cover 73 Square Miles; 1000 People Asked To Evacuate

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    Smoke dispersion index is a measure of the atmosphere's diluting power, according to www.weather.gfc.state.ga.us. Public information officers with the N.C. "As a firefighter in Zebulon, we show up to a fire and we put it out". Evacuations did occur Wednesday along Route 9 from Route 74 to Shumont Road. Anyone having information concerning these wildfires should contact Macon County Crimestoppers at 828-349-2600 or Jackson County Crimestoppers at 828-631-1125.
  • Peru's president speaks German with Putin

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    At the forum, Obama also reflected on democracy and said there was a lot more to it than just holding elections, since many other elements are involved like freedom of the press, religious freedom and the protection of minorities. "In the face of Trump's positioning, we're now in a stage of favoring dialogue as a way to build a new agenda in our bilateral relationship", Pena Nieto said.
  • Obama to wrap up Greek trip with democracy speech

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    His trips to Europe have included somber occasions, such as his participation in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow and meeting with Holocaust survivors at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial in Poland. Joining the two leaders Friday were the heads of countries at the center of numerous European Union's coming challenges. "Even if your candidate doesn't always win", said Obama .
  • Zoo's Gorilla Barrier Didn't Meet Standards When Harambe Died

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    The three-year-old was roughed up but did survive. Despite that, the USDA is still investigating the zoo and could hand down some disciplinary action. Federal inspectors have concluded the Cincinnati Zoo barrier at its gorilla exhibit was not in compliance with regulations. "Following the incident this May, we modified the barrier to reassure the public and our visitors", the zoo said in a statement .
  • Trump's top security pick known for anti-Muslim remarks

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    Pompeo gained exposure to intelligence matters in 2013 when he was appointed to the House Intelligence Committee. And he is a harsh critic of the Iran nuclear deal, and has also called for "regime change" in the country. It was a odd position for someone who was a career military officer and a registered Democrat from Rhode Island. "I am pleased that Lieutenant General Michael Flynn will be by my side as we work to defeat radical Islamic terrorism , navigate geopolitical challenges and ...
  • The ugly face of India's demonetization: Dozens of deaths

    The ugly face of India's demonetization: Dozens of deaths

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    But equally, the dangers of publicly announcing such a vast reformative measure by the authorities could well see proponents of illegally amassed black money taking countermeasures to bring them outside the purview of Indian statute law. Bhandari stressed that if the government follows up this move with a spate a reforms, the gains would be enormous, as the parallel economy moves towards official.
  • If Donald Trump succeeds, the country succeeds: Barack Obama

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    John Kasich, who ran unsuccessfully in the Republican presidential primaries and harshly criticized Trump, was at the White House on Thursday to attend Obama's ceremony for the National Basketball Association champion Cleveland Cavaliers. The anticipated show of civility at the White House contrasted with post-election scenes of rallies across a politically divided country, as thousands of people took to the streets in several USA cities on Wednesday to protest against Trump's surprise victory.