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In the last days of the election, Trump turns to his favorite weapon: immigration

In the final days before the US Senate elections in Alabama last December, President Trump turned to his favorite subject. "We will have borders at the border," he said. A few months later, before a special congressional election in Pennsylvania, he proclaimed: "The Democrats are the party of the protectorates … they like to protect criminals." He turned back to …

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Afghans excluded from the chaos of the polling stations return for election

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghans unable to vote in Saturday's parliamentary elections after hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance on Sunday after voting time despite security threats and fraud warnings. Afghan women cast their vote in parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan, on October 20, 2018. REUTERS / Mohammad Ismail About three million …

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WhatsApp Bans 100,000 Accounts Before Brazilian Election, Which Is Still A Real Mess

Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: Silvia Izquierdo (AP) WhatsApp has banned more than 100,000 accounts ahead of Brazil's upcoming federal election 'Party candidate Fernando Haddad wants to face down far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro, Bloomberg reported on Friday. Facebook has recently bragged nonstop about its "was room," an office in its Menlo Park, California disinformation efforts online (or at …

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Election in Afghanistan: Election delay due to delays

Media playback is not supported on your device Media Signature Afghan "War on Terror" Stimulus Voices Elections in Afghanistan's long-awaited parliamentary elections are reportedly prolonged after delays in polling stations and several deadly attacks Some electoral constituencies will remain open on Sunday, officials said before technical issues with a recently introduced biometric verification system. Violence affected the campaign and dozens …

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Russian oligarch financed "Troll Farm" to disrupt the 2018 Midterm election: Feds

WASHINGTON – A 44-year-old Russian citizen working for a Russian oligarch helped with a social media campaign to spread distrust of the American political system before the 2018 election, federal prosecutors alleged in a Friday ruling Prosecutors Prosecutors said that Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova from St. Petersburg, Russia, worked as Chief Accountant of the "Project Lakhta", a type of operation formerly …

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The mayor of Baltimore, Pugh, will not confirm that Fort Worth's police chief is an election for the next commissioner

Fort Worth police chief Joel Fitzgerald will be Baltimore's next city police commissioner, Fort Worth mayor Betsy Price told the Dallas media Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh refused to confirm Fitzgerald's selection. She said she was still in her security clearance process and was on track to appoint the new Commissioner at the end of the month following a nationwide search. …

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Midterm Election could transform health policy: NPR

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Speaks During a Press Conference on Capitol Hill on July 19, 2018 in Washington, D.C. on a proposed protection plan for people with existing health conditions. Mark Wilson / Getty Images Hide Caption toggle caption Mark Wilson / Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill on July 19, 2018 …

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Afghan election candidate among four killed in bomb attack

The Taliban quickly asserted responsibility for the attack, which takes the number 10. Abdul Jabar Qahraman had a meeting with supporters in his campaign office in the southern province of Helmand – a Taliban stronghold – when a bomb exploded under a sofa provincial governor spokesman Omar Zhwak told AFP. Qashaman killed by the blast in the provincial capital Lashkar …

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Afghan election candidate killed by bomb under office chair

KABUL (Reuters) – An Afghan legislature contesting this week's parliamentary elections was among four people killed by a bomb under its office chair on Wednesday, officials said, a Taliban attack. MP Abdul Jabar Qahraman was killed preparing for Saturday's election, a high-ranking government official said, becoming the tenth candidate in the past two months. Two others were kidnapped by hardline …

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Bomb under office chair kills Afghanistan election candidate, official says

KABUL (Reuters) – A candidate from the Afghan government was killed Wednesday by a bomb placed under his office chair in southern Helmand province. The Taliban complain about the responsibility for the attack. Abdul Jabar Qahraman, who wanted to prepare for Saturday's parliamentary elections, was killed in the explosion, a senior government official said. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the Helmand …

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