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President Biden visits Puerto Rico on Monday, will announce aid after Hurricane Fiona

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are traveling to Puerto Rico on Monday, the first stop to storm-stricken parts of the United States after Hurricane Fiona flooded the island last month and Hurricane Ian devastated southwestern Florida less than two weeks later.

Biden is expected to announce more than $60 ...Read more

Russia has mobilized for war many times before – sometimes it unified the nation, other times it ended in disaster

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Vladimir Putin’s mobilization of 300,000 additional Russian soldiers to fight in Ukraine has gotten off to a rocky start.

Nominally aimed at calling up reserve forces with prior combat experience, early reports suggest a broader dragnet and widespread resistance against the call-up. Recruitment offices have been torched, protests ...Read more


Why Colorado's Western Slope likely remains Lauren Boebert country, despite a string of controversies

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CRAIG, Colo. — Steam rises from the coal-fired Craig Station power plant, pickup trucks filter in and out of the Trapper Mine southwest of town and Bob Seger drifts over the radio waves.

Here in northwest Colorado, where the mountains and foothills give way to rocky mesas, signs and banners pledging support to U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s ...Read more

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Commentary: As a new Supreme Court term begins, prepare for the law to move even more to the right

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As the Supreme Court begins its new term, it’s clear that the court’s majority is determined to move the law much further to the right. The last term ended with the court overruling Roe v. Wade, dramatically expanding gun rights, rejecting the separation of church and state, and limiting the power of administrative agencies.

About half the ...Read more

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Editorial: Judge in documents case is clearly playing for Team Trump. She shouldn't preside

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First, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Donald Trump appointee, granted the former president’s request for a “special master” to review documents he took from the White House, a baffling decision derided by legal experts across the political spectrum. Worse, Cannon ruled that the FBI couldn’t have access to classified documents, ...Read more

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Brazil presidential race heads for runoff after Lula falls short

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fought his way through to a runoff election against Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Oct. 30, with his leftist challenger garnering the bigger share of votes on Sunday but falling short of the first-round win that some opinion polls had suggested he was headed for.

Lula, as he is universally known, took 48% to ...Read more

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Lula, Bolsonaro neck and neck in Brazil's vote as runoff looms

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President Jair Bolsonaro and leftist rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are in a dead heat in Brazil’s election Sunday with 73% of the vote counted, a stronger-than-expected showing by the incumbent that points to a likely runoff between the two on Oct. 30.

Lula has 46% of the votes compared with 45% for Bolsonaro, a far-right former army ...Read more


Borissov heads for win in Bulgaria election, though paralysis looms

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Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov appeared on track to take first place in a parliamentary election, though a fragmented party landscape meant the nation may be headed for an extended period of political paralysis.

In the fourth election in less than two years, Borissov’s conservative party won 25% of the vote, according to ...Read more

Chief Putin critic clinches key election victory in Latvia

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Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, a staunch critic of Vladimir Putin, won a decisive victory in general elections as voters punished a party backed by ethnic Russians.

Bolstered by its vocal opposition of the Russian president’s invasion of Ukraine, Karins’s New Unity won 19% of the vote, according to a final results released by the ...Read more

Bolsonaro or Lula: Brazilians decide who gets another chance

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Brazilians are heading to the polls for general elections marked by a polarizing race between conservative President Jair Bolsonaro and leftist challenger Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who some pollsters say could attain an outright victory on Sunday.

Polling stations will close at 5 p.m. in Brasilia and simultaneously across the country, with ...Read more

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Will election conspiracy theories cause permanent damage to democracy in Kansas?

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In early September, Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden spoke with a group of Johnson County conservatives known as the “Liberty People” about his efforts to investigate voter fraud.

It was a freewheeling discussion that included calls for the elimination of all voting machines, unfounded insinuations that undocumented...Read more

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Trump, Michigan Republicans put faith in 'MAGA movement' at Warren rally

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WARREN, Mich. — Former President Donald Trump encouraged Michigan voters to support his slate of Republican candidates during a rally in Macomb County on Saturday, saying they could "save the day" in the battleground state.

Speaking inside the Macomb County Community College Sports and Expo Center in Warren, Trump was briefly joined on stage ...Read more

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Chief Putin critic wins elections in Latvia, exit poll shows

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Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, a staunch critic of Vladimir Putin, won a decisive victory in general elections as voters punished a party backed by ethnic Russians, an exit poll showed.

Bolstered by its vocal opposition of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Karins’s New Unity won 16.8% of the vote, according partial results showing 540...Read more

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Dixon at Trump rally: 'We're still within striking distance' of Whitmer

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WARREN, Mich. — Republican nominee for Michigan governor Tudor Dixon said her campaign was "within striking distance" of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as top Michigan GOP candidates claimed a Saturday night rally with former President Donald Trump would benefit them on election night.

At about 6 p.m., a few thousand people were gathered ...Read more

Iran releases US-Iranian detainee as protests roil country

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Iran has released from detention an Iranian-American businessman who was jailed seven years ago during a visit to Tehran, and his elderly father, the United Nations said in a statement on Saturday.

The announcement comes as indirect talks between Iran and the U.S. over how to revive the 2015 nuclear deal remain stalled and as Tehran’s ...Read more

National Archives says Trump White House records still missing

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The National Archives said it still doesn’t have all of the records from White House staffers that it should have received at the end of former President Donald Trump’s administration and will continue to pursue missing material.

“While there is no easy way to establish absolute accountability, we do know that we do not have custody of ...Read more

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DOJ seeks expedited appeal of Trump's special master ruling

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to expedite its review of an order appointing a special master to scrutinize documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

Putting the appeal on a fast track could make the special master’s work — which has just begun and is set to unfold ...Read more

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Gov. Greg Abbott, Beto O'Rourke spar in debate. Will it affect the governor's race?

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Democrat Beto O’Rourke may have outperformed Republican Greg Abbott in Fridays gubernatorial debate, but it’s unlikely to be enough to cause major changes in the race’s final weeks, experts say.

Early in the debate, moderators’ began with the topic of immigration, Abbott hit the Biden administration for its border ...Read more


Michigan man charged after shooting 84-year-old anti-abortion canvasser

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DETROIT — Richard Harvey, who shot an 84-year-old anti-abortion canvasser outside his Ionia County home after she was involved in a heated exchange with his wife, turned himself in to law enforcement Friday after a three-count warrant was issued against him.

After an investigation by the Michigan State Police, Ionia County Prosecutor Kyle ...Read more

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With 2 Max models at risk, Congress moves to give Boeing a break

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The Federal Aviation Administration sent a high-level letter to Boeing this month warning that the documents the manufacturer has provided for certification of the 737 Max 7 model are wholly inadequate — making it unlikely that Max 7 certification will be completed by a year-end deadline.

Political action has begun in Congress, however, to ...Read more