Politics and Elections News

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Visitors who wear face veils to Australia's Parliament House have been restricted to sound-proof enclosed galleries usually reserved for noisy school groups under a new counterterrorism security measure announced on Thursday. ...more

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Thursday was considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military incursions in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the I ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's incoming economics chief vows to be an impartial and tough enforcer of the bloc's budget and deficit rules even though he failed to implement them as French Finance Minister.Pierre Moscovici told lawmakers in ...more

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's prime minister joined millions of schoolchildren, officials and ordinary people who picked up brooms and dustpans Thursday in a countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets.Prime Minister Narendra Mo ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.Pierson's undoing was not telling the president about a Sept. 16 in ...more

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.His ...more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has struck a blow against the sanctity of public pensions in California by ruling that U.S. bankruptcy law permits the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, allowing the city to c ...more

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BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — With the investigation into shooting death of a suburban Los Angeles mayor moving forward, area residents recalled the victim as an outgoing neighbor who was willing to lend a hand.Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, 45 ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Recent headlines could make you think this election would be different. Perhaps, for the first time since the Great Recession, the economy wouldn't be the top issue. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll suggests that's not going to ha ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A visit by China's top diplomat, intended to show growing U.S.-China cooperation, instead highlighted political differences between the two world powers as Washington spoke out about democracy protests gripping Hong Kong.Foreig ...more