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Month: February 2024

Corruption scandals cast a shadow over Portugal’s early general election and may favor populists

By BARRY HATTON Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The official two-week campaign period before Portugal’s early general election began on Sunday, with the country’s two moderate mainstream parties once again expected to collect the most votes but with the expected rise of a populist party potentially adding momentum to Europe’s drift to the right.

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Former President Donald Trump suggested Friday that his criminal indictments and mug shot appeal to Black voters.

Trump wins South Carolina primary, as he closes in on the Republican nomination

By Gregory Krieg, CNN (CNN) — Former President Donald Trump won South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary Saturday, further tightening his grip on the nomination and leaving his last remaining major rival, Nikki Haley, to consider her dwindling options. The former president has swept all GOP nominating contests to date, first beating the field by large margins in Iowa and

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Fatigue and frustration as final do-over mayoral election looms in Connecticut’s largest city

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — It’s been nearly four months since a judge tossed out the results of a Democratic mayoral primary in Connecticut’s largest city due to allegations of ballot stuffing, sending voters repeatedly back to the polls and thrusting Bridgeport into an unflattering national spotlight. Many frustrated local voters

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A housing shortage is testing Oregon’s pioneering land use law. Lawmakers are poised to tweak it

By CLAIRE RUSH Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A severe lack of affordable housing has prompted Oregon lawmakers to consider chipping away at a 1970s law that made the state a national leader in leveraging land use policy to prevent suburban sprawl and conserve nature and agriculture. The so-called urban growth boundary, a sacred

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SAG Awards 2024: See who won

By Alli Rosenbloom and Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) — No commercials, some f-bombs and plenty of time for acceptance speeches. The 30th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were held Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles, and the show streamed live globally on Netflix – a first for the

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What South Carolina exit polling tells us about Haley’s home-state loss

By Ariel Edwards-Levy, CNN (CNN) — Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s pitch to her home state’s primary voters – including arguments about her relative fitness for the presidency and her electability in November – largely failed to win over the conservative, MAGA-friendly electorate, according to the results of CNN’s exit poll for South Carolina’s Republican presidential

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Belarusians vote in tightly controlled election amid opposition calls for its boycott

By YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Polls opened Sunday in Belarus’ tightly controlled parliamentary and local elections that are set to cement the steely rule of the country’s authoritarian leader despite calls for a boycott from the opposition, which dismissed the balloting as a “senseless farce.” President Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus

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Ejército de Venezuela evacúa a más de 300 personas de mina ilegal de oro tras derrumbe que dejó al menos 16 muertos

Paulina Nares (CNN Español) — El Ejército de Venezuela evacúa a 384 personas de la mina Bulla Loca, tres días después del derrumbe que dejó al menos 16 muertos. La Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana de Venezuela (FANB) inició este viernes la evacuación de la mina ilegal de Bulla Loca, ubicada en la localidad de La

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