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What Are Elections For?
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What Are Elections For?

After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. Polls let people vent their emotions. But elections are held to actually accomplish something.
Germany finally arrests 1st suspect over Cologne sex assaults
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Germany finally arrests 1st suspect over Cologne sex assaults

BERLIN (AP) — A 26-year-old Algerian man has become the first person arrested in connection with a string of sexual assaults during New Year's celebrations in Cologne that sparked a debate about Germany's ability to integrate migrants. Prosecutors said Mond...
Iran capitalizes on sanctions removal with slew of deals with western businesses
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Iran capitalizes on sanctions removal with slew of deals with western businesses

Western businesses are jockeying for investment opportunities in Iran as the country regains access to the global financial system following the lifting of sanctions at the weekend. Russian investment firm Renaissance Capital has described Iran as “the last...
Bush changes his Common Core stance
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Bush changes his Common Core stance

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush rolled out a broad education reform plan Monday that would shift power and money to states and local school districts — and away from the federal government. The former Florida governor also wan...
GOP dumps NBC for upcoming debate
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GOP dumps NBC for upcoming debate

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The Republican National Committee severed ties with NBC for an upcoming presidential debate, instead choosing to partner with CNN. The RNC's debate committee voted unanimously Monday night to pull out of an arrangement with NBC for the F...
Cameron accused of stigmatising Muslim women with 'learn English' policy
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Cameron accused of stigmatising Muslim women with 'learn English' policy

David Cameron has been accused of stigmatizing Muslim women after he announced plans to help them learn English and warned migrant spouses who fail language tests could have to leave the UK. He also suggested the language classes could help Muslim women to lea...
Lunch-time baptism heads to court in CA
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Lunch-time baptism heads to court in CA

A man fired by the National Park Service says his former employer needs to learn about religious freedom. The federal agency fired Roger Holly after the employee, who is also a Baptist pastor, baptized a park visitor during Holly’s lunch break.