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Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Mauricio Macri celebrate as they wait for final official results in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Argentines are choosing between opposition leader Mauricio Macri and President Cristina Fernandez' chosen successor Daniel Scioli in Sunday's runoff election. According to exit polls reported by local television channels, Macri is ahead in the vote count. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

Opposition wins Argentine election

Sunday, November 22, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, marking an end to the left-leaning and often combative era of President Cristina Fernandez, who along with her late husband dominated the country’s political scene for 12 years and rewrote its social contract. Ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli, Fernandez’s chosen successor, conceded late Sunday and said …

Democrat Edwards wins La. governor race

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor’s race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he’ll have to grapple with a hefty state financial crisis. After a brutal, attack-heavy competition to …

Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

Friday, November 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — People on the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list can’t board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store and legally buy pistols and powerful military-style rifles. Sensing a political opening from last week’s Paris attacks, Democrats are renewing calls for Congress to pass legislation aimed at preventing terrorists from buying guns. Similar bills — including a post-9/11 measure backed …

Trump questions Carson’s ‘pathological temper’

Saturday, November 14, 2015

FORT DODGE, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, brushing aside any recent claims of civility, has equated Ben Carson’s childhood “pathological temper” to the illness of a child molester, questioned his religious awakening and berated voters who …

Pelosi on rare visit to Tibet by US congressional delegation

Thursday, November 12, 2015

BEIJING — U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of congressional Democrats including Jim McGovern of Massachusetts on a rare trip by foreign politicians to Tibet, during a visit to China that included meetings …

Conservatives gain in Croatia

Sunday, November 8, 2015

ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatia’s conservative opposition claimed victory Sunday against the ruling center-left coalition in the Balkan country’s first parliamentary election since joining the European Union in 2013 — held amid deep economic woes and a massive migrant …

Myanmar tallies vote in historic election

Sunday, November 8, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar — Officials across Myanmar counted votes Monday after a historic election that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is expected to win easily, but its road to forming a government remains filled with hurdles even …

Bush 41 unloads on ‘iron-ass’ Cheney, Rumsfeld, blames Bush 43

Thursday, November 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — Former President George H.W. Bush has finally revealed what he really thinks of his son’s presidency, faulting George W. Bush for setting an abrasive tone on the world stage and failing to rein in hawkish Vice …

Christie, Huckabee relegated at next debate

Thursday, November 5, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. — Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been bumped from the main stage at next week’s GOP presidential debate, while George Pataki and Lindsey Graham have been cut from the lineup altogether. Debate sponsor Fox Business …

State, local elections provide warning signs for both parties

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON — State and local elections across the country this week produced warning signs for both Democrats and Republicans as they press toward the 2016 presidential contest, now just a year away. Democrats lost more ground in legislatures …

Marijuana faces uncertain future in Ohio

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The future of marijuana in Ohio faced an uncertain future Wednesday after the resounding defeat of an effort to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use in a single vote — though few believe …

Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s new PM

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

TORONTO — Justin Trudeau was sworn in Wednesday as Canada’s new Liberal prime minister, and his new cabinet ministers vowed to honor campaign pledges to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. Trudeau, the son …

Two incumbents, two newcomers win Easthampton at-large City Council race

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Two incumbents and two newcomers claimed the four at-large City Council seats in Tuesday’s election. Incumbents Joseph P. McCoy, of 11 Clapp St., and Tamara L. Smith, of 103 Strong St., will be joined on the …