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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 …

Incumbents win Northampton City Council at-large seats, defeating challenger Marc Warner

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Incumbents William H. Dwight and Jesse M. Adams easily defeated challenger Marc G. Warner in Tuesday’s election for two at-large City Council seats. Dwight took 3,454 votes, Adams took 3,381 and Warner took 1,426, according to …

Ky. elects GOP governor

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Kentucky voters on Tuesday elected just the second Republican in four decades to hold the governor’s office, in a race that hinged largely on President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act. The results were a potentially …

Houston rejects nondiscrimination ordinance

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

HOUSTON — Houston voters rejected a controversial measure Tuesday that would have barred discrimination against gays and transgender people in the wake of an 18-month battle that pitted advocates of gay rights against those who believed they were defending religious liberty. The vote had been expected to be …

Ohio votes down medical, recreational marijuana

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio voters rejected a ballot proposal Tuesday that would have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana in a single vote — a vote-getting strategy that was being watched as a test case for the nation. …

Mass. voters decide mayoral, other contests

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BOSTON — Polls closed in 53 cities and towns across Massachusetts on Tuesday with voters deciding several mayoral contests in an otherwise low-key Election Day in Massachusetts. One of the highlights of the day was the spirited race to succeed the late Democratic state Sen. Thomas Kennedy, who …

Joseph Twarog, Elaine Reall and Kathleen Wight elected as Forbes Library trustees

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Two newcomers will join the Forbes Library board of trustees, as city voters chose Elaine M. Reall and Kathleen “Katy” Wight along with incumbent Joseph A. Twarog in Tuesday’s election. The race was one of the …

Four newcomers, two incumbents elected to Easthampton School Committee

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Two incumbents were joined by four newcomers Tuesday as victors in the eight-way race for six School Committee seats. Incumbents Debora B. Lusnia of 38 Ashley Circle and Peter T. Gunn 8 Brewster Ave., will join …

Newcomers defeat at-large Northampton School Committee incumbents; Tom Baird wins Ward 6 seat

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Four new members will join the School Committee in January after newcomers Molly B. Burnham and Nathaniel Reade defeated incumbents Blue DuVal and Kari Nykorchuk for at-large seats in Tuesday’s election, and Tom Baird defeated John …

Lessig ends presidential run

Monday, November 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Harvard law professor Larry Lessig is ending his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Lessig blamed the demise of his nearly three-month campaign on the Democratic Party, which he says leaves him “just shut out” of the primary debates. He struggled to hit 1 percent in …

Northampton and Easthampton 2015 elections: List of candidates, where to vote, and more

Monday, November 2, 2015

Voters in Northampton and Easthampton will head to the polls Tuesday to elect city councilors, School Committee members and candidates for other municipal positions. Polling places in both cities are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. A …