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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 …

Turkey’s ruling party sweeps back to majority

Sunday, November 1, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s ruling party secured a stunning victory in Sunday’s snap parliamentary election, sweeping back into single-party rule only five months after losing it. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu declared victory as results reported by state-run TRT …

As Election Day approaches, campaign buzz relatively quiet in Easthampton, Northampton

Saturday, October 31, 2015

On Main Street in Easthampton, seven brightly colored signs stick up through fallen leaves on Nicole LaChapelle’s front lawn, advertising local School Committee and City Council candidates. But while yard signs abound, as Tuesday’s municipal elections approach in …

Candidates for Easthampton School Committee respond to Gazette questions

Saturday, October 31, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Eight candidates are running for six seats on the Easthampton School Committee. The Gazette asked each candidate to supply information about themselves and their qualifications for the job. Below are their responses: Angelique C. Baker Age: …