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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 …

At-large candidates for Easthampton City Council respond to Gazette questions

Saturday, October 31, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Five candidates are running for four at-large seats on the Easthampton City Council. The Gazette asked each candidate to supply information about themselves and their qualifications for the job. Below are their responses: Daniel R. Carey …

Easthampton School Committee candidates talk new school building, wishlist for expanded programs

Friday, October 30, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — All eight School Committee candidates agree the time has come to build a new school in Easthampton. They vary on how to do that, and on the best ways to expand offerings on a tight budget. While the committee will see at least four new faces …

Five candidates vying for three Forbes Library trustee seats offer funding options, highlight accessibility

Friday, October 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — It’s a tough time for libraries across the country, but that has not discouraged interest in the Forbes Library trustee election. In one of Northampton’s most active municipal races, five candidates are running for three open positions. The candidates — Kathleen Wight, Peter L. Kobel, Janet …

New speaker urges House to start afresh

Thursday, October 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan became the 54th speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday in a day of high political theater, a young new leader for a fractured Congress, charged with healing Republican divides and quieting the chaos …