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Warren Calls for U.S. to Scrap Electoral College

Warren Calls for U.S. to Scrap Electoral CollegeSenator Elizabeth Warren said Monday that she supports eliminating the Electoral College."My view is that every vote matters and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College," Warren told the audience at a CNN town hall at Mississippi's Jackson State University.The Massachusetts Democrat, who announced her 2020 presidential campaign last month, noted that before a general election, candidates do not visit places like Mississippi or Massachusetts since they are not a swing states.Warren also called for a constitutional amendment that "protects the right to vote for every American citizen and makes sure that vote gets counted."Hillary Clinton won almost three million more votes than President Trump in 2016, but lost the Electoral College and thus the presidency. For Democrats, the loss evoked bitter memories of 2000, when Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College to George W. Bush after an intense legal fight that went all the way to the Supreme Court.Years before the 2016 campaign, Trump himself once called for an end to the Electoral College, calling it a "disaster for a democracy" in a 2012 tweet. Despite his victory, the president said last year that he stood by that position."I would rather have a popular election, but it’s a totally different campaign," he told Fox News. "You're practicing for the 100-yard dash as opposed to the one mile. . . . I would rather have the popular vote because it's, to me, it's much easier to win the popular vote."



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Turkey's Erdogan calls on New Zealand to restore death penalty over shooting

Turkey's Erdogan calls on New Zealand to restore death penalty over shootingPresident Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on New Zealand to restore the death penalty for the gunman who killed 50 people at two Christchurch mosques, warning that Turkey would make the attacker pay for his act if New Zealand did not. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after a lone gunman opened fire at the two mosques during Muslim Friday prayers. If New Zealand doesn’t make you, we know how to make you pay one way or another,” Erdogan told an election rally of thousands in northern Turkey.



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Warren calls for scrapping U.S. electoral college in 2020 televised town hall

Warren calls for scrapping U.S. electoral college in 2020 televised town hallIt was the first time Warren has explicitly called to eliminate the system established by the U.S. constitution, in which each state is allotted a set number of “electors” based on the combined total of the state’s representation in Congress. Warren was participating in a televised CNN town hall in Jackson, Mississippi, when she was asked how, if elected, she would expand access to voting, including for those convicted of felonies. Warren, 69, said there should be an amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing all citizens the right to vote, and called for the repeal of laws that make it more difficult to cast ballots.



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Netanyahu election rival calls for probe after phone hack

Netanyahu election rival calls for probe after phone hackThe main challenger to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections wants an investigation into leaks that led to stories about his phone being hacked, suggesting the premier’s allies were behind the leak. Israel’s Channel 12 television reported last week that Benny Gantz’s telephone had been hacked by Iranian intelligence. Gantz, a former military chief of staff, later confirmed the hack without saying who was behind it, but added there was nothing on the phone that could be used to blackmail him.



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President Trump calls white nationalism a terrible thing

President Trump calls white nationalism a terrible thingNew Zealand attacker says the People’s Republic of China is the nation that his values are most closely aligned with.



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The Latest: Nigeria calls off search at collapsed school

The Latest: Nigeria calls off search at collapsed schoolLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria school building collapse (all times local):



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The Latest: Trump calls out O'Rourke 'hand movement'

The Latest: Trump calls out O'Rourke 'hand movement'AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (all times local):



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House calls for upcoming Mueller report to be made public

House calls for upcoming Mueller report to be made publicThe 420-0 House vote, with four conservative Republican lawmakers voting “present,” put pressure on U.S. Attorney General William Barr, to whom Mueller will submit the report when it is done, to make it public, though it does not force him to do so. Mueller has been investigating since May 2017 whether Trump’s campaign conspired with Moscow and whether the president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe. Trump has denied collusion and obstruction.



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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Calls on FAA to Ground All Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Calls on FAA to Ground All Boeing 737 MAX 8 PlanesMultiple countries have grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes after the most recent crash



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Venezuela's Guaido calls for new rally as lawmakers declare 'alarm'

Venezuela's Guaido calls for new rally as lawmakers declare 'alarm'Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday called for a new mass demonstration as the country’s devastating blackout that has left millions without power entered its fifth day. “Tomorrow at three o’clock in the afternoon, all of Venezuela will be on the streets” to protest against President Nicolas Maduro, Guaido said in a speech to the National Assembly legislature, which he heads. Parliament accepted the 35-year-old’s request to declare a “state of alarm” to pave the way for the delivery of international aid, 250 tons of which has been stuck for a month at Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil.



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