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Ted Cruz suggested the Senate hold a ‘commission’ to investigate election results. Bipartisan senators immediately tore him apart.


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GOP senators say they will reject election results unless commission is formed


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Trump appoints speechwriter fired for attending conference with white nationalists to commission that preserves Holocaust memorials


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Donald Trump says he'll debate Democratic nominee – but maybe without debate commission

Donald Trump says he'll debate Democratic nominee – but maybe without debate commissionPresident Donald Trump has provided no evidence to back up his complaints about intentional bias by the Commission on Presidential Debates.



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Virginia Commission Calls for Repeal of ‘Explicitly Racist’ and ‘Segregationist’ Laws

Virginia Commission Calls for Repeal of ‘Explicitly Racist’ and ‘Segregationist’ LawsA Virginia state commission released a report Thursday calling for the official repeal of “deeply troubling” state laws still on the books that contain “explicitly racist language and segregationist policies.”The Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law published a lengthy report saying that the outdated laws should not “remain enshrined in law” despite no longer being in effect.“The commission believes that such vestiges of Virginia’s segregationist past should no longer have official status,” the report states. "The devastating long-term social, economic, and political impact of legalized segregation in Virginia continues to plague people of color today."While many of the laws the commission cited have been nullified by courts, such as the ban on interracial marriage in the “Act to Preserve Racial Integrity,” the commission warned that they could become relevant again with another court ruling.“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no child shall be required to enroll in or attend any school wherein both white and colored children are enrolled,” a 1956 law continues to read.Democratic governor Ralph Northam spearheaded the commission in June to identify state laws that “were intended to or could have the effect of promoting or enabling racial discrimination or inequity.” The governor said he would focus on promoting racial equality for the rest of his term after weathering a scandal earlier this year over a racist yearbook photo depicting one person in blackface and another in a KKK outfit.Northam pledged in a statement Thursday to repeal all racially discriminatory language in Virginia law.“If we are going to move forward as a Commonwealth, we must take an honest look at our past,” the governor said. “We know that racial discrimination is rooted in many of the laws that have governed our Commonwealth—today represents an important step towards building a more equal, just, and inclusive Virginia.”



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Trump asking foreign countries for help against Biden violates law, Election Commission chair warns

Trump asking foreign countries for help against Biden violates law, Election Commission chair warnsFEC chair Ellen Weintraub posted a reminder about U.S. election law following Trump's latest requests to foreign nations.



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UPDATE 1-Thousands protest in Britain for Kashmir outside Indian High Commission

UPDATE 1-Thousands protest in Britain for Kashmir outside Indian High CommissionIndia’s decision to revoke special status for its portion of Kashmir, along with a communications blackout and curbs on movement, caused fury in Pakistan, which cut trade and transport links and expelled India’s envoy in retaliation. In London, protesters carried banners saying “Kashmir is Burning”, “Free Kashmir” and “Modi: Make Tea Not War”, according to a Reuters reporter. A small counter-demonstration was kept apart from the main protest by the police.



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Merkel cautions EU leaders over choice of EU Commission chief

Merkel cautions EU leaders over choice of EU Commission chiefGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that EU leaders could provoke a crisis if they did not take into account the views of the European Parliament when choosing the next head of the EU executive. This wouldn’t be good for the work of the Commission in the next five years,” she told reporters after leaders failed to settle on a name during their summit. Merkel also said an agreement on top jobs should be reached before the new European Parliament meets for a first time on July 2.



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Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president: electoral commission results

Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president: electoral commission resultsNigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday won a second term at the helm of Africa’s largest economy and top oil producer, a tally by Reuters based on electoral commission results showed. Buhari had a commanding lead of 56 percent compared to 40 percent for Atiku, before the final district was announced. A message posted on Buhari’s Twitter feed late on Tuesday showed him smiling and surrounded by applauding staff at his campaign office.



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Congo's electoral commission slams Catholic Church over vote comment

Congo's electoral commission slams Catholic Church over vote commentThe commission is scheduled to release provisional results on Sunday but has said there could be delays because of the slow arrival of tally sheets. Donatien Nshole, the secretary-general of the Church’s bishops’ conference, known as CENCO, said on Thursday its vote tallies showed a clear victor in the Dec. 30 election, a pronouncement widely seen as a warning to authorities against rigging the vote. “The announcement of voting trends by Priest Nshole is likely to brainwash the population while preparing an insurrection that CENCO alone will be responsible for,” commission president Corneille Nangaa wrote in a letter to CENCO president Marcel Utembi, seen by Reuters.



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