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Cindy Hyde-Smith Defeats Mike Espy In Mississippi Senate Runoff Election

Cindy Hyde-Smith Defeats Mike Espy In Mississippi Senate Runoff ElectionWASHINGTON ― Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democratic



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California Democrat Harley Rouda Defeats Longtime Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

California Democrat Harley Rouda Defeats Longtime Rep. Dana RohrabacherRep. Dana Rohrabacher, a 15-term Southern California congressman known for



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Joe Manchin Defeats Patrick Morrisey In West Virginia Senate Race

Joe Manchin Defeats Patrick Morrisey In West Virginia Senate RaceSen. Joe Manchin (D) was declared the winner of the U.S. Senate race in West



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DeSantis defeats Gillum in racially charged Florida campaign that followed Trump’s playbook

DeSantis defeats Gillum in racially charged Florida campaign that followed Trump’s playbookThe former representative from Florida denies Andrew Gillum the prize in the governor's race.



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Hawley defeats McCaskill in an increasingly red Missouri

Hawley defeats McCaskill in an increasingly red MissouriRepublicans had long coveted McCaskill’s seat, which she successfully defended in 2012, but Missouri has increasingly turned Republican, voting for Trump by a wide margin in 2016. 



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Ayanna Pressley Defeats Rep. Michael Capuano In Massachusetts Primary

Ayanna Pressley Defeats Rep. Michael Capuano In Massachusetts PrimaryBoston City Council member Ayanna Pressley beat a 10-term incumbent Tuesday to



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats top House Democrat Joe Crowley in primary upset

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats top House Democrat Joe Crowley in primary upsetIn a stunning upset, 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez unseated Crowley, who had been seen as a possible replacement to Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Democratic Leader.



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'Seismic political upset' as Ocasio-Cortez defeats Crowley in NYC

'Seismic political upset' as Ocasio-Cortez defeats Crowley in NYCSteve Kornacki, MSNBC political correspondent, reviews some of the night's primary results, including the shocking defeat of longtime, powerful incumbent Joe Crowley by a young newcomer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.



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Kristi Noem Defeats Marty Jackley In South Dakota Republican Primary For Governor

Kristi Noem Defeats Marty Jackley In South Dakota Republican Primary For GovernorRep. Kristi Noem advanced a step closer to becoming the first woman to serve



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Isil leader 'planning fresh wave of attacks' in revenge for defeats in Iraq and Syria, leading Iraqi official says

Isil leader 'planning fresh wave of attacks' in revenge for defeats in Iraq and Syria, leading Iraqi official saysThe leader of Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) is planning a fresh wave of terror attacks against Britain and other European countries in revenge for the crushing defeats the Islamist terror group has suffered in Iraq and Syria, a leading Iraqi intelligence official has warned. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Isil’s self-proclaimed Caliphate in Iraq and Syria, is said to be organising a number of “sophisticated attacks” against Western targets to boost the morale of jihadi fighters after the series of defeats the movement has suffered in places like Mosul and Raqqa. In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph, Lahur Talabany , the head of Kurdish intelligence who has been heavily involved in the military campaign to liberate Mosul from Isil control, says a new generation of Islamist terror groups could emerge in Iraq if the country does not undertake radical political reform. “Isil has lost a lot of land in Iraq and Syria, but this is not the end of Isil,” said Mr Talabany, 41, during a visit to London, where he is having a series of meetings with officials and ministers, including Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon. Mr Talabany said that there were an estimated 500 British jihadists fighting with Isil at the height of the so-called caliphate’s influence in Iraq and Syria, but that the majority of them had been killed during the US-led coalition’s military campaign to destroy Isil. Iraq victory over Isil in Mosul, in pictures As a result al-Baghdadi, who Mr Talabany says is still alive and probably hiding in the desert between the Syrian and Iraqi borders, is keen to launch a new wave of terrorist attacks against Britain and other Western countries to boost the morale of surviving Isil fighters. “We are going to see a lot more attacks on the West that are designed to boost the morale of the fighters who have suffered heavy losses,” said Mr Talabany. “They are trying to do attacks that will get them publicity. “The more sophisticated attacks are being organised by the leadership around the Baghdadi camp.” Following the liberation of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city which was liberated from Isil control earlier in the summer, Iraqi security officials have been able to gain a better understanding of how Isil managed to seize control of the city and recruit so many foreign fighters to its cause. Isil defeated in Mosul after three years 01:15 “Isil played the media card very well,” said Mr Talabany. “They used the media to demoralise the government forces in both Iraq and Syria, but they were never as strong as they led the world to believe. “They had lots of land, which they needed to attract foreign fighters. But now they don’t have the land to attract people to join them.” Consequently, Mr Talabany believes al-Baghdadi and other senior members of Isil’s leadership are seeking to launch fresh terror attacks to demonstrate the movement still has the ability to wage war against the West. Mr Talabany said the Kurds and other Iraqi fighters were grateful for the military support they had received from the U.S., Britain and other coalition forces in the battle against Isil. “We are  very grateful for the help we have received from the coalition forces,” he said “Their backing meant it was too much for Isil to handle.” But he warned that, as the military campaign against Isil began to wind down, it was important that countries like Britain continued to provide political support to the Iraqi government as it undertook the painful process of rebuilding the country after more than a decade of conflict. In particular if was important the the Shia-dominated government of Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi reconciled the leaders of the Sunni tribes, many of whom have supported Isil because they do not believe they are properly represented in Baghdad. The Iraqi government also needs to engage with the Kurds, who have played a key role in defeating Isil. “We want to thank the UK government for their support,” said Mr Talabany. But we need them to stay engaged for the next phase as we rebuild the country. “We will need political support as we get the Sunnis back into the government in Baghdad otherwise we will end up with a new set of extremists in the country. “If the Sunnis are brought back into the political system then that will be the end of Isil. But if the opposite happens then we could have new Islamist groups emerging that have a similar agenda as Isil.”



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