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Long queues as Afghan voters defy election day attacks, delays

Long queues as Afghan voters defy election day attacks, delaysA suicide bomber killed 15 people in Kabul, the most serious of a series of smaller-scale attacks that caused dozens of casualties across the country but did not deter voters who endured long queues to cast their ballot. “Today the people gave an unanswerable response to the enemies of Afghanistan,” government spokesman Haroon Chakansuri told reporters. Voting should have been over by the time the suicide bomber struck a polling station in the north of Kabul, killing 10 civilians and five police, but polling stations were kept open longer than normal to cope with large numbers of people who had been unable to cast ballots.



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Gov. Bill Walker Drops Out Of Alaska Gubernatorial Race Less Than 3 Weeks Before Election

Gov. Bill Walker Drops Out Of Alaska Gubernatorial Race Less Than 3 Weeks Before ElectionAlaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) suspended his re-election campaign on Friday.



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Afghanistan postpones election in Kandahar after attack

Afghanistan postpones election in Kandahar after attackKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission on Friday postponed elections in Kandahar for a week, following a brazen attack on a high-profile security meeting there with a U.S. delegation that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including the province's police chief.



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Facebook `Delighted’ by War Room Response to Brazil Election

Facebook `Delighted’ by War Room Response to Brazil ElectionAs they monitored trends on the company’s sites — like articles that were going viral and spikes in political-ad spending — they noticed a suspicious surge in user reports of hate speech. The data scientists in the room told the policy experts that the malicious posts were targeting people in a certain area of Brazil, the poorer Northeast — the only region carried by the leftist presidential candidate. The policy folks determined that what the posts were saying was against Facebook’s rules on inciting violence.



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Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election

Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state electionGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies lost their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin in a regional election.



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The FBI Says a Man Planned to Detonate a Large Bomb in Washington D.C. on Election Day

The FBI Says a Man Planned to Detonate a Large Bomb in Washington D.C. on Election DayPaul Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, was charged Wednesday with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device



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Stacey Abrams Campaign Calls On Brian Kemp To Resign As Georgia's Election Chief

Stacey Abrams Campaign Calls On Brian Kemp To Resign As Georgia's Election ChiefThe campaign of Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate in Georgia's



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New York Man Built 200-Pound Bomb To Detonate On Election Day: Feds

New York Man Built 200-Pound Bomb To Detonate On Election Day: FedsA New York state man built a 200-pound bomb in his basement and planned to



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Lavrov notes Trump blamed China, not Russia, for U.S. election meddling

Lavrov notes Trump blamed China, not Russia, for U.S. election meddlingRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov took pleasure in pointing out on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump this week accused China, not Russia, of interfering in U.S. elections. Trump on Wednesday accused the Chinese government of seeking to influence the Nov. 6 U.S. congressional elections against his Republican Party. China has denied the allegation.



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Why Obama didn’t act on Russian election interference benefitting Trump

Why Obama didn’t act on Russian election interference benefitting TrumpThe former president "shrunk from action" against Vladimir Putin, Yahoo News' Michael Isikoff says.



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