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Iraq holds first nationwide election since IS defeat

Iraq holds first nationwide election since IS defeatIraq voted Saturday in its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State group, with growing tensions between neighbouring Iran and the United States threatening a power struggle. Turnout appeared weak as polling stations closed across the country after 11 hours of voting that took place under tight security given the ongoing threat posed by the jihadists. There were no major incidents reported across the country, with the only flareup coming when, a local official said, shelling killed a policeman and wounded five others in eastern Iraq.



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Amid Nationwide Calls For Gun Control, A Defiant NRA Readies Its Base For Battle

Amid Nationwide Calls For Gun Control, A Defiant NRA Readies Its Base For BattleDALLAS ― John Lott, the National Rifle Association's favorite academic and gun



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Students Nationwide Walk Out Of Schools To Show Support For Second Amendment Rights

Students Nationwide Walk Out Of Schools To Show Support For Second Amendment RightsHundreds of students nationwide walked out of their schools Wednesday to show



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Students protest gun violence nationwide on Columbine anniversary

Students protest gun violence nationwide on Columbine anniversaryThousands of students walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of unity aimed at pressuring politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.



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Nationwide hunt for grandmother accused of two murders

Nationwide hunt for grandmother accused of two murdersDeputies believe Lois Reiss shot and killed her husband in late March. The 56-year-old then went on the run, driving off to southwest Florida — where investigators says she found her second victim.



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Gun rights activists rally at state capitols nationwide

Gun rights activists rally at state capitols nationwidePro-gun supporters wrapped in flags and carrying guns rallied at statehouses across the U.S.



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‘Town Hall for Our Lives’ brings gun control conversation to lawmakers nationwide

‘Town Hall for Our Lives’ brings gun control conversation to lawmakers nationwideJust two weeks after young people took to the streets for March for Our Lives, they held town halls with lawmakers in more than 100 cities across the country in an effort to push the gun control forward.



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Commemorating MLK 50 years later: Speeches, marches and reflection nationwide

Commemorating MLK 50 years later: Speeches, marches and reflection nationwideFifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the civil rights leader’s family and admirers were marking the anniversary of his death with marches, speeches and quiet reflection Wednesday. The commemorations stretched from his hometown of Atlanta to Memphis, where he died, and points beyond. The anniversary coincides with a resurgence of white supremacy, the continued shootings of unarmed black men and a parade of discouraging statistics on the lack of progress among black Americans on issues from housing to education to wealth.



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Immigration Agents Raid Nearly 100 7-Eleven Stores Nationwide In Show Of Force

Immigration Agents Raid Nearly 100 7-Eleven Stores Nationwide In Show Of ForceIn a dramatic crackdown, immigration agents arrived unannounced at nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the country before dawn Wednesday, interviewing employees and managers, serving audit notices and arresting 21 workers.



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China to expand corruption supervision pilot scheme nationwide: Xinhua

China to expand corruption supervision pilot scheme nationwide: XinhuaChina will expand a pilot project for anti-graft supervision reforms nationwide next year that will consolidate existing corruption agencies, state-run news agency Xinhua reported, as President Xi Jinping expands his signature policy drive. Xinhua said in a report published late on Saturday China’s top legislature adopted a decision calling for new supervisory commissions to be set up by the People’s Congresses at provincial, city and county-levels to “supervise those exercising public power”. Xi’s signature anti-graft drive has jailed or otherwise punished nearly 1.4 million Communist Party members since 2012.



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