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amnesty-international-111318.jpg Amnesty International has revoked its highest honor awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi nine years ago over the Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims, and failure to speak out for the victims. The London-based global human rights watchdog honored Suu Kyi in 2009 when the Nobel Peace laureate was living under house arrest for fightin

kyrstensinema-111318.jpg Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has won a tightly contested Senate election in Arizona with a lead of 1.7 percent of votes over her Republican rival Congresswoman Martha McSally, R-Ariz. Sinema initially trailed McSally on election night but climbed into the lead as more votes were counted.

michigan-111318.jpg The State of Michigan declared that cryptocurrencies cannot be used as donations to political campaigns. The important ruling was made by Michigan's Department of State while replying to a letter sent by a Republican candidate who lost in the mid term election. William Baker, who sought election to the Michigan House of Representatives to represent District 60, was defeated by incumbent Jon Hoad

cindy-hyde-smith-111218.jpg Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., is facing considerable criticism after a video surfaced of the Republican lawmaker joking about attending a "public hanging." "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row," Hyde-Smith says in the video after receiving support from a...

trump-melania-111218.jpg In his first tweets after returning from a World War I centenary commemoration ceremony in Paris, President Donald Trump lashed out at U.S. allies, calling on them to repay the United States the expenses incurred for providing military protection to those countries or bear it alone. This is not the first time that Trump has criticized NATO allies for not spending enough on their defense. Trump's

kyrsten-sinema-111218.jpg Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema's, D-Ariz., lead over Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally, R-Ariz., in Arizona's closely watched Senate race has continued to expand. Unofficial results released by the Arizona Secretary of State late Sunday showed Sinema leading McSally by 32,169 votes or about 1.5 percent.

gop-111218.jpg President Donald Trump and Rick Scott, the Republican candidate for Florida's Senate seat, have alleged electoral fraud as a machine recount of votes has been ordered for state governor and senator following Tuesday's closely fought midterm elections.

baldman-nov09.jpg He who sings, frightens away his ills, said Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. That's exactly what a new study, conducted by Iowa State University researchers, has found. In this week's "Did you know" column, we are presenting interesting findings about the relationship between music therapy and Parkinson's, discovery of a new gene that is responsible for a rare form of hair loss.

rick-scott-110918.jpg Two high profile races in Florida appear to be headed toward recounts, with Governor and Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott accusing Democrats of trying to "steal" the election. Votes in the Senate race between Scott and Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and the gubernatorial race between...

gun-control-110918.jpg In the wake of the deadly mass shooting in a southern California country music bar, top Democratic leaders have called to expedite moves to introduce stringent federal gun control regulations. 12 people, including a police officer, were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which was hosting a college country music night, late Wednesday night. San Franc

dakota-access-pipe-line-110918.jpg A ruling issued by a federal judge in Montana late Thursday has halted construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris is seen as a victory for environmental groups and a blow to President Donald Trump.

us-mexican-border-110918.jpg In a major executive action aimed at preventing the U.S.-bound caravan from seeking asylum in the country, President Donald Trump' administration ordered that migrants who cross the southern border from Mexico illegally will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule.

jeff-sessions-110818.jpg Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reportedly considering running for his old Alabama Senate seat in 2020 after being fired as the nation's top law enforcement official on Wednesday.

kemp-official-110818.jpg Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp tendered his resignation Thursday as votes continue to be counted in his race for Governor against Democrat Stacey Abrams. In a letter to current Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Kemp said he is resigning to focus on the transition to his gubernatorial administration.

california-music-bar-110818.jpg At least 13 people, including the gunman were killed in a series of mass shootings in the United States. A police officer is among those killed at a country music bar in California, late Wednesday night. Police said the shooter has been identified as Ian David Long, 28, but the motive behind the attack is not yet confirmed. The shooting began at about 11:20 p.m. at the Borderline Bar & Grill in

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