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Behind the Political Rise of Devin Nunes
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Behind the Political Rise of Devin Nunes

VISALIA, Calif.—Devin Nunes had recently graduated from the tiny College of the Sequoias when he won his first election, defeating a popular incumbent on the college’s board of trustees. That election marked the start of a political rise by the

Political force or fad? Young voters clout uncertain
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Political force or fad? Young voters clout uncertain

NEW YORK (AP) — They have walked out, marched and demanded action across America to stop gun violence. But it's far from certain that the young people behind the "March for Our Lives" movement will be a political force at the ballot box this fall. Republicans are skeptical. Democrats are hopeful. And outside groups that…

UK political parties poised to gain data-processing powers to work out how people vote, despite the Cambridge Analytica scandal
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UK political parties poised to gain data-processing powers to work out how people vote, despite the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Britain’s political parties are poised to grant themselves special powers to use personal data to find out how people are likely to vote, despite the Cambridge Analytica scandal, The Independent can reveal. Legislation set to clear Parliament within weeks will allow the profiling of voters to help infer their political opinions, privacy campaigners have warned. The…

Too political to wear? Supreme Court debates voter apparel law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday debated the legality of a Minnesota law barring voters from wearing political apparel at polling places, struggling to draw the line between protecting free speech and preventing voter intimidation. Minnesota’s law, challenged by conservative activists, prohibits badges, buttons, hats, T-shirts or other items with overly political…

Political end to Olympics: North Korea offers talks with US
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Political end to Olympics: North Korea offers talks with US

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box -- and a potential path away from conflict. Senior North Korean…

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