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  • Proposed Central California tribal casino at heart of Prop. 48 battle

    Proposed Central California tribal casino at heart of Prop. 48 battle
    A high-stakes turf war involving a proposed Central California casino has put a wedge between some Native American tribes and even divided the governor and California's senior U.S. senator. The battle is embodied in Proposition 48 on next month's...
  • Factbox: Uruguay's presidential candidates and their policies

    MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayans vote in the first round of a presidential election on Sunday with opposition challenger Luis Lacalle Pou almost certain to force leftist ruling coalition candidate Tabare Vazquez to a run-off. Vazquez, 74, a former...
  • Algeria's Bouteflika consolidates curbs on state intelligence agency

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has signed a decree to curb the presence of Algeria's military intelligence service in public institutions, government sources said, to downgrade his rivals and ensure a smooth transition when he steps...
  • Uruguay's left in battle to retain presidency, and marijuana law

    MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayan voters decide on Sunday whether to give the ruling coalition another term after a decade of strong growth and leftist reforms, or turn to an opposition candidate who says legalizing marijuana production was a step too far....
  • Tribune poll: Durbin holds big lead over Oberweis

    Tribune poll: Durbin holds big lead over Oberweis
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin enters the final days of his campaign for a fourth term holding a substantial advantage over Republican challenger Jim Oberweis, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows. The survey found Oberweis, a first-term state senator...
  • Voter ID laws not only don't target minorities, they have no effect on turnout either

    Voter ID laws not only don't target minorities, they have no effect on turnout either
    All this talk of voter ID laws targeting minorities makes me sick ("Messing with voting rights in Texas," Oct. 20). Your editorial mentions the millions of people who lack an official government ID. The question is what those millions of people can...
  • China says U.N. rights covenant no measure for Hong Kong reform

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China rebuffed a U.N. call for full political rights for Hong Kong on Friday, saying that an international covenant on such rights was not a "measure for reform" in the Chinese-ruled territory. The U.N. Human Rights Committee on...
  • A spirited fight breaks out over local alcohol bans in Arkansas

    A spirited fight breaks out over local alcohol bans in Arkansas
    Mary Jackson knows a secret about selling beer and whiskey in this backwoods burg of a few scattered souls: Some customers guzzle booze before breakfast. The hard-core drinkers wait for her 67 Liquor store to open at dawn — men in hunting caps and...
  • 2nd Senate Race Candidates Offer Stark Contrasts

    2nd Senate Race Candidates Offer Stark Contrasts
    The 2nd Senate District race offers a stark contrast in political experience, with the incumbent boasting 30 years at the legislature and his challenger running for her first elected office. Although the primary is often the deciding factor on which...
  • Will Obama leave the Democratic Party better than he found it?

    WASHINGTON Barack Obama was elected on a swell of energy and enthusiasm, but he might leave the Democratic Party worse off than when he took office. The disconnect between the Obama political operation and Democratic strategists focused on Congress is...
  • GOP gavel fights: 11 House committee chairmanships in play

    WASHINGTON Almost every House member is on the stump this month, wrapping up re-election bids, with most cruising to new terms and a handful on both sides of the aisle scrambling to hang on to their jobs. But for a select few GOP lawmakers those...