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  • Essibsi wins Tunisian presidency, exit polls show

    TUNIS, Tunisia Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essibsi is the apparent winner of Sunday's presidential election, exit polls showed late Sunday. The polling firm Sigma Conseil said Essibsi is set to win 55.5 per cent of the vote, compared to 44.5...
  • 'Dreamer' immigrants in Arizona get driver's licenses after legal fight

    'Dreamer' immigrants in Arizona get driver's licenses after legal fight
    Sunrise was still hours away when Ramon Maldonado showed up at an Arizona Department of Transportation office Monday hoping to get a driver’s license. After waiting 2 1/2 years for permission to take the exam, Maldonado wasn’t about to...
  • Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant

    Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant
    Before jetting off to Hawaii for his annual holiday break, President Obama stood before reporters to pat himself on the back on Friday. He's proud of his accomplishments this year, he said. He's shown America solves problems. "And now I'm going to go on...
  • Racial strife can lead to progress

    Racial strife can lead to progress
    Big city mayors have to stay as neutral as possible when asked about disputes between their citizens and the police. But New York Mayor Bill de Blasio found his voice in a profoundly moving way when he responded not as a mayor, but as a parent. His...
  • Greek PM Samaras says hopes to avoid snap elections after vote

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said he hoped the improved result for his presidential candidate on Tuesday would avert the risk of snap elections but his main rival said he was confident Greece would be going to the polls early next year. "I am...
  • Give noncitizens the right to vote? It's only fair

    The contemporary immigrant rights movement has commanded attention through civil disobedience, student walkouts and intensive lobbying. But there's another tactic — increasing immigrant clout by allowing all noncitizens to vote — that also...
  • Mayor during Dixon looting scandal won't seek re-election

    Mayor during Dixon looting scandal won't seek re-election
    The Dixon mayor who was at the helm for many of the years that the city's comptroller was looting the public coffers will not run for re-election in the spring. However, Mayor Jim Burke, 77, said the crimes of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell did not...
  • Greek polls show anti-bailout leftists still ahead but lead slips

    Greece's radical leftist Syriza party would beat the ruling conservatives if an election were held now but its lead has shrunk from last month, two opinion polls showed on Saturday. A survey by Rass for Sunday's Eleftheros Typos newspaper, conducted on...
  • Liberian voter turnout low as Ebola overshadows senate election

    Turnout for Liberian parliamentary elections on Saturday appeared to be low as concerns about Ebola kept many voters at home. Polling stations were largely empty after voting began at 8 a.m. (3.00 a.m. ET) in the seafront capital Monrovia, with voters...
  • Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87

    Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87
    During nearly four decades representing the Far North Side 50th Ward, Bernard Stone was known for memorably outspoken performances at City Council meetings, for his part in the tumult of Council Wars and for building a steel barrier along Howard Street...
  • Bruce E. Garner, Aberdeen city councilman, dies at 67

    Aberdeen City Councilman Bruce E. Garner, a Harford County businessman who fought for a county hotel tax and negotiated amendments to a controversial Ripken Stadium deal, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, according to his wife. He was 67. Garner, a...