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AUSTIN, Texas | Win or lose, Cruz and O’Rourke may remain political forces

AUSTIN, Texas— Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke probably have bright political futures, perhaps even plausible White House aspirations, regardless of which one wins their high-profile Texas Senate race. Around Labor Day, when polls showed onetime punk rocker O’Rourke closing in on flipping a Senate seat in the country’s largest Republican-dominated state, speculation abounded … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Win or lose, Cruz and O’Rourke may remain political forces

HELENA, Mont. | Independent women a key in outcome of Montana Senate race

HELENA, Mont. — A key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana’s high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 will stick with the president and Republicans again this year, political observers said. Hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots were mailed Friday in Montana, where U.S. Sen. Jon … Continue reading HELENA, Mont. | Independent women a key in outcome of Montana Senate race

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Calm opposition leader wins Maldives presidency amid storm

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the president-elect of the Maldives, spent his youth marching in the streets for democracy. He was elected to Parliament at age 32 as an independent candidate, helping to draw up a new constitution. But unlike other reformers of his generation, Solih was never sidelined by a prison sentence … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Calm opposition leader wins Maldives presidency amid storm