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August 12, 2017 8:35 PM Trump: The Divider In Chief

The man who promised “I alone can fix it” in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last July has accomplished very little after six months in office as president. Instead, President Donald Trump has instilled a culture of chaotic infighting at the White House, he has failed to articulate a coherent foreign policy and unnerved America’s 65

August 12, 2017 5:25 PM Kenya Death Toll Rises Amid Postelection Clashes

Opposition reiterates claim that election was rigged in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta NAIROBI, Kenya—At least 11 people, including a 9-year-old girl, were killed late Friday and Saturday in violent street battles between Kenyan police and supporters of the opposition that lost Tuesday’s presidential election, community leaders, families and rights 59

August 12, 2017 7:06 AM AP sources: US-NKorea talking behind the scenes for months

WASHINGTON — Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the longtime foes, The Associated Press has learned. It had been known the two sides had discussions to secure the June release 78

August 11, 2017 4:59 PM Texas Legislature ramps up penalties for mail-in ballot fraud

The Texas Senate by a vote of 21-10 agreed Friday to send Abbott legislation that would increase penalties for mail-in ballot fraud – one of 20 items Abbott demanded the Legislature address during a special session that is scheduled to end next week. The bill makes it a felony instead of a misdemeanor to intentionally submit false information on a mail-in 63

August 11, 2017 11:05 AM Slovenia to hold presidential election in October

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – The next presidential election in Slovenia will be held on Oct. 22 and the incumbent is expected to run for a second term. Parliamentary speaker Milan Brglez on Friday formally set the date for the vote which must be held in the autumn. Recent opinion polls predict that President Borut Pahor will likely be re-elected if he chooses 46

August 11, 2017 7:14 AM Kenyan Vote Monitors Find No Fraud, but Candidate Insists Otherwise

Opposition leader Odinga claims organized fraud, as provisional poll results show President Kenyatta far ahead NAIROBI, Kenya—International election monitors on Thursday called Kenya’s presidential election free and fair despite new allegations by the nation’s opposition party that it was rigged. The claims by opposition leader Raila Odinga came as provisional 66

August 9, 2017 11:39 PM U.S. Sanctions Venezuelans It Said Helped Form Assembly

Treasury says targets are aiding President Maduro after election seen as a fraud The U.S. Treasury Department Wednesday placed sanctions on eight officials associated with Venezuela’s new constituent assembly, alleging they are aiding in what Washington said are dictatorial moves by President Nicolás Maduro. The 545-member national assembly, which Tuesday 50

August 9, 2017 9:54 PM FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home

FBI agents raided the home in Alexandria, Va., of President Trump’s former campaign chairman, arriving in the pre-dawn hours late last month and seizing documents and other materials related to the special counsel investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The raid, which occurred without warning on July 26, signaled an aggressive new approach 67

August 9, 2017 2:20 PM Council delays placement of improvement bonds on fall ballot

City Council on Wednesday delayed placing Houston's $495 million bond package on November's ballot, pushing their vote until next week. Councilmen Michael Kubosh, Steve Le and Greg Travis tagged the ordinance ordering the fall election without discussion, but Kubosh and Le later said they did so to allow for additional public input. "We do want to give the public 47

August 9, 2017 1:25 PM Opposition Leader Claims Fraud in Kenya Election

Raila Odinga says the electoral commission’s computers were hacked to favor President Uhuru Kenyatta NAIROBI, Kenya—Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday that a hacking attack had slanted the results of the country’s general election in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta, fueling fears of a repeat of the violence that has marred previous 56