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Israel Heads Toward Unprecedented 3rd Election Within a Year

JERUSALEM — Israeli kingmaker politician Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, blaming both the contenders engaged in a tense standoff that has paralyzed Israeli politics and pushing the country toward a likely third...
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Buttigieg Would Pick 1st Female for Veteran’s Post

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time as 2020 hopefuls take aim at President Donal...

Beto O’Rourke Announces He’s Dropping 2020 Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON — Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate race. In an online post, O'Rour...
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After ‘Send Her Back!’ Chant, Ohio Rally a Test for Trump

CINCINNATI — President Donald Trump's latest rally will be a test for both candidate and crowd. The Cincinnati gathering Thursday night will be Trump's first since his audience chanted "Send her back!" about a Somali-born congresswoman during a July rally i...
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Buttigieg Is Breath of Fresh Air in Dem Presidential Race

You can bet on just about anything online — including the Democratic presidential nominee. Depending on the bookmaker, Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has either the third- or fourth-best odds of facing President Donald Trump. ...