Little and No Choice in Many Californian Legislative Races

SACRAMENTO — Millions of Californians have little or no choice when it comes to choosing a state legislator. In 24 of the 100 districts on the ballot, only candidates from one party are running. And in 15 of those districts, the incumbent lawmaker is unoppo...
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Martin Luther King Holiday: Faith, Politics Mix This Holiday

ATLANTA — The nation is marking the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with tributes Monday recalling his past struggles for racial equality, observing the federal holiday named for him against the backdrop of a presidential election year. “I’m here ...
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Iran Vows ‘Harsh’ Response to US Killing of Top General

BAGHDAD — Iran vowed “harsh retaliation” for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed a top Iranian general who had been the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing. The ki...