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Democrats lose Florida governor's race amid mixed results

World / Politics Nov 7, 2018

Democrats lose Florida governor's race amid mixed results

Democrat Andrew Gillum lost his bid to become Florida's first black governor on Tuesday, suffering a razor-thin defeat to Republican Ron DeSantis in a contest that drew national attention and allegations of race-baiting. "I want to encourage you not to give up," Gillum, the 39-year-old ...

Brexit leaves U.S. secessionists hankering for 'Texit'

World / Politics Jun 26, 2016

Brexit leaves U.S. secessionists hankering for 'Texit'

Emboldened by Brexit, U.S. secessionists in Texas are keen to adopt the campaign tactics used to sway the British vote for leaving the European Union and are demanding "Texit" comes next. The citizen-driven vote in Britain can be a model for Texas, which was an ...

Business / Economy Jun 18, 2016

California surpasses France as world's sixth-largest economy

California is now the sixth-largest economy in the world, surpassing France, thanks to a robust state economy and a strong U.S. dollar. California was the world's eighth-largest economy in 2014, Irena Asmundson, chief economist of the California Department of Finance, said in a phone interview ...

Asian-American vote emerges as the new prize in Nevada caucuses

World / Politics Feb 16, 2016

Asian-American vote emerges as the new prize in Nevada caucuses

As Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders compete for every vote before Saturday's Nevada caucuses, they are looking for support among members of the nation's fastest-growing ethnic group. Asian-Americans comprise 6 percent of the U.S. population, and their numbers have increased 56 percent since ...

Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

World / Social Issues Feb 6, 2016

Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

A state senator in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument made by many conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Republican Sen. Todd Weiler, a Mormon, contends children are ...