Municipal elections

In this photo taken Monday, April 9, 2018, Lillian Lennon poses for a photo in Anchorage, Alaska. Lennon, a transgender teenager, was a field organizer who helped defeat a bathroom bill before Anchorage voters this month, the first-ever defeat of such a bill by voters in an election. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
April 12, 2018 - 7:36 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska's largest city have become the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill referendum that asked them to require people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender at birth. Anchorage voters turned down a proposition that...
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April 11, 2018 - 4:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An official says a Maryland city is the first in the state to conduct its city elections through the Postal Service. The Washington Post reports the Rockville City Council voted Monday to move its city elections to a vote-by-mail format, meaning its registered voters will receive...
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In this April 4, 2018 photo, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, left, applauds as U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., answers a question during a town hall meeting examining economic justice 50 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
April 06, 2018 - 11:43 am
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — As Bernie Sanders contemplates making another president bid in 2020, the Vermont senator still is searching for the right way to attract more black voters who backed Hillary Clinton and effectively denied him the Democratic nomination in 2016. His challenge was on...
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April 03, 2018 - 5:29 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A voter in a tiny northeast Wisconsin town wants to bring ducks to the polling station along with a sign that reads: "If you don't vote, you can't squawk." Winneconne town clerk Yvonne Zobel says the voter asked town officials Tuesday whether she could bring three caged ducks...
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Supporters of presidential candidate Carlos Alvarado, with the Citizen Action Party, cheer after polls closed during a presidential election runoff in San Jose, Costa Rica, Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
April 02, 2018 - 12:01 am
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica's governing party won a big presidential election victory Sunday as many voters rejected an evangelical pastor who had jumped into political prominence by campaigning against same-sex marriage. The head of the Supreme Electoral Council, Luis Antonio Sobrado,...
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In this photo dated Fed. 28, 2018, candidate with the Ennahdha party in May municipal elections, Simon Slama, poses in his sewing machine repair shop in Monastir, Tunisia. Slama and his family are the only Jews left in the Tunisian city of Monastir, once home to a thriving Jewish community. But instead of joining the exodus, he is running for office _ as a candidate of Tunisia's Islamist party. (AP Photo/Mehdi Arem)
March 23, 2018 - 9:27 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Simon Slama and his family are the only Jews left in the Tunisian city of Monastir, once home to a thriving Jewish community. But instead of joining the exodus, he is running for office — as a candidate of Tunisia's Islamist party. Slama's candidacy with the Ennahdha party in...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to supporters during a rally near the Kremlin in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. An exit poll suggests that Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, adding six more years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
March 18, 2018 - 10:36 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success." There had been no doubt that Putin would win in his fourth electoral contest; he...
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Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak votes inside a polling booth in the Russian presidential election in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Russians are voting in a presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 18, 2018 - 1:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia's presidential election (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny has accused presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak of discrediting the opposition by joining the race. Navalny told Sobchak in a YouTube broadcast that she was a "parody...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian civilians with their belongings as they fleeing from fighting between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in Hamouria in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March. 15, 2018. Thousands of civilians streamed out of Syria's besieged, opposition-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing on foot and in pick-up trucks and tractors to government-held territory near the capital, Damascus, according to footage on state-run Syrian television. (SANA via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 1:52 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria's seven-year civil war (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The U.N. Security Council is again demanding a cease-fire throughout Syria and backing a U.N.-endorsed roadmap for a peaceful transition and elections in the conflict-torn country. The council...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, Yekaterinburg mayor Yevgeny Roizman talks to The Associated Press in his office in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Yekateringburg mayor Yevgeny Roizman openly criticizes President Vladimir Putin and has called for a boycott of Sunday’s presidential vote, a move advocated by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is banned from running. (AP Photo/Nataliya Vasilyeva)
March 16, 2018 - 7:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In Russia, where all governors and mayors are either Kremlin nominees or hail from Kremlin-friendly parties, Yevgeny Roizman cuts an odd figure. The mayor of Yekaterinburg, Russia's fourth-largest city with 1.4 million people, is the only top regional official to openly criticize...
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