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New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

KABUL, Afghanistan — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country’s new chief executive.

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Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

WASHINGTON — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?

September 21, 2014 6:11 am Photos

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Senate uncertainty: 5 things to know

Election Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why?

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George Will: Cashing in on voting

George Will: Cashing in on voting

Paying the voters isn't the solution for low voter turnout.

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Obama advisers say US ground forces may be needed in Iraq

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s military campaign against the Islamic State already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

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New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy.

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Scotland’s ‘no’ to independence sets up battle in Europe’s other breakaway regions

Scotland’s ‘no’ to independence sets up battle in Europe’s other breakaway regions

EDINBURGH, Scotland — European leaders worried about other would-be breakaway regions were able to breathe again Friday after Scottish voters’ resounding rejection of independence, but in the still-intact British Isles, the reaction was mixed — for many, relief at the outcome, for others, an…

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Afghan presidential rivals reach unity-government deal

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s presidential rivals reached a deal Friday to form a unity government but remained divided over the results of a contentious runoff election, sources with knowledge of the talks said.

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Scotland's vote won't stop Catalonia's push to secede

Scotland's vote won't stop Catalonia's push to secede

BARCELONA, Spain — Scotland’s decision to remain in the United Kingdom has cost separatists across Europe political momentum. But the parliament in Spain’s Catalonia region on Friday overwhelmingly gave its leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid…

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Tucson woman replaces Pearce as GOP vice chair

Tucson woman replaces Pearce as GOP vice chair

Republican activist Parralee Schneider, of Tucson, named to party leadership.

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Overlooked stories of the Civil War

What is the greatest overlooked story of the Civil War?

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Kirkpatrick responds to 'sexist' attack ad starring legs

Kirkpatrick responds to 'sexist' attack ad starring legs

"Short skirt and high heels? Nope, not me," Kirkpatrick says.

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Where Grijalva, Saucedo Mercer stand on minimum wage

Where Grijalva, Saucedo Mercer stand on minimum wage

Saucedo Mercer: "It’s easy to play Santa Claus with someone else’s money."

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Ad Watch: Dems attack Tobin for budget cuts

Ad Watch: Dems attack Tobin for budget cuts

Tobin defends deep cuts as part of a balanced budget package

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Tobin wins CD1 primary, faces Kirkpatrick

Tobin wins CD1 primary, faces Kirkpatrick

Andy Tobin won 36 percent of the votes; Kiehne took 35.

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Supervisors back plan for new election equipment

Supervisors back plan for new election equipment

The Board of Supervisors rejected a more expensive option.

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CD1 primary race is over: Tobin wins

CD1 primary race is over: Tobin wins

Tobin won with 36 percent of the vote.

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Ad Watch: Dems attack Tobin's voting record

Ad Watch: Dems attack Tobin's voting record

In a race that's considered a tossup, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee posted a new web video attacking Republican Andy Tobin.

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Education news

Education news

Education news from Tucson-area schools. 

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Republicans ask Supreme Court to scrap legislative districts

Republicans ask Supreme Court to scrap legislative districts

PHOENIX — Claiming illegal political motives, attorneys for Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to void the lines drawn by the Independent Redistricting Commission for the state’s 30 legislative districts.

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