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Bahrain protests

Bahrain holds legislative elections for 1st time since 2011; Shi'ite opposition threaten boycott - @FRANCE24

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elections

No outcomes changed in New Hanover County Board of Elections recount; ballot protest dismissed. http://t.co/M4eTAeuSHn #breaking - @StarNewsOnline

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European Union

Mark Reckless wins Rochester and Strood by-election to become 2nd United Kingdom Independence Party MP - @BBCBreaking

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Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolves lower house of parliament, setting stage for elections - @CNBCWorld

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elections

#BREAKING #RochesterandStrood by-election result imminent http://t.co/FXwTD18ZLe #Ukip - @IBTimesUK

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US immigration reform

Sen. John Thune, R-SD, on President Obama's immigration announcement: 'The president's policies and go-it-alone approach were soundly rejected on election night, but he doesn't appear to be interested in listening to the American people' - statement

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United Kingdom

UK Labour Party's Emily Thornberry resigns from shadow cabinet amid row over tweet sent during Rochester by-election campaign - @BBCBreaking

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa announces presidential election, seeks unprecedented third term - @Reuters

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2014 US elections

AP declares Democrat Rep. Ami Bera winner in Sacramento-area House race that became most expensive congressional contest in US - @AP

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2014 US elections

NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds Americans' reactions to midterm elections split - @NBCNews

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Scotland, GB

Nicola Sturgeon becomes Scotland's 1st female First Minister after formal election - @BBCBreaking

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Myanmar reforms

Myanmar to not amend constitution until after 2015 election, Parliament chairman says - @Reuters

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Louisiana US Senate election 2014

Louisiana Senate candidate Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on Senate Keystone vote: Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary 'Landrieu's failure to pass' the bill 'is a perfect snapshot of her time as chair of the Energy Committee - a failure' - @stevebruskCNN

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Louisiana US Senate election 2014

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.: 'The race is not over in Louisiana. She hasn't given up, and we haven't given up on her behalf' - @CarrieNBCNews

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Ukraine and east Ukraine's rebel regions must establish sustainable dialog taking into account elections held on both territories - @Reuters

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Political instability after President Sata of Zambia dies

Zambia will hold presidential by-election on Jan. 20 following death last month of incumbent Michael Sata, interim president Guy Scott says - @Reuters

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Japan

Japan's NHK reports Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to delay sales tax hike to 2017 and call snap election - @AP

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Alaska US Senate election 2014

Incumbent Mark Begich concedes in Alaska Senate race to Republican challenger Dan Sullivan - statement

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New Hanover, NC, US

New Hanover County elections director charged with assault on female allowed contact with alleged victim http://t.co/z57SHaDmXz #breaking - @StarNewsOnline

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Romania

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta says he won't resign after presidential election defeat - @Reuters

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