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politics

North Carolina Supreme Court upholds election districting maps civil rights advocacy groups argued were racial gerrymanders - @AP

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Springfield, IL, US

#BREAKING Quinn calls lawmakers back to Springfield to consider special election for comptroller: http://t.co/lXw2BL1FYg - @WGNNews

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest 2014

ACLU filed lawsuit against the Ferguson-Florissant School District, accusing its electoral system of undermining the black vote - @ACLU

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elections

MORE: Morrissey will run for the seat he is resigning in special election so voters can decide WATCH LIVE: http://t.co/eJikhEKVdP #BREAKING - @NBC12

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Vladimir Putin's 2014 press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his decision to run again for presidency will depend on country's situation; says it's too early for anyone to think about running in 2018 - @Reuters, @maxseddon

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2014 US elections

Republican Martha McSally wins recount for Arizona House seat by 167 votes; was last 2014 midterms race to be settled - @abc15

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Afghanistan elections 2014

New report from EU election observers confirms widespread fraud in Afghan presidential election voting - @nytimes

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Obama 2nd term nominations

Editor's note: President Obama announced Vivek Murthy's nomination to become surgeon general in November 2013. The delay in his confirmation has party due to the NRA actively lobbying against his nomination, NBC reports. The delay also aimed to shield vulnerable Democrats from having to vote for Murthy before the midterm elections. - Stephanie

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Japan snap election 2014

Exit polls project big win for Prime Minister Abe's ruling party in Japan lower house election - @AP

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Japan snap election 2014

Voter turnout in Japan's election was 29.11% as of 4pm local, down 5.76% from 2012 with 4 hours of voting remaining - @The_Japan_News

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Japan snap election 2014

Voting underway in Japan; polls show PM Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party expected to sweep election - @STForeignDesk

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campaign finance

Federal Election Commission votes 6-0 to approve 7 legislative recommendations to Congress, including Senate e-filing of campaign finance reports - @davelevinthal

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Ivory Coast election crisis 2010-2011

International Criminal Court to try Charles Ble Goude, the former right hand to President Laurent Gbagbo, for crimes against humanity during 2010-11 elections - @AFP

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests 2014

Editor's note: Police in Hong Kong are set to clear the Occupy protest site today at 9 a.m. local time (8 p.m. ET), Harbour Times reports. The clearance will end 11 weeks of protests, with China refusing to budge on its decision to control the nomination process for the city's first leadership election in 2017, Bloomberg reports. - Stephanie

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Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria's ruling party picks incumbent Goodluck Jonathan as presidential candidate - @Reuters

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Israeli elections 2015

Former Israeli justice minister Tzipi Livni to join opposition head Isaac Herzog to challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March election, sources say - @Reuters

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2016 US elections

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean endorses Hillary Clinton for president - @thehill

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2016 US elections

Vice President Joe Biden says he will not decide on a 2016 presidential bid until later next year but says he would be 'competitive' if he decides to run - @NBCNews

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2016 US elections

Nevada election official certifies initiatives for recreational marijuana use, gun control for 2016 ballot - @8NewsNow

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Israeli elections 2015

Israeli lawmakers dissolve parliament, kick off election campaign for March 17 vote - @AP

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