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Palestinian statehood bid passes United Nations vote

On Nov. 29, 2012, Palestine successfully gained non-member state status at the U.N. General Assembly. This follows a fai...

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Korea joins other nations as its voters choose new president

On Dec. 30, 2011, Fareed Zakaria, a CNN foreign affairs journalist and writer, posited that if 2011 had been a year of ...

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M23 rebels displace thousands of people in eastern DRC

The fierce fighting of the M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is the most serious since July. The rebels...

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Presidential election spending up from 2008

An estimated $6 billion was spent on the 2012 election cycle, which is almost $700 million more than the previous record...

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Popular votes legalize same-sex marriage in three states

Election season is finally over, and many breathe a sigh of relief as the onslaught of political ads finally dies down. ...

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Constitutional showdown lurks as states legalize marijuana

“The Rocky Mountains just got a whole lot higher,” said Matt Ferner of the Huffington Post as Colorado becomes one o...

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Hurricane Sandy stirs up discussion on climate change

For most individuals this week, the main focus has been the constant hum of the Presidential election. Yet, for those in...

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54 percent of Puerto Ricans support change from current status

Puerto Rico is not a U.S. state — it is a Commonwealth. Although the U.S. Congress has local responsibility over Puert...

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Barack Obama edges out Romney in Electoral College, popular vote

No matter which party you identify most strongly with, Tuesday night was a rollercoaster ride of emotions and expectatio...

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OSCE alleges abuses in Ukrainian election

As elections within Ukraine come to a close, several international observers, including the Organization of Security and...