Presidential elections

FILE - In this June 15, 2009 file photo, hundreds of thousands of supporters of leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, turn out to protest the result of the election, in Azadi (Freedom) square, Tehran, Iran. Nearly nine years ago, the upheaval was stunning. Massive crowds marched through the streets of Iran’s capital and other cities demanding change in the first major unrest to shake the rule of hard-line Muslim clerics. Now Iran’s Islamic Republic is seeing a new, equally startling wave of unrest. This time it appears to be fueled by anger over a still faltering economy, unemployment and corruption. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
January 03, 2018 - 7:07 am
CAIRO (AP) — Nearly nine years ago, the upheaval was stunning. Massive crowds marched through the streets of Iran's capital and other cities demanding change in the first major unrest to shake the rule of hard-line Muslim clerics over the country since they came to power in 1979. It was sparked in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hatch says he is retiring after four decades in Senate (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 02, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat. The 83-year-old Hatch, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012, file photo, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann gives an interview in Minnesota. Bachmann, a one-time Republican presidential contender and former U.S. representative, says she's considering a run for Sen. Al Franken's seat. Franken resigned Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after a cloud of sexual misconduct allegations starting in November. (Glenn Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)
January 02, 2018 - 5:31 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Michele Bachmann, the deeply conservative former congresswoman and one-time presidential contender, said she is considering running for Al Franken's former Senate seat in Minnesota. Bachmann recently told televangelist Jim Bakker that she has been praying about the decision...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, former soccer star George Weah, presidential candidate for the Coalition for Democratic Change, casts his vote during the presidential election in Monrovia, Liberia. Raised in a poor neighborhood on the neglected outskirts of the capital Monrovia, Weah was elected president of his country last week, his victory a lesson in how sports fame can help propel figures with humble beginnings to positions of great importance. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)
January 02, 2018 - 12:13 pm
George Weah's soccer talent took him from a slum surrounded by swamps in Liberia to superstardom in Paris, Milan and London, becoming the first and still only African to win FIFA's world player of the year award. That's only half the story. Raised in a poor neighborhood built on a mangrove swamp on...
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Iranian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Iranian hard-liners rallied Saturday to support the country's supreme leader and clerically overseen government as spontaneous protests sparked by anger over the country's ailing economy roiled major cities in the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
December 30, 2017 - 9:22 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran's weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic's clerical establishment. The...
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People wait to cast their votes during a Presidential runoff election in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 29, 2017 - 1:04 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Latest on Liberia's election (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Liberia's National Election Commission has declared George Weah president-elect and Jewel Howard-Taylor vice president-elect following a Dec. 26 runoff poll. The commission says their party, the Coalition for...
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Lake Michigan is steaming in the morning as temperatures dipped below zero at North Avenue Beach, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Chicago. Meteorologists warn of sub-zero frigid arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 7:00 am
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Pedestrians walk down the centre of the road in Moncton, N.B., as a winter storm blows through Atlantic Canada on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 25, 2017 - 5:59 pm
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FILE - The eight candidates who were formally nominated to run for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation are shown in these file and handout photos. They are, top row from left, former US. national team player Paul Caligiuri, Soccer United Marketing president Kathy Carter, USSF vice president Carlos Cordeiro, Boston-based lawyer Steve Gans; bottom row, from left, former US. national team player Kyle Martino, former U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo, New York-based attorney Michael Winograd and former US. national team player Eric Wynalda. (AP Photo/File)
December 21, 2017 - 2:16 pm
The U.S. Soccer Federation has announced the eight candidates who were formally nominated to run for president of the organization. Current President Sunil Gulati said last month he will not seek a fourth term, a decision that followed the U.S. national team's failure to qualify for the 2018 World...
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December 21, 2017 - 9:22 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Kalpana Jain, The Conversation (THE CONVERSATION) In 2017 an evangelical perspective influenced many political decisions, as President Donald Trump embraced the key constituency that...
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