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Hillary Clinton is set to win the popular vote despite losing the presidential race

Clinton is poised to lose the electoral college tally by a decisive 74 votes nearly 14% of the total while carrying a slim majority of the overall votes cast If current projections hold, Hillary Clinton will soon become the second presidential nominee to win the popular vote yet lose the electoral college and thus the […]

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Ilhan Omar becomes first Somali American legislator in the US

The 34-year-old Muslim woman was elected to Minnesotas state house of representatives, soon after Donald Trump said Somali immigrants are a disaster In an election that starkly divided the country on Tuesday, one result was a glimmer of hope for people who opposed Donald Trump: Minnesota elected Americas first Somali American legislator, Ilhan Omar. The […]

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US airstrikes killed 64 civilians in Iraq and Syria over 10-month period

Pentagon releases details of casualties between November 2015 and September 2016, included in total of 119 civilian deaths in US strikes since 2014 Sixty-four civilians were killed and eight injured in 24 US airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria between 20 November 2015 and 10 September 2016, the US military said in […]

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USA-Mexico World Cup qualifier given added tension in wake of Trump victory

The two old rivals meet on Friday night in Columbus but tensions are raised after an election that has seen incendiary anti-Latino rhetoric Tensions ahead of an always charged USA-Mexico soccer game this Friday have suddenly been magnified by the election of Donald Trump as Americas 45th president. Trump ran a scorched-earth campaign that openly […]

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British trader pleads guilty to wire fraud after US extradition

Navinder Sarao appears in court in Chicago after losing legal challenge and agrees to pay US government $12.8m The British financial trader dubbed the Hound of Hounslow has admitted helping trigger a multi-billion-dollar Wall Street crash from a suburban UK home. Navinder Singh Sarao pleaded guilty on Wednesday to wire fraud and spoofing after being […]

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Americans go to the polls in the strangest places in pictures

Millions of Americans have voted in the elections today, in places as disparate as garages, lifeguard stations and hair salons Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2016/nov/08/strange-polling-places-us-election-gallery

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How comedians struggled to parody Donald Trump

There were no shortage of jokes about the Republican candidate but despite comics best efforts, Trump often placed himself beyond satire This election season has inspired acres of commentary aboutSamantha Bee has had a good election: her fire-and-brimstone comedy about the evils of Trump and his ilk has given her a powerful new voice sure […]

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John Prine: ‘I’m not writing poetry, I’m writing lyrics’

One of the great American songwriters, Prine has been hailed by Bob Dylan and collected his share of awards. Now, hes recording with a new generation On the day World Series win by the Chicago Cubs, their first in 108 years. A parade, a rally, and then hours of unhinged, but peaceful, revelry fill the […]

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MLS is far from perfect but Italy are missing a trick with Sebastian Giovinco

Major League Soccer is no match for the top European leagues but playing in the States doesnt mean you will fail at international level When Giampiero Ventura his predecessors sentiments by declaring that Giovincos decision to play in MLS hurt his chances of being selected. I have done everything to help him but the reality […]

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The sorry case of Sammy Lee, Sam Allardyce and FA double standards

Lee is helping to prepare the England team this week after being found to have lied in court but Allardyce, whose covertly filmed comments broke no rules, lost his job and the FA looks weak as well as inconsistent The Football Association taken successfully to the court of appeal by one doggedly determined agent, Tony […]

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