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Electing Trump: the moment America laid waste to democracy as we know it

His rejection of politics-as-usual has emboldened those who responded to the more extreme elements of his message. Where we go from here is anyones guess Most pundits said they wouldnt do it; most pollsters insisted they couldnt do it; everyone from the Pope to Beyonc said they shouldnt do it. Now its done. Donald Trumps […]

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‘The Latino vote’ didn’t overwhelm Trump, because we’re not all the same | John Paul Brammer

A surprising proportion of Latinos around 29% supported Trump. The notion that this incredibly diverse community thinks as a bloc needs to be abandoned There was a moment where it seemed like the prophecy would come true. Reports came out of Latinos in Nevada turning out in droves to vote against Donald Trump. overwhelmingly for […]

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Did Latinos tip Trump over the edge? Experts dispute what happened

Exit polls suggest 29% of Latinos voted for the Republican a higher margin than Mitt Romney in 2012 but researchers say Latinos actually surged for Clinton Polls and punditry predicted a Latino surge would clinch Hillary Clintons election but now the question is whether Latinos helped put Donald Trump in the White House. Exit polls […]

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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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