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Recent midterm election

Jared Polis becomes the first openly gay person and second openly LGBT person elected as a governor in the United States.

He championed causes like healthcare, renewable energy and gun violence prevention

Recent midterm election

At least 95 women attain congressional office, bringing the total number of women in all parts of Congress to a record 118. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar share the distinction of becoming the first Muslim congresswomen, while Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland become the first Native American congresswomen.

Women such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- soon to be the youngest-ever congresswoman -- have won races across the U.S.

Recent midterm election

The Democratic Party takes over control of the House, while the Republican Party increases their majority in the Senate.

Live coverage and results of the 2018 midterm Election. Analysis of the race for control of the Senate and the House of Representatives from Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team.

Recent midterm election

The United States holds midterm elections for all 435 House seats, for 35 Senate seats (including two special elections in Minnesota and Mississippi), for 39 state and territorial governorships, and for numerous state and local races.

The midterms give US voters their first chance to pass judgement on Donald Trump since he won the White House. Here are the key points

Antiguan constitutional referendum

Referenda are held in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada to decide whether to maintain the UK-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as the final court of appeal, or to adopt the appellate jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice; both are rejected by voters.

The referendum seeking the permission of the electorate to move to the Caribbean Court of Justice as Antigua and Barbuda’s final appellate court, fell woefully short of the 67 percent threshold required, leaving the prime minister “disappointed.”

Cannabis in Michigan

Voters in Michigan legalize recreational marijuana.

Michigan just became the latest state to legalize cannabis.

2017 New York City attempted bombing

A jury in the Manhattan Federal Court finds Akayed Ullah guilty of a pipe bomb attack on the Port Authority Bus Terminal in December 2017.

Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi electrician living in Brooklyn, was convicted of attempting to blow himself up in a pipe bomb attack last year in which no one died.

General Directorate for Internal Security

Based upon information from the General Directorate for Internal Security, French authorities arrest five men and one woman suspected of planning an attack on French President Emmanuel Macron. Police report the suspects are radical far right citizens.

French police on Tuesday arrested five men and a woman, all from the radical far...


A pair of buildings collapsed yesterday in Marseille, France, with today four people being found dead while others remain missing.

Bodies of two men and two women found in rubble, with rescuers expecting to find more

European migrant crisis

In two separate incidents, there are a total of at least seventeen migrants killed after they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to Spain.

At least 17 migrants died in the space of 24 hours while trying to cross the sea...

Demographics of Colombia

With the previous Colombia census thirteen years ago, the National Administrative Department of Statistics registered 45.5 million Colombians and legal foreign residents living in the country. This latest census reveals that there are five million fewer people in Colombia than previously estimated.