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International Day of Democracy: Shareable quotes

September 15 is the International Day of Democracy, a day to honor the values of freedom, respect for human rights, and free and transparent elections.
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Social media: Blessing or curse for office-seekers? [video]

Political campaigns have been all about controlling the message. Social media makes this very hard, yet for many people it's their primary source of news.

‘A day for removing barriers,’ Kerry says on U.S.-Cuba ties

Cuban Foreign Minister Rodriguez and Secretary Kerry explain the importance of renewing the diplomatic relationship and other ties between the countries.
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In Venezuela, Maduro regime used hunger to get votes

In the midst of a devastating hunger crisis, the regime of Nicolás Maduro turned government food assistance into a tool to get political support.
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How will the 2018 elections change the U.S. Congress?

See how the midterm elections of 2018 affected the two major parties' control in Congress and the gains women made in representation in Congress.