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In Northern Mali, Many Resent Islamist Restrictions

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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VOA reporter Idriss Fall is one of the first journalists to reach Gao, northern Mali’s largest city, since Islamists seized control of the region several months ago and began enforcing a strict form of Sharia law – banning alcohol and smoking and insisting that women wear veils, among other measures. Fall, a member of VOA’s […]

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Republican Wins Congress Seat in NY Democratic Stronghold

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 11:01 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican businessman Bob Turner has pulled off an upset victory in a special election for a U.S. congressional seat in New York, winning what is seen by some as a referendum on the policies of President Barack Obama. Turner defeated Democratic state assemblyman David Weprin on Tuesday to win the seat vacated by Anthony […]

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Republican Expected to Win NY Special Election

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 2:31 pm (UTC-5)
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A New York Republican could win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, in a congressional district that has not elected a Republican in decades. Republican Bob Turner, a retired media executive, is running against Democratic state assemblyman David Weprin for the seat left empty by Anthony Weiner, who resigned earlier this year […]

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