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Watching U.S. presidential vote, much of the world sees a less-strong America

U.S. presidential election unfolds as surveys show global perceptions of the American system have changed for the worse.

They lay competing claims to Nagorno-Karabakh. The war over it defines them both

Their decades-old battle over the mountainous territory of Nagorno-Karabakh has come to define how Armenians and Azerbaijanis view themselves.

Facebook touts free speech. In Vietnam, it's aiding in censorship

To protect its business in an important market, Facebook increasingly removes content that Vietnam's authoritarian government doesn't like.

Trying for a comeback in final debate with Biden, Trump is a captive of his own information bubble

Thursday's debate gives Trump a chance, maybe his last, to get back into contention for election. But he's become a captive of his own denial of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dreams of a Red Emperor: The relentless rise of Xi Jinping

China's paramount leader, Xi Jinping, sees himself as a savior, anointed to steer the Communist Party and China away from corruption and foreign influence, into a 'new era' of prosperity, power and political devotion. Whether his vision matches reality is another question.

Nigerian activists created #EndSARS in 2017. Now, it's resurfaced and sparked a social media movement

The Twitter campaign resurfaced this month after a video circulated online showing a man being beaten, apparently by police officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Democrats plan to boycott Barrett committee vote, but GOP won't let that slow her Senate confirmation

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee plan to boycott Barrett's nomination. But that won't stop it from moving forward.

How to watch the final presidential debate between Trump and Biden

Final presidential debate: President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will face off in their last meeting, Thursday in Nashville.

Column: Trump stands accused of defamation. An obscure law may let him skate

The Justice Department claims that when the president calls his accuser a liar, it's official business.

Beyoncé, Diddy, Rihanna call for end to Nigeria's police brutality and unrest

Beyoncé, Diddy, Rihanna and Trevor Noah are showing support for Nigerian protesters who are demanding an end to weeks of police brutality.

Obama is making his first in-person campaign pitch for Joe Biden at a Philadelphia rally

President Obama is hitting the campaign trail in Philadelphia for his former vice president, Joe Biden, Obama's first in-person rally in the 2020 race.

Q&A: What is the Commission on Presidential Debates, and where did it come from?

The Republican and Democratic parties jointly formed the Commission on Presidential Debates in the 1980s to take control of the events from the League of Women Voters.

After being her own boss, Kamala Harris embraces new role as Biden's No. 2

California senator has avoided overshadowing her running mate even as Trump and Republicans raise her profile.
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