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A police vehicle is parked outside the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco, on Saturday. Accused assailant David Wayne DePape faces felony charges — assault and attempted kidnapping of an immediate family member of a U.S. official — which could land him in prison for a maximum of 50 years. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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This combination of photos shows North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cheri Beasley on Aug. 29 in Durham, N.C., left, and Republican candidate Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., on Sept. 25 in Mount Airy, N.C. AP hide caption

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North Carolina fields competitive Senate race despite lack of national attention

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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wins Brazil's presidential election

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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is gunning for a comeback in the country's next election

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Jars of marijuana line a shelf at The Flower Shop Dispensary in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Oct. 14, 2022. South Dakota's legal pot industry has started with medical cannabis, but voters are deciding whether to also legalize recreational pot. Stephen Groves/AP hide caption

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Hard copy local papers that have recently appeared in the mailboxes of Illinois residents this election season have been assailing Democratic candidates, including Gov. J.B. Pritzker, and echoing conservative talking points. NPR News hide caption

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Right-wing 'zombie' papers attack Illinois Democrats ahead of elections

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The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on the use of race in college admissions. Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Can race play a role in college admissions? The Supreme Court hears the arguments

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Misinformation can further distort political messaging accepted by immigrants

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Florida election laws are changing voting this year

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Ahead of yet another Israel election, Netanyahu's far-right allies could gain power

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A police officer stands outside the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi in San Francisco on Friday, after Paul was attacked and severely beaten by an assailant who broke into their home early Friday. Godofredo A. Vásquez/AP hide caption

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Politics chat: Three must-watch races that could turn the Senate

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Understanding the Biden administration's approach to diplomacy with Russia

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In the face of political violence, one group recruits 'poll chaplains'

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The latest on Brazil's contentious presidential run-off

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