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Electoral College: What happens between now and Inauguration Day

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Share They were technically voting for 538 electors who, according to the system laid out by the Constitution, meet in their respective states and vote for President and Vice President once the popular vote totals are completely counted and certified. These electors are collectively referred to as the Electoral College, and their votes are then…Read moreRead more

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India loves an arranged marriage, but some say certain aspects are outdated

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Share Her sister was 19 years old at the time, and had only met her new husband once before, a few months earlier. They’d talked a handful of times on the phone. “My oldest sister’s marriage was traditional. I don’t think she was prepared and she didn’t seem to be that happy bride … I…Read moreRead more

India presses ahead with reopening as daily coronavirus caseload surges to record-breaking high

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Share The country of 1.3 billion people has reported more than 75,000 infections for five consecutive days — the fastest growing caseload of any country in the world. It recorded 85,687 new Covid-19 infections last Wednesday, the world’s highest single-day spike since the pandemic began, surpassing the previous record of 77,255 cases set by the…Read moreRead more

US sanctions 24 Chinese companies over South China Sea island building

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Share In a statement Wednesday, the US Commerce Department said the 24 state-owned companies — including several subsidiaries of the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) — played a “role in helping the Chinese military construct and militarize the internationally condemned artificial islands in the South China Sea” and “must be held responsible.” The companies will…Read moreRead more

Asia’s prisons are filling up with women. Many are victims of the war on drugs

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Share The 21-year-old Indonesian’s bag was put into the security scanner and she remembers agreeing to be searched. By the time officers had slashed open the lining of her backpack and dislodged the white crystals concealed inside, Yuni said she knew she’d been tricked. Yuni is not her real name. CNN is using an alias…Read moreRead more

Thai king commutes sentences of two men on death row for murdering British backpackers

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Share The bodies of 23-year-old Hanna Witheridge and 24-year-old David Miller were discovered in September 2014 on a beach on Koh Tao, a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. They were partially undressed and had sustained severe head injuries. Witheridge had been raped. Two Burmese men, Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo — also known…Read moreRead more

Shanghai Pride shuts down amid shrinking space for China’s LGBTQ community

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Share In an open letter posted online, titled “the End of the Rainbow,” the organizers recalled Shanghai Pride’s humble origins as a one-off small community event in 2009, and its steady growth into a monthlong celebration — featuring not just dance parties but also athletic contests, art exhibitions, film screenings, job fairs and themed talks…Read moreRead more