Millions of people have voted, and Democrats are showing strong signs in key states

The millions of votes already cast in the presidential election show promising signs for Hillary Clinton, with Democrats registering a strong performance in key states such as Florida and Colorado. But the early votes reveal bright spots for Donald Trump in the Midwest, potentially signaling a significant shift in the parties’ geographic bases that could linger past the election. At […]

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Firefox Quantum project aims for a radically faster web

Twenty years ago, websites were mostly text documents with a sprinkling of images and hyperlinks to other websites. Now they’re interactive experiences with instant messaging pop-ups, autoplaying video, auto-updating articles and animated graphics that swoop around the page as you scroll. And Mozilla has decided it’s time to update its Firefox browser to better cope with this complex reality. On […]

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Biden: Clinton didn’t recognize “gravity” of setting up private email server

Vice President Biden defended Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a private email server as secretary of state in an interview Thursday with “Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson. Dickerson asked Biden about a lesson from his Grandfather Finnegan: “Public servants are obliged to level with everybody, whether or not they’ll like what he, the public servant, has to say.” He […]

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China Communist Party declares Xi Jinping ‘core’ leader

China’s ruling Communist Party declared its General Secretary Xi Jinping the “core” of its leadership on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, elevating his already powerful status. A communique issued by top party leaders after a four-day meeting in Beijing called on all its members to “closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the […]

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Clinton’s best surrogate is the other Obama

As the approval ratings for presidential candidates go lower, the first lady’s go high. Michelle Obama, the reluctant campaigner who can’t wait to move out of the White House, has suddenly become Hillary Clinton’s secret weapon, capturing headlines with passionate and personal speeches promoting the former secretary of State and castigating her opponent. White House aides say the first lady is […]

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