Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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A city celebrates

Cities | The election of the first African-American president brings hope of racial reconciliation in Washington, D.C.
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/05/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-Streets in Washington, D.C., erupted in cheers and honks when Barack Obama was announced the next president of the United States.

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Wooing Virginia

Campaign 2008 | With the presidential race tight in many states, the campaigns focus the final day on the traditionally red Virginia
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/04/08, 12:00 am

On the election's eve, both presidential candidates feverishly crossed the country making last-minute speeches. One state both Barack Obama and John McCain visited Monday was Virginia.

This traditionally red state may go blue. Members of the Obama campaign have been saying that if he wins Virginia, he will win the presidency. If McCain can't hold such a Republican stronghold, the thinking goes, he will fail in other must-have states.

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Calm on Capitol Hill

Campaign 2008 | While there's no hint of voting activity here on Election Day, the outcome soon will determine the future of many political appointments.
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/04/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-At polling places in the Washington, D.C., area, hundreds of voters lined up in the early hours of the morning, some in bathrobes, some with coffee in hand. At one location minstrels-yes, the medieval kind-came out to perform.

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