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A long time coming

Congress | Congress finally approves aid for Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/06/18, 04:56 pm

WASHINGTON—After years of delays, persecuted religious minorities victimized by Islamic State (ISIS) in 2014 in Iraq and Syria are set to get some relief from the U.S. government.

Congress last week unanimously passed The Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, designed to provide aid to Christians, Yazidis, Shia Muslims, and other religious minorities that underwent displacement and genocide at the hands of ISIS.

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Republicans win final midterm Senate race

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/28/18, 10:57 am

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith survived controversy Tuesday to win the U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi, defeating Democratic challenger Mike Espy by 12 percentage points. Her victory allows Republicans to close the book on the Senate midterm elections with a 53-47 majority. The top two candidates in the race were forced into a runoff when neither earned more than 50 percent of the vote on Nov. 6.

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Mississippi voters to decide final midterm Senate race

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/27/18, 10:33 am

President Donald Trump attended two rallies on Monday in an effort to bolster Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith’s chances against Democrat Mike Epsy in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate runoff election in Mississippi. Hyde-Smith is favored to keep Republican Sen. Thad Cochran’s seat, an appointment she gained when Cochrane resigned in April due to health concerns. On Nov. 6, neither of the front-runners earned more than the 50 percent of the vote required to avoid a runoff: Hyde-Smith finished on top with 41.3 percent while former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Epsy trailed close behind at 40.9 percent.

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