Constitutions

Manila City public workers remove the campaign posters, mostly that of incumbent Mayor and former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada around the Manila City Hall, a day after the country's midterm elections Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Estrada lost his third term mayoral bid along with four of his children who ran in local polls, ending his 50-year-dominance in two metropolitan cities in the country. Two of his sons, who ran for senators, are also clinging to the last senate slot in initial results, which were dominated by President Rodrigo Duterte's allies. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
May 14, 2019 - 12:09 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte's allies appeared to have overwhelming leads in elections for the Philippine Senate, one of the opposition's last bulwarks against a brash populist leader accused of massive human rights violations. Preliminary results comprising 94 percent of...
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An electoral worker walks past polling booths readied ahead of Wednesday's election, at a polling station in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The upcoming elections will take place 25 years after the end of apartheid and are the country's sixth all-race polls. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 07, 2019 - 8:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans go to the polls Wednesday for the sixth national elections since the demise of the harsh system of racial discrimination, although the country remains divided by economic inequality. The African National Congress, the...
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Japan's new Emperor Naruhito, accompanied by new Empress Masako, makes his first address during a ritual after succeeding his father Akihito at Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino are seen at left. (Japan Pool via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 11:31 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Naruhito inherited the sacred sword and jewel that signaled his succession and pledged in his first public address Wednesday to follow his father's example by devoting himself to peace and sharing the people's joys and sorrows. Naruhito, the first modern emperor to have studied...
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People take a photo of "Reiwa", new Emperor Naruhito's era's name, during a countdown event at Maharaja Roppongi, at midnight Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address. (Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 6:49 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Emperor Naruhito's succession (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has inherited the Imperial regalia of sword and jewel and seals as proof of succession in his first official duty as emperor. Naruhito succeeded the Chrysanthemum Throne after his...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 30, 2019 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leaders calling for a military uprising against the government of President Nicolas Maduro gained quick messages of support Tuesday from the Trump administration amid a possible turning point in the South American nation's political crisis. Vice President...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., talks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. New Hampshire Democrats are looking for help from their party’s presidential candidates in overturning a law they claim will make it harder for some college students to vote. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 28, 2019 - 4:53 am
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democrats are looking for help from their party's presidential candidates in overturning a law they claim will make it harder for some college students to vote. At campaign events across the state, White House hopefuls are being pressed to speak out against the 2018...
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April 26, 2019 - 7:51 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court ruled for the first time Friday that the state constitution protects abortion rights and blocked a first-in-the-nation ban on a common second trimester method for ending pregnancies. The state Supreme Court's ruling represented a big victory for abortion...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A federal judge will consider ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's argument that his conviction should be thrown out, a week before he's due to report to jail. The hearing Thursday, April 25, 2019, concerns Spanier's argument he was wrongly convicted in Pennsylvania state court for mishandling a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky under a version of the law that wasn't in place at that time. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 25, 2019 - 9:05 am
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is asking a federal magistrate judge to overturn his conviction, less than a week before he is scheduled to start serving two months in jail. Spanier was in a Scranton, Pennsylvania, courthouse Thursday as his lawyers argued it...
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In this April 21, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump gives a 'thumbs-up' as he walks across the tarmac during his arrival on Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 24, 2019 - 8:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court "if the partisan Dems" ever try to impeach him. But Trump's strategy could run into a roadblock: the high court itself, which said in 1993 that the framers of the U.S. Constitution didn't intend for...
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Election workers count ballots at the end of three-day vote of the referendum on constitutional amendments at polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, April 22, 2019. Egyptians are voting on constitutional amendments that would allow el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 24, 2019 - 7:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — The referendum approved by Egyptian voters that allows President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to extend his rule to 2030 was held in an "unfair and unfree" environment and has "no pretense to legitimacy," an international rights group said. Human Rights Watch said the three-day vote on a set...
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