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A New ‘Emperor’: Russia Girds for 16 More Years of Putin

A New ‘Emperor’: Russia Girds for 16 More Years of Putin

‘Do you want an eternal Putin?’ a critic asked after Parliament paved the way for the president to serve well beyond the end of his current term.
Putin Proposes Constitutional Ban on Gay Marriage

Putin Proposes Constitutional Ban on Gay Marriage

Seeking to build interest in an impending referendum, the Russian president offered divisive new proposals on hot-button cultural issues.
Putin Proposes Constitutional Ban on Gay Marriage

Putin Proposes Constitutional Ban on Gay Marriage

Seeking to build interest in an impending referendum, the Russian president offered divisive new proposals on hot-button cultural issues.
Florida’s Voting-Rights Fight Could Tip the 2020 Election

Florida’s Voting-Rights Fight Could Tip the 2020 Election

The state’s voters said 1.4 million ex-felons should be allowed to vote. It’s now up to the courts to protect their rights.
Brexit Day Live Updates: U.K.’s Final Hours in the E.U.

Brexit Day Live Updates: U.K.’s Final Hours in the E.U.

Britain formally withdraws from the European Union at 11 p.m. on Friday, after nearly half a century of membership.
U.K. Leaves E.U., Embarking On an Uncertain Future

U.K. Leaves E.U., Embarking On an Uncertain Future

Britain formally withdrew from the European Union at 11 p.m. on Friday, after nearly half a century of membership.
Brexit Is Finally Happening, but the Complicated Part Is Just Beginning

Brexit Is Finally Happening, but the Complicated Part Is Just Beginning

When Britain officially leaves the E.U. on Jan. 31, it will open a potentially more volatile chapter in this drawn-out saga, as negotiators try to reach a trade deal.
Brexit Is Finally Happening, but the Complicated Part Is Just Beginning

Brexit Is Finally Happening, but the Complicated Part Is Just Beginning

When Britain officially leaves the E.U. on Jan. 31, it will open a potentially more volatile chapter in this drawn-out saga, as negotiators try to reach a trade deal.
When Does Activism Become Powerful?

When Does Activism Become Powerful?

It’s about much more than amassing money or people.
Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea

Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea

The nearly unanimous results in the Pacific islands chain exceeded expectations and could both accelerate independence and complicate relations across the region.
Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea

Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea

The nearly unanimous results in the Pacific islands chain exceeded expectations and could both accelerate independence and complicate relations across the region.
New Zealand Is Tackling Hot-Button Liberal Issues in One Swoop

New Zealand Is Tackling Hot-Button Liberal Issues in One Swoop

The country will decide whether to legalize assisted suicide and recreational marijuana, and whether to decriminalize abortion. Conflict-averse New Zealanders may be pushed onto uncomfortable ground.
New Zealand Is Tackling Hot-Button Liberal Issues in One Swoop

New Zealand Is Tackling Hot-Button Liberal Issues in One Swoop

The country will decide whether to legalize assisted suicide and recreational marijuana, and whether to decriminalize abortion. Conflict-averse New Zealanders may be pushed onto uncomfortable ground.
In Win for Protesters, Chile to Vote on Replacing Constitution

In Win for Protesters, Chile to Vote on Replacing Constitution

The country plans to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country’s dictatorship-era constitution.
Tucson Rejects Sanctuary Status as Places Across U.S. Vote on Their Futures

Tucson Rejects Sanctuary Status as Places Across U.S. Vote on Their Futures

The city has historically supported immigrants’ rights, but voters thought Proposition 205 went too far. Here’s an overview of that and other notable referendum results across the United States.
Tucson Rejects Sanctuary Status as Places Across U.S. Vote on Their Futures

Tucson Rejects Sanctuary Status as Places Across U.S. Vote on Their Futures

The city has historically supported immigrants’ rights, but voters thought Proposition 205 went too far. Here’s an overview of that and other notable referendum results across the United States.
Airbnb Suffered a Big Defeat in Jersey City. Here’s What That Means.

Airbnb Suffered a Big Defeat in Jersey City. Here’s What That Means.

Restrictions approved by voters on Tuesday followed concerns over rising rents. They were a rebuke of Airbnb as it prepares to go public.
In a Liberal State, Ambivalence About Lifting a Ban on Affirmative Action

In a Liberal State, Ambivalence About Lifting a Ban on Affirmative Action

Gary Locke, a former governor of Washington, is trying to persuade fellow Asian-Americans to support a measure on Tuesday’s ballot.
Why Affirmative Action Is on the Ballot in Washington State

Why Affirmative Action Is on the Ballot in Washington State

Gary Locke, a former governor of Washington, is trying to persuade fellow Asian-Americans to support a measure on Tuesday’s ballot.
New York’s 5 Ballot Questions: What You Need to Know

New York’s 5 Ballot Questions: What You Need to Know

Prosecute police officers who lie? Create a rainy-day fund? The city’s ballot questions comprise 19 issues, an exercise in “voting in bulk.”