Photo: Capitol building in Raqqa. Beshr Abdulhadi.
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As voting continues in the rest of the country, polls will be closing in the Eastern states -- most importantly, Florida. It could determine quickly whether Hillary Clinton’s the winner -- or if the nation will be in for a long night.
With the votes still coming in, we’ll look ahead at one of the major challenges facing the next President of the United States: the fight against ISIS. It’s a legacy of George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, one that Barack Obama has struggled unsuccessfully to leave behind. The battle to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State has been raging for the past month. The US is backing an unlikely coalition of forces who’ve come together despite ancient grievances between one another.
Mainland China is trying to snuff out the growing pro-independence movement in Hong Kong. During a swearing-in ceremony last month in Hong Kong, two elected politicians refused to declare allegiance to Mainland China. The Mainland legislature says they won’t be allowed to take office.
Photo: Protesters waving the Hong Kong colonial flag in front of China liaison office in Hong Kong. Voice of America.
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