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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

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'I voted!', Americans shout out on Twitter, Facebook

Americans added a quirky step to their voting routine Tuesday by taking to Twitter and other social media with proof they cast their ballot, amid a drive to boost turnout in the presidential poll.

Election most tweeted event in US political history

Election day in the United States became the most tweeted about event in US political history on Tuesday with enthusiastic netizens firing off 20 million poll-related tweets, the social network said.

US executes man who devotes last words to election

The US state of Oklahoma executed a convicted murderer who made a reference to the "very close race" for the White House won by President Barack Obama in his final words, officials said.

Democrat Tammy Baldwin becomes first openly gay US senator

Her victory in Wisconsin is another blow to Republicans, who needed to make a net gain of four seats to take a majority in the US Senate.

Ladies' man: Obama's victory powered by women

The Republican campaign hoped that women throughout America would follow the lead of that trio, but Obama was able to preserve his coalition of female voters en route to winning a second term on Tuesday.

Amazing grace by Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney showed amazing grace and complimented his adversary for the magnificent victory and also pledged his and his team’s full support for Obama for the sake of their country. Pankaj Vohra writes. Hutong Cat | Dabs & Jabs

'Hair Flag Lady' steals show during Obama's victory speech

Barack Obama should have been the star of his victory address today, but a mystery "Hair flag lady" standing behind the US President stole the limelight.

Obama win may be good news for Pak flag-makers

Many Pakistanis fear President Barack Obama's re-election will mean a surge in America's unpopular drone campaign, but for those making and selling US flags to burn at protests this could be good news.

Romney seeks momentum in campaign swing

Republican Mitt Romney hits the campaign trail hard this week to try to inject some fresh momentum into his flagging presidential bid as polls show his path to the White House narrowing.

Romney to finally unveil economic plan

Trailing in polls, regularly castigated by fellow Republicans, Mitt Romney is resetting his campaign one more time, now with an economic plan he has talked about but never detailed. Yashwant Raj reports.

Majority of Indian-Americans support Obama

An overwhelming majority of Indian-Americans support US President Barack Obama against his Republican rival Mitt Romney in November presidential elections, a national survey has said.

Obama plays catch-up after lethargic debate

President Barack Obama spent Thursday firing off the lines he missed in his debate with Mitt Romney, clawing at his Republican foe in a bid to deprive him of a well earned polling boost.

Romney's binder comment puts him in gender row

An off-the-cuff comment by Mitt Romney about women job applicants went viral online Wednesday in a bizarre twist of a potentially decisive election duel for the hearts and minds of female voters.

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