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US Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump make Last-Minute Appeals to Voters as Election Day Arrives
November 8, 2016: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Tuesday’s election “the test of our time,” while her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, declared “today is our Independence Day.”
Each delivered their remarks early Tuesday, as their final busy day of campaigning stretched past midnight.
The events — Clinton’s in North Carolina and Trump’s in Michigan — were still going on when results came in from the first in-person voting on Election Day. Clinton got the most votes in the tiny New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch, beating Trump four to two.
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Results from New Hampshire, the other 49 U.S. states, and the District of Columbia will not be announced until after polls close in each one. By 8 p.m. Washington time (0100 GMT) polls will be closed in much of the eastern and central parts of the country, a group of states that accounts for more than half of the 538 electoral votes at stake.
Clinton struck a tone of unity in her final address in North Carolina, telling supporters she wants to be president for both those who vote for her and those who do not.
“Years from today, when your kids and grandkids ask what you did in 2016, when everything was on the line, you’ll be able to say you voted for a stronger, fairer, better America,” she said. “An America where we build bridges not walls, and where we prove conclusively that, yes love trumps hate.”
Trump told his Michigan crowd that his win would bring “real change” to the country and allow working class people to “strike back” at what he said were corrupt politicians and special interests that have ruled the country.
“So the first thing we should do, let’s get rid of Hillary, okay? That would be a very good first step,” he said.
Trump also made stops Monday in North Carolina, Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania, all places that will be key in deciding who takes over the White House in January.
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“We will make American wealthy again, we will make America strong again, we will make American safe again, and yes, we will make America great again,” the Republican told his Pennsylvania supporters.
Clinton had her own major rally in the state, where her husband, former President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama, joined her in Philadelphia.
Clinton said she believes in a “hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America” and that she wants to build on what Obama achieved during his eight years in office.
Obama has campaigned for Clinton, who served as secretary of state during his first term, since she became their party’s nominee. He told the crowd in Philadelphia that Clinton has the respect of other leaders around the world and that she is “strong, steady and tested.”
Polls heading into Election Day Tuesday gave Clinton a 2-3 point lead over Trump.
Tens of millions of Americans took advantage of early voting provisions in their states to cast ballots before Tuesday.
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Also Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute lawsuit by the Ohio Democratic Party seeking an order to prevent Trump supporters from carrying out actions that could be interpreted as voter intimidation.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Ohio already has laws in place to prevent such harassment.
Trump has called on his backers to watch polling places where he has said the voting might be rigged. Trump has not presented any evidence to back up his suspicion, but some Democratic officials say Trump was thinking about American-American neighborhoods that lean heavily toward the Democrats. (VOA)
By Siddhi Jain
The author who named the book after her twin sons -- Puhor and Niyor -- is a parent who has seen and heard the tales of ridicule and discrimination suffered by many in India and beyond. She says the book is an artistic illustration for kids that details how different families can live and coexist. Whether it's children with two dads or two moms, children with a single dad or single mom, and even multiracial family units, Borthakur's book teaches love, understanding, and compassion towards unconventional families.
Beyond race, gender, color, and ethnicity which have formed the bases for discrimination since the beginning of time, this book aims to bring to light a largely ignored issue. For so long, single parents have been treated like a taboo without any attempt to understand their situations; no one really cares how or why one's marriage ended but just wants to treat single parents as villains simply for choosing happiness and loving their children.
Homosexual parents, a relatively new family system, is another form that has suffered hate and discrimination for many years. Pritisha emphasizes the need to understand that diversity in people and family is what makes the world beautiful and colourful. 'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race, and even differences in background
The Guwahati-born author says, "With this book, I'm not trying to take away the job of parents in forming habits, I simply want to do my part as a parent. It is important that we impart the right values in our kids in a bid to build a better, more inclusive and tolerant global society that is fair to everyone." The author's first attempt at a book was an Assamese poetry 'Anubhav', published in 2010.
Set to be published under the label of Author's Channel, the book is like an adventure; a journey into uncharted territories, untouched subjects and matters long ignored. In her words. "The book takes a critical stand in defense of people in society who have had to undergo severe emotional torture for no cause of theirs. It is a terrible conception to think such people any less of a human just for being different," says publisher Aruna Naidu. By September 30, this title, priced at Rs 299, will be available online and in offline bookstores. (IANS/ MBI)
Rajesh U Pandya, Managing Director, KAI India, gives easy and completely doable tips to follow at home:
* Refrain from harsh soaps: You should be mindful of the soap you are using to wash your hands. Your soap can have a moisturizing element in it like aloe vera or shea butter. Ensure that you're washing your hands with normal water as hot water can make your hand's skin dry and scaly.
Make use of your personal nail clipper to cut your nails. | Pixabay
* Be aware of nail or cuticle inflammation or redness: If there are any signs of infection, disinfect the skin as soon as possible with an anti-bacterial or anti-fungal ointment.
(Article originally written by N.Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
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