News Wire | February 23, 2023 Archive

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Mexico Hobbles Election Agency That Helped End One-Party Rule

By Natalie Kitroeff | The New York Times

Mexican lawmakers passed sweeping measures overhauling the nation’s electoral agency Wednesday, dealing a blow to the institution that oversees voting and that helped push the country away from one-party rule two decades ago.

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Gaza Rockets, Israeli Strikes Follow Deadly West Bank Raid

By Tia Goldenberg | Associated Press (free)

Palestinian militants in Gaza launched rockets at southern Israel and Israeli aircraft struck targets in the coastal enclave early Thursday after a gunbattle triggered by an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank killed 10 Palestinians.

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