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Libertarian and Green Parties Gain Attention and Moral Victories, Despite No Electoral Wins

Even though the Libertarian and Green Parties did not have any wins on Election Day, party leaders said they still got some victories out of it.

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No one ever shows up at brunch and says, "Oh my gosh, I was so sober last night!"

Risky behavior draws attention. As a result, people tend to assume that everyone else is doing it more than they really are.

But, over the last two decades, research on college campuses has shown that giving students the real facts about their peers reduces unsafe drinking. This approach is called positive social norms. It works because of a basic truth of human nature: People want to do what others are doing.

The deadly mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., last week came less than a day after dozens of Democrats who campaigned on promises to strengthen gun laws were elected to the House of Representatives. Across the country, candidates from Virginia, Georgia, Texas and Washington state bluntly called for more gun safety, seemingly emboldened to take on the National Rifle Association.

Already bowl eligible with just a few games remaining, the tone for Syracuse University Football is entering uncharted territory. For the first time under head coach Dino Babers the biggest questions is which bowl game will the Orange play in? WAER's Jonah Karp chats with local media members to help us better understand the possibilities. 

Also this week, the SU Men's Basketball team has only played a few games and already they have been bit by the injury bug. How is the team coping with a hole at point guard? WAER's Jonathon Hoppe gives us the inside scoop.


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Even though the Libertarian and Green Parties did not have any wins on Election Day, party leaders said they still got some victories out of it.


The long-planned repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh back to Myanmar is set to begin later this week — and refugees are reportedly fleeing camps to avoid being sent back to the country they fled. Many refugees have said they fear for their lives if they should return to Myanmar.

Aid groups and international organizations have warned that repatriation, given current conditions in Myanmar, cannot possibly be voluntary, safe and dignified.

Dispute Over Role and Title of Veterans Day Continues

Nov 12, 2018
Gabrielle Caracciolo

Sunday marked 100 years since the ending of the “war to end all wars.” Around the world people celebrated the anniversary and commemorated the sacrifices many made.  

Here in Syracuse, some veterans called for a slight change to the way Veteran's Day is now observed, emphasizing peace instead of acknowledging war.  

People gathered at the The Onondaga County War Memorial for a  traditional Veterans Day Observance Ceremony. County Executive Ryan McMahon recognized the sacrifice of veterans and their families.

Updated at 12:57 p.m. ET

Canada's intelligence agency has heard audio recordings that Turkey says are a crucial part of its evidence that Saudi operatives murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday — the first time a leader of a Western nation has acknowledged receiving the recordings.

Updated at 10:48 p.m. ET

Wildfires continued to tear through Northern and Southern California on Monday, where firefighters were at the mercy of dry air and whipping winds fanning the deadly blazes. At least 44 people have died statewide; many people remain unaccounted for.

In a year of record-breaking fires, Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott told NPR's All Things Considered the Camp fire in the north and Woolsey fire in the south may be "the most destructive and the deadliest" on record for the state.

The next Congress is going to be missing some familiar faces. Thanks to a mix of retirements and defeats on Tuesday, some high-profile lawmakers will soon be exiting Capitol Hill.

Some were longtime Democratic targets in the Senate that the GOP finally vanquished. Others were vocal Republican critics of President Trump who chose not to run for re-election. Others simply thought it was time to hang it up — including the outgoing speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Here are 10 of the most notable politicians making their exit from Washington:

President Trump met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday — a visit that began with a spat as dozens of leaders came together to commemorate the centennial anniversary of World War I's end and all that has since been built between nations in a multilateral world.

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