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President Tayyip Erdogan cast the return of Turkey to single-party rule as a vote for stability, but opponents fear it heralds growing authoritarianism.

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U.S. residency or citizenship isn't required for standard Washington drivers licenses, meaning they soon won't be accepted at airports or federal buildings.

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China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children after decades of a strict one-child policy.

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After spearheading the charge to change a racist lake name, Crosscut writer Knute Berger takes issue with the use of the word "Squaw."

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A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, with reports of shock waves being felt as far as New Delhi.

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Seattle travelers describe being stuck in Puerto Vallarta after the airport closed unexpectedly before noon, in anticipation of Hurricane Patricia.

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The aftermath of a controversy raised by a conservative talk show host about a People of Color Yoga class in Rainier Beach continues.

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Meteorologists compared Hurricane Patricia to 2013's Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in the Philippines.

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National Park Service now says that Coon Lake, in North Cascades National Park, should be renamed after Wilson Howard, a black prospector from the 1890s.

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Volunteers with the Neighborhood Block Watch patrol the Chinatown-International District on Tuesdays to boost the neighborhood's safety.

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The center, in the news after a lawsuit against the CIA, says there are parallels between the theft and incidents against similar groups in El Salvador.

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Justin Trudeau, the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, led the Liberal party to a victory after nine years of a Conservative-led government.

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President of Ireland Michael Higgins will make an official visit to Seattle this week, including giving a speech on technology and sustainable development.

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How can Seattle improve safety in the International District? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

The Uber logo on a vehicle in San Francisco. (Photo by REUTERS / Robert Galbraith)

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Should Seattle have regulations for rideshare services and drivers allowed to form unions? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

Members of anti-racist group holding a sign at the City Council committee hearing on Wednesday. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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What can the city do to change the youth justice system? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

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Do hookah lounges need additional regulation in Seattle? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

Marchers move down Madison St. during the Seattle People's Climate March on Wednesday. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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More than 1000 people gathered in Seattle on Wednesday for the People's Climate March.

Zainab Haji (left) gives cookies to Kent Chadwick, who turned out in support of the Islamic Center of Kitsap County. Despite plans for an anti-Islam rally the Bremerton mosque, no protestors actually showed Saturday. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

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They expected armed anti-Islam protestors. What they got was a group of neighbors who turned out to show support for religious freedom.

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Ana Mari Cauce, longtime UW professor and administrator, is the university's first Latina to be selected for the top job.

MAPS (The Muslim Association of Puget Sound) in Redmond is bracing for a possible anti-Islam rally Saturday. (Photo by Varisha Khan)

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An Anti-Islam groups have called a "Global Rally for Humanity" at a mosque in Bremerton this weekend. Will anyone actually show up?