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Obama launches commission to investigate voting irregularities

US President Barack Obama Thursday tasked a presidential commission to probe long lines at polling stations and other irregularities faced by voters in last year’s election. Obama, making good on a promise issued in his victory speech last November, signed an executive order to charter the commission, which will deliver…

U.S. sees positive signs in Egyptian voting

WASHINGTON — The United States said Monday that independent US observers see the first post-revolution elections in Egypt as enjoying high voter turnout without violence or voting irregularities. “What they’ve been able to see so far has been quite positive,” State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner told reporters. “There’s been…