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Today in History for May 15th

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Highlights of this day in history: Alabama Gov. George Wallace shot on presidential campaign trail; Newly-founded Israel attacked by Arab neighbors; The U.S. Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil.; Country singer June Carter Cash dies. (May 15)

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Turnout low as Tunisia holds first free municipal elections

Officials announce a low turnout as Tunisia holds its first free municipal elections. Only one in three eligible voters cast ballots, reflecting frustration at the slow pace of change since the 2011 revolution in the cradle of the Arab Spring.

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Tunisia votes in first free municipal elections

Tunisians head to the polls for the first free municipal elections since the 2011 revolution, seen as another milestone on the road to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. IMAGES

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Kurdish, Arab fighters in north Syria parade at end of training

Kurdish and Arab Fighters from the Self-Defence Forces hold a graduation ceremony after finishing their training in northern Syria.

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Macron addresses Tunisian parliament on final day of visit

French President Emmanuel Macron addressed Thursday the Tunisian parliament on the final day of a visit intended to to support the fragile democratic transition since the Arab Spring uprising of 2011. IMAGES

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US delivers two more Black Hawks to Jordan

The United States delivers another two Black Hawk helicopters to key Arab ally Jordan to help protect the kingdom’s borders and counter the threat from jihadists. The helicopters were handed over at the King Abdullah II Air Base in northeast Jordan.

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Scuffles as Arab Knesset Members Protest Pence

Arab lawmakers in Israel’s parliament were tossed out from the house on Monday for heckling US Vice President Mike Pence at the start of his speech. (Jan. 22)

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