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India's Election Commission Curtails Campaign After Violence

India's Election Commission cut off campaigning early in the eastern state of West Bengal on Thursday after days of clashes in the final stretch of the country's marathon elections, a drastic and unprecedented action in the world's largest democracy. The three-member body said that “growing incidents of disruption and violence” were creating a “fear psychosis” among voters, and ordered campaigning to cease by 10 p.m., a day before it had been scheduled to end. The...

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