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Write-in off: Hughes takes new job

DA candidate drops out of race for new position overseas
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What's a Kosovo?

A quick history: Kosovo is a region in southeastern Europe, slightly smaller than Connecticut with a population of around 1.7 million.
Kosovo has been inhabited since the Neolithic Era. During the medieval period, Kosovo was the center of the Serbian empire. The Ottomans ruled Kosovo for more than four centuries, until Serbia reacquired the territory during the First Balkan War in 1912-13.
After World War II, Kosovo became an autonomous province of Serbia in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
In 1981, riots broke out and were violently suppressed after Kosovo Albanians demonstrated to demand that Kosovo be granted full Republic status.
In late 1998, Slobodan Milosevic unleashed a brutal police and military campaign against a resistant movement. As Milosevic's ethnic cleansing campaign progressed, over 800,000 ethnic Albanians were forced from their homes in Kosovo. Eventually a NATO military campaign was launched to halt the violence in Kosovo.
Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008. The United States formally recognized Kosovo as a sovereign and independent state on February 18, 2008. As of October 2011, over 80 countries had recognized Kosovo's independence.

Source: U.S. State Department

Write-in off: Hughes takes new job

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