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Almost 1.5M felons in Florida have regained the right to vote

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While the move is expected to significantly influence the political future of Florida-as Berman put it on Twitter, "Restoring voting rights to 1.4 million people is game changer for voting rights & criminal justice reform & will transform Florida's political map"-Simon, and others, tied the outcome to attacks on democracy across the United States". Read More »

Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Seat

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The Republicans were going to nominate Rep. Marsha Blackburn whom the Democrats thought they could paint as an extremist. She portrayed herself as a Republican firebrand, saying she carried a gun in her purse and unwaveringly supported Trump's plan to build a wall along the southern border. Read More »

Rashida Tlaib is first Muslim woman elected to U.S. Congress

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Omar will take the seat vacated by Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress. Ellison is leaving Congress as he vies to become Minnesota attorney general. The oldest of 14 children, Tlaib was born to a family of Palestinian immigrants in Detroit , where her father worked at a Ford Motor Co plant. During her her campaign she pledged to secure a $15 minimum wage, stopping cuts to welfare programmes, such as Medicare and Social Security, as well as preventing tax ... Read More »

Beyoncé endorses Beto O’Rourke hours before polls close

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Triumph spoke with Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke first and joked with him about his support with younger voters. After some playful back-and-forth ribbing, Triumph turned his attention to Beto's opponent. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert sent the only political correspondent courageous enough to ask the tough questions down to Texas to cover the toss-up Senate race between incumbent GOP sweaty narc Ted Cruz against Democratic challenger and The Clash fan Beto O'Rourke. Read More »

Find your polling place or drop-off locations for mail ballot

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In a midterm election , overall turnout typically ranges from 50 to 55 percent of the voting age population, compared to 65 to 70 percent in a presidential election. If you want to vote today, then you'll need to know what poll location to visit and where to vote near your location. Early voting was more exciting for some than others. Read More »

Georgia's Brian Kemp Accuses Democrats Of 'Potential Cyber Crimes' Ahead Of Election

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Kemp was clearly afraid that his racist voter suppression tactics may not seal the deal for him , which is why his latest fear-mongering tactic was so laughable. Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter and Democratic State Election Board Member David Worley held a news conference after Brian Kemp office's push for a probe into cybercrimes an "incompetent smear" against the state's Democratic Party members. Read More »

Hannity Stumps For Trump After Saying He Wouldn't

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Following Hannity's brief remarks, Trump introduced Jeanine Pirro . You can read my column on it here. And Hannity had been mixing his show up in political events for years. And here the message was illustrated with a photograph of Schiff with his eyes bugging out and the words "Shifty Schiff" on the screen. For Democrats , their best shot is at winning the House, where they need to secure 23 seats for a majority. Read More »

Bond issued in fatal hit-and-run crash in Lake Hallie

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One additional injured girl (age 10) is still hospitalized and is reported to be in stable condition at this time. Treu, 21, was to appear in Chippewa County Court Monday, Oct. The girl is then said to have panicked and stamped on the infant's head in a bid to get him to stop crying, but killed the baby by doing so. He is jailed on 13 possible charges, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Read More »

Facebook blocks 115 accounts suspected of 'inauthentic behavior'

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Facebook said Monday it blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to "foreign entities" trying to interfere in the United States midterm election . Social media companies say they are now more vigilant against foreign and other potential election interference after finding themselves unprepared to tackle such activity in the USA presidential election two years ago. Read More »

Almost 80 Cameroon school children kidnapped by armed assailants during the night

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According to AFP, 79 school students were abducted. The school's principal and a teacher were also kidnapped by people who don't want a ransom, but rather want remaining students to be sent home, sources tell The Guardian . The separatist movement gathered momentum in 2017 after a government crackdown on peaceful demonstrations. Hundreds of people have been killed during clashes between the protesters and the military. Read More »

10-year-old girl accused of killing baby in Wisconsin day care

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Authorities received a 911 call October 30 from the caretaker of a licensed day care in the Town of Wheaton who said a boy was bleeding from the head and wasn't responding, according to Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk. Police questioned one adult and three children who were present at the day care center. The caller said a 6-month-old male was bleeding from the head and was unresponsive. Read More »

Russian jet intercepts US Navy plane over Black Sea

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During the 25-minute intercept, the Navy said the Russian SU-27 sped directly past the front of the aircraft. Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said the jet flew in front of plane then activated its afterburners creating more turbulence, and then matrulyde a second pass by the USA aircraft. Read More »

' Vile' Grenfell effigy fire video condemned by survivors and government

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Various male voices are heard making cruel quips about the tragedy, which killed 72 people on June 14 past year after the blaze quickly engulfed the west London block. The anonymous video, which has been widely circulated online, shows a group of people placing a cardboard model in the center of a bonfire as onlookers mimic the screams of those who lost their lives in the fire that engulfed the West London low-income housing tower block in June 2017. Read More »

'Freakish miracle': New Zealand fisherman pulls drowning toddler from ocean

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He initially thought it was a doll, until he "let out a little squeak". His face looked just like porcelain with his short hair wetted down, but then he let out a little squeak and I thought, 'Oh God this... Mr Hutt added the boy was "bloody lucky" he chose to check his lines, believing the child could have been pulled away in the rip. The co-owner of Murphy's Holiday Camp, Rebecca Salter, told CNN that Hutt's wife alerted the campsite after finding the child, and brought him back to be ... Read More »

High court declines to extend halt to climate change lawsuit

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The trial, in federal court in New York City, was scheduled in a pair of lawsuits. Opponents of the citizenship question have said it would deter people in immigrant communities from participating in the census , disproportionately affecting Democratic-leaning states' electoral representation and federal funding by undercounting the number of residents. Read More »

Man dies after being attacked by shark in Whitsundays

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The man was with a group of 10 people travelling from Airlie Beach to Amity Point in a sailing boat, when it stopped at Cid Harbour. "They arrived in Cid Harbour with plans to stay overnight and anchored there in the mid-afternoon", Patrol Inspector Steve O'Connell said . Read More »

Maharashtra: Man-eater Tigress Avni Killed in Yavatmal District Forest

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The tigress who could outsmart 65 camera traps to track her fell to a bullet fired by sharp-shooter Asghar Ali after she had been lured by the urine of another tigress and an American perfume. However, he said animal activists approached the Bombay High Court and obtained a stay, which resulted in the "man-eating" big cat killing more people. Read More »

At least 14 killed, dozens more injured in vehicle pile-up

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Among the injured ten people are in serious condition. Footage shows the women attacking the driver with her phone, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Last week, 15 people were killed after a bus to plunged off a high bridge into China's Yangtze River in the western city of Chongqing. According to authorities 58,000 people were killed in accidents across the country in 2015 alone. Read More »

El Chapo trial expected to open in NY

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USA district court judge Brian Cogan will preside over the process behind closed doors . Authorities are boosting security for the trial, including keeping confidential the names of the 12 people who will be picked to serve on the jury and the six alternates. Read More »

Fox News, NBC, CNN pull Trump campaign’s ad amid public outrage

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Facebook has reportedly stopped running the ad, and even Fox News pulled it too. Fox News reached a similar decision the day before, Marianne Gambelli, the network's president of ad sales, said in a statement Monday. The ad also featured Luis Bracamontes , an illegal immigrant convicted of murdering two sheriff's deputies in 2014, falsely claiming that Democrats "let him into our country". Read More »

Teen strangled mom during argument over bad grade, police say

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Officials with the Sheriff's Office said the 15-year-old called 911 Friday, claiming to have found his home burglarized, his mother nowhere to be found and her auto running. But Chitwood said detectives suspected the story from the start and brought Ramos in for questioning. Sgt. AJ Pagliari. "Very proud of what he did". Read More »

New Caledonia referendum: Citizens vote to remain part of France

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The war resulted in the end of the Ottoman, Russian, German, and Austro-Hungarian empires, and at least 16 million people are estimated to have died due to the conflict. Balancing China in the Pacific? The vote was viewed as a litmus test of sentiment in France's far-flung overseas territories, with both French Guiana in South America and the Indian Ocean archipelago of Mayotte having experienced protests past year over perceived neglect by Paris . Read More »

Korea warns of returning to nuclear policy

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The long-standing tensions on the Korean Peninsula started to ease after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed his commitment to denuclearize the country , and held historic summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump earlier in the year. Read More »

Oprah hits campaign trail in push for America's first black female governor

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Tensions grew after an Associated Press report in early October that more than 53,000 voter applications - almost 70 percent of them from black applicants - were on hold with Kemp's office ahead of the election . Winfrey did not mention Pence or the frequent GOP broadsides about "Hollywood" outsiders. Back then, Trump called her "terrific", and even after he launched his campaign, he posted a link to his 1988 appearance on her show. Read More »

Sons ask Saudis to return Khashoggi's body

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He said King Salman assured him that those involved in Jamal Khashoggi's murder would be brought to justice. What do the Saudis say? On Saturday, Sabah newspaper, which is close to the government, said Khashoggi's body - which still hasn't been found - was dismembered and removed from the Saudi Consulate in five suitcases. Read More »

Trump, Democrats in frenzied final push ahead of US elections

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The vote comes at a crucial point in the President's term in office and will give voters a chance to have their say on how well Mr Trump is doing. Heidi Heitkamp is far behind Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer in North Dakota. It has been almost two years since former USA president Barack Obama left the White House. Read More »

May's 'secret' Brexit deal avoids Irish backstop

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According to the Sunday Times , the agreement would include an "exit clause" aimed at convincing Brexiteers that remaining in the customs union would be temporary. Speaking on LBC Radio , Nigel Farage said May's deal "doesn't give us any of the possible benefits of Brexit". That in turn could sway the euroskeptic wing of her Conservative Party. Read More »

Teachers Dressed As 'Mexicans', The Wall On Halloween. It Didn't Go Well

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The photos were posted from the Middleton School District's Facebook page with a caption that said, in part, "It was a great day to be a Heights Hawk!" The unsanctioned Halloween antics of a dozen staffers at Middleton Heights Elementary School upset at least one parent, offended thousands of others who saw photos on social media and may spark a probe into whether laws that protect Idahoans from hostile schools and workplaces were violated. Read More »

Australian nun who angered Duterte leaves Philippines

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When Fox was in Manila, she was working with the families of the victims who were killed in the drug war, which has left thousands dead. Fox left the Philippines for Australia on Saturday night. "Not while Duterte is president I don't think", she said. "You have no right to take a life just like that without justice", Fox said. The reed-thin missionary had been in the Philippines advocating for the poorest for almost 30 years. Read More »

One dead after 2 planes crash in Ottawa

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Two aircraft collided mid-air over Ottawa's west end on Sunday, which led to one of them crashing in a nearby field, the police said. The occupant of the aircraft that crashed died at the scene due to critical injuries, paramedics said. Read More »

Brooklyn Jewish temple defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

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Brooklyn resident James Polite was charged with multiple criminal charges on Friday after police found anti-Semitic graffiti in the Union Temple . The incident happened less than a week after the gunman killed 11 people in the synagogue Tree of Life in Pittsburgh. One of the last of such incidents was the swastika that vandals had painted in Brooklyn heights, not far from the synagogue. Read More »