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Voting underway as Donald Trump faces litmus test

Voting underway as Donald Trump faces litmus test

The results allowed both parties to claim partial victory, but highlighted an extraordinary realignment of USA voters by race, sex and education. Young voters also swung aggressively toward Democrat...

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Republicans fight to keep control of the Senate in 2018 midterms

Republicans fight to keep control of the Senate in 2018 midterms

Trump's team immediately sought to give him credit for retaining their narrow Senate majority, even as their foothold in the more competitive House battlefield appeared to be slipping. "I like to ...

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Sri Lanka parliament Speaker refuses to recognise Rajapaksa as PM

Sri Lanka parliament Speaker refuses to recognise Rajapaksa as PM

The current suspension of parliament by the president is seen as a key to Rajapaksa negotiating for enough defections. Until that vote takes place, a majority of parliamentarians have said they beli...

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Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim Congresswoman: Ilhan Omar set to follow

Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim Congresswoman: Ilhan Omar set to follow

Ellison was the first Muslim elected to Congress. Read on for more on the key wins diversifying politics in the 2018 midterms. Omar, who engages in anti-Semitic rhetoric, has slandered Israel as...

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Driver charged in toddler deaths in Brooklyn crosswalk kills herself

Driver charged in toddler deaths in Brooklyn crosswalk kills herself

Bruns suffered a seizure while stopped at a red light, promping her vehicle to lurch forward into the youngsters and pregnant mother. The note said in part: "I'm sorry, I can't do this anymore", acc...

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Vote For the Dead Brothel Owner. It's Important!

Vote For the Dead Brothel Owner. It's Important!

Hof, who ran as a Republican, defeated Democratic challenger Lesia Romanov by more than 7,000 votes, the office said. He starred in the HBO adult reality series Cathouse and wrote a book titled ...

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Democrats seize US House in rebuke to Trump

Democrats seize US House in rebuke to Trump

O'Rourke had told voters that Trump was wrong and described Texas as built from "immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees". The significance of the GOP victory in the Senate , which the party ha...

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DOJ Says Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Is Now Overseeing Robert Mueller's Probe

DOJ Says Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Is Now Overseeing Robert Mueller's Probe

The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says he wants "answers immediately" after Jeff Sessions was forced out as attorney general by President Donald Trump . Attorney General. He will se...

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Years Ago, Native American Women Couldn’t Vote. Now, We're Congresswomen

Years Ago, Native American Women Couldn’t Vote. Now, We're Congresswomen

The progressive challenger and member of the Democratic socialist party unseated a powerful 10-term NY congressman, running with a campaign ad that said: "Women like me aren't supposed to run for offi...

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Ron DeSantis Defeats Andrew Gillum to Become Florida’s Governor

Ron DeSantis Defeats Andrew Gillum to Become Florida’s Governor

Florida is one of the most closely watched swing states in the nation, and voters here helped turn the tide for George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump . In the largest counties, that could af...

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Pompeo postpones talks with senior North Korea official

Pompeo postpones talks with senior North Korea official

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been set to meet on Thursday in NY with a top North Korean official to arrange a new summit between Kim and Trump, who held a landmark meeting in June in Singapore...

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President Trump calls CNN's Jim Acosta 'rude, awful person' at press conference

President Trump calls CNN's Jim Acosta 'rude, awful person' at press conference

In a stinging put down of Acosta, he said: "I tell you what CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them". Acosta tried to interrupt, saying Trump was being unfair. Trump says he's ...

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Early exit polls in Arizona are favorable to McSally

Early exit polls in Arizona are favorable to McSally

McSally is clinging to a 49.3 percent lead. McSally and Sinema were separated Wednesday by a small fraction of the tabulated votes, with hundreds of thousands of uncounted ballots still outstanding....

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Business figures call for vote on Brexit terms

Business figures call for vote on Brexit terms

Other people who put their name to the letter include Cobra Beer founder Lord Bilimoria, former Marks and Spencer chairman and ex-Labour peer Lord Myners, Alex Chesterman, founder of the Zoopla proper...

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History made as two Muslim women elected to House of Representatives

That scenario behind her, she'll now represent the 7th Congressional District - the first in MA where minorities make up a majority of the voting population. The Boston City Council member first broke...

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Colorado man pleads guilty to wife and daughter's murders

Colorado man pleads guilty to wife and daughter's murders

His plea includes the unlawful termination of pregnancy for the death of his unborn son, Nico. He said a judge has not formally accepted the guilty pleas or the sentence. "That's about as firmly as sh...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat rock star makes history

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat rock star makes history

The lopsided victory for Ocasio-Cortez is hardly a surprise, given the deep blue nature of her Brooklyn district. Ocasio-Cortez easily won New York's 14th Congressional District over Republican Anth...

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Florida approves Amendment 4, restoring ex-felons' voting rights

Florida approves Amendment 4, restoring ex-felons' voting rights

The measure doesn't apply to anyone convicted of murder and felony sex offenses. With 81 percent reporting on Tuesday evening, the ballot measure surpassed the 60 percent threshold needed, securin...

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Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over name change to attract girls

Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over name change to attract girls

In the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the Girls Scouts claim the program "does not have a right under either federal or NY law to use terms like scouts or scouting by themselves in conn...

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Palace: Never too late to protest vs China

Palace: Never too late to protest vs China

A major Chinese news agency also reported that the stations include equipment for basic ground and atmospheric observation as well as weather radars, which can be used together for constant monitori...

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Virgin Australia reconsiders veteran salutes following backlash

Virgin Australia reconsiders veteran salutes following backlash

Veterans would receive priority boarding on the airline and would be recognised by airline staff on the plane. The proposal echoes similar acknowledgment in the U.S., although some carriers also off...

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Facebook promises to tackle hate speech against Rohingya in Burma

Facebook promises to tackle hate speech against Rohingya in Burma

The report comes amid reports of widespread genocide being committed by the military in Myanmar. There are now 20 million Facebook users in Myanmar, and it is used by large numbers of people as thei...

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BLACKBURN TAKES TENNESSEE: GOP Candidate Defeats Democrat Phil Bredesen

BLACKBURN TAKES TENNESSEE: GOP Candidate Defeats Democrat Phil Bredesen

Republican Marsha Blackburn , a member of Congress since 2003, was declared the victor shortly after 9:00 on Tuesday night. She will become Tennessee's first female US senator, replacing the retiring...

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Turkey threatens not to comply with US sanctions against Iran

Turkey threatens not to comply with US sanctions against Iran

It is contrary to worldwide law. We don't want to live in an imperialist world. After suspending all shipments of Iranian crude to Japanese refineries ahead of the November 5 launch of US sanctions ...

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Chicago could see snow again this week

Chicago could see snow again this week

There is a chance for some light snow in the Denver area and Front Range late on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Chicago is likely to see more rain and wind Monday afternoon. Temperatures are...

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Husband of newlywed who vanished at sea pleads guilty to manslaughter

Husband of newlywed who vanished at sea pleads guilty to manslaughter

But he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of unlawful killing without malice after striking a plea deal. Bennett, a mining engineer, had told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and British journali...

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First Muslim woman elected to House of Representatives

First Muslim woman elected to House of Representatives

Tlaib took Michigan's 13th congressional district in a race in which she was the sole major party candidate. Talking to media outlet, Rashida Tlaib said: "The first thing I think about when somebody...

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Prince Charles says Britain's part in transatlantic slave trade was 'atrocity'

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales continued their royal tour on Sunday, arriving in Kumasi, Ghana, for a day of further official engagements. They received attractive, colourful gif...

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6 arrested in suspected plot to attack French President Emmanuel Macron

6 arrested in suspected plot to attack French President Emmanuel Macron

Together with the seven per cent score of sovereignist Nicolas Dupont-Aignan and one per cent each for "Frexit" parties led by former Le Pen associate Florian Philippot and Francois Asselineau , fa...

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Volusia teen accused of killing mom over bad grades remains in jail

Volusia teen accused of killing mom over bad grades remains in jail

Police in Volusia County, Fla., have charged Cleavenger's 15-year-old son, Gregory Logan Ramos, with strangling his mother in the early hours of Friday after the pair argued about a D grade he'd gotte...

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Yoga Studio Gunman Reportedly Has Ties to Binghamton Area

Yoga Studio Gunman Reportedly Has Ties to Binghamton Area

Beierle pistol-whipped Quick, who was left with bruises and scratches over this left eye and nose from the confrontation. The suspect then fatally shot himself, DeLeo said. An FSU police report show...

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Fil-Am pipe bomb suspect to appear Tuesday in NY federal court

Fil-Am pipe bomb suspect to appear Tuesday in NY federal court

All of the bombs were sent through the United States postal service but none exploded and no one was injured. Sayoc is expected to make his first appearance in NY federal court Tuesday morning. She ...

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Migrant caravan enters Mexico City to shelter at stadium

Migrant caravan enters Mexico City to shelter at stadium

The caravan - which has become a key talking point for President Trump in the final lead-up to Tuesday's midterm elections - is expected to stay in the stadium for a few days. City officials admin...

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Election Day Underway, Polls Open

Election Day Underway, Polls Open

Election Day voters will use paper ballots. If you run into any problems at your polling place on Election Day, keep in mind that California's laws generally favor voters. He says when polls clo...

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Kemp turns election system worries into a political weapon

Kemp turns election system worries into a political weapon

Just days ahead of the vote, the two candidates are running neck-and-neck. As NPR's Shannon Van Sant reported over the weekend , U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross side with civil rights groups who...

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