• Florida residents to vote on felon voter rights initiative
Florida residents to vote on felon voter rights initiative

More than 1 million previously convicted felons have had their right to vote restored in Florida. Under its terms, most felons will automatically have their voting rights restored when they complete their sentences or go on probation. Those were the first notable results as voters in 37 states considered an array of intriguing ballot measures - r...

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  • Dozens of students kidnapped from boarding school in Cameroon
Dozens of students kidnapped from boarding school in Cameroon

They were enrolled at the Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda, capital of Cameroon's Northwest Region - one of two regions hit by attacks by anglophone militants that have met with a brutal crackdown by the authorities. "You will be going to school now here", say the men. Hundreds of people have been killed during clashes between the prote...

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  • In a first, 2 Muslim women elected to US Congress
In a first, 2 Muslim women elected to US Congress

She said her political life began attending local Democratic Farmer Labor party caucuses with her grandfather after arriving in the US. Her real victory came when she won the Democratic primary. In 2008, she became the first Muslim woman to serve in the MI state legislature. Rashida Tlaib is the Detroit-born daughter of Palestinian immigrants...

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  • Fox News rebukes Hannity and Pirro for Trump rally appearance
Fox News rebukes Hannity and Pirro for Trump rally appearance

A spokesperson for Fox News said the network had addressed the " unfortunate distraction ", but did not reveal whether the two commentators were disciplined. He spoke briefly on camera with Trump at the end of the show. "I had no idea you were going to invite me up here", Hannity said. "They've been with us from the beginning".

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  • Teenager charged with strangling, burying mother
Teenager charged with strangling, burying mother

Ramos is accused of strangling his mother Thursday night after she confronted him about a D he received in one of his classes. He also implicated two friends, who he said helped him bury his mother and stage a burglary at his home. "Then got home and made in his words a call to 911 to talk about this awful incident that did not really occur", Chi...

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  • Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic
Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic

Treu fled the scene, but turned himself later Saturday, according to the Lake Hallie Police Department. KWQC reported the girl was living at the foster home which also served as a daycare centre in the town of Wheaton. Three scouts and one volunteer were killed in the crash. The fatal incident was similar to one in September, when Treu crashed...

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  • Ted Cruz Defeats Beto O’Rourke in TX Senate Race
Ted Cruz Defeats Beto O’Rourke in TX Senate Race

He describes Cruz's desire to repeal Obamacare as something that could potentially kill "way more people than the Zodiac", emphasizing the "way more" again and again so many times that the Cruz supporters chuckling at his joke (but still supporting Cruz) have to actually think about it.

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  • Polls are open! Election Day 2018 is underway in Chicago
Polls are open! Election Day 2018 is underway in Chicago

Mid-afternoon Monday, Jefferson projected total absentee voting - there is not technically early voting - in Sumter in this midterm to be about 3,500 above the last mid-term election in 2014. Vu acknowledged that his office anticipated voters experiencing longer waits because of the length of the ballot and is prepared to quickly send out extra...

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  • Iran Has Plans to Counter New US Sanctions, VP Says
Iran Has Plans to Counter New US Sanctions, VP Says

The Trump administration on Monday reimposed sweeping sanctions on Iran , targeting its financial sector and oil industry to pressure the Islamic regime to cease nuclear weapon development and sponsoring terrorism. That should have driven oil prices up due to concerns over lack of supply. China has publicly defied the U.S. call for curbs o...

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  • Oprah denounces racist robocalls mimicking her Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams
Oprah denounces racist robocalls mimicking her Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams

Monday morning, Secretary of State Brian Kemp launched what he dubbed his "barnstorming tour" of the state from Peachtree DeKalb Airport. Trump visited Georgia on Sunday for a mega rally in conservative central Georgia. "You can change voter registration". A report by The Associated Press said that under the "exact match" law, Kemp had st...

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  • Experts Furious at Govt-Backed Execution of Tigress Avni
Experts Furious at Govt-Backed Execution of Tigress Avni

Using the hashtag #Justice4TigressAvni, Gandhi wrote, "He has been doing this regularly and this is the third tiger being murdered besides several leopards and wild boars". Jerryl Banait, a vet and activist in Karnataka state who had launched appeals against the order with NGO Earth Brigade Foundation and the National Tiger Conservation Authori...

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  • Crashed Indonesian plane’s fuselage found, missing black box heard
Crashed Indonesian plane’s fuselage found, missing black box heard

On Oct. 29, Lion Air flight JT 610 was traveling from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang when it crashed into the Java Sea. Local media reported Saturday that the search effort had claimed the life of a diver on Friday evening. Satimiko told Reuters investigators were awaiting advice from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board or Boeing. Lion...

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  • 15 killed as truck hits 31-car lineup in China
15 killed as truck hits 31-car lineup in China

The incident occurred last night as the driver of the heavy duty articulated truck lost control on a downhill stretch of expressway and collided with cars lining up at a toll booth, authorities in the city of Lanzhou's said. All the injured were sent to a hospital , and the injured truck driver was put under investigation. Footage shows the wome...

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  • Stumping for Abrams, Oprah makes impassioned plea for turnout
Stumping for Abrams, Oprah makes impassioned plea for turnout

As Winfrey was speaking, Vice President Mike Pence was in Dalton, about 70 miles north of Marietta, to add his support to Kemp. "Any voter confusion in our state rests on the shoulders of Stacey Abrams - who is obviously too extreme and dishonest for Georgia ", Kemp spokesman Ryan Mahoney said .

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  • OTHERS SAY: Leave the 14th Amendment alone
OTHERS SAY: Leave the 14th Amendment alone

It's ridiculous". In theory, Wong's case posed a rather narrow question: Whether he was covered by the 14th Amendment clause granting citizenship to "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof ".

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  • Irish PM: Brexit is undermining N. Ireland's peace accord
Irish PM: Brexit is undermining N. Ireland's peace accord

In a phone call this morning Mr Varadkar told the prime minister that Ireland could not agree to any arrangement that allowed a future United Kingdom government to walk away from a commitment to maintaining an open border in Ireland. Writing in the Sun, Mr Johnson described the arrangement as a "national humiliation", leaving the United Kingdom...

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  • Mexican drug lord's United States trial begins
Mexican drug lord's United States trial begins

Guzman has pleaded not guilty to charges of running a massive drug-trafficking operation in North America, including money laundering, kidnapping and murder in cities throughout the United States, including Chicago, Miami and NY. Due to security concerns, the jurors' identity will be kept secret and they will be guarded by armed marshals on the w...

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  • China's Xi Jinping vows lower tariffs, more imports at trade fair
China's Xi Jinping vows lower tariffs, more imports at trade fair

On his part, the Chinese leader gave a firm assurance that China will take proactive measures to correct the trade imbalance between Kenya and China. "Inclusion and reciprocity, win-win and mutual benefits are a widening road". Decrying "protectionism", "isolationism" and confrontation, Mr Xi said countries should fix their own houses before target...

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  • Elementary school staff dressed as border wall, Mexicans. Now they’re under investigation
Elementary school staff dressed as border wall, Mexicans. Now they’re under investigation

A group of Idaho elementary school teachers has been placed on temporary leave after dressing as Donald Trump's border wall for Halloween, the Idaho Press-Tribune reported Saturday. CNN published another photo that's since been deleted showing other staff in stereotypical Mexican costumes with sombreros, maracas, and exaggerated black mustache...

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  • Texas couple killed in helicopter crash hours after wedding
Texas couple killed in helicopter crash hours after wedding

The newlyweds were both students at Sam Houston University . The helicopter had taken off a few kilometres away from the family ranch in Uvalde, Texas , where the ceremony was held. Their engagement photos show a giddy couple, with Will in a cowboy hat and Bailee showing off her ring. 'Bailee Ackerman Byler of Orangefield and William Troy...

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