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World Midterms serve as practice run for Trump's 2020 re-election campaign
Author: 0 Midterms serve as practice run for Trump's 2020 re-election campaign

Blue-collar voters and rural America embraced his aggressive talk and stances. Two other key Democratic lawmakers, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who will nearly certainly head the House Oversight Committee, and Adam Schiff of the Intelligence Committee, have both called for new oversight of Trump and his administration, probes often blocked by majority Republicans in the past two years .

World Facebook deletes 115 accounts 'trying to interfere with mid-terms'
Author: 0 Facebook deletes 115 accounts 'trying to interfere with mid-terms'

Facebook said its "very early-stage investigation" into the activity had identified 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts which could have been involved, and that it had immediately blocked these accounts. The company has taken steps to curtail manipulation of its platforms after being widely criticized for allowing Russian trolls spread misinformation during the 2016 election.

World At least six injured in shooting at California bar
Author: 0 At least six injured in shooting at California bar

Social media reports claim the suspect shot the bouncer before throwing a smoke grenade and firing more shots. A witness described to ABC7 Eyewitness News hearing at least 12 shots before he escaped out the door, with a security guard down on the floor injured.

World All Eyes on Florida's Gubernatorial Race: Will Florida Go Blue?
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Gillum conceded the Florida governor race. According to NBC News, Republican Governor Rick Scott led Democratic Senator Bill Nelson by less than half a percentage point. RiRi hopped on Instagram Monday and encouraged Florida locals to pull through for Gillum and music mogul Diddy's event. "Let the chips fall where they may".

World Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired by Trump
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired by Trump

Trump announced on Twitter that Sessions's chief of staff, Matthew G. Whitaker , would be taking over as Acting Attorney General until a more permanent replacement could be named. Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney general", Schumer wrote . "But number two our paramount view is that any attorney general, whether this one or another one should be able to interfere in the Mueller investigation in any way".

World Texas company secures $145 million contract to build part of border wall
Author: 0 Texas company secures $145 million contract to build part of border wall

Soldiers from the 97th Military Police Brigade, and 41st Engineering work along side with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Hidalgo, TX applying 300M of barbed wire in support of Operation Faithful Patriot . According to the New York Post , "The soldiers worked with US Customs and Border Patrol officers to lay about 1,000 feet of fencing along the river, the Defense Department said".

World NY Democrat Ocasio-Cortez set to become youngest Congresswoman ever
Author: 0 NY Democrat Ocasio-Cortez set to become youngest Congresswoman ever

The vote comes almost two years after women marched on Washington in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. In races still too close to call, Abrams, if elected , would become the first female African-American governor in US history, and in Arizona's competitive Senate race, the state will elect either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in the chamber.

World Jim Acosta Physically Grabs Microphone Away From Female Staffer
Author: 0 Jim Acosta Physically Grabs Microphone Away From Female Staffer

Though Trump tried to shut down Acosta's attempts at a follow-up - "That's enough ", he said repeatedly, walking away from the microphone several times - Acosta did get in a second question about potential upcoming indictments in the Russian Federation investigation.

World Chris Watts Reaches Plea Deal In Murder Case To Avoid Death Penalty
Author: 0 Chris Watts Reaches Plea Deal In Murder Case To Avoid Death Penalty

Shanann was 15 weeks pregnant with a baby boy they were going to name Nico. Rourke said he had detailed conversations with Shanann Watts' family after Christopher Watts' attorney approached him about a possible deal. "That about as firmly as she could have said it to me", Rourke said. Mr Rourke said he was not willing to dismiss any charges in exchange for the promise of guilty pleas.

World Lion Air Investigation Continues
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Soerjanto Tjahjono, chairman of Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee , said the problem was similar on each of the four flights, including the doomed one on October 29. Peter Fitzpatrick, a spokesperson for Air Canada, told CBC News it had received the bulletin and was following the plane maker's recommendations, "as we do with all such advisories from manufacturers and government safety regulators".

World Three states vote to legalize marijuana in midterm election
Author: 0 Three states vote to legalize marijuana in midterm election

Residents can also grow up to 12 plants for personal use. The compromise is more restrictive than other states' medical marijuana efforts, since patients won't be allowed to grow their own weed and can only smoke the prescribed bud under certain circumstances.

World BLACKBURN TAKES TENNESSEE: GOP Candidate Defeats Democrat Phil Bredesen
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Blackburn, meanwhile, hitched her horse to President Donald Trump , who won the Volunteer State by 26 points in 2016. The race has been declared in favor of Blackburn. The race made headlines in the entertainment world last month, when pop singer Taylor Swift endorsed Bredesen, but speculation of a " Taylor Swift " effect that would motivate young voters to tip the race to the Democrat appeared unfounded.

World 1.5 million ex-felons can now vote in Florida
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With 70 percent of precincts reporting , multiple news outlets are now calling it for Amendment 4 . Amendment 4 restores the right to vote to convicted felons who have completed all terms of their sentences, including probation and restitution, but excludes those who are convicted of murder or sex crimes.

Author: 0 Gov: GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis is elected governor of Florida

Congressman Ron DeSantis won the Florida governor's race tonight with 49.9 percent of the vote with 99 percent counted, defeating his progressive opponent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum , in one of the mostly closely watched races in the nation.

World Cameroon leader Paul Biya’s inauguration overshadowed by mass kidnapping
Author: 0 Cameroon leader Paul Biya’s inauguration overshadowed by mass kidnapping

They were kidnapped with three school staff members, but Tchiroma said their fate was not yet clear. No fewer than 79 students were reportedly abducted on Monday morning with their teacher, the principal and a driver. "These appalling abductions show just how the general population is paying the highest price as violence escalates in the Anglophone region ", said Samira Daoud, Amnesty International deputy regional director for West and Central Africa.

World First two Muslim women elected to US Congress
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Andre Carson, D-Indiana, is one of two Muslims now serving in the U.S. House. It was an easy win on Tuesday - her race was uncontested by any candidate from another major party. The Democrat lived at the Daad refugee camp in Kenya for four years and could not even speak English at the time she relocated to the US. Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, said in recent interviews that she favors a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as opposed to a two-state ...

World Accused Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces U.S. trial
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Security around Guzman has also been tight ahead of the trial. During the trial, jurors will reportedly be accompanied by US Marshals to and from the courthouse, and their names and addresses will be kept secret. That tipped off investigators to his location. Others recalled how he did an interview with actor Sean Penn while he was on the run. He was recaptured in Mexico in February 2014.

World Hannity Stumps For Trump After Saying He Wouldn't
Author: 0 Hannity Stumps For Trump After Saying He Wouldn't

There was no information on whether or not actions had been taken against Hannity. After Hannity spoke, Jeanine Pirro , another Fox News personality, joined the president on stage. Hannity cleared the air on Tuesday after appearing alongside the president when he initially said he would not. Their appearances caused CNN to question Fox's credibility.

World Florida teen charged with killing mother, burying her body over poor grade
Author: 0 Florida teen charged with killing mother, burying her body over poor grade

After killing her, authorities say Ramos called two school friends, who allegedly helped him bury his mom , Gail Cleavenger , in a fire pit near a church. But Chitwood said detectives suspected the story from the start and brought Ramos in for questioning. Friends say his mother was a loving woman whose last post on Facebook was a photo of her son when he was 6.

World Yoga studio shooter was a racist misogynist who found solidarity with 'incels'
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They also identified the shooter as 40-year-old Scott Paul Beierle, whose motive is still unknown. Authorities have not identified the shooter or any of the victims. Some teachers wondered what they would tell their students. But Beierle's online emphasis on romantic rejection - and his reference to Elliot Rodger - does call to mind the group of men on the Internet who term themselves "incels", which is short for "involuntarily celibate".

World Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic
Author: 0 Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic

Nine-year-old Jayna Kelley, 10-year-old Autum Helgeson, 10-year-old Haylee Hickle, and her mother, 32-year-old Sara Jo Schneider, were all killed in the tragedy. Colten Treu , 21, of Chippewa Falls is charged with four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle while having a prior intoxicant-related conviction, four counts of hit-and-run resulting in death, one count of hit-and-run resulting in great bodily harm, one count of felony bail jumping and one count of intentional abuse of a ...

World Oprah Shocks Georgians While Canvasing for Stacey Abrams
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I am shocked!" Then Oprah got down to business, telling her "So I'm canvassing for Stacey Abrams . Winfrey headlined two rallies last week for Kemp's opponent, Stacey Abrams . Winfrey shot down reports that she is planning to run for president. She went door-to-door asking Abrams' supporters to vote early and volunteer for the campaign.

World Pop singer Beyonce lends star power to Texas Democrat O'Rourke
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Jake Gyllenhaal wore a "Beto for Senate" T-shirt in a Facebook post that also endorsed other high-profile Democrats, including Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida. "Please know this: we will ensure border security". Shortly before they were about to start, officers on the scene said they were postponed. "They're filled with rage and hatred for the president".

World ELECTION DAY 2018: What you need to know
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You can find your polling place at mnvotes.org or by calling the Secretary of State's Voter Information Line at 651-215-1440 in the metro or 1-877-600-VOTE in Greater Minnesota. Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey said in an email that this election's turnout could be around 72 percent, which puts it in line with presidential election years.

World US puts 'maximum pressure' on Iran as sanctions resume
Author: 0 US puts 'maximum pressure' on Iran as sanctions resume

The United States officially reimposed all penalties that had been lifted as part of the Iranian nuclear deal as the Trump administration added almost 700 targets, including 50 Iranian financial institutions, to a sanctions list Monday.

World No, Trump can not end birthright citizenship
Author: 0 No, Trump can not end birthright citizenship

Any changes in citizenship requires a constitutional amendment. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees that American citizenship as a right for all people who are born on American soil. SIMON: However, Wong Kim Ark didn't even tell his family that he'd won his case, and his citizenship continued to be questioned every time he went in and out of the United States.

World Mooted Brexit deal is an ‘absolute stinker’, warns Boris Johnson
Author: 0 Mooted Brexit deal is an ‘absolute stinker’, warns Boris Johnson

Mr Varadkar's spokesman said the Irish premier indicated he was ready to consider proposals for a review mechanism, but only if it was clear that the arrangement can not be ditched by one side acting alone. But that goal has been complicated by May's intention to take Britain out of the EU customs union and single market. "My guess is that the customs union style deal that Theresa May is lining up.