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  Story 309 -   Sunday November 1, 2020
U.S. judge in to decide if drive-through votes already cast should be voided in Texas
Federal U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Houston, on Friday scheduled an emergency hearing for Monday on whether Houston officials unlawfully allowed drive-through voting and should toss out more than 100,000 votes in the Democratic-leaning area.

The judge agreed to hear arguments by a Republican state legislator and others that votes already made at drive-through voting sites in the Houston, Texas area should be rejected.

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  Story 308 -   Sunday November 1, 2020
Man rescued from rubble as Turkey quake death toll hits 51
ZMIR (Reuters) - A 70-year-old man was pulled from the rubble of a flattened building in western Turkey early on Sunday after being buried under the debris for 33 hours following a powerful earthquake which struck the country's Aegean coast and Greek islands.

The death toll from Friday afternoon's quake rose to 51. Turkish authorities have announced 49 deaths in the coastal city of Izmir, while two teenagers died on the Greek island of ...
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  Story 307 -   Sunday November 1, 2020
Mexico protesters burn Trump effigy, slam U.S. border policy
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Protesters in Mexico burned effigies of Donald Trump and a border patrol agent on the U.S. border on Saturday, condemning President Donald Trump's migration policies and urging Americans to reject him at the ballot box on Tuesday.

A few dozen migrant activists marched to the beach fence separating Mexico from the United States at the border city of Tijuana chanting, 'Trump, we won't pay for your wall,' then ...
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  Story 306 -   Sunday November 1, 2020
At Least Five Killed in Ivory Coast Election Clashes
ABIDJAN (REUTERS) - AT least five people were killed and many others wounded in election day clashes in opposition strongholds in Ivory Coast, officials said on Sunday.

Voting took place on Saturday with President Alassane Ouattara seeking a third term that his opponents say is unconstitutional. Results are expected on Sunday. ...
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  Story 305 -   Saturday October 31, 2020
Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90 Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said.

The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas, having been "unwell for some time", his son said.

His acting career spanned five decades and he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Un ...

  Story 304 -   Saturday October 31, 2020
Here's how the Electoral College works
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) ? The Electoral College is a big reason why Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016. Four candidates in history have won the popular vote only to be denied the presidency by the Electoral College.

Our country?s unique system of electing presidents was devised at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. It was a compromise between those who wanted direct popular elections for president and those who preferred to have ...
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  Story 303 -   Saturday October 31, 2020
Lyon attack: Orthodox priest wounded in shooting
An Orthodox priest has been wounded in a shooting in the French city of Lyon, according to police.

Police sources told reporters that the suspect had fled the scene.

The French interior ministry said security and emergency personnel were on the scene and urged people to avoid the area.

The incident came days after three people were killed in a knife attack at a church in the the southern French city of Nice.
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  Story 302 -   Saturday October 31, 2020
Early Voting in U.S. Election Tops 90 Million WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - More than 90 million Americans have cast ballots in the U.S. presidential election, according to a tally on Saturday from the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida, setting the stage for the highest participation rate in over a century.

The record-breaking pace, about 65% of the total turnout in 2016, reflects intense interest in the vote, in which incumbent Donald Trump, a Republican, is up against D ...

  Story 301 -   Saturday October 31, 2020
Biden's win would give Democrats 4 years of power. State legislatures could give them 10 DeAndrea Salvador said she feels immense political pressure from her state Senate race as she tries to reach new voters in her hometown of Charlotte, even though more than half of North Carolina has already cast its ballots.

Salvador, the founder of an energy nonprofit and a fifth-generation resident of her Southern city, is running in a district that is one of five in the state vital to Democrats? hopes of flipping the North Carolina Le ...

  Story 300 -   Friday October 30, 2020
FBI warns American hospitals they are facing 'imminent' threat of cyber-attacks
Federal agencies have warned that the US healthcare system is facing an ?increased and imminent? threat of cybercrime, and that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of extortion attempts designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of Covid-19 are spiking.

In a joint alert on Wednesday, the FBI and two federal agencies warned that they had ?credible information of an increased ...
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  Story 299 -   Friday October 30, 2020
Van full of explosives found in Philadelphia following week of social unrest
The city of Philadelphia is on high alert Thursday after authorities discovered a van filled with explosives and other suspicious cargo ? including propane tanks, torches and possibly sticks of dynamite ? on Wednesday night following two nights of protests and unrest after the shooting death of a Black man by police in West Philadelphia on Monday afternoon, according to ABC News? Phildaelphia station WPVI.

It is unclear how authorities ...
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  Story 298 -   Thursday October 29, 2020
3 dead in church attack, plunging France into dual emergency
NICE, FRANCE - An attacker armed with a knife killed three people inside a church Thursday in the southern French city of Nice, prompting the government to raise its security alert status to the maximum level hours before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

It was the third attack in two months in France that authorities have attributed to Muslim extremists, including the beheading of a teacher. It comes during a growing furor over cari ...
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  Story 297 -   Thursday October 29, 2020
Vigil set for bicyclist killed in east Las Vegas
A vigil will be held Thursday in east Las Vegas for a bicyclist killed last weekend when a man leaned out of a car and intentionally struck her.

The vigil for Michelle 'Shelli' Weissman, 56, of Las Vegas, will be at 4 p.m. near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. The public is welcome.

'Come join us to honor our friend and family member, Shelli,' organizers wrote in a Facebook post titled 'A Vigil to H ...
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  Story 296 -   Thursday October 29, 2020
King County sheriff to investigate Seattle police officer rolling bike over person's head
The King County Sheriff's Office will investigate a Seattle police officer after a video from Wednesday night's protest circulated on social media, showing him rolling his bike over the head of a person lying on the ground.

Seattle's Office of Police Accountability (OPA) responded to the incident early Thursday morning, after the Seattle Police Department's Force Investigation Team (FIT) notified them at 2:40 a.m., an OPA news release ...
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  Story 295 -   Thursday October 29, 2020
Donald J Trump charged with sexually assaulting women: revisited Four years ago this week, news broke that the Republican nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, had been caught on tape talking with Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about his habit of sexually assaulting women. In that 2005 conversation, the then-Apprentice star bragged about grabbing women ?by the pussy,? kissing women before they can stop him, and ?moving on? a married woman ?like a bitch.? Trump already had image problems that didn?t square ...

  Story 294 -   Thursday October 29, 2020
Tilting tanker off coast of Venezuela could spill 1.3 million barrels of oil into Atlantic isherman in the Caribbean are calling for a state of emergency to be declared, after evidence emerged of an sinking oil tanker off the coast of Venezuela, threatening to spill over 1.3 million barrels of oil into the ocean.

The Nabarima, a Venezuelan tanker partly operated by Italian energy giant ENI, was first noticed to be tilting in July. By August, crews discovered that water was leaking into the ship, threatening to sink it.


  Story 293 -   Wednesday October 28, 2020
If we could archive all human memory, how would we choose what to forget? hen the Voyager missions were sent by Nasa on their grand tour of the solar system in 1977, they went into space with messages and photographs from Earth, in case either probe bumped into another civilisation.

Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, which are now both comfortably more than 10 billion miles away from home and still recording data, went into deep space with an eclectic set of images stored on a golden record, including photos of the Grea ...

  Story 292 -   Wednesday October 28, 2020
After Walter Wallace Jr.'s killing, Philly police need transparency and change | Opinion alter Wallace Jr. was 27 years old. He was a father, a twin brother, and a son. He was beloved by his friends and neighbors. He was a Black man who struggled with lifelong mental health challenges. And Monday, he was shot and killed by police, steps away from his mother as she begged officers to lower their weapons.

After the summer we?ve had, with people taking to the streets in cities around the country demanding racial justice, and wi ...

  Story 291 -   Wednesday October 28, 2020
Fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. In Philadelphia Trump responds to Philly unrest, without naming Walter Wallace Jr., and says federal resources are ready to be deployed ?if requested?

Three days after Philadelphia Police fatally shot Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man who was suffering a mental health crisis, the Trump administration responded Wednesday, blaming the unrest in West Philadelphia on the ?liberal Democrats' war against the police" and saying the federal government ...

  Story 290 -   Tuesday October 27, 2020
Americans Fear Post-Election Violence as Police Prepare Agitating the situation is President Donald Trump?s preemptive accusations, without evidence, of widespread voter fraud and his resistance to a peaceful transition should he lose, as well as fresh images of rioting at left-wing protests.

It?s not alarmist; it?s fact: People are on edge, and law-enforcement agencies, and even social media companies, are at the ready.

A JL Partners-Independent poll found that 72% of voters say th ...


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