• Florida Gives Voting Rights To Former Felons

    Florida Gives Voting Rights To Former Felons

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    Approximately 1.5 million people are now barred from voting in the state because of a past felony conviction - a figure representing about 10 percent of Florida's adult population. According to a 2016 report from the Sentencing Project , the state of Florida is responsible for 27 percent of the nation's disenfranchised population, and 48 percent of the nation's disenfranchised convicted ex-felon population.
  • These Women Made History in the Midterms

    These Women Made History in the Midterms

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    Before Tuesday's elections , women made up a record 20% of Congress - 23% of the Senate and 19% of the House. Earlier this year, a Pew poll found that 70 percent of millennial women affiliated with or leaned toward the Democrats, up from 56 percent four years ago.
  • White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

    White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

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    The confrontation between US President Donald Trump and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta has escalated with the journalist being banned from the White House. Alcindor was asking for Trump's reaction to the sentiment that his pre-election anti-immigration comments emboldened racists and white nationalists, when Trump interrupted, as he had done several times throughout the contentious back-and-forth with members of the media.
  • Democrats Nelson and Gillum lead in Florida, poll says

    Democrats Nelson and Gillum lead in Florida, poll says

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    The final stretch of the campaign was briefly disrupted by the shooting Friday evening at a Tallahassee yoga studio. Trump , who is repeatedly called out for an unprecedented number of falsehoods and misleading statements , accused Obama of being dishonest.
  • Hundreds gather for vigil for Girl Scouts, parent killed in Wisconsin crash

    Hundreds gather for vigil for Girl Scouts, parent killed in Wisconsin crash

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    The girls were members of Troop 3055 in nearby Chippewa Falls. "The Girl Scout Movement everywhere stands with our sister Girl Scouts in Wisconsin to grieve and comfort one another in the wake of this bad tragedy". Daniel Sokup said. Sokup said it wasn't immediately clear what led Treu, of Chippewa Falls, to leave the road, and he described the crash site as "not an unsafe area".
  • Newlyweds Killed In Helicopter Crash After Departing From Wedding

    Newlyweds Killed In Helicopter Crash After Departing From Wedding

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    The TV station reports the helicopter's pilot was also killed in the crash . The National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday it was investigating a crash of a Bell 206B helicopter in the area. "I am in awe of you, Will Byler, and I hope that everyone gets to experience a love like the one we have". Ackerman and Byler had been classmates in university, where they were both members of the rodeo team.
  • Crews find 1 of 2 'black boxes' from crashed Lion Air flight

    Crews find 1 of 2 'black boxes' from crashed Lion Air flight

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    The plane was supposed to steadily gain altitude but could be seen rising and falling several times in that data, the news agency reported. Divers have been scouring the sea bed and have found belongings such as shoes, bags or shattered phones, pieces of plane and, among the debris, the grisly remains of those on board, mostly skin and hair.
  • Trump makes last-minute push at rallies before Election Day

    Trump makes last-minute push at rallies before Election Day

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    The governor's mansion also is up for grabs and two key open House seats now held by Democrats are considered toss-ups. Real Clear Politics , a USA political website, projects the Democrats as winning an additional 26 seats, while one pollster, Nate Silver, is predicting a 38-seat pickup.
  • Abrams: Trump is 'wrong', I am qualified to be Georgia's governor

    Abrams: Trump is 'wrong', I am qualified to be Georgia's governor

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    Abrams would be the first black female governor in United States history. She has declared she would use the gubernatorial role to expand healthcare, increase spending on public education and reforming criminal justice. Oprah also hosted two town halls with Abrams during her trip. During his speech, Pence tried to counter Abrams' liberal appeal with a folky message: " This ain't Hollywood ".
  • Pompeo defends Trump plan to send to troops to southern border

    Pompeo defends Trump plan to send to troops to southern border

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    Pompeo said two of the jurisdictions, which he did not identify, will wind down Iranian oil imports to zero in "weeks". "The maximum pressure we have imposed has caused the rial (currency) to drop dramatically, [President Hassan] Rouhani's cabinet is in disarray, and the Iranian people are raising their voice even louder against a corrupt and hypocritical regime", Pompeo said.
  • Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen's Hudaida

    Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen's Hudaida

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    A spokesman for the coalition said its forces attacked the global airport in the capital, Sanaa, and a nearby air base operated by the rebels, known as Houthis. The United States and Britain have called for an end to the conflict, raising pressure on Saudi Arabia as it faces a global outcry over the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.