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Sen. Jon Kyl Waffles On Stepping Aside For McSally

Politico reports: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that he hasn’t decided how long he’ll serve as the late John McCain’s appointed replacement and kept the door open to suggesting that Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) — who lost her Senate bid last week — serve out the remainder of his term. When Kyl agreed to step into the Senate seat …

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Palm Beach County Forced To Restart Recount After Ballot Machines Overheated And Gave False Totals

The Miami Herald reports: Palm Beach County’s race to recount votes is heating up — literally. The county’s decade-old ballot-counting machines overheated and gave incorrect totals, forcing the county to restart its recount of about 175,000 early votes, supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said Tuesday night. The department has flown in mechanics to repair the machines. “We’re disappointed by the …

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CALIFORNIA: Death Toll From Wildfires Rises To 48

The New York Times reports: It is a measure of how frequent and deadly wildfires have become in California that identifying badly burned remains has become an area of expertise. Once again cadaver dogs have been summoned, forensic dental experts will follow and coroners and anthropologists are using their experience from previous wildfires to locate the victims. At least 48 …

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Court Extends Recount Deadline For Palm Beach County

The Palm Beach Post reports: A Leon County circuit judge issued an order today extending the deadline for recounts in Palm Beach County on state races in question to Nov. 20, about five days after the original 3 p.m. Thursday deadline. The order include extending the recounting of votes in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Bill Nelson and Gov. …

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Trump EPA Official Indicted On Ethics Charges [VIDEO]

The Birmingham Herald reports: A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted the Southeast regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and a former Alabama Environmental Management Commissioner for violating state ethics laws. Charges include multiple violations of Alabama’s Ethics Act, including soliciting a thing of value from a principal, lobbyist or subordinate, and receiving money in addition that received in …

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Vaping Giant Juul Labs To Suspend Most Retail Sales

The New York Times reports: Facing mounting government pressure and a public backlash over the epidemic of teenage vaping, Juul Labs announced on Tuesday that it would stop selling most of its flavored e-cigarette pods in retail stores and would discontinue its social media promotions. The decision by the San Francisco-based company, which has more than 70 percent of the …

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MAINE: GOP Rep Sues To Stop Ranked Voting Tally

Roll Call reports: Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin has sued state Attorney General Matthew Dunlap seeking an injunction to stop the tabulation of ballots under the state’s ranked-choice voting system, which is being used in his race against Democrat Jared Golden in the 2nd District. Since no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the state’s ranked-choice voting system …

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Petco Bans Pet Food With Artificial Ingredients

Forbes reports: Today Petco announces it will stop selling pet food and treats containing artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. After May 2019 customers will no longer find brands containing such ingredients on their shelves. More than 40 artificial ingredients are on its banned list. The private San Diego-based company is rated #100 in Forbes’ America’s Largest Private Company list with …

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CBS News: New Mueller Indictments May Come Today

Bloomberg reports: New indictments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are expected as soon as Tuesday, CBS reports, citing multiple people with knowledge of the investigation. Right-wing author and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi told viewers of his YouTube live-stream broadcast Monday that he’d been cooperating with the inquiry since receiving a …

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REPORT: Trump Plans To Fire Homeland Security Head

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has told advisers he has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials. Trump canceled a planned trip with Nielsen this week to visit U.S. troops at the …

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Amazon To Split New HQ Between NYC And DC Suburb

Reuters reports: Amazon.com Inc will on Tuesday announce it has selected New York and Northern Virginia for its second headquarters, a source told Reuters, ending a more than year-long contest that has seen frenzied bidding from locales across North America. Amazon’s plan to split its second headquarters, dubbed “HQ2”, evenly between two cities will boost its presence around New York …

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Democrat Krysten Sinema Closes In On Senate Win

Politico reports: Arizona’s Senate race isn’t over. But Kyrsten Sinema should be feeling awfully good about her chances. Even some Republicans have begun to acknowledge the increasing likelihood of defeat. “I think it’s over,” said Chuck Coughlin, a veteran Republican strategist in the state, crediting Democrats’ turnout operation, particularly among early voters. “It’s just not there. It’s not in the …

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Civil Rights Groups Sue To Boot Scott From Recount

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed News: Republican Gov. Rick Scott has filed at least five lawsuits since Thursday against county election officials and instructed state police to investigate them for “fraud.” But on Monday, a group of Florida voters and organizations filed their own lawsuit that alleges Scott has illegally abused his power as governor to swing the outcome of …

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Jerome Corsi: I’m Being Indicted And Will Die In Prison

At this writing Roger Stone pal and Infowars nutbag Jerome Corsi is live-streaming on YouTube where he reportedly just told viewers that he thinks he will die in prison. NBC is reporting that Corsi has told them that Mueller’s team has told him that he will be indicted for perjury. Corsi’s fans are making donations on the live-stream. Corsi, you …

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Bill Nelson Calls On Rick Scott To Recuse Himself From Overseeing Recount: “He Can’t Be Impartial” [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson doesn’t want his opponent Republican Gov. Rick Scott to have anything to do with the recount of their election. On Monday Nelson called on Scott to recuse himself from “any role” in Florida’s recount process as the supervisors of elections across the state begin a mandatory machine recount of more than 8.2 …

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Court Boots Rick Scott’s Bid To Seize Voting Machines

CBS News Miami reports: Injunction denied. That’s the decision Monday from a Broward Circuit Court judge at an emergency hearing involving a lawsuit filed by Florida Governor Rick Scott, asking to impound ballots and machines at the Broward Election office. Instead of granting the injunction, Judge Jack Tuter suggested the addition of three additional armed Broward Sheriff’s Deputies at election …

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Marvel Comics Founder Stan Lee Dies At Age 95

TMZ reports: Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died … TMZ has learned. We’re told an ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We’re told that’s where he died. Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so — he had a bout of …

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Defeated Rep Blames McCain For Losing The House

Anti-LGBT GOP Rep. Jason Lewis, who just lost to openly lesbian Democrat Angie Craig, thinks John McCain is to blame for losing the House. Lewis wrote in the op-ed that McCain’s vote last year to kill a repeal of the Affordable Care Act “prompted a ‘green wave’ of liberal special-interest money, which was used to propagate false claims that the …

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Stacey Abrams Files Suit To Get All Votes Counted

The Washington Post reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams is continuing her fight to force a runoff in the Georgia governor’s race and filed a new lawsuit late Sunday to block counties from tossing out some absentee and provisional ballots. Kemp’s lead has narrowed since Tuesday, but is still above the 50 percent required for an outright win. As of Sunday afternoon, …

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High School Boys Give Nazi Salute In Class Photo

Law & Crime reports: A Wisconsin school district is considering what consequences students should face after an alarming photograph surfaced, supposedly of the male students of the class of 2019. The image, tweeted from an account that has since been made private, allegedly shows dozens of Baraboo High School students at their junior prom giving the Nazi salute. The Barbaroo …

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