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Appeals Court Rules Against Trump On Ending DACA

Buzzfeed News reports: Current recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will continue to receive the protections of the Obama-era program for now, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a nationwide injunction preventing the Trump administration from rescinding DACA as to current recipients. Earlier this week, the …

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NRA Blames Gun Laws For Thousand Oaks Massacre

Second Nexus reports: Dana Loesch, the national spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, blamed the Wednesday night mass shooting in California on the state’s strict gun control laws. Followers on Twitter blasted Loesch for her callous spin just hours after a gunman opened fire in a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, killing 13 people including armed sheriff’s deputy Ron Helus. …

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ARIZONA: GOP Sues To Stop Counting Mail-In Ballots

Phoenix’s ABC affiliate reports: Republicans filed a lawsuit Thursday to challenge the way some Arizona counties count mail-in ballots as election officials began to slowly tally more than 600,000 outstanding votes in the narrow U.S. Senate race — a task that could take days. Republican Rep. Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Kyrstin Sinema were separated by a small fraction of …

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FLORIDA: Gillum Campaign Opens Door To Recount

Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: Campaign officials for Democratic gubernatorial Andrew Gillum say they are monitoring what appears to be a closer race against Republican Ron DeSantis than it first appeared. By Thursday, with more votes tallied and while some discrepancies are sorted out, DeSantis’ lead has narrowed dramatically. At noon Thursday, DeSantis led by only about 43,000 votes, which is …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Dem Concedes House Seat To Hate Group-Backed Anti-LGBT Pastor Mark Harris [VIDEO]

Charlotte’s CBS affiliate reports: Democratic candidate Dan McCready conceded to Republican opponent Mark Harris in North Carolina’s District 9 race Wednesday evening. McCready did not make an announcement after Tuesday’s election. At midnight, the race was separated by just under 2,000 votes. McCready became emotional as he addressed his supporters and announced his concession. “You’ve worked so hard… you let …

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GEORGIA: Brian Kemp Resigns As Secretary Of State

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Republican Brian Kemp on Thursday resigned as secretary of state, saying he needs to start the work of transitioning to the state’s top office after earning a “clear and convincing victory” at the ballot box. But Stacey Abrams is not conceding anything yet, hopeful that a trove of provisional ballots could be enough to swing the …

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Thousand Oaks Shooter ID’d As 29 Year-Old White Man

Heavy.com reports: David Ian Long has been identified as the suspected black-clad gunman who opened fire at a crowded college bar in Thousand Oaks, California, killing at least 12 and wounding at least 21 people. The shooting happened at Borderline Bar & Grill, a country music-themed restaurant in Ventura County. It was “College Country Night” at the bar, a weekly …

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GEORGIA: Democrat Lucy McBath Flips US House Seat

Atlanta’s NBC affiliate reports: Karen Handel has conceded the Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race to Lucy McBath Thursday morning. In a letter to Channel 2 Action News, Handel said, “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday. Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and send her only good …

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FLORIDA: Senate Race Appears Headed For Recount

The Associated Press reports: A bitter and expensive clash between Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson appears to be heading to a recount, despite Scott’s declaration of victory. Nelson has not conceded. His campaign says it’s preparing for a recount and will have observers in every one of the state’s 67 counties to monitor the process. …

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RBG Hospitalized After Fracturing Three Ribs In Fall

USA Today reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital after falling in her office Wednesday night, the Court announced in a statement on Thursday. Ginsburg, 85, went home after the fall but continued to experience “discomfort overnight” and went to George Washington Hospital early Thursday. Tests revealed she fractured three ribs and she “was admitted for …

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