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Record $1.6 billion jackpot up for grabs in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing

3 hours 46 min ago
A record-setting $1.6 billion prize that would instantly make a single winner one of the richest people in the world will be up for grabs on Tuesday when the Mega Millions holds its drawing.
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U.S. targets Russian operatives ahead of election: NYT

4 hours 35 min ago
The United States has launched a cyber campaign aimed at Russian operatives in an effort to curb misinformation ahead of the Nov. 6 congressional elections, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, in what it said was the first known such operation to protect American elections.
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Hundreds of migrant children held in U.S. tent city for months: filings

5 hours 29 min ago
U.S. authorities have held some immigrant children who entered the country illegally and without a parent in a temporary "tent city" in Texas for months, violating a 20-year-old court order on how long minors can be detained, according to court filings by civil rights lawyers and immigration advocates.
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Suspected explosive device found at George Soros' New York home

5 hours 30 min ago
A package containing what appeared to be an explosive device was found in a mail box outside the New York residence of billionaire financier George Soros on Monday, police said.
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U.S. top court blocks questioning of Ross in census suit

5 hours 37 min ago
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a judge's order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to give a deposition in a lawsuit by 18 states challenging a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens.
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Judge bars New Hampshire proof of residency requirement for new voters

5 hours 38 min ago
A New Hampshire judge on Monday put on hold a law requiring some voters to present proof of residency when they register, saying it would lengthen lines at polling places and make it difficult for students, disabled voters and others to cast ballots.
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Trump says transgender policy seeks to 'protect the country'

5 hours 38 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that transgender issues were in flux and he aims to protect the country after a report that his administration was considering defining gender as male or female based on genitalia at birth drew widespread condemnation.
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Former Pennsylvania mayor to be sentenced for corrupt fundraising

7 hours 7 min ago
A federal judge on Tuesday will sentence a former mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania, who was convicted of bribery and related crimes that prosecutors said he carried out to finance an abortive run for the U.S. Senate.
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Actress Amber Heard says birth on U.S.-Mexico border sparked rights activism

7 hours 21 min ago
U.S. actress Amber Heard, a star of the upcoming "Aquaman" superhero movie and a U.N. human rights champion, said on Monday her childhood in Texas near the Mexican border helped spark her activism.
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Explosive device found at home of George Soros: police

11 hours 31 min ago
An explosive device found in a mail box outside the New York residence of billionaire financier George Soros on Monday, police said, and according to the New York Times it was detonated by bomb squad technicians in a nearby wooded area.
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Explosive device found at home of George Soros: New York Times

12 hours 55 min ago
An explosive device was found on Monday in a mailbox near the New York home of billionaire financier George Soros, a favorite target of right-wing campaigners in the United States and eastern Europe, the New York Times reported, citing police.
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U.S. regulator orders halt to self-driving school bus test in Florida

13 hours 11 min ago
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday said it had ordered Transdev North America to immediately stop transporting school children in Florida in a driverless shuttle, as the testing could be putting them at "inappropriate" risk.
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Twitter removes more accounts affiliated with Infowars

13 hours 38 min ago
Twitter Inc confirmed on Monday it has removed more accounts affiliated with Infowars, the website of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
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U.S. Bible museum says five Dead Sea Scrolls fragments fake

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 6:18pm
The Museum of the Bible in Washington on Monday said five of its artifacts thought to be part of the Dead Sea Scrolls were fake and would not be displayed anymore.
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U.S. gets lottery fever as jackpots rise to $2.2 billion

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 4:56pm
Gregory Baron, 24, and Ben Nelson, 27, on Monday were eagerly purchasing $2 tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot in hopes of winning the record-setting $1.6 billion prize and becoming among the richest people in the world.
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Guard shoots man trying to break into Washington TV station office

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 4:26pm
A security guard shot and wounded a man who kicked in the front doors of the offices of the Fox 5 channel in Washington on Monday afternoon, the television station and police said.
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Mega Millions website crashes as record jackpot draws clicks

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 1:10pm
The U.S. Mega Millions lottery website crashed on Monday ahead of a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday night.
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State of Play: Tightening Arizona race threatens Democrats' slim Senate hopes

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:39am
For most of this year, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has run what has been viewed widely as one of the best races in the nation. But with less than a month to go to Election Day, there are doubts whether she can make it across the finish line.
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State of Play: Democrats threaten Trump's grip on the Great Lakes

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:39am
Two years ago, Ohio and other states in the former industrial heartlands of the Great Lakes region catapulted Donald Trump into the White House.
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Republicans fear Democratic 'blue wave' spreading to once-safe districts

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:39am
The last time U.S. congressional elections were held in this central Virginia district, Meg Sneed voted for the Republican incumbent, Representative Dave Brat. Her friend, Cheryll Lesser, did not vote at all.
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