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Why education was a top voter priority this election

It touches most every household in the United States, whether as taxpayers or as parents, but come Election Day, education rarely makes it to the top of voter priorities.

That wasn't the case this week.


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Ex-Raiders player was driving 156 mph before a deadly crash, prosecutors say

Prosecutors in Las Vegas say Henry Ruggs III was driving at a speed of more than 150 mph before he rear-ended another car — killing the woman inside. The woman killed was identified as Tina O. Tintor, 23, of Las Vegas, according to police. Her dog was also killed.


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A doctor spread COVID misinformation and renewed her license with a mouse click

For much of the pandemic, Dr. Lee Merritt has appeared on talk shows and in lecture halls to spread false information about COVID-19.


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After attacks on the 2020 election, secretary of state races take on new urgency

Primary challenges are a normal part of politics, but normally low-key races to be a state's chief election official are taking on a different tone after the 2020 election.

At a recent rally held by former President Donald Trump in Perry, Ga., Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., stumped for his campaign to unseat Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.


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New Yorkers vote against a potential expansion of ballot access for the state

Updated November 3, 2021 at 10:54 PM ET

New York voters soundly rejected constitutional amendments that would have allowed for same-day voter registration and universal absentee voting in future elections.

The Associated Press called the ballot measure contests on Wednesday evening.


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Chinese tennis athlete accuses former top Communist Party official of sexual assault

BEIJING – In a long, confessional social media post on Tuesday night, a celebrated Chinese athlete described her alleged assault ten years ago at the hands of one of the country's most powerful Communist Party officials at the time, which she says happened while someone stood guard outside the bedroom door.

"I was so scared that afternoon," Peng Shuai wrote in her post on the Chinese social media site Weibo. "I never gave consent, crying the entire time."


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Suicide rates fall again — but not for young adults and some people of color

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.


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Tastykake recalls cakes that could have tiny pieces of metal in them

We are not trying to food shame you, but you might want to put down the Tastykake chocolatey cream-filled cupcake.

The Food and Drug Administration published a notice from the company, recalling some of the its multi-pack cupcakes sold at stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.

Flowers Foods, the maker of Tastykake goods, said the treats could have tiny fragments of metal mesh wire in them.


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The NRA is being sued for allegedly breaking campaign finance law to back Republicans

Giffords, the gun-control nonprofit founded by former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the National Rifle Association of violating campaign finance laws dating back to 2014.


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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tests positive for COVID-19 at the climate summit

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is attending the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, (known as COP26) has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Wednesday.

Garcetti, who is vaccinated against COVID-19, was feeling well and isolating in his hotel room, according to a tweet from the mayor's account.


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