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Arizona's Cochise County finally certifies its election results after a court order

Updated December 1, 2022 at 7:01 PM ET

Under a court order, officials in Republican-controlled Cochise County, Ariz., finally certified their local midterm elections results after they missed the state's legal deadline and put more than 47,000 people's votes at risk.


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Senate passes railroad legislation to prevent a strike

Updated December 1, 2022 at 4:03 PM ET

The Senate has approved a measure meant to avert a railroad strike in eight days — without the paid sick days rail workers have been asking for.


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The Portland Thorns will be sold, the latest fallout from scandals in women's soccer

The owner of the Portland Thorns announced Thursday he is putting the club up for sale, the latest fallout from an investigation into misconduct in the National Women's Soccer League.

Merritt Paulson's decision comes nearly two months after a pair of team executives were dismissed for their roles in systemic abuse and misconduct within the NWSL.


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Baseball great Gaylord Perry, a two-time Cy Young winner, dies at 84

GAFFNEY, S.C. — Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball and telling stories about the pitch, died Thursday. He was 84.

Perry died at his home in Gaffney at about 5 a.m. Thursday, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. He did not provide additional details. A statement from the Perry family said he "passed away peacefully at his home after a short illness."


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U.S. Soccer star Christian Pulisic mending, hopes to play in Saturday's match

DOHA, Qatar — U.S. men's national soccer team star forward Christian Pulisic said Thursday he's taking it day-to-day with his injury but "doing everything in my power to be able to be out there on the field Saturday."

That's when the Americans play a round of 16 match against the Netherlands at the World Cup in Qatar.


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They ran a voter suppression scheme. Now they're sentenced to register voters

Two far-right operatives who told tens of thousands of people not to vote by mail in a robocall scheme will now have to spend 500 hours registering people to vote thanks to a legal sentence from an Ohio judge.

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman robocalled roughly 85,000 voters across Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio in the summer of 2020, falsely telling them that voting by mail would risk "giving your private information to the man."

Prosecutors say the pair were targeting neighborhoods known to have a high percentage of Black voters.


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Jeffrey Epstein's estate reaches a $105M settlement with the U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Virgin Islands announced Wednesday that it reached a settlement of more than $105 million in a sex trafficking case against the estate of financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The settlement ends a nearly three-year legal saga for officials in the U.S. territory, which sought to hold Epstein accountable after he was accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls and of causing environmental damage on the two tiny islands he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The islands will be sold as part of the agreement.


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'Squid Game' actor Oh Young-soo is indicted on indecent assault charges

SEOUL, South Korea — Award-winning "Squid Game" actor Oh Young-soo will stand trial on charges of indecent assault after a woman accused him of inappropriately touching her in 2017, a South Korean court said.

The district court in Seongnam city said Thursday that prosecutors indicted the 78-year-old Emmy nominee last week over the allegations and that his trial will begin in February. Kim Myeong-un, an official at Seongnam's district prosecutors' office, said it could not confirm specific details about Oh's case, which was first reported by local media last week.


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Major password manager LastPass suffered a breach — again

LastPass, a major password manager, says it has suffered its second breach in three months by the same unauthorized party.

LastPass CEO Karim Toubba announced Wednesday that the company detected "unusual activity" within a third-party cloud storage service but that customers' passwords remain safely encrypted.

"We immediately launched an investigation, engaged Mandiant, a leading security firm, and alerted law enforcement," Toubba wrote in a statement.


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Legal losses keep coming for Biden's student loan relief plan

Another appeals court rejected President Biden's bid to reinstate his student debt plan on Wednesday, marking the latest legal setback in the administration's effort to forgive up to $20,000 in debt.


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