Democrats to determine leaders after disappointing election

House Democrats on Wednesday will launch the delicate affair of choosing their leadership team in the next Congress, a routine exercise that’s taken on outsized significance following the party’s battering at the polls two weeks ago. 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMcConnell wants deal this week on fiscal 2021 spending figures Business group calls for national mask mandate, COVID-19 relief Ted Cruz slams fellow senator as a ‘complete ass’ over wearing mask MORE (D-Calif.) and her

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Belarus: Will Lukashenko make it to another election? | Europe News

On October 11, Belarusian security forces charged at a large anti-government demonstration in Minsk.

Mariya Shakuro did not run.

She felt she had done nothing wrong by joining the protest so there was no need to flee. The 29-year-old, who works in furniture manufacturing, was arrested, along with dozens of others.

She spent 10 days in detention before being released.

She was held in harsh conditions that impacted her health, but the experience has not

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Get the latest California legislative election results

Good morning! California election results are still trickling in. Here’s the latest.


The following ballot measures have not been called:

  • Proposition 14, the measure to to issue $5.5 billion in bonds for stem cell research. The measure is leading slightly, 51.1% to 48.9%.
  • Proposition 15, the split roll property tax measure that would require commercial property worth more than $3 million to be assessed at market value. The
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Election canvassing on Hinge, Tinder, Bumble, and other dating apps: advice from Dear Prudie.

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Danny is online weekly to chat live with readers. Here’s an edited transcript of this week’s chat.

Q. Catfishing: My daughters have been phone banking, calling Arizona and Michigan and so on to get out the vote. I didn’t want to do that but I felt guilty. Then I read an article in Slate about using the dating app Hinge to get out the vote. That

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Election workers carried on vote count under historic scrutiny

Water splattering on the floor halted counting for two hours on Election Day, but it didn’t damage any ballots. And it was nothing compared to the seemingly Augean task of processing nearly 150,000 mail ballots, the unfounded accusations of fraud, the physical threats and the online harassment — and the distinctly racial overtones of mostly White protesters outside the building hurling unfounded accusations of wrongdoing as a largely Black staff of election officials inside methodically

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Japanese TV Is Covering the US Election Like a ‘Game Show’


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News this week has been dominated by the United States election. For the first time in years, results weren’t clear within hours of polls closing. Now, three days after the Tuesday polls, people are still plugged into the news, awaiting the outcome.

Coverage has been pretty standard for U.S. media but over in Japan, networks are having a bit more fun. 

Now viral online are photos of colorful news sets

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Trump steps to podium, baselessly attacks election


A Marine is posted outside the West Wing of the White House, signifying the President is in the Oval Office, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington.


For 40 hours, President Donald Trump fumed in private and tweeted his grievances in all caps.

When he at last emerged, it was to stand behind the presidential seal in the White House and deliver a diatribe most notable for his litany of false statements

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Kylie Jenner Promoted Her Makeup on Election Day, and Instagram Didn’t Want to Hear It

Kylie Jenner took some backlash from fans on social media for promoting her make-up brand on Tuesday — the day of the 2020 presidential election. While all eyes were on the polls, Jenner dropped in on Instagram to announced that the Kendall Collection from Kylie Cosmetics was back in stock. Fans thought that she was severely misreading the tone of the day online.

“I get the absolute most positive feedback on these beautiful products I’m

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How newspapers treated the morning after Election Day 2020

In the eyes of Julie Moos, executive director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Republic’s front page was among the strongest displays, capturing the facts — no result — and the feeling of a nation at odds with itself. Large photos of President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden over a subdued red-and-blue background provided visual balance, she said.

Front pages convey mood and tone, in addition to information, Moos said. Especially in

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CA election results: State Legislature, Senate, Assembly

We did it! We made it through Election Day! Of course, here in California it’ll be some time before we have final results. But let’s get into the news.


Via Hannah Wiley…

It wasn’t all about the White House last night. Or at least in my orbit it wasn’t.

A list of noteworthy legislative races — as of midnight, per the Associated Press — beginning in the Senate:

Fresh faces — Assemblywomen Susan

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California election results: Latest on Prop 20, 25 cash bail

California voters considered three criminal justice-related ballot measures Tuesday, including one that would end the practice of requiring many defendants to post cash bail as a condition of leaving jail before trial.

While millions of votes have yet to be tallied, the outcome of the three ballot measures will have a significant impact on California’s decade-long criminal justice reform efforts.

Proposition 25, which would end the use of money bail in California, is a referendum

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CA election results: Prop 21 rent control ballot measure

California rent control initiative Proposition 21 failed Tuesday, with 59.3% of the 10.1 million votes recorded rejecting the measure before the Associated Press called the race around 10:45 p.m.

It was the second time in two years that California voters rejected a rent control measure at the ballot box.

Proposition 21 would have revised a 25-year-old law that prohibits local governments from freezing housing costs on buildings constructed after Feb. 1, 1995 and single-family homes.

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MN U.S. House 2 Election Results

EAGAN, MN — First-term Congresswoman Angie Craig is hoping that the voters of Minnesota’s Second District re-elect her over Republican challenger Tyler Kistner. This is the third time Craig has run to represent her district in the U.S. House.

In 2016, Craig — a Democrat — narrowly lost to Republican Jason Lewis. In 2018, Craig handily defeated Lewis, denying him a second term. However, the 2020 race in the Second District has been unlike any

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Joe Biden Is Projected Winner Of Minnesota: Election Results

MINNESOTA — Democrat Joe Biden is the projected winner of Minnesota’s 10 electoral votes, the Associated Press reports. Biden currently leads President Donald Trump in the state by about 10 percentage points; 1,184,898 votes to 960,809 votes.

MINNESOTA — President Donald Trump has made it his own personal mission to win the state of Minnesota’s 10 electoral votes on Election Day. Trump has been vocal about how close he came to winning Minnesota in 2016.

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Law Enforcement On Heightened Alert For Election Day; LAPD On Tactical Alert

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Police across the Southland were on heightened alert Tuesday as voting wraps up in a highly contentious presidential election that has led to fears of large demonstrations — regardless of whether President Donald Trump wins or if Democrat Joe Biden unseats him.

The Los Angeles Police Department issued a citywide tactical alert Tuesday afternoon as a precaution “to ensure sufficient resources to address any incidents that may arise as a result of

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Pennsylvania emerges as early focus of online Election Day misinformation

The most prominent topic being discussed concerns allegations, which are for the most part either unsubstantiated or just plain false, of perceived unfairness toward Republican poll-watchers, with the implication that something untoward may be going on that people don’t want the poll-watchers to see. There have been no substantiated reports of mistreatment of poll-watchers.

Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral College votes are hotly contested — “this is the most important state this election cycle,” CNN’s Harry Enten
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How Wolf Blitzer and other news anchors are preparing for Election Day

We spoke to anchors about their routines and plans in preparation for Election Day. Here’s how they’re getting ready.

“I’ll spend an hour on the treadmill, have a very healthy breakfast, and there’s a few light bulbs I need to change around the house. And yes, I will trim my beard…”

“Workout. Lunch. Nap. Pick up triple shot on ice and three Perfect Bars from Starbucks. Head to work with an extra shirt and tie…”

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2020 Election Results: North Carolina voting counts, electoral college votes

RALEIGH, North Carolina — North Carolina is a key battleground state for both the presidency and control of the Senate in the 2020 election.


*Counties are colored red or blue when the % expected vote reporting reaches a set threshold. This threshold varies by state and is based on patterns of past vote reporting and expectations about how the vote will report this year.
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Law enforcement on heightened alert for Election Day

Police across the Southland will be on heightened alert for Tuesday as voting wraps up in a highly contentious presidential election that has led to fears of large protests — regardless of the winner — and possible looting or violence.  

Business owners have also been making preparations, with some choosing to board up their windows or remove the merchandise from shops and storefronts.

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How to avoid misinformation on Election Day 2020: Follow these 5 tips


Researchers say attacking misinformation is like vaccinating against a disease.
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Don’t get fooled.

Lies are expected to flow swiftly on Election Day and in the aftermath as the misinformation age threatens to disrupt civil discourse, cause Americans to question the results and even possibly set off real-world violence.

The bad news: There’s a lot out there you can’t trust.

The good: There’s a lot you can. Don’t fall for the

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