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Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races

The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races, an unprecedented review of two major races in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Read more

Georgia’s Democratic candidate for governor vows to fight on

Republican Brian Kemp resigned today as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he had captured enough votes to become governor. His Democratic rival, Stacey Abrams, refused to concede and her campaign demanded that state officials “count every single vote.” Read more

Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out policy

A day after Republicans expanded their Senate majority, the Trump administration today finalized a policy change that allows some employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control for female workers. Read more

Mitt Romney handily wins U.S. Senate seat from Utah

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney handily won a U.S. Senate seat in his adopted home state of Utah today after a campaign where he backed off his once-fierce criticism of President Donald Trump. Read more

Aid arrives for migrants at Mexico City stadium as U.S. votes

Humanitarian aid converged around a stadium in Mexico City where thousands of Central American migrants winding their way toward the United States were resting today after an arduous trek that has taken them through three countries in three weeks. Read more

Ted Cruz fends off Beto O’Rourke in Texas Senate race

Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke to win re-election today in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed a late boost from President Donald Trump to help push the incumbent over the top. Read more

Rihanna sends Trump cease-and-desist after her song plays at rally

After learning that Trump played her 2007 hit “Don’t Stop the Music” at his Chattanooga, Tenn., rally on Sunday, the hitmaker’s legal team sent a cease-and-desist letter to Trump’s White House counsel Emmet Flood saying as much — and accusing POTUS of copyright infringement. Read more

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