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Florida's Republican lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to pass the so-called "anti-riot" bill; disturbing police camera video of the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old in Chicago.


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With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Senate takes up anti-Asian American hate crimes legislation, and President Biden officially announces a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Archive: November 3, 2020

Online misinformation is expected to be rampant as election results trickle in likely at a slower pace than previous elections. (shintartanya/Adobe Stock)

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VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Americans are preparing for a prolonged period of uncertainty after the polls close today. Experts expect it could take days or weeks to determine who has won the presidential race, as well as many other races down the ballot. Michael Caulfield, director of blended and networke ...Read More

About 61% of Oregon voters had returned their ballots by Oct. 30, according to unofficial tallies from the Secretary of State's office. (Chris Thomas)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- For many, the waiting could be the hardest part as Election Day results trickle in. The League of Women of Voters is urging people to prepare for what could be a long process of ensuring all votes are counted. President of the League of Women Voters of Oregon Rebecca Gladstone sa ...Read More

Some experts say not only will election results not be available right away, they might also be disputed, which could further delay decisions in close races. (Adobe Stock)

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INDIANAPOLIS -- By this time tomorrow, it's very unlikely Hoosiers will know who has won the White House. Historically high numbers of absentee ballots as a result of the pandemic mean ensuring all votes are properly tallied will take longer than usual. And there also are concerns that the election ...Read More

More than 88% of absentee ballots had been returned in Ada County as of this weekend. (IdahoVotes.gov)

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BOISE, Idaho -- Idahoans working at the polls today are likely to be younger than in past elections. In previous years, the majority of poll workers have been over age 60. But concern about the health of older Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed election offices to seek help from Mille ...Read More

Voting-rights groups want people to blow the whistle on Election Day when they see activity such as instances of intimidation, or long lines in the wake of poll worker shortages in some communities. (Adobe Stock)

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MINNEAPOLIS -- As voters head to the polls in Minnesota today, concerns linger about the possibility of intimidation. State leaders and advocacy groups say people shouldn't fear polling locations, but they should know the facts behind what's not allowed. Leading up to the election, reports surface ...Read More

Iowa has emerged as a battleground state in the 2020 presidential election, and the group Vote America says same-day registration in the state benefits those who still want to participate in an election that could see a close outcome. (Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ahead of this week's election, Iowa's secretary of state announced that a record number of state residents were registered to vote. However, one nonprofit says that's no reason for complacency in trying to get all eligible voters to participate. This week, the state reported Io ...Read More

An estimated 5.2 million Americans remain disenfranchised because of felony convictions. That's 2.3% of the voting-age population. (Michael Fleshman/Flickr)

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Voters in Nebraska and across the country are heading to the polls today to participate in one of the most fundamental democratic processes. But more than 20,000 voting-age Nebraskans won't be able to cast a ballot because of a felony conviction. According to a report from The Sen ...Read More

The public is invited to leave photos of their loved ones at a temporary altar built inside city hall in New Haven for Day of the Dead. (John Lugo)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- This year, New Haven's Day of the Dead parade has taken on new significance as organizers dedicated it to the nearly 230,000 Americans who have lost their lives to COVID-19. Human rights and workers' rights advocates built a Dia de los Muertos altar at City Hall and invited the ...Read More

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