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Republicans declared winners after Florida recount

by Kent Covington & Mickey McLean
Posted 11/19/18, 11:29 am

Florida this weekend finished recounting its ballots, and Republicans emerged victorious in two big races with national implications. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded Sunday in his race against Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who won by a little more than 10,000 votes out of about 8 million cast. “We must do what Americans have always done: come together for the good of our state and our country,” Scott said in a statement after the results became official.

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Lawyers question possible jurors for ‘El Chapo’

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/07/18, 10:46 am

Jury selection is ongoing in New York this week for the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious alleged drug lords. Guzman is accused of a violent reign of terror as head of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel. Last year, Mexico extradited Guzman to the United States, where he faces 17 criminal counts, including drug trafficking, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit murder. He faces a possible life sentence in a U.S. prison.

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Countdown to Election Day

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/05/18, 12:27 pm

Candidates and their supporters are out in force Monday making the final push ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. That’s especially true in Missouri, where polls show a dead heat in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger, state Attorney General Josh Hawley—one of several critical races that could decide the balance of power in the Senate. In another close race, former President Barack Obama stumped in Indiana on Sunday in hopes of pushing incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly across the finish line.

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