Florida Deputies to Add Security After Armed Men Appear at Polling Site

Pinellas County sheriff’s office said it would station deputies at five early voting sites after two armed men dressed as security guards were seen outside a polling station. By Stephanie Saul Law enforcement officials in St. Petersburg, Fla., said Thursday that they would station deputies at five early voting sites as a precaution, the day after two armed men dressed […]

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‘Call them out’: In Maine election, Gideon asks voters to punish GOP

The last time Democrat Sara Gideon ran for office, she trounced her Republican challenger and spent a measly $4,299.99 doing it. Two years later, the Maine House speaker has hauled in $63.6 million, a mountain of money that’s poured in from Democrats across the country for one clear purpose: Defeating Sen. Susan Collins. It’s a mission that has been enthusiastically […]

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Brexit: UK and Japan to sign £15.2bn free trade agreement in Tokyo

The UK and Japan will sign a free trade agreement on Friday. The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), which was agreed in principle last month, marks Britain’s first post-Brexit trade deal. The government claim the agreement will boost trade with Japan by £15.2bn over the next 15 years – and UK businesses will enjoy tariff-free trade on 99% of […]

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U.S. Still Seeking Clues to Mystery Illness Afflicting Diplomats and Spies

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has not determined what caused some American diplomats and intelligence officers to suffer from a mysterious, debilitating affliction while they were overseas, despite devoting vast resources over more than three years to investigating it, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. Starting in late 2016, dozens of American officials and family members living in Cuba […]

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Amtrak Warns of Layoffs and Project Delays Without Billions in Assistance

The chief executive urged senators to pass legislation that includes more than $2 billion in emergency funding for the rail agency. By Pranshu Verma WASHINGTON — Amtrak’s chief executive warned federal lawmakers on Wednesday that the rail agency would have to continue steep cuts to its work force and delay infrastructure improvements — including high-profile projects in New York and […]

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Coronavirus: South Yorkshire gets tougher restrictions as 1.4 million people head for Tier 3

Around 1.4 million people in South Yorkshire will face living under England’s toughest coronavirus restrictions, mayor Dan Jarvis has announced. The move to Tier 3 will affect Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, coming into force from 12.01 am on Saturday. Mr Jarvis revealed local leaders secured £41m of funding from the government to “support our people and businesses” hit by […]

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