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He said 230 incidents were ultimately reported nationwide, affecting 68 strawberry brands. A 50-year-old woman is being driven into the police watch-house in Brisbane, Sunday, November 11, 2018. Superintendent Wacker said there were 77 reports in Queensland alone, of which 15 were believed to be hoaxes. Police in Australia have arrested a woman in the state of Queensland as part of their investigation into a food contamination crisis that has left the nation's fruit-lovers in a panic ...
  • Democrats seek emergency hearings on Trump’s ouster of Jeff Sessions

    Democrats seek emergency hearings on Trump’s ouster of Jeff Sessions

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    That's because Sessions had recused himself , calling it inappropriate that he lead an inquiry into Trump's 2016 presidential campaign of which he was a part. The relentless attacks on Sessions came even though the Alabama Republican was the first USA senator to endorse Trump and despite the fact that his crime-fighting agenda and priorities - particularly his hawkish immigration enforcement policies - largely mirrored the president's.
  • At least 13 killed in California bar shooting including gunman

    At least 13 killed in California bar shooting including gunman

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    They have not yet confirmed any motive behind the attack. Nine months ago, another mass shooting occurred in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and teachers were fatally shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The husband and father-of-one had been a policeman for 29 years and was due to retire next year. "Losing Ron, we go to the gym together and work out together", Dean said.
  • 'Soulless' teen murdered mom after argument over bad grade: cops

    'Soulless' teen murdered mom after argument over bad grade: cops

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    The boy's reason? The mother and son had gotten into an argument over a "D" grade he got at school, police said, adding that Ramos got upset after his mother called his father, who was out of town on a business trip. Elsewhere in DeBary, deputies recovered the dumped property that was removed from the home in the staged burglary - computers and other electronics including a Playstation 4, a rifle and other items.
  • Florida Restores Voting Rights to More Than 1.4 Million Ex-Felons

    Florida Restores Voting Rights to More Than 1.4 Million Ex-Felons

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    Under the new system, residents will automatically get their right to vote back after they complete their sentences, with exceptions for people convicted of murder and felony sex offenses. Four out of the five counties with the most felons tend to vote Democrat . Florida has not taken advantage of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that essentially legalizes betting on sports teams.
  • Trump ousts U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announces interim replacement

    Trump ousts U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announces interim replacement

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    Sessions, who is said to have tended his resignation by letter, angered Trump by recusing himself from a probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election campaign. "It is nearly impossible not to interpret this any other way than to undercut Mueller", he said. "I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced", Whitaker said , "and that attorney general doesn't fire Bob Mueller, but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to ...
  • Khashoggi's sons say they have no answers on his murder

    Khashoggi's sons say they have no answers on his murder

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    The two experts, whom the newspaper described as "cleaners", reportedly visited their country's consulate every day for a week, before leaving Turkey on October 17. But critics outside Saudi Arabia said the wave of arrests were part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to silence potential opposition to his leadership.
  • Kemp, Abrams Near Even in Race For Georgia Governor

    Kemp, Abrams Near Even in Race For Georgia Governor

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    Kemp - who, as Georgia secretary of state, is also in charge of elections and voter registration - faced backlash after it was reported his office had put more than 53,000 voter applications on hold, almost 70% of which are from African-Americans, because they failed to clear the state's controversial "exact match" standard.
  • Polls open across ME with high turnout predicted

    Polls open across ME with high turnout predicted

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    Instead, a new election law has kept the clerk's office busy, Colabella said. Election officials in Albemarle County and Charlottesville are expecting higher voter turnout than past midterms. You need two forms of ID, including one with a current DeKalb County address. But, turnout is expected to be high today. Ryan, who was speaking from an unidentified polling site, suggested the machines were also jamming because of the two-page ballot.
  • Georgia Voters Seek Restraining Order Against Kemp

    Georgia Voters Seek Restraining Order Against Kemp

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    Since the beginning of the election season, voter suppression has been prevalent in the state of Georgia. Democrats denied Kemp's claim and ripped the investigation as a "political stunt" from a "desperate" candidate. Former President Obama recently joined Abrams on the campaign trail, suggesting that Kemp has "already been caught" guilty of voter suppression.
  • Ted Cruz holds off Beto O'Rourke to keep Texas Senate seat

    Ted Cruz holds off Beto O'Rourke to keep Texas Senate seat

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    Triumph also pokes fun at Beto's punk rocker past, saying that his music is bad enough to deter anyone from trying to cross the border. And O'Rourke may still have some wins to place in his column. The Cruz campaign cut a commercial responding to O'Rourke that featured a double-amputee Vietnam veteran named Tim Lee. He and President Trump routinely sparred, and Cruz famously did not endorse the president during his nominating convention.
  • Driver was huffing before Wis. crash that killed 4

    Driver was huffing before Wis. crash that killed 4

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    Authorities have not released the identities of the victims. Two other girls were taken to hospital with critical injuries; however, doctors could not save one of the girls, who died several hours later. The Girl Scout community is also grieving. The Chippewa Falls Police Department in a statement posted to Facebook Saturday evening called it a "truly horrific incident" and extended its condolences to the victims and their families.
  • Turkey among 8 countries granted waiver on USA oil sanctions against Iran

    Turkey among 8 countries granted waiver on USA oil sanctions against Iran

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    The reimposition of the sanctions comes as the United States is focused on US congressional and gubernatorial elections on Tuesday. South Korea said on Monday it has been granted a waiver to at least temporarily continue to import condensate, a super-light form of crude oil , from Iran and also still continue financial transactions with the Middle East country.
  • Black box from crashed Lion Air flight found

    Black box from crashed Lion Air flight found

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    Both the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder - which could be key pieces of evidence - are still missing. Divers have recovered a flight recorder from the crashed Lion Air jet on the sea floor, a crucial development in the investigation into what caused the two-month-old plane to plunge into the sea earlier this week.
  • Oprah door-knocks for Democratic candidate in Georgia

    Oprah door-knocks for Democratic candidate in Georgia

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    Winfrey explained that in her canvassing, she already talked to people who have voted early and plan on volunteering for Abrams. Abrams faces off against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R). Polls suggest Abrams and Kemp are deadlocked in one of the hottest matchups of the midterm elections . More than 1.5 million of the state's nearly seven million registered voters have cast ballots already.
  • Iranians rally to mark anniversary of 1979 USA embassy takeover

    Iranians rally to mark anniversary of 1979 USA embassy takeover

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    Another country that has been seeking a sanctions waiver is Turkey, which takes significant volumes via pipeline from neighboring Iran. "The sanctions that will be reimposed tomorrow are the toughest sanctions ever put in place on the Islamic Republic of Iran", Pompeo said during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday".
  • Yemeni pro-gov't forces advance in Houthi-controlled Hodeidah despite casualties

    Yemeni pro-gov't forces advance in Houthi-controlled Hodeidah despite casualties

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    Three-quarters of Yemen's 29 million people are food insecure, 1.8 children suffer from malnutrition and 400,000 children under age 5 are in the worst stage of malnutrition - without intervention they might die. Forces loyal to the government have said coalition strikes were intensified on Thursday night on Houthi bases near the eastern entrance to the port city, which is a gateway to the capital, and in its southern part.
  • Joint Turkey-US patrols begin in Syria's Manbij: state media

    Joint Turkey-US patrols begin in Syria's Manbij: state media

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    Turkish military advances into northern Syria over the past two years have put USA forces directly in the path of advancing troops from Turkey, Washington's main Muslim NATO ally. This assault has already forced Kurdish forces to retreat across the Euphrates river. Turkey's president said Tuesday his country has finalized plans for a "comprehensive and effective" operation that would target USA -backed Kurdish militia in Syria east of the Euphrates River, a move that could further increase ...