Early voting, both by mail and in person, topped 70 million on Tuesday, more than half of the total turnout in the 2016 election, according to the U.S. Elections Project. The huge volume of mail ballots could take days or weeks to tally, experts say.
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Turkey condemns French caricature featuring Erdogan
Top Turkish officials condemned a caricature scorning President Tayyip Erdogan in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, calling it a "disgusting effort" to "spread its cultural racism and hatred".
India changes controversial land laws in disputed Kashmir
India has amended a law in Jammu and Kashmir allowing Indian citizens to buy land in the disputed territory, said officials, sparking opposition criticism about a steady erosion of the rights of Kashmiri people.
Pompeo says China has brought bad deals and lawlessness to Sri Lanka
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the Chinese Communist Party was operating as a "predator" in Sri Lanka, as the top U.S. diplomat kept up tough criticism of China on a tour of Asia.
U.S. cannot shield Trump from rape accuser's defamation lawsuit, judge rules
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a U.S. government request to drop Donald Trump as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit by a writer who said the president falsely denied raping her in a Manhattan department store a quarter century ago.
Visa's deal to buy fintech startup Plaid faces antitrust scrutiny
Payment processor Visa Inc's $5.3 billion deal to buy fintech startup Plaid Inc is facing antitrust scrutiny at the U.S. Justice Department, which filed a petition with a court on Tuesday demanding more information about the business.
Asian shares, U.S. stock futures sag on coronavirus, U.S. election worries
Global shares slipped on Wednesday as coronavirus infections grew at an alarming pace in the United States and Europe, while uncertainty over next week's U.S. elections added to a "risk off" tone.
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