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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Musk's SpaceX pegs initial Starlink internet price at $99 per month: email
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