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Sharon Bernstein

Northern California officials fear record wildfire death toll could rise

6:58pm EST

PARADISE, Calif. Emergency teams searched on Monday for more than 200 people listed as missing in the deadliest northern California wildfire on record, and officials voiced concerns the casualty toll will climb higher as a resurgence of fierce winds fanned the flames. | Video

California shooting follows election of gun control advocate as governor

Nov 09 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. This week's fatal shooting of 12 people in a California bar by a Marine combat veteran came the day after the election of a new Democratic governor who has pushed for tighter gun control in the state, which already has some of the strictest firearms laws in the country. | Video

California shooting follows election of gun control advocate as governor

Nov 09 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. This week's fatal shooting of 12 people in a California bar by a Marine combat veteran came the day after the election of a new Democratic governor who has pushed for tighter gun control in the state, which already has some of the strictest firearms laws in the country. | Video

Busy day of campaigning for Trump, Obama ahead of key U.S. elections

Nov 02 2018

MIAMI Republican U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama were set to sketch out sharply contrasting visions of the nation's future on Friday in bids to stir voter enthusiasm ahead of elections that will determine control of Congress.

Land O'Lakes ends support for U.S. Rep. King after furor over views

Oct 30 2018

Agricultural dairy cooperative Land O'Lakes pulled its support on Tuesday for U.S. Representative Steve King, an Iowa Republican whose past inflammatory comments on immigration and race drew renewed scrutiny after the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Land O'Lakes ends support for Iowa congressman King after furor over views

Oct 30 2018

Oct 30 Agricultural cooperative Land O'Lakes pulled its support on Tuesday for Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King, whose past inflammatory comments on immigration and race drew renewed scrutiny after the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Control of U.S. Senate may hinge on possible Mississippi runoff

Oct 27 2018

A crowded U.S. Senate race in Republican stronghold Mississippi could set the stage for weeks of uncertainty over which party ends up controlling the upper chamber of Congress after the Nov. 6 elections.

Judge bars New Hampshire proof of residency requirement for new voters

Oct 23 2018

A New Hampshire judge on Monday put on hold a law requiring some voters to present proof of residency when they register, saying it would lengthen lines at polling places and make it difficult for students, disabled voters and others to cast ballots.

After ad gaffe, North Dakota's Heitkamp apologizes in Senate debate

Oct 18 2018

North Dakota Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, facing a tough re-election fight, opened her debate on Thursday with Republican challenger Kevin Cramer by apologizing for a recent ad that named sex assault survivors without their consent.

Thousands in U.S. South may not be able to cast ballots in early voting

Oct 18 2018

Thousands of voters in Tennessee were at risk of being blocked from casting regular ballots when early voting opened this week, as officials struggled to process a surge of new registrations ahead of Nov. 6 elections to determine control of the U.S. Congress.

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