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How Kobe Bryant turned a sports drink investment into $200 million

  Kobe Bryant is a retired NBA baller who really secured the bag after an investment he made four years ago for a sports drink, turned into a cash cow with a huge return. —ACLU challenges measure closing nine Black polling precincts ahead of midterm elections— The former LA Lakers star reportedly invested in BodyArmor, ...

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ACLU challenges measure closing nine Black polling precincts ahead of midterm elections

  The ACLU is challenging a proposed measure that would close seven of the nine polling places in predominately black precincts in a Georgia county, ahead of mid-term elections. —Omarosa says she’d run for office– “We can’t just sit back and ignore Donald Trump”— The closure would account for 75 percent of the polling places ...

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Trump, Democrats Face Different Political Landscape Ahead of Midterms

In less than three months, U.S. voters will cast ballots in midterm congressional elections that could alter the course of Donald Trump’s ...

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Trump, Democrats Face Vastly Different Landscape Ahead of Midterms

In less than three months, U.S. voters will cast ballots in midterm congressional elections that could alter the course of Donald Trump's presidency. ...

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Islamic State ‘Well-Positioned’ to Rebuild Caliphate

Destroying the Islamic State is proving more difficult than the United States and its allies envisioned, with the most recent intelligence ...

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Suspected Iraqi IS Member in US Custody

A refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the ...

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Turnout in Minnesota, Wisconsin Primaries at Two-Decade High

Voter engagement in the 2018 U.S. midterm races remains feverish, primaries in notable swing states Wisconsin and Minnesota showed on Tuesday. Both states showed sharp increases in participation as voters picked candidates for Congress, Senate and ...

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IS conflict: Up to 30,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq - UN

A UN report says a "reduced, covert version" of the group could remain, despite its military losses.

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A Look at Provisional Ballots in Primary for Kansas Governor

More than 313,000 ballots were cast in the hotly contested Republican primary for Kansas governor, but the two candidates are separated only by about 200 votes. Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer after all regular ballots were counted, including mail-in and absentee votes. Now the winner will be determined by a review of some ...

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Reports of Election Site Hacking Rankle Florida Officials

Child's play or a signs of a serious security problem in one of the nation's swing states? That's the question confronting Florida election ...

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Far From Dead: Tens of Thousands of IS Fighters Linger in Iraq, Syria    

The Islamic State terror group may be far more resilient, stronger and dangerous than U.S. officials have been willing to let on, boasting a fighting ...

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Taliban Offensive Exposes Fragile US Hopes for Afghan Peace 

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game ...

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US mid-term elections: Truth-seeking scientists run for office

"Scientists are not natural politicians... but they solve problems," says one of the record number running in the US mid-term elections.

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Trump Lawyer Won't Allow Questioning of President on Firing of FBI Chief

U.S. President Donald Trump's attorney said Sunday that his legal team will not allow special counsel Robert Mueller to question Trump about his firing last year of former FBI director James Comey. Comey, at the time Trump ousted him in May 2017, was chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and heading the agency's investigation of Russian ...

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Massoud Barzani Fast Facts

Read Fast Facts from CNN about Massoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq.

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Facing Indictment, US Congressman Ends Re-Election Bid

In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican was charged with insider trading.   Collins ...

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Life in Zimbabwe Without Mugabe: Few Jobs and Little Cash

The peaceful elections last month after the coup that removed President Robert Mugabe from power injected optimism into a nation that has been ...

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Zimbabwe Ousted Mugabe. The Economy’s Still a Mess.

Zimbabwe’s recent elections were meant to usher in a new era after decades of oppressive rule. But has anything truly changed? We met Vincent, an ambitious college graduate who is desperate to leave. “Things are not working here.”

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As China Bears Down, Taiwan’s President Turns to the Americas

Taiwan’s president will travel to North, Central and South America this month to renew support from two of her government’s few remaining foreign allies and tighten informal ties with the United States, both steps crucial to resisting increased pressure from China. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will leave Sunday for Paraguay, the only Taiwanese ...

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Are Hate Crimes in US Peaking?

After four years of sharp increases, hate crimes in most major American cities fell during the first half of 2018, preliminary police data show. The total number of hate incidents in the country’s six most populous cities declined by nearly 15 percent from January through June, according to police department data collected by Center for the ...

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Looted 5,000-year-old artefacts to be returned to Iraq

Eight items seized by police in 2003 will be returned after being identified by museum experts.

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Experts: Americans Vulnerable to Malign Social Media Messaging

While U.S. lawmakers press Twitter and Facebook to better police their platforms against Russian social media trolls and ponder tougher sanctions ...

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US Welcomes Decision by Congo's Kabila Not to Run for Presidency

The United States has welcomed the decision by Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to not seek re-election, saying the ruling ...

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Russia Denounces US 'Novichok' Sanctions

Faced with a new round of U.S.-sanctions over alleged chemical weapons use, Russia denounced the move as an “illegal” gesture that defied attempts by ...

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Both Trump and Democrats See Positives in Ohio Election Results

In U.S. politics, President Donald Trump and Republicans are claiming victory in a special congressional election in Ohio seen as a possible bellwether for the November midterm elections. While the race officially remains too close to call, both major political parties see encouraging signs in the results, as we hear from VOA National ...

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Both Trump, Democrats See Positives in Ohio Election Results

President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters are claiming victory in a special congressional election in Ohio, even though officially the race remains too close to call. The race was seen by many as a possible bellwether for the midterm congressional elections in November. Republican Troy Balderson leads Democrat Danny O’Connor by about ...

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US mid-term elections: Women break records for nominations

The potential first Native American and Muslim congresswomen are among over 190 female winners.

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