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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, ... /
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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ISIS Member Arrested in Sacramento, U.S. Says

Omar Ameen, 45, who is also a longtime member of Al Qaeda, lied to obtain refugee status in 2014, prosecutors say.

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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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Syria Dispatch: ‘There Are No Girls Left’: Syria’s Christian Villages Hollowed Out by ISIS

While calm has returned to a Christian area of Syria ravaged by the Islamic State, the traumatized people have not, with whole villages emptied. “There are so few of us,” says a church official.

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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 governor, with Minnesota's turnout surpassing a two-decade high and Wisconsin's hitting levels not ...

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Kansas Governor Concedes, Says He Will Endorse GOP Nominee

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. Colyer accepted defeat Tuesday evening after a review of some provisional ballots from most Kansas ...

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Iraqi Leader Offers to Help Family of Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS

Relatives of the spy, who was killed behind enemy lines, have struggled to receive death benefits without his body as legal proof of death. /
Wisconsin candidate, Mahlon Mitchell, is ready, set and able to be the state’s first Black governor

The President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin speaks to theGrio about his chances as polls open today for primary elections in ...

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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 ...

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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 officials who are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website. Multiple media outlets over the weekend reported that children at a hacking conference ...

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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 force in Iraq and Syria that comes close to what it fielded at its peak. After four years of bombings, the elimination of key IS leaders, and other U.S. and coalition backed efforts, there are ...

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Trump's Harley Boycott Call Roils Wisconsin Primary

President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead of Tuesday's primary where Trump ...

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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 ...

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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 released a statement Saturday morning saying his will suspend his campaign and finish the rest of his term. Collins was indicted Wednesday on charges he passed inside information about a biotechnology ...

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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 economically isolated. Prosperity, though, remains elusive for now, our video shows.

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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 ...

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Trump Meets with Governors to Address Prison Reform, Recidivism   

President Donald Trump discussed prison reform with governors and state attorneys general at his New Jersey golf club Thursday, part of an effort to ...

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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 President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin aimed at improving relations during a recent summit. “Of course, such decisions taken by the American side, are absolutely unfriendly,” said ...

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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 ...

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