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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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New Paraguayan President Abdo Benítez sworn in

Right-wing politician Mario Abdo Benítez is sworn in as president after victory in April elections.

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Native Americans Work to Break Down Barriers to Voting

In November 2012, former North Dakota attorney general Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, won a hotly-contested race for a seat in the U.S. Senate, a win ...

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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 Wisconsin. The post Wisconsin candidate, Mahlon Mitchell, is ready, set and able to be the state’s ...

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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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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 ...

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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 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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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 against Moscow, American voters remain vulnerable to divisive messaging and misinformation before ...

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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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NY Congressman Collins Arrested, Charged with Insider Trading

Federal prosecutors have filed insider trading charges against Republican Congressman Chris Collins, who was arrested and is scheduled to appear in ...

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Rashida Tlaib Set to Become 1st Muslim Woman in US Congress

Ahlam Jbara lives in Chicago, Illinois — six hours away from Detroit, Michigan — which means she can’t vote in the state’s primary election.   But ...

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Patience for North Korea Nuclear Progress is Being Tested

Increasing economic and political pressure could revive tensions with North Korea in the coming months, unless significant denuclearization progress ...

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Kansas Teen Candidates Concede Election

Three teenagers running for governor in Kansas conceded their defeat in primary elections Tuesday. Esha Sarai reports from Overland Park that ...

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Kansas Teen Candidates Concede Elections, Inspire Their Generation

On Tuesday afternoon, Kansas gubernatorial candidate Tyler Ruzich accompanied his running mate Dominic Scavuzzo to the polling station to cast his ballot. But Ruzich didn’t vote because, at 17 years of age, he’s too young. “You don’t have to vote to be a voter,” Ruzich told some of his friends, also under the legal voting age, at his election ...

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Record Number of LGBT People Run for US Office

A record number of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are standing in elections for public office in the United States, a nonprofit group that supports them said Tuesday. The Victory Institute said gay and transgender people were still underrepresented in political life, but it was aware of more than 400 LGBT candidates so far ...

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Michelle Obama pushes voters to the polls in new public service announcements about midterm elections

Our forever First lady Michelle Obama will join the 2018 voter registration campaign called “When We All Vote,” Sept. 22-29 for a “week of action." The post Michelle Obama pushes voters to the polls in new public service announcements about midterm ...

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