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 2020-10-25 22:35 

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Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress...

Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation's deep politi...

 2020-10-25 22:20 

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GOP slowly gaining as early vote total surpasses 2016...

With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days....

 2020-10-25 22:06 

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Black woman shot by Illinois officer seeks justice from hospital bed...

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a police officer who also fatally shot her 19-year-old boyfriend on Saturday told about 200 people gathered at an emotional rally in suburban Chicago that she's fig...

 2020-10-25 21:27 

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Navy identifies instructor and student aviator killed in plane crash in Alabama...

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) —The Navy identified the two pilots killed inFriday's tragic plane crash in Foley. U. S. Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross of Wixom, Michigan and U. S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett of Weddington, North Carolina were identified as th...

 2020-10-25 21:13 

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UN Chief says COVID-19 is 'greatest crisis of our age'...

BERLIN — The head of the United Nations said Sunday that "the COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest crisis of our age. "UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened an online session of the World Health Summit with a call for worldwide solidarit...

 2020-10-25 20:47 

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Harris to visit Texas as campaign nears its end...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris is set to campaign in Texas during the final week of the presidential campaign. A campaign aide says the Democratic vice presidential nominee will be in the state on Friday. Further details of the trip haven'...

 2020-10-25 20:34 

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Black D.C. archbishop's rise marks a historic moment...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington D. C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory is set to become the first Black U. S. prelate to assume the rank of cardinal in the Catholic Church, a historic appointment that comes months after nationwide demonstrations against racia...

 2020-10-25 20:19 

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Man with metal detector finds 222-year-old coin near Maine church...

EMBDEN, Maine (AP) — A man with a metal detector has found a long-hidden, 222-year-old coin under a few inches of soil outside a church in Maine. Shane Houston, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was on a metal-detecting trip with a friend from New Hamps...

 2020-10-25 20:10 

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Fear and anxiety spike in virus hot spots across US...

Preslie Paur breaks down in tears when she thinks of her state's refusal to mandate face masks. The South Salt Lake City, Utah, woman can't work at her special education job due to an autoimmune disease. Her husband, also a special ed teacher, rec...

 2020-10-25 19:23 

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DEVELOPING: Man charged in shooting death of woman at Renaissance Festival campgrounds...

A man is charged in connection with the shooting death of a woman at the Renaissance Festival campgrounds area. Deputies with the Grimes County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance call at about 2:40 a. m. Sunday at the Renaissance Festival cam...

 2020-10-25 18:30 

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Developing: Police investigating shooting at apartment complex off Delaware and Lucas...

Beaumont Police tell KFDM/Fox 4 they're investigating a shooting that injured one person at the Jefferson House Apartments, 4190 Delaware at Lucas. Police, EMS and fire responded to the shooting call at 9 a. m. Sunday. One person was taken by ambulanc...

 2020-10-25 18:14 

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Senate votes to advance Barrett nomination to final vote Monday...

(AP) — Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election. The vote was 51-48. Barrett's co...

 2020-10-25 16:50 

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Senate aims to put Barrett closer to a final vote on Monday...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators were poised on Sunday to remove a key hurdle to Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation as Republicans push for a final vote Monday, just over a week before the presidential election. Barrett's nomin...

 2020-10-25 16:31 

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7-year-old with spina bifida who went viral still smiling in new custom Halloween costume...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) 7-year-old Blake Mompheris excited to wear his custom-builtmac 'n cheese costume for Halloween this year. Caption: (Video: Mompher Family) If Blake looks familiar,he went viral in 2018 for his school bus costumemade by his g...

 2020-10-25 16:11 

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Trump aide says 'we're not going to control the pandemic'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, less than a week before Election Day, as it scorches the nation and the president's top aide says "we're not going to control the pandemic. " ...

 2020-10-25 15:53 

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'Brian's Song,' 'Roots,' 'Purple Rain' writer dies at 83...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects "Brian's Song" and "Roots" and the Prince film "Purple Rain," has died. He was 83. Blinn died Thursday of natural causes at an assisted living ...

 2020-10-25 15:33 

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Afghanistan claims killing of al-Qaida leader wanted by FBI...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan claimed Sunday it killed a top al-Qaida propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country's east, showing the militant group's continued presence there as U. S. forces work to wi...

 2020-10-25 15:19 

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Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak...

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Buckling under the resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe, the Spanish government on Sunday declared a national state of emergency that includes an overnight curfew in hopes of not repeating the near collapse of the country&...

 2020-10-25 14:48 

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Pelosi says she's not giving up on virus relief...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's not giving up on passing another coronavirus relief economic package before the Nov. 3 election. At issue is a huge virus relief bill that would send another $1,200 direct payment to most Americans, restart bonus ...

 2020-10-25 14:43 

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Virginia abuse survivor writes song to uplift victims of domestic violence...

ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) Dominique Cross is an artist who likes to express herself in a myriad of ways through poetry, dance and music. The Arlington, Virginia native has been writing poetry for three years and one of her poems she decided to turn into a son...

 2020-10-25 14:11 

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Mike Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus...

A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O'Malley says Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, bot...

 2020-10-25 04:12 

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Beaumont PD: Prostitution sting/Anti-human trafficking operation leads to 21 arrests...

All information below is from the Beaumont Police Department - Oct. 24, 2020 at 8:55 p. m. : Beaumont Police Department and Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, teamed up and ran a two-day, joint, anti-human trafficking operation targeting sex...

 2020-10-25 02:13 

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Biker clubs and others help raise funds for Lumberton mother who lost son in car crash...

A fatal car crash in September left a Lumberton mother without her only son. On Saturday, the Lumberton community gathered to celebrate the life of Chad Mills, who died in the crash. The event was also held to raise funds to help his mother. Tonja Mills w...

 2020-10-25 02:05 

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President Trump casts his ballot in Florida...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) — President Donald Trump cast his ballot in his home state, Florida. Caption: Video: WPEC A must-win state for his campaign in November. "I voted for a guy named Trump," the president said to reporters. President...

 2020-10-24 22:06 

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Absentee voting hits record level in Alabama...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians are voting by absentee ballot in record numbers this year after pandemic rules made it easier to do so, even lining up on Saturdays to cast votes. And as early voting opportunities prove popular, some are asking th...

 2020-10-24 21:45 

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UK-US trade pact opposed with Trump, cows and pigs as props...

LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators dressed as chickens, a cow and President Donald Trump gathered Saturday in London to protest a proposed U. S. -U. K. trade deal that activists say will lower food safety standards. Some 50 people assembled near the Houses...

 2020-10-24 21:26 

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Beyond the Needle: Probability experts assess 2020 race...

NEW YORK (AP) — The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is the Needle. A graphic on The New York Times' website, the Needle measured in real time the probability of victo...

 2020-10-24 20:46 

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Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting data tool...

BOSTON (AP) — Academics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political a...

 2020-10-24 20:38 

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Murder hornets successfully vacuumed from tree in Washington...

BLAINE, Wash. (KOMO) — State entomologists successfully vacuumed several giant Asian "murder hornets" from a tree cavity near Blaine Saturday morning. Officials with the Washington State Department of Agriculture say removing the hornets is ...

 2020-10-24 20:18 

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Israeli leader confirms consent to US arms sales to UAE...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday appeared to confirm that Israel has given its consent for the United States to sell F35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates following a recent agreement establishing diploma...

 2020-10-24 19:01 

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Murphy again renews New Jersey's public health emergency...

TRENTON, N. J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has once again signed an executive order to extend New Jersey's public health emergency, citing a steep increase in coronavirus cases in recent days. The extension was announced Saturday as the state's ...

 2020-10-24 18:22 

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Attorneys for Black woman shot by cop: Firing 'a first step'...

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys representing a Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a suburban Chicago police officer who also fatally shot her 19-year-old boyfriend called the officer's firing "a first step in police acc...

 2020-10-24 17:54 

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2 staff members to Sen. Loeffler test positive for COVID...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two staff members for Republican U. S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia tested positive for the coronavirus, but a subsequent test of the senator came back negative, the senator's office said Saturday. Loeffler was tested on Frid...

 2020-10-24 17:14 

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Senate GOP pushing Barrett ahead past Democrats' blockade...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate opened a rare weekend session Saturday as Republicans raced to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court and seal a conservative majority before Election Day despite Democratic efforts to stall President Donald Trump...

 2020-10-24 16:53 

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Voter advocates hoping to stave off intimidation at polls...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U. S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted on American streets this year, fueled by a dead...

 2020-10-24 16:29 

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Big suicide bombing in Kabul kills 18 at education center...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan's capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including students, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an education c...

 2020-10-24 16:13 

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Poland's president has coronavirus, apologizes to contacts...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda says he feels well despite testing positive for the coronavirus, and he apologized Saturday to everyone who must quarantine because they had contact with him. Duda, 48, said in a recording publishe...

 2020-10-24 15:25 

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US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U. S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountai...

 2020-10-24 15:11 

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'I voted for a guy named Trump,' president says...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has cast his ballot Saturday morning in West Palm Beach, Florida, and he tells reporters afterward: "I voted for a guy named Trump. " West Palm Beach is near his private Mar-a-Lago club. He...

 2020-10-24 14:48 

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Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience...

It's a major life milestone, the first time many U. S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows. In these hardly normal times, when...

 2020-10-24 14:32 

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No escaping from Wales: UK police to enforce travel ban...

LONDON (AP) — A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow a surging rate of coronavirus infections. The Gloucestershire Constabulary will patrol routes from Wales and pull...

 2020-10-24 14:21 

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Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts...

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U. S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It's a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state s...

 2020-10-24 04:10 

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Orange County asks residents to separate Hurricane Delta debris from Laura debris...

To the naked eye, it's hard to differentiate between debris left behind by Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta. But Orange County is asking residents to do just that -- separate debris from the two hurricanes. To stay in compliance with FEMA, the coun...

 2020-10-24 01:50 

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Beaumont oncologist encourages women to get breast cancer screenings amid Covid-19...

A doctor at Baptist Hospital says the combination of a pandemic and multiple storms has hindered some women from getting breast cancer screenings. Dr. Chisaroka Echendu, MD,PHD, a radiation oncologist at Baptist Hospital, encourages women to still get the...

 2020-10-24 01:37 

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Arlo Guthrie, citing health, says he's retired from touring...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant. But it appears we've seen Arlo Guthrie tell us that in person for the last time. In lengthy posts on his Facebook page and website, the 73-year-old folksinger announced ...

 2020-10-24 01:23 

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Jasper to see about 200 more new jobs in the city...

One hundred new jobs were created in less than a year with the expansion of an IT solutions company in downtown Jasper. Now, economic developers say they're looking to provide about 200 more jobs through the project. KFDM/Fox4's Joy Addison report...

 2020-10-24 01:12 

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Enthusiasm for Mid-County Madness even amid pandemic...

A historic pandemic did not stop a historic annual rivalry football game from taking place this year. The 97th edition of Mid-County Madness between the Nederland Bulldogs and the Port Neches-Groves Indians take place in front of smaller crowd with less t...

 2020-10-24 00:25 

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Man arrested for Criminal Trespass after suspicious behavior at Bmt Youth Soccer Club...

From Beaumont Police Department - On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30 p. m. Beaumont Police responded to the Beaumont Youth Soccer Club (BYSC), located at 9000 Dishman Rd. in reference to a suspicious person. Witnesses told Officers that a white male was...

 2020-10-24 00:14 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger feels 'fantastic' after heart surgery...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is feeling "fantastic" after his recent heart surgery. The 73-year-old "Terminator" actor and former California governor said on social media Friday that he had a new aortic valve impl...

 2020-10-24 00:10 

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Asteroid samples escaping from jammed NASA spacecraft...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week's grab that it's jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said Friday. Scientists announced the news three ...

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