Voting laws at issue as states decide scores of ballot items

Voters in several states are weighing in on fundamental questions about how future elections will function as scores of ballot measures addressing an array of issues are being decided. Several…

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Michigan, Kentucky among states with abortion on ballot

WASHINGTON — Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to abortion this summer, a dozen states have passed near-total bans and the issue has been thrust to the…

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US research station in Antarctica pauses travel after COVID outbreak infects 98

A COVID-19 outbreak has hit a U.S. station in Antarctica, despite being in one of the most remote areas of the world. According to the National Science Foundation, which manages…

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Game time: California to decide duel sports betting measures

The gaming industry and Native American tribes are betting big on dueling ballot measures to legalize sports gambling in California but voters may not want a piece of the action

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18-carat pink diamond expected to auction off for up to $35M

A pear-shaped 18-carat pink diamond is set to be sold at auction on Tuesday and expected to fetch between $25 million and $35 million, Christie’s says

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Discovery of bronzes rewrites Italy’s Etruscan-Roman history

Italian authorities have announced the extraordinary discovery of more than 2,000-year-old bronze statues in an ancient Tuscan thermal spring

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Leslie Phillips, ‘Carry On’ star, voice of Sorting Hat, dies

Leslie Phillips, the British actor best known for his roles in the bawdy “Carry On” comedies and as the voice of the Sorting Hat in the “Harry Potter” movies, has died

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Pear-shaped pink diamond expected to reap $25-35M at auction

A pear-shaped 18-carat pink diamond is set to be sold at auction on Tuesday and expected to fetch between $25 million and $35 million, Christie’s says

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South Dakota voters to decide on Medicaid expansion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota voters on Tuesday are weighing whether to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands of low-income residents through a constitutional amendment. If Constitutional…

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