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Key Senate Midterm Races Expecting Delays in Final Results

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Key Senate Midterm Races Expecting Delays in Final Results

Key Senate Midterm Races Expecting Delays in Final Results

Key Senate Midterm Races , Expecting Delays in Final Results.

On November 8, Americans will decide heated midterm elections that will determine which party controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

On November 8, Americans will decide heated midterm elections that will determine which party controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

'Newsweek' reports that the task of counting mail-in and absentee ballots is expected to delay final results in several key states.

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In Pennsylvania, a highly anticipated Senate race between Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz could take days to tally final results.

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In Pennsylvania, a highly anticipated Senate race between Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz could take days to tally final results.

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Official results will be available within a few days.

This delay does not mean anything nefarious is happening, Leigh M.

Chapman, Acting secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, via 'Newsweek'.

In Arizona, another close race between Democratic Senator Mark Kelly and Republican Blake Masters may take days to tally mail-in and absentee votes.

In Arizona, another close race between Democratic Senator Mark Kelly and Republican Blake Masters may take days to tally mail-in and absentee votes.

Another close race in Nevada between Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican Adam Laxalt will continue to accept votes postmarked by election day.

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Another close race in Nevada between Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican Adam Laxalt will continue to accept votes postmarked by election day.

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Those ballots won't be tallied until at least November 12, meaning the results will be released once every last ballot is counted.

In Georgia, Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker are in another tight Senate race expected to require a runoff election to decide a winner.

In Georgia, Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker are in another tight Senate race expected to require a runoff election to decide a winner.

'Newsweek' reports that if neither candidate receives 50% of the vote, a December 6 runoff would be held.

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The delay could lead to potential control of the Senate not being decided until almost a month after the scheduled election date


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Appeals Court Asked, to Void Derek Chauvin's, Guilty Verdict. On January 18, an attorney representing Derek Chauvin urged an appeals court to throw out the former police officer's conviction in the murder of George Floyd. On January 18, an attorney representing Derek Chauvin urged an appeals court to throw out the former police officer's conviction in the murder of George Floyd. NBC reports that the attorney argued that legal and procedural errors deprived the former Minneapolis law enforcement officer of a fair trial. On May 25, 2020, Floyd died after Chauvin pinned him to the ground with his knee on his neck for over nine minutes. The death of Floyd triggered protests around the world and increased calls for a national reckoning of police brutality and systemic racism. According to Chauvin's attorney, the trial should have been moved out of Minneapolis following extensive pretrial publicity and unprecedented security precautions. According to Chauvin's attorney, the trial should have been moved out of Minneapolis following extensive pretrial publicity and unprecedented security precautions. Jurors in the trial found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill sentenced Chauvin to 22 1/2 years. In a separate federal civil rights charge, the former officer was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill sentenced Chauvin to 22 1/2 years. In a separate federal civil rights charge, the former officer was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison. He is now serving those sentences concurrently in Arizona. According to Appeals Judge Peter Reyes, the court will rule on the request by Chauvin's attorney within 90 days.

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This Day in History: The Southern US Border Is Established [Video]

This Day in History: The Southern US Border Is Established

This Day in History: , The Southern US Border Is Established. December 30, 1853. The treaty, known as the Gadsden Purchase, was signed in Mexico City. Named after the U.S. Minister to Mexico, James Gadsden, the treaty settled the dispute over the location of the Mexican border west of El Paso, Texas. For the price of $15 million — later reduced to $10 million — it established the final boundaries of the southern United States. 30,000 square miles of what is now New Mexico and Arizona was included in the purchase. The land was deemed to be a highly strategic location for the construction of the southern transcontinental railroad. Eight years later, in 1861, the Southern Pacific branch of the Central Pacific Railroad was established

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Colorado Looks to Artificial Intelligence to Prevent Forest Fires [Video]

Colorado Looks to Artificial Intelligence to Prevent Forest Fires

Colorado Looks to , Artificial Intelligence , to Prevent Forest Fires. Following the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history, the state is looking into adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to detect threats before they occur. Fox News reports that a proposal by lawmakers would create a $2 million pilot program to install cameras in high-risk locations. An AI program developed by a private company would analyze data from a 10-mile radius with the aim of detecting anything that could start a blaze. Fox News reports that the state's efforts represent an ongoing push to equip firefighters with new technology. The combination of a historic drought and record-smashing heatwaves has made wildfires harder to fight in the American West. Scientists warn that climate change-driven temperature increases will continue to make fires more frequent and destructive. The proposed Colorado program is meant to give first responders more time to put out a blaze before it can grow and spread out of control. . The proposed Colorado program is meant to give first responders more time to put out a blaze before it can grow and spread out of control. . Once these fires get into cresting in the tree tops, it’s going to take a lot of resources, a lot of manpower, and a lot of good luck to knock them down, Don Coram, former Republican Colorado state senator, via Fox News. According to David Blankinship, senior technology adviser for the Western Fire Chiefs Association, similar detection technology has already proven effective in other states. . AI-equipped systems have already been established in California, Nevada and Oregon.

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Meet the futuristic farmer growing vegetables vertically in Georgia [Video]

Meet the futuristic farmer growing vegetables vertically in Georgia

“Vertical farming can help us grow more vegetables with less space, less water, and zero pesticides,” says Tusya Garibashvili, who co-founded of Space Farms.

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At Least 9 Dead After Tornadoes Tear Through the Southeast [Video]

At Least 9 Dead After Tornadoes Tear Through the Southeast

At Least 9 Dead , After Tornadoes Tear , Through the Southeast . On January 12, at least nine people were killed as over a dozen tornadoes ripped through the Southeastern United States. NBC reports that the death toll is expected to rise as search and rescue operations are now under way. According to Emergency Management Agency Director Ernie Baggett, seven of the deaths were reported in Autauga County, Alabama. On January 13, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that two people were killed, including a five-year-old boy, after "multiple tornadoes" ravaged the state. On January 13, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that two people were killed, including a five-year-old boy, after "multiple tornadoes" ravaged the state. The storm moved all across our state unfortunately, it’s been a tragic night and morning in our state, Brian Kemp, Georgia Governor, via NBC. It’s a very dangerous environment, certainly last night and still is today, Brian Kemp, Georgia Governor, via NBC. Officials fear the death toll from the storms will rise as search and rescue efforts continue across the Southeast. We're starting our search back up again this morning to make sure that we have everyone accounted for, Ernie Baggett, Emergency Management Agency Director, via NBC. We have about, we're thinking right now, about 40 homes that have either been completely destroyed or have been damaged to a point where no one can stay in them anymore, Ernie Baggett, Emergency Management Agency Director, via NBC. NBC reports that multiple Georgia departments, including the state's Emergency Management Agency, are responding to and assessing the extensive damage.

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Protesters demand release of Georgia's ex-president Saakashvili on health grounds [Video]

Protesters demand release of Georgia's ex-president Saakashvili on health grounds

Protesters from the #SaveMisha movement demand the release of Georgia's ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili on Wednesday due to his 'worsening' health.

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United States : Democrats capture Senate seat in Georgia runoff [Video]

United States : Democrats capture Senate seat in Georgia runoff

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US politics: Democrats seal absolute Senate majority with Georgia win [Video]

US politics: Democrats seal absolute Senate majority with Georgia win

In the runoff vote, incumbent Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock beat Republican challenger Herschel Walker

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