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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Trump-allied Republican Ron DeSantis was formally elected governor of Florida and outgoing Gov. Rick Scott elected U.S. senator on Tuesday when the state certified election results two weeks after tight margins prompted tumultuous recounts.

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OTTUMWA — The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers gives their top awards to very few people in the industry. Yet four decades of professionalism and making his community a better place convinced the organization to recognize a member in Wapello County.

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"Legendary" is a hard-won adjective. But by the time she was killed six years ago in Homs, Syria, by President Bashar Assad's forces, Marie Colvin had earned it. At 56, she had already long been revered among fellow journalists for her bravery and determination to tell the story, at virtuall…

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La líder demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes Nancy Pelosi sonríe al ser vitoreada por partidarios en un evento de la noche de las elecciones legislativas en el Hotel Hyatt Regency en Washington el martes 6 de noviembre del 2018. (AP Foto/Jacquelyn Martin)

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La líder del bloque demócrata en la Cámara de Representantres Nancy Pelosi en conferencia de prensa en el Capitolio en Washington el 7 de noviembre del 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A longtime Roman Catholic priest in Iowa has been removed from the ministry indefinitely after a girl complained a year ago that he improperly touched her, a diocese has confirmed.

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Stephen Mandile, derecha, un veterano de la guerra en Irak, es el primero en comprar marihuana para uso recreativo en el dispensario de Cultivate en Leicester, Massachusetts, en el primer día de ventas legales en el estado, el martes, 20 de noviembre del 2018. (AP Foto/Steven Senne)

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CHICAGO (AP) — A review of Chicago Public Schools' background checks prompted by a newspaper investigation has resulted in nearly 130 school district employees being terminated, recommended for dismissal or simply resigning amid scrutiny.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh bank employee who said on social media that a man who drove through a crowd of protesters should have used a bus instead of a car is claiming in a federal lawsuit that she was fired because she's white.

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LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — People lined up in the rain Tuesday morning to be among the first customers at the first two legal pot shops on the U.S. East Coast, more than two years after Massachusetts voters approved of recreational marijuana for adults.

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CHICAGO (AP) — A gunman repeatedly shot an emergency room doctor outside a Chicago hospital, including after she fell to the ground, before he ran into the building and fatally shot a responding police officer and a pharmacy worker as she walked out of an elevator, according to witnesses and…

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Parkland students who created an international movement to raise awareness for gun violence after a deadly school shooting were awarded the International Children's Peace Prize on Tuesday.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — California billionaire Tom Steyer made another move Tuesday toward launching a potential 2020 presidential bid with an announcement that he's planning to return to early-voting South Carolina next month for an event in Charleston.

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Visitantes recorren la Plimoth Plantation, un museo histórico donde se puede apreciar la vida en Plymouth, la aldea de los peregrinos, en 1627. Plymouth se prepara pare celebrar los 400 años de la llegada de los peregrinos. Foto del 18 de noviembre del 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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CHICO, Calif. (AP) — It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother's.

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El secretario de Justicia interino de EEUU Matthew Whitaker habla en una ceremonia el 15 de noviembre de 2018 en Washington. El jefe del bloque demócrata en el Senado, Chuck Schumer, pidió que se investiguen las relaciones de Whitaker con la Casa Blanca, el martes 20 de noviembre de 2018. (A…

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Agentes de policía trabajan en una entrada del hospital Mercy el lunes 19 de noviembre de 2018, en Chicago, luego de un tiroteo en el interior. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune vía AP)

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Policías saludan al arribar una ambulancia a la oficina del forense de Chicago con el cadáver del policía Samuel Jimenez, muerto en un tiroteo en un hospital de la ciudad el lunes, 19 de noviembre del 2018. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune vía AP)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat asked the Justice Department's watchdog on Tuesday to open an investigation into communications between acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and the White House.

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TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The Georgian government says a charity controlled by the chairman of the ruling party is ready to write off the debts of 600,000 people, which critics have described as an attempt to buy votes ahead of a runoff in next week's presidential election.

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ARCHIVO - Foto de archivo, 25 de octubre de 2018, de velas colocadas por activistas frente al consulado saudí en Estambul para protestar el asesinato del periodista saudí Jamal Khashoggi. (AP Foto/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

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Hotel loyalty benefits — such as access to room upgrades, late checkout and other amenities — aren't reserved only for the most faithful, highest-spending customers anymore. With the right credit card, you can get them, too.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling sign, ground breakings for single-family houses fell.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two private equity owners of the iconic Toys R Us toy chain will be handing over a $20 million hardship fund to the thousands of former workers left jobless and without severance after the chain liquidated in June.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicizing the military by faulting a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner.

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors will consider if charges are appropriate for a white man and his 14-year-old son who were caught on camera dumping bloody deer carcasses on the hoods of cars owned by Somali-American men in Minnesota.