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Source: Fox News

2 convicted Democrats seek political office while behind bars

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Two Democrats are running for a political office despite being behind bars, with one of them expected to win in Texas and celebrate in jail.

He’s a disbarred Missouri City personal injury lawyer convicted in 2015 on multiple misdemeanor charges for illegally soliciting people to his law practice, KPRC-TV reported.

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Georgia officer shot, killed while responding to ‘suspicious vehicle’ report, police say

Today 01:29 GMT

A Georgia police officer was killed in the line of duty Saturday after being fired upon while responding to the scene of "a suspicious vehicle," authorities said.

The officer was identified as Antwan Toney, who died from his injuries at the hospital, the Gwinnett County Police Department confirmed in a news release, adding that a search for the suspects was ongoing. Toney, along with other officers, arrived at an area near Shiloh Middle School about 2:30 p.m. in response to a report of "a suspicious vehicle," police said.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump: Georgia Republican accused of voter purges would make 'great governor'

Today 03:19 GMT

Donald Trump on Saturday said Brian Kemp, a Republican accused of purging a huge number of voters from Georgia’s registration rolls, would make a “great governor” of the southern state.

Amid a flurry of tweets about the impending midterm elections, Trump tweeted that the Republican has “prepared for this very difficult and complex job for many years. Kemp is currently Georgia’s secretary of state, which means he is supervising an election in which he is a candidate.

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Source: Washington Post

In Georgia, governor’s race evokes old tensions over voting and race

Saturday 15:25 GMT

In the final weeks of the campaign, the closely contested race for Georgia governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp has curdled into an emotional battle over voting rights, with thousands of Georgians seeking help with their ballots and hours-long lines forming at early voting locations as anxiety mounts about whether every vote will count.

After news broke that 53,000 voter registration applications had been suspended across Georgia, the Rev. Ezekiel Holley headed straight to his local election office in rural Terrell County for the names of affected voters.

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Source: The Guradian

Trevor Noah on voter suppression: 'Well, well, well, my old friend racism'

Saturday 14:30 GMT

Late-night hosts covered Donald Trump’s latest refusal to attack the Saudis for their alleged involvement in the presumed death of Jamal Khashoggi and discussed voter suppression in Georgia.

Noah moved on to the hotly contested race in Georgia between Stacey Abrams, who could be the first black female governor in the US and Brian Kemp, who could be “the first white governor named Brian Kemp in Georgia, I think”.

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Source: The Guradian

Samantha Bee: Republicans 'not popular enough to win without cheating'

Friday 08:05 GMT

Bee continued: “Republicans are getting more creative and more shameless about their attempts to block the vote because they know they’re not popular enough to win without cheating. They truly are the Blake Shelton of political parties.”

Bee spoke about a new ruling that requires voters to have an address that isn’t a PO box, which affects Native Americans living on reservations, before moving on to the hotly contested race in Georgia.

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Source: Common Domain

Broken Pecan Trees, Ruined Cotton Harvest: Georgia Counts Michael’s Cost

Thursday 20:01 GMT

With about 70,000 acres planted each year for cotton production, Dooly County has been the leading cotton grower in Georgia, according to the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

VIENNA, Ga.—Standing in a ruined field, Dan Simmons did some quick math as he surveyed row after row of bent stalks with lumps of white cotton scattered on the grayish-brown dirt.

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Source: The Guradian

Georgia: voter suppression claims ramp up in governor’s race as lawsuits are filed

Thursday 16:23 GMT

Allegations of voter suppression in the Georgia governor’s election are ramping up – with lawsuits filed after the state’s most diverse county rejected an unusually large share of absentee ballots.

Voter suppression has been a flashpoint in the race, which pits Democrat Stacey Abrams, who if elected would become the first African American woman governor of any state, against Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, Brian Kemp.

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Source: BBC

States count cost as storm toll rises

Thursday 16:22 GMT

Areas of the US devastated by Hurricane Michael last week are continuing to count the storm's cost as the number of confirmed dead rises.

Swathes of houses were completely obliterated in Mexico Beach - an area described as "ground zero" for the storm's heavy winds and storm surges. "Unfortunately, there are going to be more fatalities than people want to admit," local State Rep. Halsey Beshears said on Monday.

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Source: Common Domain

Georgian Mansion in Scotland Boasts Period Features, Asks £1.9 Million

Friday 20:02 GMT

A seven-bedroom Georgian mansion in a Scottish village close to Glasgow that has been expanded with the addition of two modern wings, came to the market last week asking for offers over £1.875 million (US$2.44 million).

"It still had the period features, but it wasn't a cozy modern family home," Mr. Stewart-Moore said, adding that the current owners reroofed, rewired, replumbed and redecorated throughout. It was "all about creating a house that was fit for modern-day family living," he said.

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Source: Common Domain

A Georgian Revival and City Icon in Savannah, Georgia

Thursday 10:52 GMT

Just across the street from the foliage of Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, stands this picturesque Georgian Revival home dating to the beginning of the 20th century.

From Penta: World’s Most Expensive Shoes, Adorned With Diamonds, on Sale for US$17 Million. Appropriately, she called Forsyth Park—the 30-acre park just across from the residence—Savannah’s very own Central Park.

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