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Source: BBC

Lewis Hamilton loses out on fifth F1 world title in United States GP

Today 08:05 GMT

Hamilton's title rival and Raikkonen's team-mate Sebastian Vettel looked to have handed Hamilton the title early on when he spun battling with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.

He fought back up to fifth quickly enough but for a long time it looked as if Hamilton would win the title, as he was too far back to score enough points to keep the race alive. But as Bottas ran into tyre trouble in the closing laps, Vettel was able to close in, and he dived for the inside of Turn 12 on the penultimate lap, as Bottas helped him through by running wide.

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Source: The Guradian

Marc Márquez – the Messi, Woods, Federer, Bolt and Hendrix of MotoGP

Today 16:21 GMT

He is the kind of figure all sports dream of unearthing: a Tiger Woods, a Katarina Witt, a Usain Bolt, a unique individual whose combination of charisma and technical brilliance bursts through the limits and disciplines of their sport and engages multitudes.

On Sunday at the Motegi circuit in Japan, Marc Márquez pulled off what Lewis Hamilton could not quite manage to achieve 15 hours later and 6,500 miles away in Texas: he won his fifth world championship in the top tier of his sport with three races to go.

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Source: Washington Post

Suburban women, Trump fatigue and the House races that could make the difference

Today 16:21 GMT

With suburban women trending nationwide against Trump, the Democrats have chosen women to run in all four of the tight races.

Comstock has been on a savvy quest to separate herself from Trump, from his time as a candidate (she called on him to drop out after release of the Access Hollywood video in which Trump bragged of grabbing women by the genitals) to his threats this year to jolt Congress into action by shutting down the government.

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Source: Reuters

State of Play: Democrats threaten Trump's grip on the Great Lakes

Today 16:21 GMT

Two years ago, Ohio and other states in the former industrial heartlands of the Great Lakes region catapulted Donald Trump into the White House.

That pattern is playing out in other states in the Great Lakes region that Trump won in 2016, where Democratic Senate and gubernatorial candidates are either convincingly ahead of their Republican opponents or, like Cordray, beating expectations and holding their own.

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Source: CBS News

North Carolina congressional race could be key in battle for the House

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Democrats are expected to take the House in November, but that victory is dependent on a few key races, primarily in swing districts.

A recent CBS News Battleground Tracker poll found that Democrats are currently on track to gain a 226-seat majority in the midterm elections, although many races are extremely close and it wouldn't take much to move that number in either direction.

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Source: BBC

United States Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton on pole position

Sunday 20:54 GMT

Lewis Hamilton will start the US Grand Prix on pole position as he seeks to take the final step towards wrapping up a fifth world title.

Hamilton had to pull out all the stops to seal pole on a track where he has won five of the six races held after Raikkonen beat the time the Briton set on his first lap. It was an unexpected return to form from Ferrari, who had been closely matched with Mercedes for most of the season but had dramatically fallen away in the last three races.

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Source: BBC

United States Grand Prix: All you need to know as Lewis Hamilton goes for world title

Today 11:45 GMT

Far, the stars are aligning for Lewis Hamilton and his bid to tie up a fifth world title at Sunday's United States Grand Prix.

Kubica is well liked in the team and the feeling is that Sirotkin, who won his drive after impressing Williams in a post-season test last year, has not necessarily done enough to justify being kept on.

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Source: The Guradian

Lewis Hamilton fastest in US Grand Prix practice as Sebastian Vettel is punished

Saturday 15:25 GMT

This year Britney Spears and Bruno Mars will perform on a large stage between turn 11 and turn 12. “We want people to understand that F1 is entertainment in the broadest sense,” Sean Bratches, F1’s commercial managing director, said in an interview for the official F1 newsletter.Lando Norris, the Bristol-born 18-year-old who will make his race debut in 2019, was 12th fastest for McLaren in first practice as he stood in for Stoffel Vandoorne.

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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: CBS News

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker suspends campaign, endorses Democrat Mark Begich

Saturday 15:25 GMT

"Yesterday, I apologized on behalf of the State of Alaska for the wrongs committed against the Alaska Native people throughout our history, because I believed that was best for Alaska," Walker said. "My expectation is that this work critical to the healing of historical trauma and unifying all Alaskans will be undone in a Dunleavy administration.

Alaskans deserve a choice other than Mike Dunleavy, whose record and campaign rhetoric indicate he will: eliminate Medicaid Expansion that has provided healthcare access to 44,000 Alaskans, created jobs and brought $1 billion federal dollars into the Alaskan economy while decreasing State healthcare expenditures by $16 million, kept hospitals from closing, and saved lives; defund the Alaska LNG Gasline project that has made historic progress, will create 12,000 high paying construction jobs, 88,000 direct and indirect jobs and deliver low cost energy to our homes and businesses; undo the bipartisan approved sustainable fiscal plan that has resulted in fiscal stability, significantly reduced the deficit, improved our credit rating and preserved the PFD program into perpetuity; cause our most vulnerable to suffer the brunt of the additional $1 billion in budget cuts he vows to make to education, rural Alaska and those receiving healthcare.

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Source: Reuters

Black 'lynching' ad illustrates race overtones, anger in U.S....

Saturday 15:25 GMT

A radio ad that aired this week in Arkansas in support of Republican U.S. Representative French Hill featured women with exaggerated and stereotyped African-American accents saying black voters should support Hill and Republicans because Democrats will lynch black men when “a white girl screams rape.” Hill’s campaign did not run the ad and condemned it as “outrageous.”

“We can’t afford to let white Democrats take us back to bad old days of race verdicts, life sentences and lynchings when a white girl screams rape.”. Bruce Bartlett, a senior policy adviser in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, called it “the most racist ad by a Republican I have ever come across.”

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Source: BBC

The space race like you’ve never seen it before

Saturday 04:14 GMT

In that time, millions of words have been written about that mission, and the pictures the astronauts and cosmonauts captured on the race to our nearest neighbour have become iconic images.

Back in the heyday of film, around the same time as the space race, there were special 3D cameras made by a number of companies. They’re a distinctive design, usually having three lens at the front; one for the viewfinder, and two that take the images, one slightly after the other.

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Source: DW

Deutschland 86: Spy drama rebooted, braced for communism's collapse

Saturday 04:14 GMT

The German drama series Deutschland 83, which gained a global cult following, returns for a new season set three years later.

After being banished to Angola following a botched mission to West Germany, undercover spy Martin Rauch — played by Jonas Nay — is called back to work with his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader), a top official at the East German foreign intelligence agency (HVA). The German Democratic Republic (GDR) or East Germany is going broke, while across the Soviet Union, there's talk of major reforms, with Soviet President Gorbachev's policies of glasnost and perestroika.

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Source: CBS News

Dean Heller, Jacky Rosen meet for debate in critical Nevada Senate race

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Republican Sen. Dean Heller and his Democratic opponent, Rep. Jacky Rosen, are meeting for their first debate Friday evening.

"She's going to do whatever Pelosi and Schumer tell her to do," he said, referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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Source: The Guradian

Homework for three-year-olds They’re too young to enter the rat race

Saturday 10:50 GMT

The rat race starts so young in New York that both my kids have been tested for selective state primary schools and will sit more tests after Christmas.

I have always been suspicious of the idea that some children and not others qualify for the tag of “free spirit”, and before now would have scoffed at the idea that homework puts undue pressure on the child. But slogging through worksheets after having spent six hours in the classroom seems to me, at this age, absurd.


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