5 things to know for November 5: Midterms, Brexit, Iran, corporal punishment

1. Midterm elections 23 & 2: That’s what Dems need to flip Congress Anger sets in as Iran braces for US sanctions The Trump administration is set to reimpose all sanctions against Iran today. The sanctions were lifted as part of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, which President Trump pulled…

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DNC chair Tom Perez says Trump’s new immigration ad is the President ‘at his worst’

(CNN)Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez called President Donald Trump’s new immigration ad an example of the President “at his worst.” “This is fear mongering. They’re hemorrhaging, Chris, on the health care issue. Health care is the number one issue in this country. … They can’t talk about those (issues)…

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Democrats Expect Big Gains In State Legislatures Across The Country

Specifically, Republican governors and state governments have engaged in aggressive voter suppression tactics and prioritized gutting labor unions, which are typically an influential source of campaign cash and voter mobilization for Democrats. Since 2010 alone, Republican state governments have passed right-to-work laws, which bar unions from requiring dues payment from…

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Bomb suspect arrest: What we know about Cesar Sayoc

(CNN)Cesar Sayoc’s political inclinations were passionately displayed for everyone to see. But federal authorities say the 14 pipe bombs Sayoc, of Aventura, Florida, allegedly sent through the US mail are real, and were a danger to the people he mailed them to in recent days. He told investigators after he…

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Harry and Meghan take part in a Mori ceremony as they wrap up Pacific tour

(CNN)The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrapped up their 16-day royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji Wednesday, by admiring century-old redwoods and naming two newborn kiwi chicks. Inside the meeting house, Prince Harry began a speech in Te Reo, the Māori language, to applause from the crowd.…

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PM won’t back permanent EU customs union

Tory-DUP Brexit war of words intensifies Latest no-deal Brexit contingency plans Laura Kuenssberg on the cabinet’s customs union unease Hammond expects ‘Brexit deal dividend’ Meanwhile, it has emerged that a motorway in Kent is being shut overnight as part of contingency preparations in case the Brexit negotiations ultimately fail and…

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