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I survived Liberia's civil wars. Here's my advice to American voters

  • When I was 15, my family fled our homes to escape the violence, and we went to live in a displaced people's camp in Liberia's Salala district.
  • The election taught me that local groups like the YMCA of Liberia, where I served as a youth leader, had earned everyday trust.
  • In 2005, institutions like the YMCA helped to boost confidence in a fair vote, and Johnson Sirleaf stepped into office on the strength of ballots, not bullets.
  • For the next post-war elections in 2011, I was working for the peace-building organization Search for Common Ground.
  • Thanks to years of steady work, these figures had earned community trust and could promote a fair and peaceful vote.
  • Know that people before you -- in Liberia, Sierra Leone and many other countries -- have weathered difficult elections.

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As another wave of the pandemic approaches, the nation's food banks are being hit on three fronts

  • Reifenstein and his family are among millions of people who find themselves turning to food banks during this time of uncertainty, as unemployment rates reach record highs, the prospect of more federal relief remains uncertain and the pandemic rages on.
  • Food Bank For New York City, the city's largest hunger relief organization, is seeing the heightened need in the number of meals they're handing out.
  • Before the pandemic, Community Food Bank CEO Carlos Rodriguez said his organization mostly relied on food donations from grocery stores, farmers and manufacturers.
  • The Farmers to Families food boxes, along with food grants from the state of Wisconsin, are largely why the Racine County Food Bank has so far been able to meet the needs of its community while building its inventory, said executive director Dan Taivalkoski.

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North Carolina is the center of the political universe as the state's demographics shift dramatically

  • But the differences between people like Miles and Almond also show the dramatically divergent paths to victory Trump and Biden have in a key state.
  • Trump, on the other hand, can't solely count on the same turnout from Eastern and Western North Carolina, the two areas that propelled him to victory four years ago.
  • Trump's campaign is banking on voters like these in Eastern and Western North Carolina, believing that enough turnout in these areas could provide a counterbalance to the growing cities.
  • Lesly Puebla, who was born in Mexico, raised in Texas and later moved to North Carolina for her father's job, has seen this growth and said that the way the President has talked about Hispanic immigrants encouraged her to vote for Biden this year.

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Voters wait on delayed mail-in ballots as Election Day nears

  • In addition to printing and mail delivery delays, some counties had to reprint and re-send ballots, including Pennsylvania's Allegheny County -- further squeezing the window for voters to get their ballots returned in time.
  • Gebbie wrote that as of Tuesday, the company had "completed printing and delivering all vote-by-mail ballots to the US Postal Service," ultimately processing and delivering 1 million vote-by-mail ballots and more than 1.4 million Election Day ballots in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
  • For example, the board of elections in Summit County, Ohio, where Alberte Hallaman votes, reported on October 9 that Midwest Direct advised them of a "delay in the mailing of ballots" and that voters should not expect to start receiving their absentee ballots in the mail until at least October 13, seven days after the early voting period started.

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Indiana school superintendent apologizes after a student was listed as 'Black Guy' in the high school yearbook

  • Laura Hammack, superintendent of Brown County Schools in the town of Nashville, Indiana, posted a video to Facebook on Monday afternoon addressing the incident.
  • She told CNN that the words appeared with a photo of a Black student.
  • According to CNN affiliate WRTV, the description was in a caption beneath a photo of members of a school basketball team.
  • The superintendent gave no further details, saying an investigation is ongoing and that the situation is a "clear" violation of the district's nondiscrimination policy.
  • Once the investigation is complete, Hammack said consequences would be given.
  • The Brown County High School yearbook is put together every year by the yearbook class, but Hammack said it was still unclear how the labeling occurred.
  • Brown County High School, as of the 2019-20 school year, had 577 students -- 92.2% of whom are White, according to state data.

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A Texas woman died on a plane of Covid-19 in July

  • The woman was in her 30s and had "underlying high risk health conditions," Dallas County said in a news release.
  • The woman died in late July on the tarmac at a New Mexico airport, Judge Clay Jenkins told CNN.
  • The Dallas County Health and Human Services first reported her death in the news release Sunday.
  • The woman's death was among the 554 confirmed new Covid-19 cases reported by Dallas County on Sunday.
  • More than 8.2 million cases have been reported nationwide as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University data, and more than 220,000 have died.
  • The news comes as people appear to be getting more comfortable flying during the pandemic: The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 1 million passengers Sunday, according to the agency, the most since March 16.

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Spiraling healthcare costs of wildfire smoke in California

  • Daniel Cullen, who recently gained his Ph.D. in health economics from the University of California Santa Barbara, has estimated the annual healthcare costs of wildfires in the state between 2012 and 2018 in terms of hospitalizations for respiratory and circulatory illnesses.
  • Cullen believes the costs of smoke exposure will continue to rise in coming decades as climate change increases the size, frequency, and intensity of wildfires.
  • Cullen used data from California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development regarding hospital admissions for respiratory and circulatory illnesses between 2012 and 2018.
  • He estimates that in any particular county, the total cumulative effect of every additional day of smoke exposure in a month leads on average to 11.38 extra admissions for respiratory diagnoses and 3 for circulatory illnesses.
  • Finally, Cullen multiplied the number of additional respiratory and circulatory cases by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) estimates for average costs per case.

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Early votes in Texas surpass all the statewide ballots cast for Trump in 2016 - Business Insider

  • Early voting in Texas only started a week ago, but the Lone Star State already leads the US in turnout.
  • In fact, more Texans have now cast their ballots for the upcoming presidential election than the total number of people in the state who voted for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.
  • That's roughly 4.7 million people who have voted ahead of Election Day, just over the 4.68 million votes previously cast for Trump, who won the state by 9 percentage points.
  • A closer look at the numbers in states that provide party registration information reveals that about 53% of early votes have been cast by Democrats compared to 25% by Republicans, according to the US Elections Project.
  • Yet Abbott, along with other Republicans who voiced concerns of possible voter fraud, successfully resisted a push by Democratic state leaders to expand Texas' strict eligibility requirements for mail-in voting.

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Early votes in Texas surpass all the statewide ballots cast for Trump in 2016 - Business Insider

  • Early voting in Texas only started a week ago, but the Lone Star State already leads the US in turnout.
  • In fact, more Texans have now cast their ballots for the upcoming presidential election than the total number of people in the state who voted for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.
  • That's roughly 4.7 million people who have voted ahead of Election Day, just over the 4.68 million votes previously cast for Trump, who won the state by 9 percentage points.
  • A closer look at the numbers in states that provide party registration information reveals that about 53% of early votes have been cast by Democrats compared to 25% by Republicans, according to the US Elections Project.
  • Yet Abbott, along with other Republicans who voiced concerns of possible voter fraud, successfully resisted a push by Democratic state leaders to expand Texas' strict eligibility requirements for mail-in voting.

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This is Biden's shortest path to the White House

  • Trump stunned Democrats in 2016 when he captured Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, despite trailing in the polls then too, behind an unexpected surge of turnout from his core group of non-college-educated Whites, especially those in small-town and rural communities.
  • (Clinton won back just a single county that Obama had lost, Chester in the Philadelphia suburbs.) In preponderantly White rural regions across these states, from southwest Pennsylvania and southeast Ohio to northern counties in Michigan and Minnesota to western Wisconsin, Trump posted staggering advances over the showings of Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee.
  • In 2020, non-college-educated Whites are expected to compose 60% of the voters in Iowa, 55% in Wisconsin, 52% in Ohio, 51% in Michigan and just under half in Minnesota (49%) and Pennsylvania (48%), according to projections by the nonpartisan States of Change project shared exclusively with CNN.

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