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Here's what to do if you're intimidated or turned away at the polls

  • The federal government requires that a person whose registration is challenged be able to cast a ballot that can be counted once the voter's eligibility is established.
  • At least 23 states have placed restrictions on voting by closing polling places, cutting early voting, purging allegedly ineligible voters from electoral rolls and imposing stricter voter ID laws, according to a 2018 report by the federal Commission on Civil Rights.
  • If you did forget your ID at home or have been removed from the registration system and none of the other options are available, you can cast a provisional ballot -- a right all voters are entitled to by federal law.
  • However, you're going to need to be your biggest advocate when it comes to provisional ballots: These ballots are typically kept separately from all other ballots, so make sure to follow up with your local elected officials to confirm they have looked into your qualifications and have counted the vote.

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ASX to fall, no US stimulus deal

  • After rising as much as 0.9%, the pan-European STOXX 600 ended 0.2% higher, fading as oil prices slumped 5% on a worsening demand outlook as coronavirus cases rise.
  • Brazilian federal and state prosecutors have asked a court to re-open a multi-billion dollar civil action suit against miners Samarco, Vale and BHP for damages caused by the Fundao dam burst in 2015, authorities said on Thursday.
  • The company on Thursday listed a number of factors that could impact its earnings such as oil and gas prices, refining margins and sales volumes, suggesting that Exxon's numbers could range from a loss of 68 cents to a profit of 7 cents.
  • The Australian sharemarket made a strong start to the fourth quarter on Thursday, recouping some of its day-earlier losses as most stocks pushed higher.

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Colorado governor pardons people convicted of possession of up to an ounce of marijuana

  • Polis signed an executive order on Thursday issuing the pardons, according to a news release from the governor's office.
  • The action comes of the heels of the passage in June of a bill authorizing the governor "to grant pardons to a class of defendants who were convicted of the possession of up to two ounces of marijuana," according to the release.
  • The pardon applies to state-level convictions as identified by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, according to the release.
  • Those who have been convicted do not need to apply for pardons.
  • Anyone who has been convicted of municipal marijuana crimes, or has been arrested or issued a summons without a conviction, is not included in the pardons.
  • The marijuana industry has been profitable for the state, with Colorado cannabis shops reporting $1.75 billion in sales during 2019, netting more than $302.4 million in tax revenue.

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What will the US election mean for the physical and mental health of older adults?

  • One of the first documented outbreaks of COVID-19 in the U.S. was in a long-term care facility in Washington state, where the virus infected more than 167 residents, staff, and visitors, and killed 34 people in the short span between February 27 and March 18, 2020.
  • Beyond these risks of life and limb, COVID-19 increasingly poses risks to our mental health, particularly that of older adults living in residential care settings.
  • We need to name the experience that older adults and the staff who work in residential care settings have experienced over the past 9 months: They have experienced a slow moving, but nevertheless enormous, trauma.
  • They have stood witness to the deaths of their neighbors, friends, clients, and coworkers; their risk status has meant that loved ones have been unable to physically comfort them as they grieve; and they have been living in a heightened state of vigilance over their own health and safety with which few of us can empathize.

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Google Maps gets improved Live View AR directions

  • Google today announced a few updates to Live View, the augmented reality walking directions in its Google Maps app that officially launched last year.
  • Live View uses your phone’s camera and GPS to tell you exactly where to go, making it a nice addition to the standard map-centric directions in similar applications.
  • The new features Google is introducing today include the ability to invoke Live View from the transit tab in Google Maps when you’re on a journey that includes multiple modes of transportation.
  • If you’re a regular Live View user, you’ll know that the actual pin locations in this mode can sometimes be off.
  • Also new is the ability to use Live View in combination with Google Maps’ location sharing feature.
  • So when a friend shares their location with you, you can now see exactly where they are in Live View, too, and get directions to meet them.

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A Brief Guide to OTP in Elixir

  • In this article, I will introduce you to OTP, look at basic process loops, the GenServer and Supervisor behaviours, and see how they can be used to implement an elementary process that stores funds.
  • For example, let’s imagine that we need to create a process that mimics the funds in a palace treasury.
  • To start off, let’s create a module called Treasury, and add the GenServer behaviour to it.
  • Since this will be the only treasury of the palace, let’s also give a name to the process equal to its module name when spawning it with start_link.This will make it easier to refer to it.
  • In its most basic, a supervisor has two functions: start_link(), which runs the supervisor as a process, and init, which provides the arguments necessary for the supervisor to initialize.
  • Running the Palace.Treasury.Supervisor.start_link() function will open a treasury, which will be supervised by the process.

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Russia is reportedly responsible for most nation-state cyberattacks - Business Insider

  • The lengthy report digs into ongoing trends in cybersecurity, and reveals that Russia is responsible for the most government-backed cyberattacks by far: Russia reportedly makes up over half, with Iran in a distant second place with just 25%.
  • Among Microsoft account holders, the groups primarily targeted by nation-state cyberattacks range from journalists to political organizations.
  • In 2016, Russian state-backed hackers successfully infiltrated the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Convention, which resulted in a massive leak of internal emails.
  • Though the Russian government repeatedly denied reports of interfering with US elections through hacking, Mueller's office indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers after an investigation into interference in the 2016 election.
  • Microsoft has been closely monitoring election security since 2018 as part of its Defending Democracy initiative, alerting Democratic and Republican campaigns of potential hacks and working on secure voting technology.

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Russia is reportedly responsible for most nation-state cyberattacks - Business Insider

  • The lengthy report digs into ongoing trends in cybersecurity, and reveals that Russia is responsible for the most government-backed cyberattacks by far: Russia reportedly makes up over half, with Iran in a distant second place with just 25%.
  • Among Microsoft account holders, the groups primarily targeted by nation-state cyberattacks range from journalists to political organizations.
  • In 2016, Russian state-backed hackers successfully infiltrated the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Convention, which resulted in a massive leak of internal emails.
  • Though the Russian government repeatedly denied reports of interfering with US elections through hacking, Mueller's office indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers after an investigation into interference in the 2016 election.
  • Microsoft has been closely monitoring election security since 2018 as part of its Defending Democracy initiative, alerting Democratic and Republican campaigns of potential hacks and working on secure voting technology.

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Show HN: Building a project based on universal income concept

  • Indie for 12 years myself, I know how it could be hard to sell our products.
  • Especially on early days.
  • Based on my experiences, my ambition is to solve a true pain point Indies have : finding more customers.
  • Financial freedom is the state closest to universal income in a capitalist society.
  • Therefore this makes indies a good audience to start this pioneering experience.
  • My project will increase your sales by at least 100% in 24h and help you reach financial freedom faster.
  • Enhancing profoundly 365 Indies professional lives a year is Goal #1 for this project.
  • If we reach 5.000 subscribers for this pre-launch, I will take self-taught drawing classes.
  • (Lifetime benefits for early-adopters provided).
  • Beyond this subscription form, it's above all a passionate self-taught developer preparing a dreamy project for ambitious Indies.

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5 Wrong Ways to Do Covid-19 Data Smoothing

  • But in the case of the Covid-19 pandemic, smoothed data reduces reporting anomalies and is a more accurate representation of timing than the raw data is.
  • New York’s data (the figure below) includes a correction they made to death data in early May (the tall red line).
  • As one example of why a 7-day period is needed, suppose smoothing of deaths data was done on a 3-day basis for the period Saturday through Monday.
  • Similarly, if smoothing of deaths was performed for the 3 days of Tuesday through Thursday, that 3-day period would be 124% of trend.
  • A full 7 days needs to be included to obtain an accurate picture of the data for the week.
  • Smoothing on a backward-looking basis means the average of the data is based on a midpoint 3.5 days earlier.
  • Incorrect smoothing techniques can be a blind spot in Covid-19 data analysis.

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