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Green Party Files for Recount in Wisconsin Following Reports of Voting Discrepancies

Watch Video Green Party officials filed Friday for a recount in Wisconsin, following reports of voting discrepancies, and were seeking a deeper investigation into the election results, which handed the state to Donald Trump two weeks ago. Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein answers questions during a press conference at the National Press Club August 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. ...

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Last-Ditch Effort Underway to Elect Hillary Clinton, Block Donald Trump Presidency

Democrats have been bemoaning a Donald Trump presidency for two days after we won Tuesday’s election over Hillary Clinton. Many have taken to social media and to streets across the country to voice their displeasure after the real estate mogul secured enough electoral votes to become president-elect. But there is a last incredibly long shot that could still get Clinton ...

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Prop 64: California Voters Approve Recreational Use of Marijuana; Here’s What Happens Next

Voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 64, an initiative that will make California the most populous state in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, setting state officials in motion to build a massive retail sales system to accommodate the new law. The ballot measure was buoyed by a flood of $16 million in campaign cash from supporters including ...

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Election Results: L.A. Voters Approve Measure to Spend $1.2 Billion to House the Homeless

City officials on Wednesday said the overwhelming voter approval for a $1.2-billion bond measure to build supportive housing for homeless people will provide a long-term solution to the region’s intractable street homelessness problem. “Within the next three to six months, with all the work we’ve done, we will see an improvement,” said City Councilman Jose Huizar, who represents skid row, the biggest concentration of ...

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Election Results: Donald Trump Defeats Hillary Clinton to Become Next President

Donald Trump will become the next president of the United States in a stunning victory, CNN projects. The GOP nominee was elected to the White House after picking up crucial battleground states earlier, including Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. The victories are stunning for a candidate long seen as unlikely to win the presidency. Hillary Clinton’s campaign was confident it ...

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Election Results: California Prop 63 Gun Control Measure Passes

Following a year marked by a series of mass shootings, voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 63, which toughens California’s already strict gun control laws. The initiative outlaws the possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, requires background checks for people buying bullets, makes it a crime not to report lost or stolen guns, and provides a process for ...

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Election Results: California Prop 65, Initiative to Increase Cigarette Tax, Appears Poised to Pass

Early returns show strong support among Californians for a $2-per-pack cigarette tax increase and continued higher income tax rates for the state’s wealthiest residents. The first results from the Secretary of State’s office show that Proposition 55, which would maintain the higher income tax rates first passed four years ago through 2030, leads with 61% of the vote with 13% of precincts ...

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L.A. County Election Results: Measure M Leads in Early Returns

A sales tax hike that would fund the most ambitious mass transit expansion in Los Angeles County history was ahead in early returns Tuesday. With 9% of precincts reporting, 67.28% of voters favored the half-cent sales tax increase. That’s above the 66.67% threshold it needs to win. If two-thirds of voters approve Measure M — which would raise the sales ...

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Election Results: California’s 17 Propositions

Voters in Florida on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes as millions across America weighed in on some of the most contentious issues facing the nation. Medical marijuana is already legal in 25 other states, but Florida is the first in the South to approve such a measure.Eight other states also had ...

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California Election Results: Kamala Harris Projected to Win U.S. Senate Race

California voters on Tuesday elected state’s first new U.S. Senator in 24 years, and made history in the process. State Atty. General Kamala Harris won the race according to the Associated Press, becoming the first black politician in history to represent California in the Senate. With Harris cemented in as solid front-runner and Democratic Party favorite, challenger Rep. Loretta Sanchez ...

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Election Results 2016: Democrats Pick Up First Senate Seat of the Night

Democrats have now picked off one of the five seats they need to wrest control of the Senate away from Republicans, and the parties are anxiously watching returns from six of the other eight states that will decide the chamber’s balance of power. Democrat Tammy Duckworth will defeat Republican Sen. Mark Kirk in Illinois, according to a CNN projection. It’s ...

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Election Results 2016: KTLA’s Full Coverage of Election Night

The presidency is on the line as Americans head to the polls en masse Tuesday to elect a new commander-in-chief in a hotly contested race that has been fraught with controversy and scandal, and created a sharp political divide in the U.S. While all eyes undoubtedly will be on the contest between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee ...

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Early Presidential Election Results: Clinton Wins Vermont, Trump Takes Indiana and Kentucky

History will be made in America tonight. Either Hillary Clinton will be the first woman to become president in the nation’s 240-year history or Donald Trump will score an unprecedented upset for outsiders and repudiate the Washington establishment in ways not seen in generations. Both candidates argue the election presents an unusually significant choice for a divided nation. Democrats warn ...

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Democratic Group Sues to Extend Voting Hours in North Carolina County

A nonprofit group sued North Carolina’s Board of Elections Tuesday asking for an extension in poll hours in a heavily Democratic county. The suit concerning Durham County, which was filed in nearby Wake County by Democracy North Carolina, cites a technical snafu in several precincts earlier in the day that forced election officials to switch to paper roll books from ...

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California Election 2016: Find Your Polling Place; Get a Sample Ballot

Voters can find their polling place locators through county election offices, which are listed on the California Secretary of State’s website. Polling place look-up sites, as well as links to sample ballots from election offices in the five Southern California counties covered by KTLA, can also be found here: Los Angeles County: polling place and sample ballot lookup Orange County: ...

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Election 2016: Links to Local Results and Races to Watch Outside of California

Results for California’s statewide ballot measures, congressional and state legislative races are on the Secretary of State’s website. Returns for local Southern California races and measures appear on county election sites: Los Angeles County: L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Orange County: Orange County Registrar of Voters Riverside County: Riverside County Registrar of Voters San Bernardino County: San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Ventura County: ...

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Exceptional Education students recognized at homecoming court

By Chelsea Rarrick RICHMOND, Va. – For many, it was a typical homecoming game on Friday at Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond. But for Ashley Herzog and Jarvis Stokes, it meant so much more. “It was just so exciting!” said Kathy Herzog, Ashley’s mother. “It was very special, very heartwarming,” said Jarvis’ mother. The two students are both in ...

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You may be a pizza-holic: Research says some foods addicting

By Vernon Freeman Jr. Pizza, French fries and ice cream may be the kinds of foods many of us love to indulge in after a night of drinking. But research earlier this year suggests we can actually have benders on these foods all by themselves, and it may even be a sign of an addiction. Researchers have wondered whether we ...

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HOLMBERG: Former tracker of killers living large with a heart pump

By Mark Holmberg RICHMOND, Va. — Former Richmond homicide detective Ray Williams is tough with a lot of heart. He had to be. He grew up hard in Richmond’s Oregon Hill neighborhood, fighting in the streets and eventually becoming a Golden Gloves champion. “My dad died at 51 years old from alcohol poisoning,” he told me. “They found him in a ...

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‘Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King’ Theater Review: ‘Daily Show’ Star Skips Snark in Benign Comedy

By Robert Hofler For some of us who grew up in white-bread America, being homecoming king is an embarrassment worse than OD-ing on Clearasil. Almost as bad is going to your high school prom. For the record, I didn’t go to my high school prom, and hadn’t thought about it until I saw “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King,” which opened Friday at Off ...

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LA Democrat on Benghazi Committee ‘Marvels at’ Hillary Clinton, Slams ‘Overreaching’ GOP

By Itay Hod Hollywood Democrats anxiously watching Hillary Clinton’s 11-hour marathon testimony before the House Benghazi committee on Thursday have a new hero: Rep. Adam Schiff of California’s 28th District in Los Angeles County. And Schiff, a eight-term Democrat, still has some choice words for his Republican colleagues who grilled the former secretary of state about her handling of the ...

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Man has life-threatening injuries after shooting in Whitcomb Court

By Vernon Freeman Jr. RICHMOND, Va. — A man is facing life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Richmond’s Whitcomb Court Friday night. Police said at approximately 8:12 p.m. they responded to the 2300 block of Ambrose St. for a shooting. When they arrived on scene they found an adult male who had been shot multiple times in the upper body. ...

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Teenager battling cancer completes bucket list by getting married

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Trump slams Carson amid dipping poll numbers in Iowa

By Vernon Freeman Jr. MIAMI — Donald Trump on Friday knocked Ben Carson as weak on trade and immigration as he reacted to two new polls showing Carson overtaking the real estate mogul for first place in Iowa. Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he was “really surprised” to see his fortunes dipping in Iowa and said he is going ...

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Johnny Depp, Edgar Wright Team for Neil Gaiman Adaptation at 20th Century Fox

By Jeff Sneider Johnny Depp is attached to star in an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s short story “Fortunately, the Milk” that Edgar Wright will direct and 20th Century Fox is in negotiations to acquire in a competitive situation, an individual with knowledge of the project has told TheWrap. Depp will produce through his Infinitum Nihil banner along with Zareh Nalbandian ...

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FBI warns about phone scam in Richmond

By wtvrwebstaff RICHMOND, Va. — There is a phone scam in Central Virginia that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning Richmonders about. The Richmond FBI said it has received multiple calls from community members worried about a person calling them and claiming to represent the U.S. government before demanding thousands of dollars. If denied, the caller threatens arrest. The number may ...

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‘Real Housewives of Orange County’s’ Jim Edmonds on Being a Reality Star: ‘It’s Weird’ (Exclusive Video)

By Joe Otterson Part 2 of the “Real Housewives of Orange County” reunion special will feature Meghan King Edmonds’ husband, baseball player Jim Edmonds. But in an exclusive clip obtained by TheWrap, Edmonds admits he isn’t thrilled about being on the reality show. “You get a portrayal of something that really isn’t you,” he said. “It’s weird, because you see yourself and you ...

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