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In a visit to Richmond, former President Barack Obama offered a sharp rebuke of the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin, as he encouraged voters to support Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the closely watched race.

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Maine’s proposal for a first-in-the-nation “right to food” constitutional amendment has sown discord. Supporters want residents to have the right to grow food and raise livestock. Opponents say the amendment could threaten food safety and animal welfare.

Data centers help people stream movies, conduct transactions, and store trillions of photos. Google wants to build two more centers. But a single facility can churn through millions of gallons of water a day, sparking worries over scarce Western water.

Cities, states and businesses have reported that more than 9 out of 10 of their workers are complying with vaccine mandates. But other American workers opposed to the requirements are deciding whether to quit their jobs over them.

The judge and attorneys trying to select jurors in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s killing aren’t finding many prospects with a “blank slate.” Some remain in the jury pool despite already knowing a lot about what happened, or the people involved.

Striking workers at one of the world's largest bourbon makers plan to vote on a new contract after announcing a tentative deal with Heaven Hill of Bardstown, Kentucky. About 420 workers went on strike over health care, scheduling and other issues.

"This is super unsafe." Seven crew members walked off the set of the movie "Rust" over safety and other complaints, hours before Alec Baldwin shot and killed a cinematographer with a gun a crew member said contained no live ammo.


JOE BIDEN DEFEATS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP The Associated Press declares Joe Biden the winner of a grueling campaign for the American presidency. He will lead a polarized nation through a historic collision of health, economic and social crises. #APracecall 

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BREAKING: Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for "DAMN" the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award.

BREAKING: DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)" and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and “What!” as an ad-lib, has died. He was 50.

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications. He was 81.

BREAKING: Supreme Court rules gay and lesbian people can sue for workplace bias under landmark civil rights law.

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