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Golden Wins Nation's First Ranked-Choice Voting Runoff For A Congressional Seat

Democrat Jared Golden became the first candidate to unseat an incumbent from the 2nd Congressional District in over 100 years on Thursday, when he was named the winner of the nation’s first ranked-choice voting runoff for a congressional contest.

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Regional fisheries regulators are meeting in Portland in anticipation of a decision Friday on whether the once-robust fishery for Northern shrimp — a delicacy known around here as Maine shrimp — should be reopened after four years of closure. The likely answer is "no."

Updated at 1:22 p.m. ET

Already reeling from a string of protests and resignations, British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting for more than the draft Brexit deal she has negotiated with the European Union. With a mutiny afoot within her own Conservative Party, the prime minister may be battling for her political life, as well.

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“I crashed at friends’ houses for a while. It was a job to find a place to sleep. I slept under bridges, slept in my car when I was, really, whatever I could come up with that day. I’d wake up and my goal would be to find a place to sleep the next day... It made me feel weak, like I wasn’t as good as everyone else because I couldn’t figure it out, I couldn’t figure out how to not be homeless.”

Vice President Pence and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat next to each other and chatted briefly Thursday at the East Asia Summit in Singapore, in a conversation that also included national security adviser John Bolton.

Pence and Putin "discussed the upcoming G20 Summit and touched on the issues that will be discussed when President Trump and President Putin are both in Argentina for the summit," according to the vice president's press secretary, Alyssa Farah.

The G20 Summit will be held in Buenos Aires at the end of November.

A ruling by a federal judge last month seemed like it would end a long legal battle between Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and tens of thousands of student loan borrowers waiting to have their debts canceled. But as of Tuesday, there is a new round of litigation.

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Add sea squirts — a variety of small, tube-like marine creatures that live bunched together in colonies — to the list of species that seem to be thriving in the warming waters off the Maine coast.

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is calling for the death penalty for five people accused of involvement in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist and critic of the royal regime who died last month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The office of Prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb issued a statement saying that his office has indicted 11 suspects, adding that the prosecutor "has requested the death penalty for (5) individuals who are charged with ordering and committing the crime."

U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard has rescued four Maine fishermen who abandoned a sinking ship and spent an hour in a life-raft in rough, 20-foot seas off Matinicus Island this morning.

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A federal judge said Wednesday he might rule by Thursday on a lawsuit brought by Republican incumbent Bruce Poliquin that seeks to block the implementation of ranked choice voting in the 2nd Congressional District race and argues that the instant runoff system is unconstitutional.

Updated at 3:33 p.m. ET

The Florida recount saga entered a new and unprecedented chapter today.

As a 3 p.m. deadline came and went for Florida's 67 counties to submit results from a machine recount to the Secretary of State's office, not all of them made it in time.

Palm Beach County, a heavily populated Democratic stronghold in the state which has been plagued by antiquated, failing equipment, failed to meet the deadline and submitted initial tallies collected on Saturday.



Robin Rilette & Jennifer Rooks

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