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Sandusky, Ohio, Makes Election Day A Paid Holiday — By Swapping Out Columbus Day

Jason Werling/Sandusky Register
| Officials have been "thinking a lot about voter access and democracy," says City Manager Eric Wobser, "and so we thought it was a really natural switch."

Arizona Facility Where Incapacitated Woman Was Raped And Gave Birth Is Shutting Down

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The board of directors made the decision to close the facility after state officials ordered third-party oversight of daily operations, following the unexpected pregnancy of a patient.

Canadian Diplomats Suing Government For $28 Million Over Mysterious Illness

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The lawsuit alleges the government knowingly exposed them to "extremely serious and debilitating attacks" in Cuba that have resulted in brain injuries and that it was slow to remove them.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Of Extortion Over Personal Photos

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In purported emails posted online by Bezos, executives for National Enquirer parent company AMI threaten to publish intimate photos of Bezo if the Washington Post publishes a story about the tabloid.

Gucci Apologizes And Removes Sweater Following 'Blackface' Backlash

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The luxury brand said it would work toward turning the incident into a "learning moment." It coincides with Black History Month as well as another blackface controversy roiling Virginia's leadership.

DOJ Asks Watchdog To Investigate Heat And Power Failures At Brooklyn Jail

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The Department of Justice is asking its Office of the Inspector General to investigate how inmates in a Brooklyn jail were left in cells without heat or power for days.

Millions Could Lose Power Under PG&E's Plan To Prevent Wildfires

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The company could shut down power to as many as 5.4 million of its customers, it said. PG&E declared bankruptcy last month in the face of billions of dollars in fire-related liabilities.

Satellite Imagery Suggests Second Iranian Space Launch Has Failed

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The rocket was supposed to carry a small satellite into orbit. The suspected failure comes just weeks after another launch attempt fell short.

Virginia AG Says He Dressed As A Rapper And Wore 'Brown Makeup' At A 1980 Party

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Attorney General Mark Herring says when he was in college, "some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time."