As Biden expands polling lead, Dems can’t shake November nightmare scenario


As Biden expands his polling lead over Trump, Democrats can’t shake a nightmare scenario in which a Biden advantage could be nullified by chaos at the polls, layered by added confusion around the fast-changing voting laws that officials are adjusting for an ongoing pandemic.
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Coronavirus lockdowns in Iran could spark protests, president warns
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Coronavirus: London Ont., Home County music festival going virtual
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NHL releases full Winnipeg Jets play-in series schedule
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Richmond RCMP hunting suspected serial arsonist
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Police search home of St. Louis couple who pointed guns at George Floyd protesters
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Eagles penalize DeSean Jackson for ‘conduct detrimental to the team’ following anti-Semitic posts
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All staff, residents test negative for coronavirus at P.E.I seniors’ home
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Canucks’ Sven Baertschi opts out of NHL’s return to play
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All residents, staff at PEI seniors home test negative for COVID-19
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Quebec Amber Alert For Romy And Norah Carpentier Ends After Police Find 2 Bodies
SAINT-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec provincial police believe they have found the bodies of two young sisters during a search for them and their father.A police spokeswoman says they believe the bodies discovered Saturday belong to Norah Carpentier, 11, and her sister, Romy Carpentier, 6, who were last seen on Wednesday evening.The spokeswoman, Ann Mathieu, says police cannot confirm the girls are dead.She says an Amber Alert that was issued for the girls on Thursday has been lifted.Police say their priority now is to find the girls’ father, Martin Carpentier, who they say could still be in the area of St-Apollinaire, a suburb of Quebec City.They are asking anyone who sees him to immediately contact 911.This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 11, 2020.Also on HuffPost:
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Disney World reopens despite coronavirus case surge in Florida
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New Brunswick reports no new coronavirus cases on Saturday
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Winnipeg Folk Fest goes virtual during COVID-19 pandemic
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