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Amanda Northrop/Vox Voters in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Georgia, Vermont, and Connecticut are heading to the polls. Despite five stateshaving down-ballot primaries and runoffs Tuesday, it will be a relatively quiet election day. Nevertheless, there are several intriguing races to keep an eye on in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Georgia. In Minnesota, one of the most progressive Democrats in the House, Rep. Ilhan Omar, faces a well-funded primary challenger. Across the state, five Republicans are facing off to compete against perhaps the most conservative Democrat in Congress, Rep. Collin Peterson. A QAnon supporter, Marjorie Taylor Greene, is favored to win a runoff race for the Republican nomination in Georgia’s 14th District, joining several other followers of the conspiracy theory who have real chances of getting elected to Congress. There are several key congressional races in Wisconsin as well. Democratic Rep. Ron Kind in Wisconsin’s Third District faces a primary challenge from the left, while the district’s pro-Trump lean in 2016 has drawn several potential Republican challengers. The retirement of longtime incumbent Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner opened up a safe Republican seat for which state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is favored in Tuesday’s primary. Vox is covering the results live, with our partners at Decision DeskHQ. Minnesota Many political eyes will be on Omar’s race in Minnesota’s Fifth District, which consists of much of Minneapolis. Her primary opponent, lawyer Antone Melton-Meaux, isn’t doing well in the Omar campaign’s internal polls in early July. But hehas raised a staggering $3.2 million in the second quarter amid a national anti-Omar backlash that many characterized as racist and sexist. Omar boasts endorsements from several key Democratic players, including Sen. Tina Smith, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, but the Minneapolis Star Tribune endorsed Melton-Meaux last week. Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson’s Seventh District in the westernmost part of the state has continually turned redder since he was first elected in 1991, and went for Trump by 30 points in 2016. His Houseseat is one of the most coveted by the National Republican Congressional Committee; the primary to determine his challenger features a five-way race. Air Force veteran Dave Hughes has already faced off — and lost — against Peterson twice before, and he again seeks the party’s nomination. But he faces stiff competition this year primarily in the form of former Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach, who has won endorsements from President Trump, the NRCC, and the Minnesota Seventh District Republican Party. Polls close in the state at 9 pm ET; mail-in ballots must be postmarked by election day and received before the county canvass, which is usually two or three days after election day. Georgia The general election this fall features at least nine congressional candidates who follow the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory to varying degrees, and some of them have a real shot at winning in safe Republican districts. One of those is business leader Marjorie Taylor Greene, a candidate in Tuesday’s runoff in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Greene nearly won her June 2 primary outright and is favored in the runoff. In a 2017 video first reported by Politico in June, Greene was open about her QAnon support, telling supporters, “there’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles out, and I think we have the president to do it.” House Republican leaders denounced the videos but haven’t done much to stop Greene’s candidacy. She faces neurosurgeon John Cowan in a race she will likely win. That would make her an odds-on favorite in the safe Republican district to get elected to Congress. Polls close in the state at 7 pm ET; absentee ballots must be received by 7 pm on election day to be counted. Wisconsin While much of the state is keeping an eye on November, when Republicans in Wisconsin will try to win a supermajority in the state legislature — which would allow them to override vetoes from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on redistricting — two key congressional races are also taking place. The state’s Third District is currently represented by Democratic Rep. Ron Kind, a moderate who has treaded carefully on issues involving Trump, especially impeachment, in a district that went for the president by 4.5 percent in 2016. That has opened the doorway to a primary challenge from the left in the form of former missionary and pediatrician Mark Neumann, but also to two potential Republican opponents, retired Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden and public relations professional Jessi Ebben. While Kind is favored in the Democratic primary, Neumann has criticized him for not supporting Medicare-for-all. On the Republican side, Van Orden has raised more money and boasts endorsements from former Gov. Scott Walker and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, while Ebben has the support of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus’s political arm as well as Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan. Also keep an eye on several key state legislature races that Republicans are hoping to flip, including state Senate districts 10, 30, and 32 and Assembly District 14. Polls close in the state at 9 pm ET; mail-in ballots must be received by 8 pm on election day. Connecticut and Vermont New England’s Connecticut and Vermont are also holding primaries today. Vermont’s governor, Republican Phil Scott, is heavily favored for reelection to his third consecutive term in November, but he faces off against four lesser-known candidates in a primary while several Democrats are competing to challenge him in the general election. If you want to follow along with races in both states, we’ll be carrying results here. Polls close in Vermont close at 7 pm ET and in Connecticut at 8 pm. Will you become our 20,000th supporter? When the economy took a downturn in the spring and we started asking readers for financial contributions, we weren’t sure how it would go. Today, we’re humbled to say that nearly 20,000 people have chipped in. The reason is both lovely and surprising: Readers told us that they contribute both because they value explanation and because they value that other people can access it, too. We have always believed that explanatory journalism is vital for a functioning democracy. 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After Police Shooting Spurs Further Unrest in Chicago, Community Members Ask What Comes Next
As businesses across downtown Chicago try to retool and rebuild after widespread looting and vandalism brought damage to the area on Sunday night, and amid continued demonstrations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, activists and community members in the city worry that residents’ already contentious relationship with the city’s police department is being further strained.…
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How white people used police to make L.A. one of the most segregated cities in America
Police brutality didn't just spring from the minds of racist police. It reflected the will of white people to segregate. In many ways it still does.
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'RHOC' alum Vicki Gunvalson seeks split from Coto de Caza estate
Longtime "Real Housewives of Orange County" personality Vicki Gunvalson is selling her home in Coto de Caza for $3.35 million.
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Border Patrol agent charged with trafficking cocaine
An Arizona border patrol agent was arrested and charged with drug trafficking after authorities intercepted a duffle bag filled with cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl in an airport parking lot.
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Serena Williams comes back from the brink in first match since February
Serena Williams came back from the brink to start her first tournament in six months with a win.
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States mull how to carry out Trump order on unemployment aid
As their tax revenue plunges, many states question if they could afford to contribute extra jobless aid.
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Biden has selected his running mate, sources tell CNN
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Pew poll finds most Latinos haven't heard of 'Latinx.' Only 3% use the term
Some three out of four Latinos in the U.S. haven't heard of the term 'Latinx,' but its use may grow.
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Amtrak roomette sale: 2 can travel for the price of 1 and socially distance on the train
Amtrak is offering a two-for-one deal on its roomettes, its most compact private accommodation, where visitors can take off their masks.       
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Lithuanian FM: Tikhanovskaya is 'devastated'
Lithuanian FM Linas Linkevičius tells Amanpour about presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and says "all options are on the table" in dealing with Belarus's Lukashenko.
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Sen. Ron Johnson explains subpoena of FBI Director Wray: 'I finally ran out of patience'
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Tuesday that FBI Director Christopher Wray was subpoenaed as part of the committee’s broad review into the origins of the Russia investigation because Johnson “finally ran out of patience.”
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Big Ten Conference postpones football season, other fall sports due to coronavirus
Conference officials cited concerns "potential medical risks" to student-athletes.
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Big Ten postpones college football season
The Big 10 is the first of the Power Five conferences to postpone its season.
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Video shows 8-year-old being arrested at Florida school
Newly-released video shows an 8-year-old boy in Key West, Florida, being arrested at school after allegedly punching a teacher in the chest in 2018. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family, said the boy, who has emotional and behavioral disabilities, was charged with felony battery. The boy's mother plans to file a federal lawsuit against the officers, school officials, the Monroe County School District and the city of Key West.
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Big Ten cancels fall football season over coronavirus concerns, hopes to play in spring
The Big Ten became the first Power Five conference to postpone its fall football season because the coronavirus pandemic. It hopes to play a season in the spring.
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Food bank doles out tons of food as Texans, like many Americans, fight to feed themselves
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Nurse quits from Georgia school after packed hallway photo goes viral
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Experts concerned about Russia's virus vaccine
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Smashmouth holds packed concert at motorcycle rally
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Outgoing Seattle police chief says it's not about the money, it's about 'lack of respect' for officers
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'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' to be rebooted as a drama with Will Smith on board to produce
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Lebanon's leaders were warned in July that explosives 'could destroy' Beirut, report says
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'That's a lie': Brianna Keilar fact checks Trump's wild claims
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With Congress stalled, a second round of stimulus checks won't be coming anytime soon
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ACLU seeks info on Ga. school discipline practices
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Big Ten cancels fall football season in first major college hit
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22-year-old Tel Aviv tower-washer is rising TikTok star
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Suspect identified in shooting incident near White House
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Tiny Harris defends Zonnique Pullins’ pregnancy
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Beluga whales smile as they return to sea after years in captivity
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Buffalo Sabres switch back to the old royal blue jerseys
The Buffalo Sabres unveiled their new jerseys Tuesday. The design goes back to the royal blue that the team used from 1970-1996.       
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Minnesota court denies GOP effort to block ballot harvesting
A Minnesota court issued a ruling Tuesday that blocks a Republican effort to deny ballot collection and voter assistance known as ballot harvesting in the state, saying their effort to block the process was motivated by politics.
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Soap star Melody Thomas Scott says she was sexually abused in front of grandmother
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Thank God ‘A Kid in King Arthur’s Court’ Didn’t Make Daniel Craig and Kate Winslet Famous 25 Years Ago
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Sycamore Partners’ bid for bankrupt JCPenney opposed by workers’ group
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‘It Smells Like Despair.’ A Diary of Life Inside Beirut After a Deadly Explosion
After a powerful blast on Aug. 4 killed more than 200 people in Beirut and left 300,000 homeless, Gaëlle Moutran did what many young people in Beirut felt compelled to do in the ensuing days: film what was happening around her. With her iPhone, Moutran, a scenographer working in film and art, documents a city…
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Navajo Nation Asks Trump To Commute Death Sentence Of Native Man Facing Execution
The U.S. government plans to execute Lezmond Mitchell, who killed two people on a Navajo reservation. Tribal leaders, citing Navajo beliefs that life is sacred, don't want him to be executed.
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Maryland to drastically reduce number of polling places in November, despite gov's concerns of disenfranchisement
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Big Ten will not play college football in fall
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New York's true nursing home coronavirus death toll cloaked in secrecy
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'Fury' producer Anton Lessine seeks $5.95 million for modern Palisades retreat
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South Africa’s poor scramble for anti-HIV drugs amid coronavirus
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Second body found at site of Baltimore gas explosion identified
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U.S. weighing order to deny entry to certain citizens
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Kal Penn to host Freeform series on election issues for millennial, Gen Z voters
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