Brian Kemp’s office opens investigation into Georgia Democratic Party days ahead of the election

Brian Kemp’s office opens investigation into Georgia Democratic Party days ahead of the election

It seems a little fishy. Georgia secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has raised eyebrows with some fishy tactics heading into his race against Democrat Stacey Abrams. The latest development: His office announced an “investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia” over an alleged election registry system breach. Kemp’s office on Sunday said that it opened the probe on Saturday after “a failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system,” about…

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Trump’s top agriculture official calls Florida’s gubernatorial race “cotton-pickin’ important”

Trump’s top agriculture official calls Florida’s gubernatorial race “cotton-pickin’ important”

In the final days before the midterms, Trump and the GOP are expanding their race-baiting from immigrants to candidates. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reportedly used the words “cotton-pickin’” to describe the importance of Florida’s gubernatorial race Saturday — a race that could see Democratic candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum become the state’s first ever black governor. “Public policy matters; leadership matters,” President Donald Trump’s top agriculture official said while campaigning for Ron DeSantis, the…

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Chevy’s new electric Camaro is the near future of EV drag racing

Chevy’s new electric Camaro is the near future of EV drag racing

GM made a fun surprise announcement at this past week’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show: an all-electric Chevrolet Camaro concept with 700 horsepower meant to bust out a quarter mile run in about nine seconds. And unlike EV performance cars like the NIO EP9 or the upcoming second-generation Tesla Roadster, which are purpose-built, the Camaro concept appears to be a beautiful, cobbled-together Frankenstein’s monster of a car. The car, dubbed the eCOPO Concept…

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Early voting is surging in Texas. That might be good news for Beto O’Rourke.

Early voting is surging in Texas. That might be good news for Beto O’Rourke.

More people have already voted in Texas this year than voted the entire 2014 midterms. Early voting is surging in Texas and boosting optimism for Democrat Beto O’Rourke in his bid to unseat Republican Ted Cruz in the US Senate. More than 4.5 million people cast early in-person ballots and nearly 370,000 mailed in their ballots during Texas’ 12-day early voting period, according to a report from the Texas Tribune. In the 30 counties in…

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Fortnite’s mysterious cube is gone, leaving behind a brand new location

Fortnite’s mysterious cube is gone, leaving behind a brand new location

“Fortnitemares” has come to an end, and it has left the world of Fortnite dramatically altered. This afternoon the battle royale game was home to a live, one-time-only in-game event, which marked the end of the monster-filled Halloween mode, and introduced a number of changes to the game. It all started when the game’s mysterious, purple cube disappeared. First, it starting melting, dripping something into the lake it hovered over, then the cube began pulsating…

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Steven Yeun on Burning, The Walking Dead, and changing roles for Asian-Americans

Steven Yeun on Burning, The Walking Dead, and changing roles for Asian-Americans

For fans of The Walking Dead, Steven Yeun is a familiar face — he played fan-favorite character Glenn Rhee over the course of six years and seven seasons of the show, in the process earning a fandom and rapidly kickstarting a widely varying acting career. Asian-American actors often struggle to find roles that don’t fall into simple, predictable stereotypes, but Yeun has kept things complicated, playing a conflicted animal-rights activist in Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix weird…

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Jolted is a deep dive into a school shooting that didn’t happen

Jolted is a deep dive into a school shooting that didn’t happen

There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our column Pod Hunters, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about. Just two days after the deadly school shooting at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, authorities in Vermont arrested 18-year-old Jack Sawyer, who told a friend that he planned to commit a similar shooting at his former high school….

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Why Guillermo del Toro’s attention to detail makes his movie monsters stand out

Why Guillermo del Toro’s attention to detail makes his movie monsters stand out

Guillermo del Toro is behind some of cinema’s most inventive and visually-pleasing genre films in recent years — Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, Hellboy, and The Shape of Water all enjoy stunning costume and set design that complement their stories and which stand out from the rest of what you might see in theaters. A new video from YouTuber Kristian Williams, (aka kaptainkristian) explores why the filmmaker’s movie monsters are so memorable, especially in an age…

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Polls show Democrats with an advantage in the House. They still might not take Congress.

Polls show Democrats with an advantage in the House. They still might not take Congress.

Polls show good, but not great, signs for Democrats. Democrats have a seven-point advantage over Republicans in voter preferences for the House of Representatives heading into Tuesday’s midterm elections, according to new polls. It’s not clear whether that will be enough to allow them to take back control of the lower house of Congress. A Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Sunday found that 50 percent of registered voters want Democrats to take the House…

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