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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Fox Rebukes Sean Hannity's and Jeanine Pirro's Participation in a Trump Rally  —  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The show onstage might well have been called Fox & Friend.  As President Trump wrapped up the midterm election cycle with a late-night rally in southeast Missouri on Monday, he was joined by a trio of conservative media rock stars.
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New York Times:
Trump Begins Midterm Election Day Bracing for Grim Political News, Aides Say  —  President Trump began Election Day bracing for grim political news as people across the country voted in midterm contests that will deliver the first nationwide referendum on his presidency.
Discussion: Raw Story
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump disputes ‘rumor’ that Hawley left campaign rally early  —  President Donald Trump used his first Twitter message of Election Day to hit back at a rumor he said was “deception” on the part of Democrats that Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley left a campaign rally headlined by the president Monday night before it was over.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Mediaite
WJLA-TV:
Trump says he regrets the tone he used during first 2 years in office
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Sean Hannity said he wouldn't campaign on stage at Trump's rally. Hours later, he did exactly that
Henry Farrell / Washington Post:   Blame Fox, not Facebook, for fake news
Matt Dempsey / Houston Chronicle:
Long lines and machines down at multiple polling places across Houston  —  Voters are seeing long lines at multiple polling places across Houston due to technical difficulties.  —  Xenia Kulick got to her polling place at Notre Dame Catholic Church at 6:45 a.m. with about 20 other fellow voters.
Discussion: Arizona Republic and POLITICUSUSA
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Associated Press:
Reports of long lines, broken machines as voters go to polls  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the first hours of voting in some precincts across the country Tuesday.  Some of the biggest problems were in Georgia, a state with a hotly contested gubernatorial election …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and New Republic
WXYZ-TV:
Voters turned away due to missing voting machines at precinct in Detroit  —  DETROIT (WXYZ) - At Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Detroit, voters arrived shortly after polls opened ready to vote.  —  However, they were shocked to find out that the precinct wasn't prepared - they had no voting machines.
Becca J. G. Godwin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Problem precincts reported in Fulton County, turnout steady  —  Many Fulton County voters are encountering long lines on Election Day.  —  In some cases, the wait is to due to long ballots slowing people down.  In other cases, it's because there are technical or quantity issues with machines.
Alan Blinder / New York Times:   Voting Problems Crop Up as Americans Go to the Polls
Tony Leys / Des Moines Register:
Steve King bars ‘leftist propaganda’ outlet Des Moines Register from election night event  —  Rep. Steve King nearly halted his visit to an Iowa candidate forum after a man asked about similarities between King and the alleged synagogue shooter  —  U.S. Rep. Steve King has barred …
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“I'm Very Worried About Don Jr.”: Forget the Midterms—West Wing Insiders Brace for the Mueller Storm  —  In the run-up to the election, Rudy Giuliani was made to shut up.  But now, with Trump making excuses for possibly losing the House, officials are bracing for a legal assault.
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:   EXCLUSIVE: Roger Stone's Attorney Recently Testified Before Mueller Grand Jury
Randall D. Eliason / Washington Post:
Buckle up. The Mueller investigation may once again take center stage.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Texas Monthly:
Border Patrol Postpones Plans To Conduct ‘Crowd Control’ Exercise on Election Day  —  U.S. Border Patrol agents at the scene of a planned “crowd control” exercise that was to be conducted on Election Day have told the media that it was postponing the event to an unspecified day.
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Anne Flaherty / ABC News:
US Border Patrol cancels ‘crowd control’ training exercise near Texas polling station
Discussion: Breitbart and The Week
Robert Moore / Washington Post:
Border Patrol cancels El Paso crowd-control exercise amid concerns about voter suppression
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Republicans attack Jewish candidates across the U.S. with an age-old caricature: Fistfuls of cash  —  Scott Kendall, the chief of staff to Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I), said the week after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was not easy for him.  —  A Jewish Republican, Kendall had just spoken …
David Freeman / NBC News:
Scientists say mysterious ‘Oumuamua’ object could be an alien spacecraft  —  Harvard researchers raise the possibility that it may be “a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization.”  —  Maybe it's an alien spacecraft.
Discussion: Big Think, AOL, The Mahablog and The Week
KVUE-TV:
Williamson County election judge resigns after video shows her screaming at voter  —  Williamson County election judge Lila Guzman has resigned after a video was posted of her yelling at a confused voter.  —  Author: Pattrik Perez  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas — A Williamson County election supervisor …
Angie Drobnic Holan / PolitiFact:
PolitiFact is not biased — here's why  —  “PolitiFact is biased,” our critics charge.  We see this in emails and on social media, especially in the heat of election season.  —  We expect it.  Afterall, as an independent group measuring accuracy, we are disrupting the agendas of partisans …
Discussion: VTDigger
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Darrell Issa says Dem will flip his seat  —  Outgoing Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.) said early Tuesday morning that the Democrat candidate running for his seat in the 49th District is poised to win, a remark that came hours before the polls closed.  —  “Quite frankly, we know the results already,” Issa said on Fox News.
Henry Rodgers / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Michigan Reporter Caught On Tape Saying ‘F**k Could You Imagine John James Winning’  —  A reporter for a Michigan newspaper called Michigan Senate Republican candidate John James's campaign looking for an interview and thought she hung up the phone before leaving a voicemail saying “fucking John James ... that would suck.”
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FiveThirtyEight:
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Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
The Problem Behind a Viral Video of a Persistent Baby Bear  —  For many people, a two-and-a-half-minute video of a baby brown bear trying to scale a snow-covered mountain was a life-affirming testament to the power of persistence.  As it begins, the cub is standing with its mother on the side of a perilously steep ridge.
Federal Bureau of Investigation:
Joint Statement on Election Day Preparations  —  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—in coordination with federal, state, local …
New York Times:
Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 Between Long Island City, N.Y., and Arlington, Va.  —  SEATTLE — After conducting a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon has switched gears and is now finalizing plans to have a total of 50,000 employees in two locations, according to people familiar with the decision-making process.
Brentin Mock / CityLab:
The Strangest Form of White Flight  —  Less than two miles from the Vulcan Materials rock quarry, where the popular fight scenes from the movie Black Panther were filmed, and near Hawkins Middle School, where the cult-status Netflix series Stranger Things is filmed, sits the castle called Eagle's Landing Country Club.
Discussion: Raw Story, Daily Kos and Hill Reporter
Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
An 82-year-old Texas woman voted for the first time.  Then she died.  —  When 82-year-old Gracie Lou Phillips returned from early voting last week in North Texas, she “danced a little jig” around her walker, then sat down and raised her fists into the air, her family said.  —  “I voted!” she declared.
Discussion: Breitbart
Michael Bartiromo / Fox News:
Man falls through Waffle House ceiling, shoves patron in chaotic scene caught on camera  —  Another day, another human being falling through the roof of a restaurant.  —  A chaotic scene unfolded at a Waffle House in Tuscumbia, Ala., after a man was filmed crashing down through the drop …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Wall Street Journal:
Foxconn Considers Bringing Chinese Personnel to Wisconsin as U.S. Labor Market Tightens  —  The Taiwanese supplier to Apple must meet hiring, wage and investment targets by various dates to receive tax and other ‘performance-based’ benefits  —  MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis.— Foxconn Technology 2354 .15% Group …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
6 key, early races that will foretell Democrats' 2018 election fate  —  Election night is long — sometimes very long.  Sometimes it lingers for weeks or even months.  And even longtime analysts like yours truly have a difficult time processing the results of 435 House races and 33-35 Senate races …
Discussion: The Capitolist
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Election Hoax of Democrats Burning Flags to Celebrate ‘Blue Wave’ Goes Viral on Twitter and Facebook  —  The polls hadn't even opened in parts of America before disinformation, this time pretending to be CNN, started circulating online.  —  Polls weren't even open yet in some parts …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The GOP's looming spin about the 2018 election is a fallacy  —  We don't know what's going to happen in the election, but we've got a pretty good idea how it's likely to be spun.  With Republicans probably losing the House, they (and President Trump, in particular) have focused on the Senate.
Ron Elving / NPR:
Election Day Jitters?  Here's The Way To Keep Calm  —  Well it's finally here.  Election Day 2018.  —  After what seemed like the longest and most anxiety-ridden midterm campaign in memory, today we are ready to choose the House and one-third of the Senate for the 116th Congress …
Beto for Senate:
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Gothamist:
Midterm Election 2018 Liveblog: High Turnout & Widespread Scanner Malfunctions  —  Did you vote?  Are every single one of your friends and relatives and freshman college roommates voting today?  Does everyone in your field of vision have an “I VOTED” sticker emblazoned on their forehead at all times?
 
 
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Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Voting Selfies: Are They Legal? Sometimes
Discussion: Vox and Hit & Run
Sahid Fawaz / Labor 411:
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Sune Engel Rasmussen / Wall Street Journal:
Islamic State Left 200 Mass Graves in Iraq, U.N. Says
German Lopez / Vox:
The right to vote is under siege in 2018
Matt Ferner / HuffPost:
Millions Of Voters Could Be About To Significantly Reform The Criminal Justice System
Daniel Kreps / Rolling Stone:
Rihanna Sends Cease-and-Desist After Songs Played at Trump Rally
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Asked About Conflict-Prone Meeting, Wilbur Ross' Spokesperson Issued Misleading Statement
Danielle Garrand / CBS News:
Man proposes to girlfriend during her first New York City Marathon
Discussion: Gothamist
 Earlier Items: 
Jillian Kay Melchior / Wall Street Journal:
Is There a Crisis at the Border?  —  Agents at the biggest port …
Ed Stetzer / Vox:
Fellow evangelicals: stop falling for Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric
Discussion: Christianity Today and Raw Story
Axios:
2. It's going to be a long, nervous Election Day
Discussion: New York Times
David Brooks / New York Times:
Do Democrats Know What Unites Us?
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Trump Gambles He Can Shatter Political Norms — and Keep Winning
Politico:
'No idea what's going to happen': News outlets prepare for midterm surprises
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The Dark Certainty of the 2018 Midterms
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Rep. Steve King says he hopes Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan ‘will elope to Cuba’