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Instagrammed ballots may bring stiff penalties

Proud voters are already posting photos of their ballots on Instagram—sometimes with the names of their chosen candidates filled in. But before you snap a shot of your vote, you might want to check your state laws. As the Citizen Media Law Project points out as part of their guide…

Georgia community locks gates due to fear of election unrest

In a town outside Atlanta, the president of a homeowners association sent an email to residents alerting them that the gates would be closed on Tuesday “to enhance controlled access to the community until we see what (if any) negative repercussions may occur because of the results of the election,”…

Election office robocalls in Florida falsely tell voters they can vote till Wednesday

A glitch in a Florida county elections office placed hundreds and possibly thousands of calls telling people that they had until 7 p.m. to vote — except the call indicated Wednesday, not Tuesday, as the deadline, reported the Tampa Bay Times. The mistake occurred in Pinellas County because calls sent…

Five of the most confusing ballot measures in America

When voters finally get to the polls tomorrow, they may run into more than a big crowd. Voters in many states will be facing a slew of confusing measures and often overly long ballots. Here are some of the most striking examples we’ve spotted: Florida has the one of the…

Explaining the ‘Redskins rule’: How Washington’s football team has predicted past elections

Redskins Rule:How football outcomes predict the presidential election (via The Christian Science Monitor) Like so much else in the 2012 presidential race, neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney will make a clean sweep of some of America’s most curious political indicators: the outcome of professional and college football games. Mr.…

Anthrax outbreak kills 30 hippos in South Africa

An outbreak of anthrax has killed at least 30 hippopotamus in South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park wildlife reserve, the country’s parks authority said on Tuesday. Officials believe the deaths are linked to a flare-up of the highly infectious disease in the giant park which has killed 45 roan antelope…

House committee summons pharmacy CEO to testify on meningitis outbreak

Head of compounding pharmacy blamed for outbreak that has killed 30 summoned to appear alongside drug regulators The head of a compounding pharmacy blamed for a meningitis outbreak that has killed 30 people in the US has been summoned to appear before a House committee, alongside drug regulators. The energy and commerce…

‘Sorcerer’ who believed his tattoos made him invincible arrested in Thailand

A “sorcerer” tattooist has been arrested in northeastern Thailand after several brawls involving his disciples who believed his body art made them invincible, police said Tuesday. Boonyong Luangjumpol was held for possession of guns after officers raided his home following a spate of fights in the province of Kalasin, local…

Montreal mayor resigns amid corruption allegations

Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay resigned Monday after witnesses linked him to illegal party financing skimmed from city construction contracts as part of an alleged mafia scheme. Tremblay, 70, led Canada’s second-largest city since 2001 and would not have faced reelection until the end of his latest mandate in 2013. “After…

Murdered Briton Neil Heywood was MI6 informant: WSJ

A British businessman murdered by the wife of top Chinese politician Bo Xilai had informed on the couple for over a year to his country’s spy agency, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Neil Heywood shared details derived from his unusually close access to the powerful couple, the paper said,…

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