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Virginia on edge as pro-gun activists seethe over governor’s state of emergency

Virginia on edge as pro-gun activists seethe over governor’s state of emergencyMoments after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam approached the podium at the state capitol building on Wednesday to announce that he was issuing a temporary state of emergency ahead of a gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond, the angry comments started pouring in. What started in November as a fight between rural Virginia gun owners and newly elected Democratic lawmakers seeking to propose gun control legislation has since been warped and amplified by extremist groups which, for different reasons, have sought to exploit real tensions around Virginia’s gun debate to advance their own agendas.



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Town on edge in Colombia after 5 killed, 2 vehicles burned

Town on edge in Colombia after 5 killed, 2 vehicles burnedA remote town was on edge Friday after at least five people were found shot to death, highlighting Colombia’s struggle to bring peace to rural areas where drug crops are abundant and illegal armed groups are active. The killings happened overnight in an isolated part of the Jamundi municipality in southwestern Colombia and also left two vehicles incinerated, officials said. It was the third massacre in Jamundi in the past year.



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CBS News Battleground Tracker: Biden has edge in Super Tuesday states

CBS News Battleground Tracker: Biden has edge in Super Tuesday statesDemocrats are more nervous than optimistic about the unsettled 2020 presidential campaign.



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Biden expands edge in U.S. Democratic nomination race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Biden expands edge in U.S. Democratic nomination race: Reuters/Ipsos pollFormer Vice President Joe Biden expanded his lead over more than a dozen other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination this month as U.S. House Democrats looked into allegations that President Donald Trump tried to pressure a foreign leader to investigate him, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday. The Oct. 17-18 opinion poll found that 21% of Democrats and independents said they would vote for Biden in statewide nominating contests that begin next year, up 3 percentage points from a similar poll that was conducted at the end of September. Democrats in the House of Representatives are holding hearings to investigate whether Trump improperly pressured Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son Hunter, who sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.



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Silent streets, Jews on edge in German city after shooting

Silent streets, Jews on edge in German city after shootingSilence gripped the abandoned streets of the eastern German city of Halle Wednesday as elite anti-terror forces carried out a manhunt after a deadly shooting at a synagogue and a Turkish restaurant. “We are carrying out an intensive search and ask the public to stay at home,” the Halle police force tweeted. Normally busy city streets were closed to traffic, with the only vehicles circulating police cruisers and ambulances with flashing lights.



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Iran president warns of a region 'on the edge of collapse'

Iran president warns of a region 'on the edge of collapse'President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States of engaging in “international piracy” against his country by re-imposing economic sanctions after Washington withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Tehran “will never negotiate with an enemy that seeks to make Iran surrender with the weapon of poverty,” Rouhani said in his highly anticipated speech at the U.N. General Assembly.



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Undocumented immigrants on edge as new Trump immigration policy calls for more deportations

Undocumented immigrants on edge as new Trump immigration policy calls for more deportationsThe Trump administration has nationalized the expedited removal process that allows ICE agents to deport people without any approval from a judge.



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No phone calls, no groceries: Kashmir on edge under lockdown

No phone calls, no groceries: Kashmir on edge under lockdownTens of thousands of government forces in riot gear patrol Indian-controlled Kashmir. Streets lined with shuttered shops are deserted, steel barricades and razor wire cutting off neighborhoods. An eerie silence is broken by an occasional security vehicle whizzing past or the cawing of crows.



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Boris Johnson rejects EU compromise and pushes Britain towards the no-deal Brexit cliff edge

Boris Johnson rejects EU compromise and pushes Britain towards the no-deal Brexit cliff edgeThe likely next prime minister said he would not accept a time-limit or exit mechanism on the contentious backstop for Northern Ireland.



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Gaza's 'night disturbers' put Israeli border villagers on edge ahead of anniversary

Gaza's 'night disturbers' put Israeli border villagers on edge ahead of anniversaryOrganizers say the intention of the night-time events is to fray the nerves of Israeli military lookouts and to lower morale in Israeli villages along the 30-mile frontier. “A child does not know how to tell the difference between a rocket or someone throwing a bomb,” she told Reuters.



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