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Kentucky county clerk who refused same-sex marriage licenses loses re-election bid

Kentucky county clerk who refused same-sex marriage licenses loses re-election bidKim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who was briefly jailed for defying a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has lost her bid for re-election. SEE ALSO: Lurking John King is the best part of CNN's election coverage As reported by CNN, the controversial conservative Republican was beaten by Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr. in Rowan County by about 650 votes, according to unofficial results posted by the state elections board. Unofficial results have Elwood Caudill Jr winning the Rowan Co. Clerk’s race, defeating incumbent Kim Davis. @WKYT pic.twitter.com/h2GiVresEO — Matthew Rand (@MatthewWKYT) November 7, 2018 Davis, part of a denomination called Apostolic Christianity,
made headlines in 2015 after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite a historic Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriages across the country the same year.  Davis was found in contempt of court for not issuing the licenses and also stopping her six deputy clerks from signing them, and she spent five days in jail. Kentucky later changed the law, so that marriage licenses statewide that no longer require county clerks' names to appear on them. Davis was soon back in the seat, earning just shy of $ 80,000 a year as country clerk, which WDRB reports as more than twice what the average job pays in Rowan County, Kentucky. Caudill won the Democratic nomination in May to take on Davis, defeating David Ermold, a gay man who was denied a marriage license by Davis "under God's authority," in 2015.  Ermold announced he was running for county clerk in December, and raised more than $ 200,000 in funding. But Caudill, chief deputy in the county property valuation office, eventually won over the Democrats. WATCH: The world's tallest statue has been unveiled, and it's almost twice the size of the Statue of Liberty



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Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Governor's Race To Democrat Laura Kelly

Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Governor's Race To Democrat Laura KellyDemocratic state Sen. Laura Kelly has won the Kansas governor's race,



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Saudi Summit Loses Its Swagger as Elites Question Kingdom

Saudi Summit Loses Its Swagger as Elites Question KingdomHosted by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the three-day conference that kicks off in Riyadh on Tuesday was meant to showcase the opportunities created by reform efforts to break the economy’s dependence on oil and unveil billion-dollar contracts in front of the world’s business elite. Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — who posed for selfies with hundreds of delegates at last year’s conference — will be keen to show that it’s business as usual in the kingdom, even as European leaders and President Donald Trump demand more information on how the Washington Post columnist was killed at its consulate in Istanbul. No-shows from the likes of Deutsche Bank AG’s Christian Sewing, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon and BlackRock Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink will deal a blow to the 33-year-old leader and the kingdom, which has built close ties with Wall Street executives and relies largely on global banks to finance its ambitious plans.



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Merkel's Bavarian Ally Loses Absolute Majority in State Vote

Merkel's Bavarian Ally Loses Absolute Majority in State VoteThe ruling Christian Social Union, which has dominated Bavarian politics since World War II, took about 36 percent of the vote on Sunday, its lowest result since 1950, according to projections by broadcaster ZDF. Voters migrated to the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, which won its first seats in the state parliament with about 11 percent, while the other winner of the night was the Green party, which more than doubled its support to some 18 percent. Seven months into her fourth term, the result is a warning shot to Merkel because it reflects fading support nationwide for the three governing parties — her Christian Democratic Union, the CSU and the Social Democrats.



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Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Gets Ejected, Loses $500,000 Bonus

Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Gets Ejected, Loses $  500,000 BonusNew York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was just two innings away from earning a



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Convicted Danish submarine killer loses appeal

Convicted Danish submarine killer loses appealCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, lost his appeal against his life sentence Wednesday, shortly after he apologized to the victim's family.



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Bernie Sanders' Son, Levi, Loses New Hampshire Congressional Primary

Bernie Sanders' Son, Levi, Loses New Hampshire Congressional PrimaryLevi Sanders, the son of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), lost his bid for one of



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White Nationalist Paul Nehlen Loses GOP Primary For Paul Ryan's House Seat

White Nationalist Paul Nehlen Loses GOP Primary For Paul Ryan's House SeatPaul Nehlen — a white nationalist so racist and anti-Semitic he was kicked



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Brock Turner Loses Appeal to Overturn His Sexual Assault Convictions

Brock Turner Loses Appeal to Overturn His Sexual Assault ConvictionsTurner was convicted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman



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Ron Estes Wins AND Loses House GOP Primary Race In Kansas

Ron Estes Wins AND Loses House GOP Primary Race In KansasMen named Ron Estes managed to win and lose the Republican primary in Kansas'



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