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Are independence referendums worth tearing a country apart?

Glasgow, United Kingdom – In August 1998, voters from Nevis went to the polls to decide the constitutional future of their tiny Caribbean island.
As part of St Kitts and Nevis, a twin-island state sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, the …
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Court says Florida can’t bar felons from voting over unpaid fines

Florida cannot, for now, bar felons who served their time from registering to vote simply because they have failed to pay all fines and fees stemming from their cases, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
A three-judge panel of the 11th US Circuit Court …
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ABC News Man who went missing at music festival found dead in lake

ABC News WEST BOCA RATON, Fla. —
Detectives believe they’ve found the body of a man who went missing during a Florida music festival over the weekend, authorities said.
A body suspected to be Matt Eastwood, 34, was spotted Wednesday morning floating in a lake near…
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ABC News Californian will plead guilty in $150 million currency scam

ABC News LOS ANGELES —
A Southern California man charged with bilking nearly $150 million out of 70,000 investors worldwide through a phony digital currency scheme has agreed to enter a guilty plea to federal charges, it was announced Wednesday.
Steven Chen, 62, o…
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ABC News Trump to tap US ambassador to Germany as acting director of national intelligence

ABC News President Donald Trump is expected to name Richard Grenell, the current U.S. ambassador to Germany, to be the acting director of national intelligence, two senior level administration sources confirmed to ABC News.
The 53-year-old is a staunch Trump supporte…
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ABC News Police say 8 people have been killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau

ABC News BERLIN —
Police say 8 people have been killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau.
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ABC News New coronavirus case confirmed among cruise ship evacuees

ABC News TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
A new case of coronavirus was confirmed among people evacuated from a cruise ship to a California military base, authorities said Tuesday.
The patient, who tested positive for the virus in Japan but had no symptoms, was pla…
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ABC News Alabama lawmakers advance bill aimed at transgender athletes

ABC News MONTGOMERY, Ala. —
Transgender students would be required to play sports under their gender assignment at birth” instead of how they live under a bill approved Wednesday by a committee in the Alabama House of Representatives.
The House State Government C…
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ABC News Antelope worries prompt lawsuit over Wyoming gas field plan

ABC News CHEYENNE, Wyo. —
Environmental groups are suing over plans for a potentially huge Wyoming gas field they say would endanger antelope in Grand Teton National Park by hindering a migration route between the park and a basin.
The Upper Green River Alliance, …
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ABC News Venezuelans react to U.S. sanctions targeting Maduro

ABC News CARACAS, Venezuela —
The debate over fresh U.S. sanctions aimed at forcing out Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro played out Wednesday across the crisis-stricken nation including a bustling Caracas bus terminal.
Residents of a massive slum in the capital city cr…
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