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Contest seen as bellwether of current political climate in a district Trump won by 11 percentage points in 2016

Widely Watched Ohio House Race Too Close to Call • Politics

Republican Troy Balderson claimed a razor-thin victory Tuesday night in an Ohio House district that President Trump won by 11 percentage points in 2016—however, the Associated Press says the race is too close to call.

a deal would be worth $72 billion overall

Elon Musk says taking Tesla private is 'best path,' shares jump • Business

Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday he is considering taking Tesla Inc private in what would be the largest deal of its type, moving the electric car maker out of the glare of Wall Street as it goes through a period of rapid growth under tight financial constraints.

Saudi billionaire invests $250 million in social-media app

Snap Revenue Beats on Mobile-Ad Demand; Alwaleed Takes Stake • Business

Snap Inc.’s second-quarter revenue topped analyst projections, signaling a pickup in demand for mobile advertising even as a controversial redesign of the Snapchat mobile app continued to hinder user growth.

it probably will take months if not years to fully determine individual identities

NKorea provided just 1 dog tag with 55 sets of war remains • World News

When North Korea handed over 55 boxes of bones that it said are remains of American war dead, it provided a single military dog tag but no other information that could help U.S. forensics experts determine their individual identities, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

they announced late Tuesday that “no person has died”

Mexico airliner crashes and burns, but all aboard survive • World News

An Aeromexico jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm in northern Mexico on Tuesday, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, but officials said everyone on board escaped alive.

The transfer of the inquiries marks an escalation

Exclusive: Mueller refers foreign agent inquiries to New York prosecutors • Politics

Special counsel Robert Mueller has referred a collection of cases to New York federal prosecutors concerning whether several high-profile American lobbyists and operatives failed to register their work as foreign agents, according to people familiar with the matter.

Unlike previous administrations, this White House had no process for making officials available to the legendary reporter.

'Everyone talked with Woodward': Trump White House braces for new book • Politics

Bob Woodward, the legendary Washington Post journalist, was sitting on the couch in press secretary Jay Carney’s office, presenting Obama administration officials with an offer they couldn’t refuse.

The social-media giant says it has removed 32 accounts for ‘inauthentic behavior’ but hasn’t identified who is behind the accounts

Facebook Pulls Fake Accounts That Mimic Russian Tactics Ahead of Election • Business

Facebook Inc. said it discovered a new group of accounts that engaged in coordinated political agitation and misinformation efforts ahead of November’s midterm elections, in an echo of Russian activities on the platform during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

They include food products, chemicals, steel and aluminum and consumer goods

Trump to propose 25-percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese imports: source • Business

The Trump administration plans to propose slapping a 25-percent tariff on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods after initially setting them at 10 percent, in a bid to pressure Beijing into making trade concessions, a source familiar with the plan said on Tuesday.

Average selling price of popular smartphone line reaches $724

Apple Forecast Tops Estimates on High-End iPhones, Services • Business

Apple Inc. shares jumped 4 percent in extended trading after the company projected sales suggesting consumers are continuing to snap up the company’s high-end iPhones even as updated models are on the horizon.

Judge said the blueprints’ publication could cause irreparable harm to U.S. citizens

U.S. Judge Temporarily Halts Release Of 3D Printed Gun Blueprints • Interesting

A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked the planned release of 3-D printed gun blueprints hours before they were set to hit the internet, siding with states that sued to halt publication of designs to make weapons that security screening may not detect.

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