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  • Election Scenarios: A bitter election season is now in the hands of the voters, who will decide which party controls the two chambers of Congress and half of the country’s statehouses. Whatever happens will be seen as a referendum on the first two years of the Trump presidency. It’s possible that because some races are so close, we won’t know the fate of the House or Senate by this time tomorrow. Read more here.

  • Severe Weather: The eastern part of the country is under threat of severe weather, with a cold front producing storms from Florida up to New England that could depress voter turnout in some battleground races. Political experts believe bad weather on Election Day favors Republicans because the groups that are deterred from voting tend to be Democrats. Read more here.

  • HQ2 Twist: Amazon will reportedly split its highly anticipated second headquarters between Queens, N.Y, and Arlington, Va. The move, still unconfirmed, would be a surprise twist to the yearlong saga of where the e-commerce giant would put down new roots. Read more here.

  • Cashierless 7-Eleven: 7-Eleven is going cashierless in Dallas. The convenience store is following Amazon and Sam’s Club by testing a mobile app that allows customers to check out on their own. Read more here.

  • Gymnastics: The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to strip USA Gymnastics of its role as the governing body of the sport. In an open letter, the USOC said the organization was incapable of overcoming the fallout from the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. USA Gymnastics did not indicate whether it would fight the move. Read more here.

  • Spotted...: President Obama surprising Virginia campaign workers with doughnuts. The treats were apparently approved by his wife Michelle, who promoted healthy eating during their time in the White House. See the pictures.

  • Mac Miller: Rapper Mac Miller died of a lethal mix of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol. Miller’s death was ruled an accidental overdose by the L.A. Coroner. His ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande, honored his memory in her latest single. Read more here.

  • Scotch Is Coming: Ahead of the highly anticipated final season of Game of Thrones, Johnnie Walker is releasing a scotch-whiskey blend called White Walker. The liquor is meant to be served cold and the bottle glows blue when chilled. Read more here.

  • Sexiest Man Alive: Idris Elba has been named PEOPLE magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’ The British actor call it ‘an ego boost.’ The magazine is celebrating other ‘sexy men’ as well: See them here.

  • Leftovers: The struggle is real for a baby bear trying to climb up a snowy mountain as his mother waits at the top. Video of the bear cub’s determined climb has gone viral: Watch the video here.

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