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- Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves won reelection on Tuesday, while Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to an abortion and other forms of reproductive health care. In Virginia, Democrats swept legislative elections in a blow to GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
- As casualties mount in the Israel-Hamas war, calls are growing for attention to the more than 2 million civilians in the blockaded Gaza Strip. The Biden administration says it supports a narrow humanitarian pause in the fighting to allow for the movement of humanitarian supplies but opposes a wider cease-fire.
- The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the state of free speech on university campuses amid reports of a rise in antisemitism across the country.
- Ukraine claims responsibility for killing a Russia-backed official in Luhansk by a car bomb.
- Civil rights lawyers and equity advocates came together today to discuss the dangers that artificial intelligence poses to democracy and explore the steps that can be taken to protect vulnerable communities from the harmful misinformation, disinformation, and voter intimidation.
Issue 1 supporters celebrate as Rhiannon Carnes, executive director, Ohio Women’s Alliance, speaks at a watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, in Columbus Ohio. Ohio voters have approved a constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to abortion and other forms of reproductive health care. The outcome of Tuesday’s intense, off-year election was the latest blow for abortion opponents. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)