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Winner Crowned in Contest to Prevent Carp Invasion

March 28, 2018 |

A proposal to repel Asian carp with stinging, noisy bubbles won first prize Tuesday in a contest sponsored by the state of Michigan to find new ideas for keeping the invasive fish out of the Great Lakes, the AP reports. Edem Tsikata, a software consultant in Boston, was awarded $ 200,…
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Illinois GOP Primary Winner: GOP ‘Messed Up Big Time’

March 21, 2018 |

“The Republican Party screwed up big time.” Such is the pronouncement of Arthur Jones, who on Tuesday won a GOP primary in Illinois, becoming the party’s candidate for the Third Congressional District, which encompasses part of Chicago. Except, per the New York Times , the Holocaust denier won’t get an ounce…
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Putin Likely Winner in ‘Tainted’ Russian Presidential Election

March 19, 2018 |

Early results and an exit poll showed that Vladimir Putin handily won a fourth term as Russia’s president Sunday, adding six years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world’s largest country for all of the 21st century. The vote was tainted by widespread reports of ballot-box…
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Lottery Winner Pleads Guilty to Robbing Multiple Banks

March 17, 2018 |

James Hayes was working the graveyard shift as a security guard supervisor in 1998 when he hit California’s SuperLotto jackpot, CBS Los Angeles reports. On Thursday—20 years after becoming a multimillionaire overnight—the 55-year-old Hayes pleaded guilty to bank robbery. Hayes was arrested in October while living in an…
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$560M Lottery Winner Can Remain Anonymous

March 12, 2018 |

A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $ 560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown, the AP reports. Judge Charles Temple noted that the case’s resolution rested on application of the state’s Right-to-Know law, which governs access to…
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Don’t Expect a Winner in the Italian Elections, Pollsters Say

February 16, 2018 |

As Italy’s electoral campaign heads into the final stretch, polls show that the vote is likely to produce a hung parliament, as a new electoral law and millions of undecided voters combine to make this one of the country’s most unpredictable votes in years.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

$450M Mega Millions Winner Is Just 20 Years Old

January 12, 2018 |

America’s newest multi-millionaire is just 20 years old and credits “the power of positive thinking.” Florida’s Shane Missler was announced Friday as the winner of last week’s $ 450 million Mega Millions jackpot—the 10th largest lottery jackpot in US history, the AP reports. And while he didn’t come forward until…
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New Hampshire ticket sole winner in $559M Powerball jackpot

January 7, 2018 |

It’s been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $ 570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $ 450 million Mega Millions grand prize.
FOX News

Austrian Election Winner Prepares for Talks With Far Right

October 24, 2017 |

Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old Austrian who won his country’s parliamentary elections this week by poaching votes from far-right nationalists, now faces the test of figuring out how to govern with them.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

In Nod to Gun Owners, GOPer Has Prize for One ‘Lucky Winner’

October 18, 2017 |

Less than three weeks after Stephen Paddock used bump stocks in his massacre of 58 people in Las Vegas, a Republican running for governor in Georgia wants to give one away for free. In a statement , Georgia State Sen. Michael Williams says he’ll give “a free bump stock to one…
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