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The midterm election that's still not over

An investigation into possible election fraud in North Carolina, the dismantling of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and one former president says goodbye to another — his dad.
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In North Carolina, an investigation into possible election fraud
North Carolina’s 9th District extends through eight counties, from the suburbs of Charlotte along the South Carolina border. After the votes were tallied, it appeared that Republican candidate Mark Harris had eked out a victory, with 900 more votes than the Democratic candidate. But nearly a month after the midterms, the board of elections still hasn’t certified a result. An investigation into what the vice chair of that board called “unfortunate activities” has revealed possible voter fraud and numbers that don’t add up. Washington Post political reporter Amy Gardner has been covering the unusual case.

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Mulvaney is working to dismantle the CFPB -- the very agency he heads
Enforcement against predatory lending practices has dropped this year, yet consumer complaints have risen. The effectiveness of the federal agency created to protect people from financial predators, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has been dramatically stymied by its acting director. Shawn Boburg and Robert O’Harrow Jr. with The Post’s investigative team explain how Mick Mulvaney has been restraining the power of the CFPB from within the agency.

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George W. Bush gives a eulogy for his dad.
The state funeral for the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, took place today at Washington National Cathedral. The eulogy was delivered by the president’s son, the 43rd president, George W. Bush, who reflected on his father’s kindness, drive and values.
“Well, Dad, we’re going to remember you for exactly that and much more,” Bush said. “And we’re going to miss you. Your decency, sincerity and kind soul will stay with us forever.”

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