Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear, left, and Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron shake hands at a gubernatorial debate at Northern Kentucky University, in Highland Heights, Ky., Monday, Oct 16th, 2023 (Joe Simon/Link nky via AP, Pool)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most-watched races in Tuesday’s off-year general election have all been dominated by the ongoing debate over abortion rights.
From a reelection bid for governor in Kentucky to a statewide ballot measure in Ohio to state legislative elections in Virginia, access to abortion has been a frequent topic in campaign debates and advertising, as it has since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in June last year overturning Roe vs. Wade.
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Uvalde mayoral candidate Kimberly Mata-Ribio, left, and campaign manager Dr. Laura Barberena, canvass a neighborhood in support of Mata-Rubio’s campaign, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — On a sticky Texas morning, Kimberly Mata-Rubio is lacing up her running shoes ahead of two races she is running in Uvalde in tribute to her daughter Lexi, who was killed in the 2022 Robb Elementary School shooting.
First up is a charity run honoring Lexi’s life. Then it’s back to a tougher contest: Campaigning to become mayor of Uvalde, a town still divided after one of America’s deadliest mass shootings and a botched police response that is still under investigation.
“One thing I hear with all of my children, and it echoes my own belief, is that right now Lexi’s legacy is our priority and we just want to honor her with action,” Mata-Rubio said.
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Samir Ayoud, uncle of three children who were killed by an Israeli airstrike, puts flowers on their car in the town of Ainata, a Lebanese border village with Israel in south Lebanon, Monday, Nov. 6, 2023. An Israeli airstrike in south Lebanon on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023 evening killed four civilians, including a woman and three children, raising the likelihood of a dangerous new escalation in the conflict on the Lebanon-Israel border. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
BINT JBEIL, Lebanon (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in south Lebanon on Sunday evening killed four civilians, including a woman and three children, raising the likelihood of a dangerous new escalation in the conflict on the Lebanon-Israel border.
Israeli troops and Hezbollah militants and their allies have been clashing for a month along the border since the start of the Israel-Hamas war. While clashes remain largely contained, they have increased in intensity as Israel conducts a ground incursion in Gaza against Hezbollah ally Hamas.
Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported that two civilian cars carrying members of the same family — one of them a local journalist — were driving between the towns of Ainata and Aitaroun on Sunday evening when they were hit by an Israeli airstrike. One of the cars was hit directly and burst into flames, the report said. One woman and three girls, ages 10, 12 and 14 were killed, and others were wounded, it said.
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