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November 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he hopes the outcome of the midterm election will ease domestic tensions in the United States and enable Washington to focus on global issues. Speaking to reporters in Madrid on Tuesday, Lavrov lamented that Russian-American ties have become “hostage to internal political squabbles in America.” Lavrov also reiterated Moscow’s position that it is not meddling in U.S. elections.

ATLANTA (AP) — America’s election infrastructure faces a key test on Election Day. So far, there are scattered reports of long lines and some polling places not opening on time, which are not unusual problems in any election. Early voting leading up to Tuesday’s midterms has revealed many concerns with voting and registration systems around the country. Some machines altered voter selections and some registration forms had clerical errors.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of Central Americans dreaming of getting to the United States have awakened to donations of fruit and hot coffee at a sports stadium in Mexico’s chilly capital as the U.S. holds midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has made the migrant caravan a central issue. Authorities have counted more than 2,000 migrants at the Jesus Martinez stadium and a steady flow has continued.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A former Indian diplomat says his country earned a waiver from U.S. sanctions against Iran because of its reliance on Iranian oil and earlier moves to reduce imports. The Indian government has yet to comment on its being granted a waiver, along with seven other countries. The former diplomat said Tuesday that India reduced its oil imports from Iran during an earlier round of sanctions.

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Delaware (AP) — A Utah mayor and Army National Guard member wrote on Facebook before he was killed in Afghanistan that he hopes every American “exercises their precious right to vote.” The killing of the 39-year-old mayor of North Ogden, Utah, Brent Taylor, by an Afghan trainee leaves his wife and seven children. Taylor’s final post says that “whether the Republicans or the Democrats win,” he hopes “we all remember that we have far more that unites us than divides us” as Americans.

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