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Essen 2018: The best board games from the biggest board game con

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. This past weekend, tens of thousands of tabletop gaming fanatics made a pilgrimage to the German city of Essen for the annual Internationale Spieltage fair—better known to board gaming fans simply as Spiel (or Essen). It’s the most important event in ...

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Midterms: Races for governor, statehouses will help decide control of Congress for a decade

Down-ballot elections will decide how district lines are drawn – and who gets to draw them – the most important factor in who controls Congress           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Lenovo Yoga Book 2018 review: The keyless keyboard returns, now in E Ink

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Lenovo’s quirky Yoga Book is back with some significant updates for 2018. The original Yoga Book was a unique hybrid of a tablet sporting a “halo” keyboard panel with no actual keys and a real paper drawing pad. Part netbook and part convertible, this year’s edition remains quirky but seems more practical and less cumbersome than the ...

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At least 3 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Tallahassee yoga studio, police say

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said the suspect fatally shot himself. The conditions of the other victims were unclear late Friday.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Judge rules against GOP, says more than 3,000 in Georgia should be allowed to vote

A federal judge on Friday ruled Georgia must allow more than 3,000 people to vote in this year's midterm elections.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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A record in ‘diversity’ of candidates

It’s taken a civil war and other struggles but America’s democracy is now clearly more welcoming of diversity in its political candidates, at least in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity. In the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday, candidates are more diverse than ever at the federal level and in most state races, according to the Reflective Democracy Campaign. One ...

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch covers a million square miles. A 24-year-old dropout is trying to clean it up

After three weeks of testing and travel, the Ocean Cleanup system has arrived at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to pick up plastic pollution.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Election Day weather: Should Republicans rejoice? Wind, rain, thunderstorms expected in Midwest, South

A powerhouse storm is forecast to soak a large part of the Midwest and South next Tuesday, Election Day. This could influence the outcome of the election.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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