Georgia voters surpass early voting record

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Georgians have already cast more than 2 million ballots this midterm election cycle, more than double the number of ballots they cast early in 2014, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is also running to be the state's next governor.

The intrigue: Kemp is facing allegations that he ordered voter purges to suppress voters. There have also been allegations that voters’ choices are being changed on their ballots. Most recently, Kemp accused the Democratic Party of Georgia of hacking into voter registration databases, without offering evidence.

Go deeper: 26 states have already surpassed their 2014 early voting records

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The second day of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump will see a full day of opening arguments from Democratic House impeachment managers.

What to watch for: Democrats now have 24 hours — spread out over three days — to take their time to lay out their case against the president's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It'll also allow them to highlight gaps that could be filled out by additional witnesses and documents from the administration.

This post will be updated with new developments as the trial continues.

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America's homelessness crisis isn't going away

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If the opioid epidemic was the top issue plaguing American cities in the last five years, the most urgent problem of the next five is homelessness, a group of American mayors told reporters in D.C. this week.

Why it matters: Homelessness in the U.S. was on the decline after 2010, but it started to increase again in 2016 — and without moves to address the affordable housing crisis driving the issue, we can expect it to keep getting worse, experts say.

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