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Elections, Trump, Texas: 5 things that happened Tuesday

John Fletcher Snodgrass, 7, left, stands with brother Andrew Snodgrass, 8, and sister Julia Sondgrass 6, as their father Jacob Snodgrass fills out his ballot at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie faces Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are five of the most newsworthy things that happened Tuesday, covered by the local stations you trust every day.

1. Voters across US head to polls

For states across the nation, Tuesday was election day.

Gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, where campaigns often turned ugly, both attracted national attention -- and were both won by Democrats.

2. Trump makes stop in South Korea

President Donald Trump spent time in South Korea, where he addressed its National Assembly on North Korea and spent time with President Moon Jae-in.

Next, he heads to China.

3. Texas gunman had mental illness history

Two days after a gunman killed 26 and injured 20 inside a small Texas church, officials reveal he had a lengthy history of mental illness.

Despite being committed to -- and escaping -- a mental institution, Devin Patrick Kelley was able to obtain a firearm.

4. Former MLB pitcher dies in crash

Roy Halladay, the reknowned former Major League Baseball pitcher, died after his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.

He was 40.

5. Officer in infamous case found innocent

A panel ruled that the Baltimore police officer behind the in-custody death of Freddie Gray, a racially charged incident which attracted national attention, is not guilty.

Gray's 2015 death sparked riots across the country.


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