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Live results of the Oregon Senate contest between Jeff Merkley and GOP challenger Jo Rae Perkins

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  • Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley faces off against Republican Jo Rae Perkins in Oregon.
  • Merkley was reelected in 2014 after defeating challenger Monica Wehby by 18.8 points.
  • Oregon voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
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Oregon incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley looks to defend his seat against Republican challenger Jo Rae Perkins.

Merkley was first elected to the US Senate in 2008 when he defeated Republican Gordon H. Smith by 3.4 percentage points. He was reelected in 2016 after besting challenger Monica Wehby by 18.8 percentage points.

In the 2016 presidential election, the state voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump by 11 percentage points.

Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics ranks the contest as "safe" Democratic.

Apple is holding another event next week, its 3rd product event in three months

Apple on Monday sent out invitations to another product event, its third in three months. 

The invitation, titled "One more thing," is a nod to Apple's famous habit of announcing one last product at the end of its hardware events. The presentation will take place on November 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific time. 

The latest event is Apple's third since September. The company first hosted an event to unveil its new Apple Watches and iPads, and a second presentation in October to launch its new array of iPhones and a new HomePod. This event is expected to focus on Apple's new chips and the latest Mac lineup. 

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U.S. Construction Spending Rises Less Than Expected In September

Construction spending in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the month of September, the Commerce Department revealed in a report released on Monday.

The report said construction spending rose by 0.3 percent to an annual rate of $1.414 trillion in September after climbing by 0.8 percent to $1.410 trillion in August. Economists had expected construction spending to jump by 1.0 percent.

The weaker than expected growth in construction spending came as an increase in spending on private construction was partly offset by a drop in spending on public construction.

The Commerce Department said spending on private construction climbed by 0.9 percent to an annual rate of $1.075 trillion, with a spike in spending on residential construction more than offsetting a slump in spending on non-residential construction.

Meanwhile, the report said spending on public construction tumble by 1.7 percent to an annual rate of $339.1 billion amid a steep drop in spending on highway construction.

Democrat Merav Ben-David and Republican Cynthia Lummis square off for Wyoming's open Senate seat: results

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  • Democrat Merav Ben-David faces off against Republican Cynthia Lummis for a Wyoming US Senate seat.
  • Ben-David is the current chair of the zoology and physiology department at the University of Wyoming while Lummis is a former member of the US House.
  • Wyoming voted for President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by more than 45 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election.
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Democrat Merav Ben-David squares off against Republican Cynthia Lummis for an open seat in the US Senate in Wyoming.

The Senate seat is currently held by Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, who announced in mid-2019 that he would not be running for reelection. Lummis is an attorney and former member of the House, while Ben-David is an Israeli immigrant and the current chair of the zoology and physiology department at the University of Wyoming. 

In the 2016 presidential election, Wyoming overwhelmingly voted for President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by 46.3 percentage points.

The race is projected as "safe" Republican by Sabato's Crystal Ball with the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

Watch live: The World Health Organization holds a press briefing on the coronavirus as cases surge

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The World Health Organization is holding a briefing Monday on the coronavirus as the pandemic in the United States and Europe accelerates.

On Saturday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a second national lockdown in England as coronavirus cases surge there.

Last week, the WHO said some countries may need to shut down their nonessential businesses again as a way to take the "heat" out of their worsening coronavirus outbreaks.

WHO officials said they are still hopeful most countries won't need to impose nationwide lockdowns, which were imposed by some world leaders earlier in the year as a way to slow the spread of the virus. But as Covid-19 cases now accelerate across the Northern Hemisphere, particularly in the United States and Europe, some countries may need to impose those stricter mitigation measures again, the agency said.

Separately, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted late Sunday that he has been quarantined after someone he was in contact with tested positive for the virus.

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