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It's noon. It's time for a break. Here's what people are reading on today:

Tech Billionaires Battle Over San Francisco's Homeless Tax
Andrea Castillo @
Proposition C, a tax on gross annual receipts of the city’s largest companies, would nearly double San Francisco’s budget dedicated to the curbing homelessness by adding $300 million a year to fund housing, shelters, mental health services and preventive measures.

On Politics: Election Day Is Here

Voters across the United States will choose candidates for 435 seats in the House and nearly three dozen in the Senate. Thirty-six states will elect governors.

A Man Was Caught With An Arsenal Of Weapons Outside An L.A. Middle School. Parents Want To Know Why It Was Kept Secret
Howard Blume @
L.A. school districts kept secret the arrest of a man with an assault rifle who was parked outside of Reed Middle School and allegedly trying to get the attention of female students. School police officers have won praise for taking action, but parents question the lack of disclosure.

Midterm elections: Voters head to the polls with control of Congress at stake
noon, polls were open in every state, including Hawaii and Alaska. Results will not be available until the evening, after the @

The first national elections since Trump’s presidential upset in 2016 presented an opportunity for Democrats to capitalize on his low approval ratings and a restive national mood.

Democrats Take The House? Republicans Hold The Senate? A Look At The Most Likely Outcomes Of The Next Congress
Sarah D. Wire @
Unless either party sweeps both the House and Senate, chances are high that the next two years will feature a divided government. Here are some scenarios.

Is your ballot selfie illegal? Maybe.

Social media posts showing your ballot on election day are against the law in some states.