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The midterm elections. Voters are already casting ballots in 18 states and voting will begin in 8 more this week. CBS News elections and surveys director Anthony salvanto talked about what they're focused on and which party can take control of the House and Senate during an appearance on CBS's face the nation today. The Republicans have a turnout advantage, more of them say that they're definitely going to vote. What could get the Democrats in contention to maybe hold the house? It's young people. If young people were to show up more than they say they are going to and the democratic seat number goes up where they're writing contention to maybe get a bear majority According to a new CBS battleground tracker poll, Democrats momentum to keep the house has stalled for now. The Republican lead has stabilized today at 224 seats to the Democrats 211. The GOP lead had shrunk in the two previous model runs. Worsening views of the economy continuing inflation of volatile stock market and rising gas prices are behind the change. Meanwhile, president Joe Biden is putting abortion rights in the spotlight when he delivers a speech in the district this week. The president and other Democrats are trying to make abortion rights a central focus of the campaign after the Supreme Court's ruling overturning constitutional protection of abortion rights back in June. Mister Biden will speak at a Democratic National Committee event at the Howard theater, Tuesday night. A suburban St. Louis school district is weighing its next steps with lawyers and experts after a study found significant radioactive waste inside one of its schools. Jaina elementary school was built in the floodplain of a creek, contaminated by the production of nuclear weapons during World War II. A new report by Boston chemical data corporation went into the library, the kitchen, classrooms fields, and playgrounds, and found levels of radioactive toxins at the school far in excess they expected to find. Dust samples taken inside the school were found to be contaminated, Boston chemical did not say who or what requested and funded their report. Police in Raleigh, North Carolina still don't know what motivated a 15 year old boy to go on a shooting rampage Thursday, 5 people were killed, including the accused shooter's brother. CBS Elise Preston, 9-1-1 calls released late Friday, captured the horror when according to police, a 15 year old opened fire in a residential neighborhood in Raleigh North Carolina. What kind of clothing is he wearing? He looks like he's like 13. Authorities say 5 people were killed, including the suspect 16 year old brother, and an off duty police officer, who was on his way to work. The teenage suspect was arrested and then hospitalized in critical condition from an apparently self inflicted gunshot wound. Police in Stockton, California have arrested a man they believed to be responsible for killing at least 6 men and injuring a woman. When 43 year old Wesley brownlee was apprehended, he was wearing black, had a mask around his neck and was carrying a semi-automatic handgun, authorities say he was on the hunt for his next victim. Stockton mayor Kevin Lincoln. We will use every resource at our disposal to make sure the people of our city are protected. It feels safe. Police believe brownlee is responsible for the shooting deaths of 5 men in Stockton between July 8th and September 27th, another deadly shooting in Oakland last year and the wounding of a homeless woman one week after. 7 35, Russia's defense ministry says two men fired at other troops at Russian military firing range near Ukraine. 11 are dead and 15 injured, the two attackers were also killed. The ministry said in a statement the shootings on Saturday happened in the Belgrade region in southwestern Russia, it borders Ukraine. It said that two men from an unnamed former Soviet nation fired on Russian soldiers during target practice and were killed by return fire, Russian officials called

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