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Golf drawings helped free me from prison

Valentino Dixon has had his murder conviction overturned after 27 years
"The best feeling in the world". Valentino Dixon has been freed from prison in New York after 27 years.  While in jail, he drew golf courses; 600 golf courses in the last five years. His work attracted the attention of Golf Digest magazine, who wrote a profile on him. This led wrongful conviction advocates to look into his case and eventually free him. Valentino says he came from a violent neighbourhood and has never played golf. He's now going to get his first lesson though.

(Photo: Valentino Dixon at work. Credit: Golf Digest)

Flower Power in New York City

Lewis Miller leaves flower arrangements in surprising places around New York
Lewis Miller is a floral designer with a difference. He secretly leaves flower arrangements in rubbish bins and other surprising places around New York to give a little something back to the city. 

Image: Floral designer Lewis Miller creating a floral arrangement on a New York street
Credit: Tara Gadomski
Clinton

Projected for Clinton

State projected at: 21:00 EST (02:00 GMT)

29 electoral votes

Congress

Senate
2 seats, 1 up for election

Democrat Chuck Schumer has been re-elected, defeating Republican Wendy Long. New York’s other seat is held by Kirsten Gillibrand, whose seat was previously held by Hillary Clinton from 2001-2009.

Democrats

2 seats
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Republicans

0 seats
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Independents

0 seats
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Elected senator

Charles Schumer

Charles Schumer

Democrat

House of Representatives
27 seats, all up for election

Democrats

18 seats
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Republicans

9 seats
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Independents

0 seats
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