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Strange lost in a primary runoff, while Flake chose to retire rather than face a brutal primary challenge.
Nearby residents at the time had a long list of complaints about lighting, noise and water runoff.
The runoff election for the Republican primary is taking place after none of the GOP candidates won a majority of the vote in the August primary.
Also stirred into the noxious brew are spilled fuel, runoff from waste sites, lawn pesticides and pollutants from the region's many petroleum refineries and chemical plants.
Also stirred into the noxious brew are spilled fuel, runoff from waste sites, lawn pesticides and pollutants from the region’s many petroleum refineries and chemical plants.
The project would deepen the river channel as much as four feet in places and increase its capacity to carry winter storm runoff.
His victory in the Republican runoff all but assures his win in December's general election, too.
Trump called an Alabama radio show Monday to urge support for Strange in Tuesday's runoff for the GOP nomination, and Vice President Mike Pence campaigned for Strange in Birmingham while Bannon spoke at a Moore rally at the coast.
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the dog often ran off cats and other animals that had intruded upon his owner's property
their rebellious daughter's run off because she was disciplined again
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After starting the season at 0-2, the New Orleans Saints have run off five consecutive wins and sit atop the NFC South.
The truck, hauling hundreds of hives, ran off the freeway when traffic came to a halt and crashed, spilling the bees, the report said.
Drew Belcher ran off the right side and became separated from the ball.
As more shots rang out, victims fell to the ground, others hid, and some others tried to flee; Aldean quickly ran off stage.
Fred Warmbier said Otto's mother and sister ran off the plane at the initial sight of him.
The flat yard is fenced in, allowing Rice and Beans to run off their energy, and the house is bordered on the left by a shortcut from Homeland to Belvedere Square.
The gunman ran off and the man drove to the 4300 block of South Western Avenue and called for assistance.
Mike Beck, the Nature Conservancy’s lead marine scientist and one of the authors of the study, says preserving coastal wetlands also protects inland urban areas from rainwater flooding, by giving the water a place to run off.
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run off Synonyms
Synonymsbanish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, eject, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn out
Related Wordsdeforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax (or axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate
Near Antonymsaccept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter
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