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Last week Pelosi opponents claimed to be at least 20-30 strong, which means the insurgency against her is at best losing steam. "She is a historic figure whose leadership has been instrumental to some of our party's most important legislative achievements", the letter said .
  • 'SNL': Robert De Niro Returns as Robert Mueller in Cold Open

    'SNL': Robert De Niro Returns as Robert Mueller in Cold Open

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    Attorney and Justice Department chief of staff who President Donald Trump has chosen to take over from the abruptly fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions . The comments have raised suspicions that Mr Whitaker could try to limit Mr Mueller's investigation. Trump never forgave the former Alabama senator for recusing himself from supervising Mueller's probe, an investigation the president has repeatedly belittled as a "witch hunt".
  • California wildfires: Incredible escape shows family drive through apocalyptic flames

    California wildfires: Incredible escape shows family drive through apocalyptic flames

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    The lull Saturday could give firefighters a chance to control the edges of the blazes and to swap fire crews, replacing firefighters who had worked for two days without rest, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said . They estimate they will need three weeks to fully contain the blaze. From north to south, California was engulfed by five identified fires on Saturday.
  • Trump insults reporters, claims Acosta video wasn't altered

    Trump insults reporters, claims Acosta video wasn't altered

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    This type of craziness would have never happened during the Obama presidency. CNN released its own statement about reporter, Phillip stating that she did not " ask a "stupid" question today at the White House ". He reportedly added that people weren't "treating the office of the president with respect". He's also had unkind things to say about women and people who are African-American.
  • Protesters Across US Warn Trump Against Derailing Mueller Probe

    Protesters Across US Warn Trump Against Derailing Mueller Probe

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    Noting that the special counsel's budget falls within the attorney general's purview, Whitaker said he could envision a situation in which Sessions was replaced as attorney general and replaced by a new boss who doesn't fire Mueller but "just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to nearly a halt".
  • Bourke Street incident: One dead after Melbourne knife rampage

    Bourke Street incident: One dead after Melbourne knife rampage

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    The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought the centre of Australia's second largest city to a standstill. It then showed a man approach two police officers with what appears to be a knife, and attempt to stab them. One of the cops then shoots him. Police were investigating the incident in Melbourne as suspected terrorism, and they were re-evaluating security plans for upcoming public events.
  • New Fast-Track Measures to Deny Asylum to Illegal Immigrants

    New Fast-Track Measures to Deny Asylum to Illegal Immigrants

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    In both cases, the applicant has to demostrate a credible threat if they were to return home. "What we are attempting to do is trying to funnel. asylum claims through the ports of entry where we are better resourced, have better capabilities and better manpower and staffing to actually handle those claims in an expeditious and efficient manner", a senior administration official told reporters in a news briefing Thursday, on condition of anonymity.
  • Andrew Gillum waffles on concession in Florida governor's race

    Andrew Gillum waffles on concession in Florida governor's race

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    Gillum's campaign said it's monitoring the situation with an elections lawyer and preparing for a possible state-mandated recount. Due to a combination of racism, Andrew Gillum's alleged involvement in an FBI investigation, the obvious suppression of 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people's votes, and a few other factors, Florida's major statewide races this year were remarkably close.
  • Muslim women make U.S. history with congressional wins

    Muslim women make U.S. history with congressional wins

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    For Tlaib, Tuesday's election marks the second time she will have made history in recent years. Omar was declared the victor in Minnesota's left-learning Fifth Congressional District - which includes Minneapolis and its suburbs, and has elected Democrats since 1960.
  • Texas' Harris County seeing 'presidential-type' early voter turnout

    Texas' Harris County seeing 'presidential-type' early voter turnout

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    Records have been shattered across the country, including in the Lone Star state where Harris County saw the largest number of voters on the first day of early voting ever, casting more than 63,000 ballots. Mail absentee ballots can be returned by the voter by mail or by a commercial delivery service (e.g., Federal Express, UPS), or by the voter personally, but not by another person or a personal courier service.
  • Trump Rages After Kavanaugh Accuser Recants

    Trump Rages After Kavanaugh Accuser Recants

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    When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the "Jane Doe" from Oceanside California who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted: "No, no, no". "In short, during the committee " s time-sensitive investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh , Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted committee resources", Mr.
  • Black box of crashed Lion Air plane recovered in Indonesia

    Black box of crashed Lion Air plane recovered in Indonesia

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    He said the Directorate-General of Air Transportation has asked Lion Air to remove four key officials from duty - its director of maintenance and engineering, quality control manager, flight maintenance manager and release manager - so they can assist the investigation.