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Pelosi promises greater role for junior Democrats

Into the vacuum has stepped Ryan, a veteran lawmaker who said a key reason he is running is because of Democrats' chronic inability to capture the House. "There's a lot of working class people that are in congressional districts like mine that are black, white, brown, gay, straight that want economic opportunity and they don't see the Democratic Party as the party getting it to them".

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Decision on Ray Tensing retrial could come Tuesday

He said Monday he expects Deters to retry Tensing on the same charges. He said the jury likely heard and discussed things that were not pertinent to the case. DuBose sister said her family would follow the trial wherever they needed to as they seek justice. "We are going to look at what we did in this trial and make an assessment".

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Trump picks conservative loyalists for top security, law enforcement jobs

He said that because he came to know Jeff Sessions and understand his character. In many ways, it was fellow Alabamian Howell Heflin, the former chief justice of the state, and a conservative Democrat, who cast the decisive vote against sessions.

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DAPL protester may lose arm after hit by police stun grenade

Authorities say one officer was injured and one protester was arrested following the incident. "Any protesters should be able to exercise their First Amendment right lawfully and peacefully, but numerous actions we have seen over the past several weeks are not those of lawful protesters and they pose serious safety concerns to other protesters ", Heitkamp said .

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At Least 6 Children Die In Tennessee School Bus Crash

School officials had not found any complaints filed against the driver, Clewell said. Johnthony Walker, 24, was being held on $20,000 bail after crashing the bus he was driving, killing five schoolchildren in Chattanooga Tennessee. And GMA reports that dozens of Chattanooga residents showed up at a local hospital to donate blood after the crash. However, Chattanooga Police say they cannot confirm that number.

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Gov. McCrory protests votes in 50 counties

The State Board of Elections now says unofficial statewide results show Cooper with 6,318 more votes than McCrory. A lawyer for the McCrory campaign's legal defense fund said, "The staggering evidence of voter fraud in Bladen County and the number of similar PACs that the North Carolina Democratic Party donated to shortly before the start of early voting requires close examination throughout the state".

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Tim Ryan to Challenge Pelosi as Democratic Leader

According to Fox News Chief Congressional Correspondent Mike Emanuel on Special Report , "Congressman Tim Ryan, is challenging Nancy Pelosi saying Democrats will never be the majority party if they only win NY and California". House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. House Democrats only managed to gain six seats on Election Day, resulting in a 241-to-194 majority for Republicans.

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House Democratic Leader Pelosi Faces Challenge From Ohio Congressman

Joe Crowley of NY to challenge Pelosi for the top leadership role in the next Congress, according to The Hill . According to The Hill report, the recruitment effort comes as a chorus of rank-and-file Democrats - particularly younger members - are up in arms over the party's messaging and outreach strategy after a torturous election cycle that will put the Republicans in charge of the White House and both chambers of Congress next year.

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McConnell, Schumer to lead Senate camps

Separately, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont said in a statement that he will take over as ranking member of the Appropriations Committee and leave his post as top Democrat on Judiciary, where Dianne Feinstein of California, will succeed him.

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Sen. Patty Murray to Remain Top Democrat on Senate Education Committee

Chuck Schumer, meaning the New Yorker will be Washington's most powerful Democrat as the party confronts a Republican-dominated government. McConnell and Schumer faced no opposition at separate closed-door meetings. 3 post in the party's leadership. "We appreciate that he endorsed Keith Ellison", said Charles Idleson, a spokesman for National Nurses United, a group that endorsed Sanders' Democratic bid for president.

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List: Food pantries, churches serving Thanksgiving meals

Within our own hearts we can offer resources to help others. The menu will include traditional Thanksgiving meals of turkey, noodles mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, homemade dressing, applesauce, cranberry sauce, rolls, butter and an assortment of desserts and beverages.

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Parts of New York under lake effect snow warning

Several thousand utility customers around Rochester are without electricity service after wind gusts topping 40 miles per hour brought down power lines. A winter weather advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for most of West Michigan and will continue until midnight Sunday. Power outages have also been reported.

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Storm dumps 18 inches of snow on parts of Northeast

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Even with the gusty winds, power outages across the Buffalo Niagara region have been relatively scarce. Parts of western MA and northwestern CT got about a foot of snow, according to the National Weather Service .

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Police, Protesters Clash Near Dakota Access Pipeline Route

What is the Dakota Access Pipeline? . The 1,200-mile, four-state pipeline is meant to carry oil from western North Dakota to a shipping point in IL. Cecily Fong, public information officer for the Department of Emergency Services said six were treated at the Fort Yates Hospital. The Sunday protest - the latest in a string of demonstrations to take place against the $3.7 billion pipeline - saw protesters being trapped by authorities on a bridge at Highway 1806 in Morton County.

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Donald Trump cancels meeting with 'not nice' New York Times

Trump meanwhile set about listing his grievances with the Times on Twitter after announcing he was cancelling the meeting early Tuesday. Shortly before 10 a.m. Trump called the supposed change "not nice" and said the paper covers him "inaccurately" and "with a nasty tone". "I can fully understand that - but why announce?" Trump waited another 15 minutes before writing on Twitter: 'Great meetings will take place today at Trump Tower concerning the formation of the people who will run our ...

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No. 3 Michigan must win The Game to make it relevant again

The Detroit native was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after running for 111 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in Ohio State's 17-16 win over Michigan State on Saturday. After that, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Alabama's Jalen Hurts and Clemson's Deshaun Watson, among others, all appear better positioned to win the Heisman than anyone from the Big Ten.

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Trump children's roles blur line between transition, company

Not that the slim, boyish-looking Kushner ever shied away from it. Neither of those descriptions attaches to the president-elect. Insiders say that is where long-simmering tensions between the two men boiled over. "They overpaid and probably knowingly overpaid for it", Kornacki says, "because it was the exact same idea as the Observer: They wanted something that commanded instant status and recognition".

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Wisconsin Opens Maui Invite with 74-62 Win Over Tennessee

Freshman guard Lamonte Turner and Hubbs III are each averaging 13.5 points per game . Wisconsin is one of three ranked teams in the tournament along with fourth-ranked OR and No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers on Monday afternoon at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Vols went on a 10-0 run and took the lead from Wisconsin , 42-40, but the youth of the Vols came back to bite them in the end, with some costly turnovers and defensive lapses.

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Texas, Missouri, Florida officers shot in attacks; 1 killed

Someone inside shot the officer twice in the face then fled. San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi was fatally shot while he was sitting in his patrol auto, writing out a ticket. On Monday night, authorities arrested the man suspected of shooting and killing San Antonio Detective Benjamin Marconi in his squad vehicle as he was writing a traffic ticket.

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Bus driver arrested in fatal school bus crash

The male driver - who has not been named - was arrested after the bus carrying 35 kids crashed into a tree in Chattanooga , Tennessee, in the United States, on Monday. The bus allegedly flipped on its side and ran into a tree which split in half. In a news conference Monday, Assistant Chief Tracy Arnold said there were multiple fatalities in the crash.

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Trump confirms Melania, Barron won't immediately move to White House

She is the main caregiver for their son, who attends a private school in Manhattan and is taken there most days by his mother. Come ends June will be the family's decision if they will be moving on with Donald Trump in Washington DC. His parents have decided not to make an immediate move to Washington, D.C.so he can finish the fourth grade. She had to stand by as many women made accusations of sexual misconduct against her husband.

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Authorities say Texas, Missouri officers shot in ambushes

Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson declined to name the 46-year-old officer on his force who was shot in the face Sunday evening, but said he is a married father of three who has been with the department for about 20 years. Santa Rosa Ave. on Sunday around 11:45 a.m. The St. Louis police officer shot in what the chief describes as an "ambush" has been released from the hospital.

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Officers douse pipeline protesters in subfreezing weather

Given the costly nature of the delays so far, the companies may have to reroute the pipeline around Lake Oahe or find some other compromise before the new administration is sworn in on January 20. "They're using that barricade as an excuse for us not to be able to lawfully protest", said Frank Archambault, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe .

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Sanders Calls for Democrats to Move Beyond 'Identity Politics'

The American public wanted change. Its possible that Comeys villainy tipped the scale; but the vote should never have been close enough to allow that. "What we know is that the Bernie Mafia feels confident and united". Sanders himself said the party's outreach efforts to "working class whites" were "an embarassment".

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Idaho man survives after being struck by vehicle, thrown into Snake River

An Idaho man, Steven Arrasmith, 34, was hit by a vehicle and knocked off a bridge. Despite being injured, Arrasmith managed to take off heavier clothing in the darkness and swim to a nearby island, and alerted emergency responders to his location, police said, He was taken to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

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Embiid leads 76ers over Heat 101-94 for 4th straight at home

The Warriors led by as many as 14 points before Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo led a 13-4 run in the fourth quarter that cut it to 122-120 with about 2 1/2 minutes left on Parker's three-point play. After being cleared to play (mild left ankle sprain) just before game time , Embiid went on a scoring frenzy in the first. Leading by 17 points entering the fourth quarter, the Sixers embarked a 5-0 run.

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Korea's main opposition moves toward Park impeachment

Jung said President Park will prove her innocence by actively cooperating with an investigation by a special prosecutor who will be appointed given that the president unconditionally accepted the independent counsel proposal. One of the aides leaked 180 confidential documents to Choi, which included papers on foreign policy and nominations of top officials and cabinet members, according to prosecutors.

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France's Nicolas Sarkozy loses primary with hard-line on immigration

FRANCOIS Fillon came from the shadows to become a key player in the race to the French Presidency - knocking out Nicolas Sarkozy in the process. "You have to carry out reforms and mine are audacious, but are realistic and credible", he said.A snap poll by Opinionway after Sunday's results showed Fillon winning the head-to-head contest against Juppe with 56 percent of support, putting him in pole position for a showdown with far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the election next spring.

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Harbaugh: Starting Sunday, it's a '6-game season' for Ravens

At halftime, two Baltimore backs had more rushing yards than Ezekiel Elliott. He added two carries for 16 yards. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott threw touchdowns in each of their directions while leading the Cowboys to a 27-17 victory. Prescott and first-round pick Elliott - if anyone else receives serious consideration for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, it would be an upset - have been consistent as can be this season.

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6 dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash

Police did not say how many students were killed as the scene was still active, and parents and next of kin were still being notified. "From what I'm being told, it did roll a couple of times, it went through a power pole and then come to a test against a tree on its side", said Chattanooga City Council Member Chip Henderson, who said he was briefed by police on the investigation.

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Chuck Schumer elected by Senate as minority leader, replacing Harry Reid

Remarking on the appointment of Schumer, the New York Times published an article Wednesday under the headline, "Senate Democrats' Surprising Strategy: Trying to Align with Trump ". "It takes place in grassroots America". Both parties picked their leaders following an election that saw the Republican Trump unexpectedly capture the White House and the GOP suffer only minor losses while retaining House and Senate control.

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Multiple deaths in Chattanooga school bus crash

More than 20 children went to hospitals for their injuries, according to Fletcher. He added that driving conditions were clear and dry. "A warrant has been issued to remove the black box from the bus and review the video evidence from the bus", Fletcher said.

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Federal judges block Wisconsin GOP's redistricting maps

Crabb was appointed by Democratic President Jimmy Carter, Griesbach by Republican President George W. Bush and Ripple by Republican President Ronald Reagan. State Rep. Peter Barca, meanwhile, called Monday's ruling a "historic victory for voters". This is an historic victory for voters and a further admonishment of the extremely slanted maps that trample the democratic will of the people of Wisconsin .

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Parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, smacked by snow

Lake effect snow from Winter Storm Argos made its way to the eastern states late on Saturday, with some areas getting more than a foot of snow as of Monday morning. Note: This map shows additional snow expected to fall between 1 p.m. today through 1 p.m. Tuesday , not a total forecast for the entire storm. The storm is expected to wind down later today.

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Police departments urging officers to pair up

Ft. Worth police issued the same order after five officers were killed in Dallas July 7. McManus said on Monday the "uniform was the target". This is a breaking news story. He didn't elaborate. Police said Bush's weapon was recovered from the scene. Police later wounded the suspect, Jon Hay, 49, and charged him with attempted homicide, The Wall Street Journal reported .


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