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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined by from left, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio., speaks to media at Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, to announce her nomination by House Democrats to lead them in the new Congress. She still faces a showdown vote for House speaker when lawmakers convene in January. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 28, 2018 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi was nominated by fellow Democrats to be House speaker on Wednesday, but she still faces a showdown vote when the full House convenes in January. Pelosi entered the closed-door caucus election in an unusual position -- running unopposed for the nomination despite the...
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November 28, 2018 - 2:46 pm
"It was just kind of a spur-of-the-moment idea that seemed to have some merit to it and it kind of caught on."
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In this March 8, 2017 file photo, the Fearless Girl statue faces Wall Street's Charging Bull statue in New York. The statue that has become a global symbol of female can-do business spirit, has been removed from her spot facing the "Charging Bull" to await a new home by the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 28, 2018 - 9:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The "Fearless Girl" statue that inspired millions with her message of female empowerment has been plucked from her spot opposite Wall Street's "Charging Bull" and will be reinstalled in front of the New York Stock Exchange by the end of the year, officials said Wednesday. The Boston...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to reporters after returning to Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 28, 2018 - 7:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a partial government shutdown possible on Dec. 7, President Donald Trump has met with Republican leaders to hash out a spending plan that includes money for Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. Trump is seeking $5 billion for the wall, which he made a centerpiece of his...
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Sen. Lamar Alexander listens as Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks to students at Sevier County High School, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Sevierville, Tenn. The pair spoke about the newly launched myStudentAid mobile application. (Robert Berlin/The Daily Times via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says ballooning student debt has caused a crisis in higher education and that the traditional path to college might not be the best choice for everyone. Speaking at a conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, DeVos raised a "red warning flag" that the...
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November 27, 2018 - 12:28 pm
SWITZERLAND (AP) — Switzerland's civil aviation authority said it will question a hang-glider pilot after a tourist he flew over a picturesque Swiss landscape nearly fell dozens of meters (yards) to the ground because his harness wasn't properly attached. A nail-biting video of the incident drew...
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In this photo provided by WLBT-TV a noose hangs on a tree on the state capitol grounds in Jackson, Miss.
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November 26, 2018 - 3:07 pm
The NAACP website says Mississippi had 581 between 1882 and 1968, the highest number of any state.
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 illustration of NASA's InSight lander about to land on the surface of Mars.
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November 26, 2018 - 2:42 pm
It was NASA's ninth attempt to land at Mars since the 1976 Viking probes. All but one of the previous U.S. touchdowns were successful.
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November 26, 2018 - 11:44 am
As veterans start holiday shopping for gifts to put under the Christmas tree, it may actually be the best time of year to get a gift that is best used for hauling the tree home- a new car or truck.
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A migrant woman helps carry a handmade U.S. flag up the riverbank at the Mexico-U.S. border after getting past Mexican police at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, as a group of migrants tries to reach the U.S. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
November 26, 2018 - 5:57 am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico pledged to shore up security near its border with the United States and local authorities said that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved into chaos when U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop some migrants who tried to breach the border...
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