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Coronavirus upends the battle for the House

In a recent memo sent to House Republicans, Tom Emmer, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, accused Democrats of politicizing the novel coronavirus and warned his caucus not to do the same. “You should not fundraise off coronavirus directly as the Democrats have done,” the Minnesota representative wrote. “Be sensitive that your donors may […]

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Freedom House: Democracy is in decline around the world — and Trump is part of the problem

“Democracy and pluralism are under assault,” read the opening sentence of its report, written by Sarah Repucci. “Dictators are toiling to stamp out the last vestiges of domestic dissent and spread their harmful influence to new corners of the world.” The usual suspects remain among the worst offenders. Freedom House decried China for its “totalitarian […]

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U.S. House passes anti-lynching legislation after bill spent over a century in Congress

WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday passed legislation that would make lynching a federal hate crime, more than 100 years since the first such measure was introduced in Congress. H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, was approved on a 410-to-4 vote. Only a handful of lawmakers — three Republicans and one independent — voted […]

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Plaque marks Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House as UNESCO site

State and local officials unveiled a plaque Sunday designating architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Art Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) and Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell delivered remarks at a 2 p.m. ceremony, which also included officials from the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs. […]

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Mom and her six children killed in house fire tragedy despite injured dad’s attempts to save them

A mom and her six children have died in a devastating fire that ravaged their home in Mississippi. The children’s badly injured father managed to escape from the blaze in Clinton, which broke out early Saturday morning, after he tried in vain to rescue his children and their mom, The Clarion Ledger reported.  The Hinds County Coroner […]

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New Hampshire living rooms essential stop on the campaign trail

CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) – The road to victory in New Hampshire’s critical Democratic primary on Tuesday may run through the living rooms of people like Gerri and Ron King. U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) takes a photo with a voter at a house party in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S., December 8, 2018. Picture taken December […]

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White House pushes back as Bolton book threatens revelations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has fought to prevent John Bolton from testifying in his impeachment The White House is pushing back against the publication of a book by former national security adviser John Bolton, citing security concerns. National Security Council officials told Mr Bolton the book included “top secret” details that […]

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Missing Ohio teen found in chimney of Port Clinton house

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – The more than three-week search for missing Ohio teen Harley Dilly came to a tragic end on Monday night after his body was found in a chimney of a vacant home, according to police.  Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman said in a news conference Tuesday that a body they believe to be Harley, 14, was […]

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Defiant Trump rallies supporters as House impeaches him

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Defiant in the face of a historic rebuke, President Donald Trump labeled his impeachment by the House of Representatives on Wednesday “a suicide march” for the Democratic Party. “Crazy Nancy Pelosi’s House Democrats have branded themselves with an eternal mark of shame,“ Trump told the crowd at a campaign rally in […]

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Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. A divided House Judiciary Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to approve articles of […]

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