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Nancy Pelosi lays out vision for Dem-controlled House: 'It's about stopping the GOP'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday laid out a grand vision late Tuesday after it appeared her party was poised to regain control of the House of Representatives. Pelosi told a Washington audience that the Democrats’ victories in House races on Election Day signified “restoring the Constitution’s checks and balances” on the Trump administration. AMERICA WILL GET NANCY PELOSI’S SAN ...

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Harvard student says cutting down 100-year-old oak tree akin to murder, report says

Officials say a 100-year-old oak tree will be removed during a planned renovation of Harvard Divinity School’s Andover Hall.  (news.harvard.edu) A century-old tree is at the center of a bitter fight between administrators of Harvard’s Divinity School and some students –including one who says cutting down the tree is comparable to murder, The Harvard Crimson reported. Removing the red oak is ...

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Search on for road rage gunman who fled after shooting driver while family watched, police say

A road rage victim survived being shot in front of his family, police in Arlington, Texas, say. (Arlington Police Department) A road rage incident turned violent in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Monday evening when a suspect fired his weapon at another driver at close range while the driver’s wife and two children watched in horror, police said. The victim was ...

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Ellison forced to fend off assault allegations in tense debate with GOP rival

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., left, and former state Rep. Representative Doug Wardlow are competing in a close race for Minnesota Attorney General.   (AP) Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., on Sunday evening squared off against his GOP rival for state attorney general in a debate that largely revolved around allegations of domestic abuse against the representative, KSTP-TV reported. Ellison, who represents Minnesota’s 5th ...

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ICE's most wanted fugitive captured in Louisiana

Jose Melchor Martinez was one of ICE’s most wanted fugitives. (ice.gov) A Mexican national and convicted child sex offender was arrested Wednesday morning at his Louisiana home by a division of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, a Department of Justice press release said. Jose Melchor Martinez, 48, was arrested in his Church Point home by an Enforcement and ...

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Tennessee children killed in apparent murder-suicide asked to live with mom: report

Authorities are investigating what led a mother to kill her four teenage children and then herself in an apparent murder-suicide. (Fox 17 Nashville) Four children who were found dead with their mother in their Tennessee home Monday evening in a likely murder-suicide had requested to continue living with her instead of their estranged father, court records indicate. VICTIMS ID’S IN ...

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Roseanne Barr slams ABC for her character’s fate

SPOILER ALERT Roseanne Barr on Tuesday blasted ABC for the morbid direction it took with “The Conners” – a spinoff of the “Roseanne” reboot that was axed earlier this year after Barr posted a racist tweet about an Obama-era official. “The Conners,” which premiered Tuesday, revealed that the titular character was killed off by an overdose of prescription pain pills. ...

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Man facing charges after punching Starbucks employee in attack thwarted by licensed gun owner, authorities say

Benjamin Scott Overall was shot after “aggressively” approaching a Starbucks patron, according to criminal charges. (Salt Lake County Jail) A Utah man has been charged with aggravated assault and criminal trespass for allegedly attacking a Starbucks employee before being shot in the chest by an armed patron, according to reports. The suspect, identified as Benjamin Scott Overall, 37, set off a ...

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