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Alabama Senate election: Doug Jones wins in major upset, Roy Moore won't yet concede

Democrat Doug Jones has pulled off a major upset in Alabama by defeating Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special election, becoming the first Democrat to win election to the Senate from the deeply conservative state in 25 years. “We have come so far and the people of Alabama have spoken,” Jones said during a victory speech in Birmingham late Tuesday.  But ...

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Accused NYC subway bomber expected to face federal charges

NEW YORK –  A would-be suicide bomber was held Tuesday on state terrorism charges while federal prosecutors prepared their own case in the rush hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system that failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, officials said. Akayed Ullah, 27, was charged Tuesday with supporting an act of terrorism, making a ...

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FBI's McCabe 'has an Ohr problem,' will not testify on Tuesday, source says

Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was reportedly scheduled to testify behind closed doors in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, will instead meet next week due to a “scheduling error,” Department of Justice officials told Fox News. McCabe’s testimony was likely to, at least in part, focus on Peter Strzok’s role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. ...

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Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

WASHINGTON –  Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered another legal setback. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand earlier this year to bar transgender individuals from the military. Two federal courts ...

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Port Authority explosion: Suspect ID'd in 'attempted terrorist attack'

A Bangladeshi man reportedly inspired by ISIS set off a pipe bomb inside New York’s Port Authority bus terminal during rush hour Monday morning, sowing mass chaos but causing few injuries — likely because the “attempted terrorist” detonated his “low tech device” prematurely. Akayed Ullah, 27, set off the “effectively low tech device” in a subway passageway just before 7:30 ...

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Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –  Alabama’s race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship on Sunday, with the minister at a historic black congregation calling the race a life-or-death matter for equal rights, conservatives standing by Republican Roy Moore and others feeling unsettled in the middle. Speaking at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, where four black girls died in a Ku ...

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Roy Moore denies misconduct allegations in new interview: 'I did not date underaged women'

Ahead of Tuesday’s special election in Alabama, Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, who has been battling accusations of past sexual misconduct, denied in a new interview that he ever dated underaged girls. “These allegations are completely false. I did not date underaged women. I did not molest anyone. And so these allegations are false,” Moore said during the interview with The ...

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