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Reporter's Notebook: Rep. Elijah Cummings' megaphone goes silent
Rep. Elijah Cummings walked the streets of Baltimore in 2015 to appeal for calm, but he didn't need a megaphone to be heard.

10/17/2019

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US, Turkey reach Syria cease-fire agreement: Read it here
The U.S. and Turkey reached an agreement Thursday for a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.

10/17/2019

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'He is now with the angels': Pelosi in tears over death of Cummings at House tribute
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was left in tears Thursday by the death of House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

10/17/2019

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Trump likens Syria violence to schoolyard fight at rally, credits 'unconventional' approach for cease-fire
President Trump on Thursday likened the Turkish offensive against the Kurds to a schoolyard fight, saying, “sometimes you have to let them fight a little while” before you separate them.

10/17/2019

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Jim Mattis has fun with Trump's 'overrated' dig: 'I'm the Meryl Streep of generals'
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis poked fun at himself and President Trump at the 74th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City on Thursday night, a day after the president called Mattis “the world's most overrated general.”

10/17/2019

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Beto O'Rourke: Congress should block Trump from hosting G-7 at his Doral resort
Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, one of the Democrats seeking to unseat President Trump in 2020, urged Republicans in Congress to envoke a clause of the Constitution that potentially would block President Trump from hosting the G-7 summit at a Trump resort in Doral, Fla.

10/17/2019

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Mitt Romney slams Trump for withdrawing US troops from Syria, says cease-fire ‘far from a victory'
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, on Thursday slammed the Trump administration, calling the recently announced ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish-led forces in Syria "far from a victory."

10/17/2019

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Trump rally in Dallas marked by enthusiasm, in sharp contrast to chaos in Minneapolis
President Trump was headlining a campaign rally on friendly turf in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, just hours after Energy Secretary and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would soon step aside amid scrutiny from House Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry.

10/17/2019

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Pelosi, Schumer say Trump 'is flailing' after cease-fire deal
Pelosi and Schumer released a statement Thursday saying President Trump is "flailing" in light of his decision to reverse sanctions against Turkey in exchange for a “sham” ceasefire. They asserted this would undermine American credibility and send a “dangerous message” to both allies and adversaries that the American word cannot be trusted.

10/17/2019

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Businessmen plead not guilty to conspiring with Giuliani associates
Two businessmen pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that they conspired with two associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions to prominent Republican politicians they thought could boost their political and business interests.

10/17/2019

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Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib to endorse Bernie Sanders
Three members of the so-called “Squad” of far-left freshman members of Congress are lining up behind Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.

10/16/2019

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Biden, Sanders and Warren pressed in debate on age, health
The top three Democratic candidates were put on defense during Tuesday night's debate, with Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders all facing pointed questions about their age, health and how those factors could affect their electability and potential presidency.

10/16/2019

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In San Diego, officials say new wall is helping bring border numbers down
As part of President Trump's campaign promise to build a wall along the southern border, in San Diego, 14 miles of 18 foot primary steel bollard have been built, with a secondary 30 foot steel bollard barrier behind that which is approximately 80 percent complete.

10/16/2019

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'Ron Reagan' tops Google search during Dem debate for atheist group ad: 'Not afraid of burning in hell'
Ron Reagan was not on stage Tuesday night for the Democratic presidential primary debate, but his provocative plug for a prominent atheist group earned him the top spot on Google after he declared himself a "lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell."

10/16/2019

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Flynn lawyer wants prosecutors to turn over cellphones from mysterious professor linked to Russia probe
The lawyer representing Michael Flynn in the case against the former national security adviser demanded federal prosecutors turn over two cell phones used by a shadowy professor whose role in the Trump-Russia investigation has long been shrouded in mystery.

10/16/2019

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GOP challenger files ethics complaint against Schiff for purporting to obtain compromising Trump pictures
A prank call by Russian deejays fished California Democrat Adam Schiff in, but a Republican challenging him for his House seat doesn't think the call, in which Schiff expressed eagerness to get "compromising material" on President Trump, is a laughing matter.

10/16/2019

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No breakout moment in debate for Castro, but long-shot vows to ‘keep fighting'
If anyone needed a big night at the fourth round Democratic nomination debate – it was Julian Castro. But Castro grabbed only 8.2 minutes of speaking time at the debate – the third least amount among the record-setting 12 candidates on the stage – and didn't score a breakout moment. But in an interview with Fox News in the spin room following the debate Julian Castro vowed he'll fight on even if fails to make November's cut and optimistically said he'll qualify for the next debate.

10/16/2019

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Trump policies, racism may cause some black women's weight problems, professor says
Do President Trump's policies make me look fat? That's the sort of question some black women may be asking themselves, a Rutgers University professor suggested during a recent appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

10/16/2019

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GOP's Dan Crenshaw fires back after called ‘racist' by Democrat who compared Trump to Usama bin Laden
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, the freshman Republican congressman from Texas, and a former Navy SEAL who was wounded in combat, defended himself Tuesday after a video showed an Illinois Democrat calling him “a racist.”

10/16/2019

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Buttigieg slams O'Rourke over guns: ‘I don't need lessons from you on courage'
The simmering bad blood between Democratic presidential nomination rivals South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas boiled over on Tuesday night, at the fourth round Democratic primary debate.

10/16/2019

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Nikki Haley says Venezuela shouldn't be allowed on UN Human Rights Council
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is calling for members of the U.N. General Assembly to block Venezuela from a spot on the Human Rights Council.

10/14/2019

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Bidens acknowledge ethics woes
This comes with Biden's new ethics, campaign finance plan.

10/14/2019

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New Hampshire poll suggests Michelle Obama would enter race as front-runner
Former first lady Michelle Obama's repeatedly stated there's "zero chance" she would run for president in 2020 -- but a new poll in New Hampshire, the state holding the first primary in the race for the White House, suggested that if Obama changed her mind, she would enter the race as the front-runner.

10/14/2019

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Biden, Warren battling for top spot heading into Tuesday's 2020 Dem debate
A new national poll on the eve of Tuesday's fourth round Democratic presidential primary debate indicates Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Vice President Joe Biden locked in a close race for the top spot in the race for their party's nomination.

10/14/2019

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Fiona Hill has high praise for ousted ambassador, Yovanovitch, in impeachment inquiry hearing
Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, praised ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony Monday before the House Intelligence Committee.

10/14/2019

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'The Gordon Problem' set to testify in impeachment inquiry's main event
Gordon Sondland, the most anticipated witness in the impeachment inquiry, will testify on Wednesday -- but it remains unclear whether he'll pose problems for Democrats, Republicans, or all of the above.


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