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Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 10:29 PM CST

Florida Hand Recount Begins for Tight US Senate Race

Florida Hand Recount Begins for Tight US Senate Race

Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose ballots...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 10:32 AM CST

Judge Rules in Favor of CNN's Jim Acosta

Judge Rules in Favor of CNN's Jim Acosta

A judge ruled Friday that the White House must immediately restore, on a temporary basis, CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials.

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 10:40 AM CST

DeVos Proposes Overhaul to Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules

DeVos Proposes Overhaul to Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual misconduct, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment,...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 07:39 AM CST

After Midterms Success, Democrats Develop 2020 Strategies

After Midterms Success, Democrats Develop 2020 Strategies

Speaking before a gathering of black leaders on Capitol Hill this week, Sen. Kamala Harris offered guidance on when Democrats should fight President Donald Trump and Republicans. "What I've found myself...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 07:27 AM CST

'Creep Shot': Firestorm Over Twitter Photo of Ocasio-Cortez

'Creep Shot': Firestorm Over Twitter Photo of Ocasio-Cortez

A Washington Examiner reporter who posted a photo of newly elected Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that he claimed was proof she was not "struggling" for money deleted the post after backlash from...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 08:16 PM CST

Abrams Ends Georgia Governor Bid, Says She'll File Lawsuit

Abrams Ends Georgia Governor Bid, Says She'll File Lawsuit

Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 04:34 AM CST

Unusual Security Arrangement for Betsy DeVos Costs Millions

Unusual Security Arrangement for Betsy DeVos Costs Millions

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos began receiving around-the-clock security from the U.S. Marshals Service days after being confirmed, an armed detail provided to no other cabinet member that could cost U.S....

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 02:39 AM CST

WikiLeaks' Assange Faces Charges; Lawyer Says He'd Fight

WikiLeaks' Assange Faces Charges; Lawyer Says He'd Fight

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 03:40 PM CST

Presley, Scalia, GOP Donor's Wife Awarded Medal of Freedom

Presley, Scalia, GOP Donor's Wife Awarded Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump on Friday recognized a major Republican Party donor and six other "extraordinary Americans" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian....

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 03:12 PM CST

Judge Says WH Must Immediately Return Acosta's Press Pass

Judge Says WH Must Immediately Return Acosta's Press Pass

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return, on a temporary basis, the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials'...

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