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Pelosi reaches term limits deal with Democratic rebels to secure votes to be House speaker

"I made it clear that I see myself as a bridge to the next generation of leaders," the California Democrat said.

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Pelosi strikes deal with Dem rebels, paving the way for her speakership

The California Democrat has agreed to limit her time as speaker to four years at most.

Politico /
GOP leaders still lack funding plan as shutdown looms

House Republicans are eager to give Trump his wall, but it’s not clear how they’ll get there amid low morale among departing GOP lawmakers.

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May survives no-confidence vote amid Brexit turmoil

May's leadership was on the line as lawmakers struggle over what the U.K.'s relationship with the European Union will be after the March 29 Brexit ...

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Democrat Pelosi agrees to term limits if elected House speaker

U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she supported a proposal that would limit her to four years as House ...

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The Conversation: GOP’s lame-duck votes in Wisconsin are unprecedented in how direct, systematic and premeditated they are

Politicians behaving badly isn’t new, but Wisconsin lame-duck actions break even that norm.

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Beijing eases back on 'Made in China 2025' amid trade talks with U.S.

China appears to be easing its high-tech industrial development push, dubbed "Made in China 2025," which has long irked the United States, amid talks between the two countries to reduce trade tensions, according to new guidance to local ...

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Theresa May survives crucial no-confidence vote amid Brexit uncertainty

The prime minister said she will fight on.

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St. Michael's cancels basketball, football seasons amid sex assault scandal

A prestigious Toronto private school rocked by allegations of assault and sexual assault by students has cancelled several sports programs.

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KBW downgrades bank sector on poor economic outlook, says other analysts will follow

The banking industry has been hammered lately amid worries about the U.S. economy as the yield curve has flattened and even inverted, signaling ...

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Tencent Music pops in market debut, after opening at $14.10

The highly anticipated initial public offering comes amid heightened tensions between the Chinese and U.S. governments. 

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Julián Castro calls Latinos to action as he moves toward 2020 run

Democrat says the community needs people who will ‘produce good policies’ as he announces an exploratory committeeJulián Castro may have the worst poker face in American politics as the Democratic party prepares for an intense contest to pick ...

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Theresa May Fights No-Confidence Vote Amid Brexit Disarray

The U.K. prime minister promised to contest the ballot of her party’s lawmakers, scheduled for Wednesday evening, “with everything I’ve got.”

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U.K. PM Theresa May survives non-confidence vote on her leadership amid Brexit turmoil

British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a vote of non-confidence triggered by strong Brexiteers within her own Conservative Party. Members of Parliament voted 200 to 117 by secret ballot to support May, who told them ahead of the vote that she will not lead the party into the next election, ...

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Markets Rise Amid Political Chaos in U.K. and Mixed Signals on Trade Truce

The pound whipsawed on Wednesday after Conservative lawmakers scheduled a vote on the leadership of Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Fortnite developer Epic pulls Infinity Blade trilogy from App Store - CNET

It wants to focus on the J.J. Abrams collaboration Spyjinx.

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First Read's Morning Clips: Trump's GOP worries about shutdown effects

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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US consumer prices unchanged in November, amid decline in gasoline prices

The Labor Department said Wednesday that the unchanged inflation reading last month followed a 0.3 percent jump in prices in October. 

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UK PM Theresa May faces vote of no confidence over Brexit

The prime minister said she will fight on.

ABC /
UK PM Theresa May faces vote of no confidence over Brexit

The prime minister said she will fight on.

Reuters /
UK's May faces party confidence vote, says she will resign before next election

Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to win a vote of no confidence triggered by angry Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Wednesday, but said ...

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Sports, Deaths Among 2018's Top Google Searches

Sports, disaster and death were among the top searches on Google last year. Each December, the technology company releases it's top trending ...

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Britain's leader Theresa May to face no-confidence vote amid Brexit turmoil

Prime Minister Theresa May could be ousted from power. Lawmakers are unhappy with her deal to leave the European ...

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Cocaine deaths increase amid ongoing national opioid crisis

Deaths from cocaine increased by about 18 percent each year from 2011 to 2016, adding another dimension to a crisis of fatal overdoses that has ...

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U.S. consumer prices flat; underlying inflation firm

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November, held back by a sharp decline in the price of gasoline, but underlying inflation pressures remained firm amid rising rents and healthcare costs.

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Ex-housing official Castro takes step to 2020 U.S. presidential bid

Democrat Julian Castro said on Wednesday he is beginning the process of forming a presidential campaign, entering what is likely to be a crowded field to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.

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Democrats ramp up pressure on Wisconsin governor amid accusations of GOP 'power grab'

Democrats in Wisconsin are hoping to pressure Republican Gov. Scott Walker into vetoing legislation that would strip the incoming governor of an array of powers.

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