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November 8

A look at who's who at the Justice Department

The forced resignation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general has caused profound leadership changes at the Justice Department, above all affecting oversight of the investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.
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November 8
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg answers a law student's question as she participates in a "fireside

Justice Ginsburg in hospital after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.
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November 8

Women split vote as GOP gets Tennessee's 1st female senator

Women voters were split on electing Republican Marsha Blackburn as Tennessee's first female U.S. senator, and their age often shaped their preference, according to a wide-ranging survey of voters in Tennessee.
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November 8

US expands sanctions over Russia activities in Ukraine

The U.S. imposed sanctions Thursday on three men and nine entities, including a luxury hotel on the Black Sea, as it seeks to increase pressure on Moscow over its annexation of Crimea and human rights abuses in Ukraine.
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November 8

Group challenges Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions

A group that supports abortion rights on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging a Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions, a practice that allows women in rural areas to get abortion pills without an in-office consultation in a city clinic.
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November 8

APNewsBreak: Govt Olympic funds not usable for abuse probes

A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of Congressional hearings and a three-year grant worth $2.2 million.
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November 8

LGBT triumphs: 2 governorships, at least 9 seats in Congress

winning two governorships, at least nine seats in Congress, and their first-ever legislative seats in Indiana, Kansas and Nebraska.
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November 8

Wisconsin Republicans mull limiting governor-elect's power

Wisconsin Republican lawmakers on Thursday privately discussed ways they could limit the incoming Democratic governor before he takes office, which the governor-elect described as a "desperate attempt to cling to power."
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November 8

The Latest: Abrams campaign says it will fight on

The Latest on the race for Georgia governor (all times local):
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November 8
This photo provided by the FBI shows Hania Noelia Aguilar. Family members say the eighth-grader went outside Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, morning to start a

FBI: SUV stolen in 13-year-old girl's kidnapping found

Authorities say they have found the SUV stolen during the kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl at a North Carolina mobile home park, and now hope to identify a person seen in a surveillance video.
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November 8

Provisional ballots key focus in Georgia governor's race

With Democrat Stacey Abrams insisting there are enough votes to keep her in Georgia's fiercely contested governor's race, a key focus will be an estimated 21,300 provisional ballots and whether those will help her make enough of a dent in Republican Brian Kemp's lead to trigger a December runoff.
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November 8

Record 42 Latinos to serve in Congress; 1 race undecided

More Latinos will serve in Congress next year than ever before — at least 42, with one House race to be decided.
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November 8

Newark mayor defends actions in city's water crisis

The mayor of New Jersey's largest city denounced comparisons Thursday between high lead levels affecting as many as 18,000 residences and the recent crisis in Flint, Michigan, as the city faces a long and costly cleanup and replacement effort.
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November 8

Walz starts transition to Minnesota governor after big win

Minnesota's Gov.-elect Tim Walz is kickstarting his transition to the state's top office.
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November 8

Transgender gubernatorial nominee reflects on campaign

The country's first major-party transgender candidate for governor said Thursday she doesn't know what she will do next now that she's lost the election in Vermont — but Christine Hallquist is keeping all of her options open.
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November 8

The Latest: GOP leader downplays attempts to limit Evers

The Latest on Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Legislature (all times local):
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November 8

Kimberly-Clark tax break bill to get hearing, vote uncertain

A $100 million tax break bill designed to keep paper products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. from closing an Appleton-area plant will get a public hearing in the Legislature, but approval remains uncertain.
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November 8

Mother on a mission: Gun control advocate wins US House race

In a campaign ad pierced by the sound of gunfire, Lucy McBath earlier this year laid out the story of her 17-year-old son's shooting death and how his loss propelled her to activism.
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November 8

Indiana's Young seeks to lead Senate GOP campaign committee

Indiana Sen. Todd Young has launched a bid to become chairman of Senate Republicans' campaign committee during the 2020 campaign, a cycle where the GOP will face a tougher electoral map that could undermine their recent gains in the chamber.
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November 8

The Latest: WH video appears manipulated, producer says

The Latest on the White House and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta (all times local):