Adam Frisch, who challenged Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., is seen at center wearing a red tie as he joined newly elected House members for a photo at

Minnesota-raised Democrat Adam Frisch barely falls short against Colorado Rep. Boebert

Frisch came close in his attempt to unseat the first term GOP congresswoman.

GOP-controlled Arizona county refuses to certify election

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FILE - An election worker verifies a ballot on a screen inside the Maricopa County Recorders Office, Nov. 10, 2022, in Phoenix. Six Arizona counties w
Republican officials in a rural Arizona county refused Monday to certify the 2022 election despite no evidence of anything wrong with the count, a decision that was quickly challenged in court by the state's top election official.

Senate set to vote on bill protecting same-sex marriages

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters before Senate Democrats move ahead with legislation to protect same-sex and interr
The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, putting Congress one step closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law.
Nation
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Drying California lake to get $250M in US drought funding

The federal government said Monday it will spend $250 million over four years on environmental cleanup and restoration work around a drying Southern California lake that's fed by the depleted Colorado River.
World
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Health ministry: Israeli fire kills Palestinian in West Bank

A Palestinian was killed and 11 were wounded by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Tuesday.
World
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Australia argues against 'endangered' Barrier Reef status

Australia's environment minister said Tuesday her government will lobby against UNESCO adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered World Heritage sites, arguing that criticisms of government inaction on climate change were outdated.
Business
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South Korea orders striking cement truckers back to work

South Korea's government issued an order Tuesday for some of the thousands of truck drivers who have been on strike to return to work, insisting that their nationwide walkout over freight fare issues is hurting an already weak economy.
Nation
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Texas prosecutor resigns amid 2019 Walmart attack criticism

A Texas prosecutor facing mounting criticism over the handling of the 2019 Walmart mass shooting in El Paso that killed 23 people resigned Monday after the county took the extraordinary step of seeking to remove her from elected office.
Politics
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Pence calls on Trump to apologize for dinner with antisemite

A growing number of Republicans, including former Vice President Mike Pence, criticized Donald Trump on Monday for dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West days after launching his third campaign for the White House.
Business
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Asian shares rise except Japan as markets eye China protests

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as market jitters declined over protests in China set off by growing public anger over COVID-19 restrictions.
Nation
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California police: Virginia man killed family, took teenager

The suspect in a Southern California triple homicide who died in a shootout with police was a Virginia law enforcement officer who investigators believe drove across the country to meet a teenage girl before killing three members of her family.
Nation
8:05pm

Montana judge to decide on wolf hunting limits

A Montana judge said he would decide Tuesday whether to continue temporary limits he placed on wolf hunting or to restore quotas and hunting methods pending a trial over changes in the way the state estimates the size of the wolf population, which informs hunting quotas.
Nation
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Judge mulls arguments in Mississippi death penalty protocol

A federal judge will decide whether to block Mississippi from using three drugs when it puts inmates to death, and his ruling could determine whether the state carries out its next execution in about two weeks.
Nation
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Oregon lawmakers lift security measure imposed on senator

On Monday an Oregon Senate panel rescinded the protective measure it had imposed on a state senator after he made threatening statements during an acrimonious 2019 legislative session, in a case that centers on free speech.
Politics
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This combination of photos shows Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 3, 2021, left, and Republican

Georgia runoff: Early voting for Warnock-Walker round 2

In-person early voting for the last U.S. Senate seat is underway statewide in Georgia's runoff, with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock working to get the jump on Republican challenger Herschel Walker who is putting less emphasis on advance balloting.
Nation
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Dylan Brandt speaks at a news conference outside the federal courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., July 21, 2021. Brandt, a teenager, is among several tran

Landmark trial over Arkansas youth gender care ban resumes

A psychiatrist called to the stand by Arkansas as the state defends its ban on gender-affirming care for children said Monday he was concerned about the impact the law could have on some transgender youth who would see their treatments cut off.
Nation
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Connecticut facing growing cost of pandemic bonus pay

A Connecticut program that offered "hero pay" to essential workers at the peak of of the coronavirus pandemic got so many applicants that state lawmakers had to go back into session Monday to provide extra funding and put new limits on who could get the biggest bonuses.
Business
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Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month's deadline in the stalled contract talks, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would take up legislation this week to impose the deal that unions agreed to in September.
Sports
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Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre.

Favre asks to be dismissed from Mississippi welfare lawsuit

Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is asking to be removed from a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi that seeks to recover millions of dollars in misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S.
Business
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US rule would limit methane leaks from public lands drilling

The Interior Department on Monday proposed rules to limit methane leaks from oil and gas drilling on public lands, the latest action by the Biden administration to crack down on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to global warming.
Politics
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Wreaths hang on the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022.

'We the People' at heart of White House holiday decorations

"We the People" is Jill Biden's holiday theme with White House decorations designed for "the people" to see themselves in the tree ornaments, mantel displays, mirrors and do-it-yourself creations that have turned the mansion's public spaces into a winter wonderland.
Politics
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Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women's prison known as the "rape club" went on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells.
Nation
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Jury selection starts in murder trial of Forth Worth officer

Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, who in 2019 fatally shot a Black woman through a window of her own home while responding to a call about an open front door.

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