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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane reports to prison

November 30, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Kathleen Kane  (AP Photo)   associated press EAGLEVILLE, Pa. — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane reported early Thursday to a suburban Philadelphia county jail to begin serving a sentence for leaking grand jury material and lying about it. Kane arrived at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility just before 8 a.m. to begin…

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CNN’s Acosta back at White House after judge’s ruling

November 22, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jim Acosta   By Jessica Gresko and Michael Balsamo ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials’ revocation is continuing. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of…

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The Made Man returns to Philadelphia and announces the official launch of global tour

November 22, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Honorees come together for a group photo on stage. (Photo: K-Len Anderson)   On Thursday, November 1, 2018 the globally recognized initiative, The Made Man (TMM), returned to Philadelphia to honor exceptional African- American male leaders in the community, while powering the platforms mission to uplift and engage accountable male leadership in community…

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Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

November 16, 2018

By Davia A. Lieb and Geoff Mulvhill ASSOCIATED PRESS From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their…

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‘Magic’ campaign lands 17 Black women on Houston courts

November 16, 2018

By Juan A. Lozano ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON — The Houston area’s courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their “magic.” The women, who were part of an effort dubbed the “Black Girl Magic” campaign, all won races Tuesday to be judges in various Harris…

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Democrats seize House control, but Trump’s GOP holds Senate

November 10, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi   By Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key…

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Divisive Trump era ushers record number of women into House

November 10, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  (Photo by Jesse Korman),  Jennifer Wexton, and Ayanna Pressley (Photos: Facebook)   By Juana Summers and Geoff Mulvihill ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country…

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Abrams, Kemp await more ballots in Georgia governor’s race

November 10, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  “We believe our chance for a stronger Georgia is just within reach, but we cannot seize it until all voices are heard,”  Stacey Abrams speaking to excited supporters on Wednesday night. (Photo: Stacey. Abrams.77)   By Bill Barrow and Ben Nadler ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA — Georgia’s hotly contested and potentially historic governor’s race may…

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Marine combat veteran kills 12 in California bar shooting

November 10, 2018

By Krysta Fauria associated press THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.  — Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded Marine combat veteran dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in panic before apparently taking his own life, authorities said…

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