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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear stands with his wife, Britainy as he delivers a speech at the Kentucky Democratic Party election night watch party in Louisville, Ky. A re-election victory by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has assured Democrats a place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday, Nov. 16 marked the third significant win in a Southern state in two weeks for Democrats, following their takeover of the Virginia General Assembly and the defeat of Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin by Beshear.   (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
Democrats’ Southern victories could affect redistrictingElection victories by Democrats could give them a say in redistricting in three Southern states when state legislative and US House maps are redrawn after the 2020 census
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House Lawyer Reveals More Trouble for TrumpMore potential trouble for President Trump: The House is investigating whether he lied to Robert Mueller, which could provide more fodder in the impeachment inquiry, reports the New York Times . The revelation came Monday from the House general counsel. While in federal court in DC arguing for the release of...
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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a speech during the 'Koerber Global Leaders Dialogue' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
AP Exclusive: US softens position on Israeli settlements Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was expected to announce Monday that the U.S. is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of Trump administration moves that weaken Palestinian claims to statehood
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US is softening stance on Israeli settlements in West Bank, disavowing 1978 opinion that they violate international lawUS is softening stance on Israeli settlements in West Bank, disavowing 1978 opinion that they violate international law
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FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. Teen vapers prefer Juul and mint is the #1 flavor among many of them, suggesting a shift after the company’s fruit and dessert flavors were removed from retail stores, new U.S. research suggests. The results are in a pair of studies published Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, including a report from the Food and Drug Administration and federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating that the U.S. teen vaping epidemic shows no signs of slowing down. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teensPresident Donald Trump is backing away from a ban on most flavored e-cigarettes popular with teens
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, center, arrives for a interview with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Time and again, envoy’s Ukraine tale differs from othersGordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will testify publicly Wednesday before impeachment investigators. He has said he cannot recall many of the same episodes in the Ukraine matter that other witnesses have recounted in vivid detail.
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on healthcare prices in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump recordsChief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records
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FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington. A federal appeals panel is voicing skepticism over the Justice Department’s claim that it can defy Congress’ request for secret material from the Mueller report. Two of the three judges who heard arguments at a hearing Tuesday seemed prepared to order at least some of the material sought by the House for its impeachment inquiry to be turned over.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
House lawyer says committee investigating whether Trump liedThe House of Representatives’ top lawyer told a three-judge panel Monday that the House is investigating whether Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, and urged the judges to order the release of still-secret material from Mueller’s investigation
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies to the House Budget Committee, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Trump summons Powell to discuss rates amid WH attacks on FedTrump and Powell discuss rates and economy amid presidential attacks on Federal Reserve
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