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Source: Fox News

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez eyes powerful House committee in charge of taxation laws

Friday 15:27 GMT

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not yet been sworn into Congress, but she’s already eyeing a seat at one of the most powerful House committees in charge of taxation laws.

OCASIO-CORTEZ CALLED OUT FOR CLAIMING PENTAGON $$ ERROR COULD FUND MEDICARE FOR ALL. Ocasio-Cortez's bid for a seat at the committee may also raise some eyebrows following a number of blunders concerning policies she’s advocating.

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House Democrats could revoke rule allowing lawmakers to have guns on Capitol grounds

Friday 15:27 GMT

Democrats could do away with a rule that allows lawmakers to bring firearms onto Capitol grounds – including in their offices – as they prepare to take control of the House next year.

According to The Washington Post, it’s up to the Capitol Police Board to determine regulation surrounding firearms on Capitol grounds. “Our political climate is too volatile and there are too many warning signs that we need to address things like this.”

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Alaska Democrat plans to appeal after Republican wins state House recount by a single vote

Friday 03:20 GMT

If it comes to that, Dodge said she and LeBon should share the seat and “discuss every vote we take and come to an agreement” instead.

“After careful consideration & consultation with my legal team, I have decided to appeal the recount results based on decisions concerning several ballots made by the Div. of Elections with which we did not agree," Dodge added. State Elections Director Josie Bahnke said the ballot picked up by Dodge during the recount was marked by a highlighter and not read by a machine.

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Source: Global News

George H.W. Bush returns home to Texas for final funeral

Friday 11:46 GMT

George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest, in Texas.

His final resting place is alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years, and Robin Bush, the daughter they lost to leukemia at age 3. In the service at Washington National Cathedral, three former presidents and President Donald Trump looked on as George W. Bush eulogized his father as “the brightest of a thousand points of light.”

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Source: CBS News

Mudslides, flooding still feared after heavy rain in wildfire-scorched SoCal areas

Saturday 05:10 GMT

Authorities were keeping a wary eye Friday on fire-scarred Southern California hillsides after a storm brought flooding fears and prompted evacuation orders for hundreds of homes, some of which were later downgraded to voluntary.

Forecasters said the end of the storm would be followed by a ridge of high pressure that will bring dry and warm conditions to the area through the weekend, but another storm system could move in early next week.

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'Fixer Upper' star Chip Gaines felt 'trapped' towards end of home renovation series

Friday 19:07 GMT

"But the more staged something becomes, or the more required something becomes, it boxes me up, and I felt like toward the end of the Fixer Upper journey, I felt caged, trapped." Chip went on to share that he and Joanna "couldn't figure" out exactly why he started feeling that way over the course of five seasons.

Or if I put a camera in your face and said, 'Hey, be smart,'" the dad of five explained, admitting that he "just struggled with that environment." "Especially at the end of it.

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Source: BBC

Afghanistan's 'Little Messi' flees home

Friday 15:26 GMT

A young Afghan boy who was made famous online for his devotion to footballer Lionel Messi has been forced to flee his home for the second time.

"When I meet him, I will say, 'Salaam' and 'How are you?' Then he will reply saying thank you and be safe, and I will go with him to the pitch where he will play and I will watch him."

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Source: The Guradian

‘Home is a state of mind. You don’t need walls’

Friday 03:20 GMT

But, as we were walking, I started to realise that home is a state of mind, it’s what makes you feel safe – and you don’t need walls for that.

On a Thursday afternoon in August 2013, Raynor Winn and her husband, Moth, set off from Minehead in Somerset to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path. She was 50, he was 53.

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Source: The Guradian

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Saturday 23:38 GMT

BG. Fan boycotts of Premier League football matches are rare, possibly out of concern that the presence of thousands of fans boycotting the boycott demonstrates a lack of unity that is as dispiriting as it is self-defeating for those protesting.

“A successful takeover will be greatly enhanced by Newcastle United’s Premier League status looking more positive than it does now,” it said. “Therefore it is the agreed editorial position of True Faith to withdraw our support for any match boycott of this game.”

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Sierah's Law, targeting violent offenders, advances in Ohio on 85-0 House vote

Friday 03:20 GMT

Sierah's Law, a proposal to create Ohio's first geographically searchable registry of violent offenders, advanced Wednesday in an 85-0 House vote, reports said.

The violent offender database would help county law enforcement officers search addresses and other information on offenders convicted of certain violent crimes, the Blade reported. The bill, Senate Bill 231, previously passed in the state Senate but now must return there to incorporate the House version before advancing to the desk of Gov. John Kasich for his signature or veto.

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Source: Common Domain

Opinion: Tackling migration — An African perspective

Saturday 20:00 GMT

Against the backdrop of the UN’s Global Compact on Migration, the mayor of one African capital says local leadership must play a key role.

Let me use the situation of my home city Freetown to give an African perspective on migration, against the backdrop of the fierce debate over the Global Compact on Migration of the United Nations. The current situation in Sierra Leone can be aptly described as dire based on a number of human development indices.

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Source: Common Domain

Six-Story, Late-Regency Home in Belgravia, London, Asks £20M

Saturday 20:00 GMT

Built in 1827, the 6,337-square-foot home is attached to other houses on Wilton Crescent, a street whose terraced houses were "reclad in stone at the beginning of the 20th century, which gives them that very impressive exterior," said Kirsty Sugden, the agent from Dexters who is handling the listing.

More: London Mansion Sells for £39 Million, One of City’s Priciest Transactions of the Year. There’s ample room for accommodation, between staff rooms and five bedrooms that are all en-suite, according to the brochure.

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Source: Common Domain

North Carolina Republican Says He Would Support New Election if Probe Finds Wrongdoing

Saturday 22:44 GMT

The Republican who appeared to win a North Carolina congressional race said he would back a new election if an investigation finds illegal activity “could have changed the outcome of the election.” Mark Harris, who leads Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes, said in a video that his campaign posted online Friday that he was “absolutely unaware of any wrongdoing” by his campaign and will cooperate with an investigation conducted by the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

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Source: Common Domain

American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned

Saturday 14:31 GMT

Fifteen years ago in California, a tall technology geek named Steve Mushero started writing a book that predicted the American dream might soon “be found only in China.”

For years, American entrepreneurs saw a place in which they would start tech businesses, build restaurant chains and manage factories, making potentially vast sums in an exciting, newly dynamic economy. Many mastered Mandarin, hired and trained thousands in China, bought houses, met their spouses and raised bilingual children.

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Source: The Guradian

What you know about the American south and climate change is wrong

Friday 11:46 GMT

Something that keeps me awake at night: the south-east is projected to lose the most economic value in climate change scenarios, and may be the least prepared to cope, given the outright climate change denial espoused by many southern politicians.

I’m even more frustrated by the south’s tepid response to climate change, and politicians who continually fail their constituents’ best interests.


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