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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 07, 2018 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the midterm elections (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he would consider raising other tax rates to pay for a middle-class tax cut. Trump said at a Wednesday press conference that if Democrats offer an idea for tax...
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Democrat Jennifer Wexton speaks at her election night party after defeating Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Dulles, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 07, 2018 - 11:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan had to know it was coming. The minute the House speaker shot down President Donald Trump's latest campaign-season gambit on immigration — an assertion that he could rewrite citizenship rights with the stroke of a pen — Ryan had to be braced for Trump's counterpunch. True...
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The Capitol is seen on the morning after Election Day as Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm ending eight years of Republican control, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 07, 2018 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump's Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what's left of the president's governing agenda. But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key...
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Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday.
November 07, 2018 - 9:33 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The 79 school children kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Cameroon have been released, but two of the three staff members abducted are still being held, said a church official. "They were brought last night to one of our churches ... near Bamenda (the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2018 file image made from video, a severely malnourished seven-year-old Amal Hussein — whose name means "hope" in Arabic, is weighed at the Aslam Health Center in Hajjah, Yemen. On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, Geert Cappelaere called the situation a "living hell" for all Yemeni children, noting the death of Amal a child whose emaciated body gained attention on the front page of the New York Times last week. In a speech delivered in Amman Cappelaere said, "There is not one Amal — there are many thousands of Amals." (AP Photo/Hammadi Issa, File)
November 07, 2018 - 9:32 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Troops from a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition pounded Houthi rebel positions in Yemen's Hodeida with airstrikes and a ground assault on Wednesday and now control a major road leading into the city, military officials and witnesses on both sides of the front line said. An...
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November 07, 2018 - 8:38 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A member of the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature said Wednesday she is leaving the body, the latest person to quit amid sex abuse and financial crimes scandals at the exclusive group. Jayne Svenungsson is the eighth person to quit or to be forced off the...
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Voters queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Voters go to the polls to elect a president with hopes that a new leader will take the Indian Island nation out of chronic poverty and corruption. (AP Photo/Kabir Dhanji)
November 07, 2018 - 8:08 am
TOAMASINA, Madagascar (AP) — Voting started Wednesday in Madagascar where nearly 10 million registered voters are casting their ballots with hopes that a new leader will take this Indian Ocean island nation out of chronic poverty and corruption. The 36 presidential candidates have all promised to...
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Sydney Crawford, 84, left, of New York City, and JoAnn Loulan, 70, of Portola Valley, Calif., watch election returns during a Democratic party election night event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 07, 2018 - 7:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 governorships, beating back a "blue wave"...
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Nevada Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak waits to cast his vote at a polling station at Kenny Guinn Middle School in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 3:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections for governor and other state offices (all times local): 3:15 a.m. Republican Adam Laxalt has conceded the Nevada governor's race to Democrat Steve Sisolak. The Associated Press has not called the race, which was one of Democrats' top targets for...
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Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott kisses his wife Ann as he speaks to supporters at an election watch party, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Naples, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 07, 2018 - 2:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans retained Senate control Tuesday with relatively little suspense, ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri and delivering a victory to President Donald Trump by preserving the chamber as a showplace for his conservative priorities for two more...
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