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Mary Peltola seeks to thwart Sarah Palin as Alaska tabulates ranked choice voting results

Mary Peltola seeks to thwart Sarah Palin as Alaska tabulates ranked choice voting results

CNN — Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola, the Democrat who won a special election that sent her to Congress this summer, could once again thwart form Gov. Sarah Palin’s bid for a political comeback on Wednesday. State elections officials are set to tabulate the results of its ranked choice ballots at 8 p.m. ET. Those results …

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Prosecutors unseal charges against Michigan man for threatening FBI director and California congressman

Prosecutors unseal charges against Michigan man for threatening FBI director and California congressman

CNN — Prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint against a Michigan man on Tuesday accused of threatening to kill a California congressman and FBI Director Christopher Wray, adding to the spate of recent alleged criminal threats against lawmakers. According to court documents, Neil Matthew Walter made several threatening statements online and in a voice message to …

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With strike looming, railroad unions and management head back to negotiating table

With strike looming, railroad unions and management head back to negotiating table

New York CNN Business — With a crippling freight rail strike looming in two weeks, leaders of four railroad unions and management of the major US freight railroads are due back at the negotiating table Tuesday afternoon. It will be the first joint negotiating session for the four unions, whose rank-and-file members rejected the five-year …

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Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

CNN — In Washington, DC, jury will begin deliberating Tuesday in the criminal trial of five alleged leaders of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group charged with seditious conspiracy. The Justice Department alleges that the five defendants conspired to forcibly stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power from then President Donald Trump to Joe Biden. …

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US Capitol Police assistant chief who oversaw intelligence operations for the department will retire

US Capitol Police assistant chief who oversaw intelligence operations for the department will retire

CNN — US Capitol Police Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman, who oversaw the department’s operations in the days leading up to the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, is retiring from the agency, according to an internal announcement shared with CNN. Her last day with US Capitol Police will be February 1, 2023. Pittman …

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Retailers warn of 'self-inflicted economic disaster' after largest rail union rejects labor deal

Retailers warn of ‘self-inflicted economic disaster’ after largest rail union rejects labor deal

New York CNN — The nation’s leading retailers warned Monday that Congress may need to step in to avert a devastating freight rail strike they fear could spoil food, interrupt the delivery of goods bought online and worsen inflation. The Retail Industry Leaders Association, a trade group whose members include Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Home …

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Dueling probes into Trump and Biden could define the 2024 campaign

Dueling probes into Trump and Biden could define the 2024 campaign

CNN — A storm of investigations targeting leaders of both political parties will shape the 2024 campaign, but risks angering voters who just showed their frustration with their priorities being ignored. Republicans wasted no time after finally crawling last week to the 218 seats needed to win the House to promise relentless investigations of President …

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Senate Democrats restart talks to try to help DACA recipients during lame-duck session

Senate Democrats restart talks to try to help DACA recipients during lame-duck session

CNN — Senate Democrats are racing against the clock to try to strike an agreement with Republicans to provide a pathway to citizenship for recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program, launched in 2012, allows undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children to live and work in the United …

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Kinzinger says he doesn't think McCarthy will 'last very long' if he becomes House speaker

Kinzinger says he doesn’t think McCarthy will ‘last very long’ if he becomes House speaker

CNN — GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois lambasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Sunday, saying he does not think the California Republican will last long if he’s elected House speaker next year. “I think he has cut so many deals with bad people to get to this position that I think he’s not …

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