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Newsom says he won't challenge Biden in 2024, Politico reports

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has made it clear to President Joe Biden he wouldn’t challenge him for the 2024 presidential nomination, Politico reported.

Newsom described conversations with first lady Jill Biden and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, telling them he’d back a Biden reelection bid. “I’m all in, count me in,” he told ...Read more

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At Nantucket retreat, Biden family weighs run for second term

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President Joe Biden and his family are tackling a weighty question during their Thanksgiving holiday retreat to the chilly quiet of Nantucket: whether he’ll seek a second term in 2024.

A final decision won’t be made on the Massachusetts island, where the Bidens are staying at a home owned by Carlyle Group co-founder and Bloomberg ...Read more

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At Nantucket retreat, Biden family weighs run for second term

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President Joe Biden and his family are tackling a weighty question during their Thanksgiving holiday retreat to the chilly quiet of Nantucket: whether he’ll seek a second term in 2024.

A final decision won’t be made on the Massachusetts island, where the Bidens are staying at a home owned by Carlyle Group co-founder and Bloomberg ...Read more

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Chiang Kai-shek's great-grandson claims win in key Taiwan race

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Chiang Kai-shek’s great-grandson declared victory in the race to be mayor of Taiwan’s capital, as the ruling party suffered a resounding defeat in island-wide local elections a little more than a year before a new president is chosen.

Chiang Wan-an of the opposition Kuomintang will become, at 43 years old, the youngest ever mayor of Taipei,...Read more

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Biden calls for assault weapons ban as support for stricter gun laws decreases

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Following back-to-back mass shootings in Colorado and Virginia, President Joe Biden spoke in favor of an assault weapons ban, a perennially proposed piece of legislation.

His comments come as nationwide support for stricter gun laws has slipped in recent months. In response to the Nov. 19 mass killing at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, the...Read more

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Trump hosted holocaust skeptic Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago dinner with Kanye West

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Guess who came to dinner.

Holocaust skeptic Nick Fuentes joined Donald Trump and the rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, during a dinner conversation at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

It was during that meeting Tuesday Ye claimed he asked Trump to be his running mate in the 2024 presidential election in which both right-wing ...Read more

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Kanye West asks Donald Trump to be his vice president in 2024 run; Trump has screaming fit, rapper says

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Kanye West says he told Donald Trump he’d make a great 2024 running mate — and the former president hit the roof.

The rapper now known as Ye claims that he told Trump that he wanted him to run as vice president on a Kanye-led White House ticket during a stormy meeting at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.

“I think the thing that Trump ...Read more

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A new foreign policy headache for Biden as Israel forms its most right-wing government ever

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is grappling with how to deal with a new Israeli government that will be the most right-wing in that country's history and may stand in the way of core U.S. goals for the Middle East.

The new government will be led by Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's longest serving prime minister, who was ousted from the job...Read more

Looking for a boost, Taiwan's oldest political party turns to the great-grandson of Chiang Kai-shek

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Between internal strife, muddled campaign messages and a stance on China that has become a political liability, Taiwan’s oldest political party is deep in existential crisis.

The Chinese Nationalist Party, better known as the KMT, or Kuomintang, was founded in mainland China but went into exile in Taiwan in 1949. It ruled ...Read more

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Congressman-elect Maxwell Frost knows tough road lies ahead in GOP-led House

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Incoming U.S. Rep. Maxwell Frost has suddenly become one of the most prominent members of his generation. But like many other 25-year-olds, he’s still looking for a place to crash.

“I’m just kind of couch-surfing a bit with friends,” Frost, D-Fla., said of his time in Washington, D.C. “Then hopefully in February or ...Read more

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E. Jean Carroll sues Donald Trump for alleged 1990s rape under New York Adult Survivors Act

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NEW YORK — The writer E. Jean Carroll sued Donald Trump for allegedly raping her in the 1990s just after midnight Thursday as a New York law took effect opening a window for sex assault victims to sue their alleged assailants.

Carroll’s battery and defamation lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan accuses Trump of pinning her against a...Read more

Biden calls Club Q owners and vows again to push for an assault weapons ban

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden spoke Thursday with the owners of an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where five people were killed in a mass shooting, offering a sign of support as he pushes to ban assault weapons.

The president, along with first lady Jill Biden, spoke on Thanksgiving with Club Q owners Nic Grzecka and Matthew...Read more

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E. Jean Carroll sues Donald Trump for alleged 1990s rape under new Adult Survivors Act legislation in New York

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NEW YORK — The writer E. Jean Carroll sued Donald Trump for allegedly raping her in the 1990s just after midnight Thursday as historic legislation went into effect suspending New York’s statute of limitations laws.

Carroll’s lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan accuses Trump of pinning her against a wall and then raping her inside ...Read more

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Editorial: Turn 'em over, Donald: Congress has a right to see Trump's taxes

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When Richie Neal was mayor of Springfield, in Western Massachusetts, in the 1980s, Donald Trump was a lying Manhattan real estate promoter who routinely cheated those who were foolish enough to do business with him. God knows what Trump’s tax returns looked like, but those suspect documents were a matter only between Trump and the IRS.

Neal ...Read more

Rampage at Virginia Walmart follows upward trend in supermarket gun attacks – here's what we know about retail mass shooters

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A gun rampage at a Walmart in Virginia is the latest amid a rise in mass shootings in general in the U.S., and mass shootings at grocery and retail stores in particular.

Multiple people including the gunman were killed in the incident on Nov. 22, 2022, at an outlet of the retailer in Chesapeake. It follows a racist attack at a grocery...Read more

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Abortion continued its decline during pandemic driven by drop in teen rates

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The number of abortions reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control fell once again in 2020, extending a decade-long downward trend, largely driven by a decrease in rates among teens.

There were 620,327 abortions reported to the CDC in 2020, a 2% decline from the year before, according to data released Wednesday. The temporary designation ...Read more

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Rep. Mary Peltola wins Alaska's US House race

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Mary Peltola, a Democrat and the first Alaska Native elected to Congress, on Wednesday won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. She will now serve a full two-year term after she prevailed in an August special election to serve out the final months of the late Rep. Don Young’s term.

Young died in March, ...Read more

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Rep. Mary Peltola wins Alaska's US House race

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Mary Peltola, a Democrat and the first Alaska Native elected to Congress, on Wednesday won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. She will now serve a full two-year term after she prevailed in an August special election to carry out the final months of a term previously held by Rep. Don Young.

Young died in March...Read more

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Latinos stuck with Democrats in 2022 elections, poll shows

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RENO, Nevada — Despite efforts by Republicans to make inroads with Nevada’s Latino voters, early CNN exit polls show that outreach was largely unsuccessful.

The CNN exit polls, which compared more than 2,900 voter responses in the U.S. Senate race and the governor’s race, showed 62 percent of respondents who identified as Latino voted for...Read more

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Republican John Duarte remains slightly ahead of Democrat Adam Gray in close California congressional election

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WASHINGTON — In one of the nation’s last uncalled midterm races for the U.S. House of Representatives, a Republican farmer remains slightly ahead of a Democratic Assemblyman.

John Duarte, a Modesto Republican, had 50.2% of the votes with almost 99% of them counted. He had a 593-vote lead on Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, in California’s...Read more