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Senate confirms controversial Trump judicial nominee in tight vote - The Hill

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Senate confirms controversial Trump judicial nominee in tight vote
The Hill
The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee on Tuesday who was rated as "not qualified" by the American Bar Association (ABA). Senators voted, 50-48, to confirm Leonard Steven Grasz's nomination to be a circuit judge for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ...
Senate confirms Leonard Steven Grasz to 8th US Circuit Court of AppealsWashington Examiner
Nebraska judicial nominee Grasz confirmed for appeals court on 50-48 voteLincoln Journal Star
The Latest: Senate Confirms Trump Judicial Pick GraszU.S. News & World Report
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A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked Bel-Air's Skirball fire, officials say - Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times

A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked Bel-Air's Skirball fire, officials say
Los Angeles Times
The fire that destroyed six homes and damaged a dozen others in Bel-Air last week was caused by a cooking fire at a nearby homeless encampment, Los Angeles fire officials said Tuesday. For a “number of years,” homeless people had been living in a camp ...
Skirball Fire Was Sparked by Illegal Cooking Flame at Hillside Encampment: LAFDKTLA
Skirball Fire caused by illegal cooking fire at encampment, LAFD saysKABC-TV
Firefighters Determine Cause of Skirball FireNBC Southern California
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Exclusive: Grassley urges Trump to reconsider controversial judicial picks - CNN

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Exclusive: Grassley urges Trump to reconsider controversial judicial picks
CNN
Washington (CNN) Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley issued a rare rebuke Tuesday of two of President Donald Trump's most controversial judicial nominees, urging the White House to rethink the picks. Grassley told CNN that he is advising ...
Grassley tells Trump 'not to proceed' on two controversial judicial nominationsThe Hill
Trump has finally gone too far for Chuck GrassleyThinkProgress
Sen. Grassley tells Trump to 'reconsider' two judicial picksWashington Times
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Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton to pick Sen. Al Franken's successor on Wednesday - Washington Times

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Washington Times

Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton to pick Sen. Al Franken's successor on Wednesday
Washington Times
In this May 11, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton speaks during a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone File) more >. Print. By Sally Persons - The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton ...
What next for Al Franken?Black Hills Pioneer (blog)
Minnesota Gov. To Announce Franken's Replacement On WednesdayTPM
Arne Carlson: From personal to political, rue the rush to judgmentMinneapolis Star Tribune
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Either outcome in Alabama is a self-inflicted wound by Senate GOP - Washington Post

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Washington Post

Either outcome in Alabama is a self-inflicted wound by Senate GOP
Washington Post
It's easy to view Roy Moore's controversial candidacy as a self-inflicted wound by Senate Republicans. Over the summer, the GOP's top strategists analyzed a complicated three-way race for the party's nomination to succeed Jeff Sessions, who left the ...
Roy Moore's wife revives bigotry charges against her husband. Was that intentional?Los Angeles Times
Senate Ethics Committee could soon be busy with Roy Moore, Bob Menendez: Here's what it doesFox News
Poll: Roy Moore should be kicked out of Senate if he winsPolitico
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School bus erupts in flames, killing student and driver in Iowa - Fox News

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School bus erupts in flames, killing student and driver in Iowa
Fox News
Investigators work the scene of a school bus fire that killed two people on Dec. 12. (AP). A school bus driver and a student were killed early Tuesday when a school bus caught fire in western Iowa, officials said. The incident occurred around 7 a.m ...
The Latest: Student, driver killed in Iowa school bus fireSFGate
Bus driver, student killed in school bus fire are identifiedDesMoinesRegister.com
Student, bus driver killed in early morning bus fire southeast of OaklandThe Daily Nonpareil
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Exclusive: Rex Tillerson, In Meeting With US Diplomats, Says Russia 'Interfered' in Election - Daily Beast

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Daily Beast

Exclusive: Rex Tillerson, In Meeting With US Diplomats, Says Russia 'Interfered' in Election
Daily Beast
The secretary of state acknowledged Moscow's 2016 interference. Then he continued to talk about cutting back on U.S. diplomacy. Spencer Ackerman. 12.12.17 11:43 AM ET. exclusive. SAUL LOEB/Getty. Beleaguered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ...
Crisis of confidence in Foggy Bottom: State Department morale in ruinsSalon
Rex Tillerson spokesman leaving State DepartmentWashington Examiner
Rex Tillerson says hiring freeze at embattled State Department endingWashington Times
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New York bombing suspect on Facebook: 'Trump you failed' - CNN

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New York bombing suspect on Facebook: 'Trump you failed'
CNN
(CNN) The man accused of blowing up a homemade explosive in a pedestrian subway tunnel in the heart of New York City posted on Facebook earlier in the day, saying, "Trump you failed to protect your nation," according to a criminal complaint. Akayed ...
Federal authorities file terrorism charges against New York bombing suspect, say he taunted Trump firstWashington Post
Port Authority bombing suspect's family faces backlash after chastising authoritiesFox News
US Slaps Terror Charges on Accused Times Square BomberU.S. News & World Report
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Donald Trump got 3 things wrong in 1 tweet this morning - CNN

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Donald Trump got 3 things wrong in 1 tweet this morning
CNN
(CNN) On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted. "Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia - so now they are moving on to the false accusations and ...
Top Intel Democrat Downplays Expectations of Evidence in Russian Collusion InvestigationBreitbart News
Trump says Democrats are promoting 'fabricated' sexual-abuse stories about him because the Russia probe has stalledBusiness Insider
Trump: Democrats using 'false accusations' of sexual harassment to remove me from officeWashington Examiner
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Lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting his daughter's friend - New York Post

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New York Post

Lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting his daughter's friend
New York Post
The Kentucky lawmaker who gained infamy when he compared Barack Obama and his wife to monkeys has been accused of sexually assaulting a former member of his church, according to a report. Maranda Richmond claimed state Rep. Dan Johnson assaulted her in ...
State Rep. Dan Johnson says 'no merit' to sexual assault allegationsWLKY Louisville
Kentucky Republican who compared the Obamas to monkeys accused of sexually assaulting teen girlRaw Story
State GOP Rep Refuses To Resign Amid Molestation AllegationsLEX18 Lexington KY News
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Trump's Lawyers Demand Special Counsel to Probe Russia Special Counsel - Democracy Now!

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Trump's Lawyers Demand Special Counsel to Probe Russia Special Counsel
Democracy Now!
In Washington, lawyers for President Trump are pressing the Justice Department to appoint a second special counsel—one to investigate Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing alleged ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia. Speaking with ...

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For Doug Jones to win, here's what has to happen - Washington Post

8 hours 22 min ago

Washington Post

For Doug Jones to win, here's what has to happen
Washington Post
THE MORNING PLUM: Can Democrat Doug Jones win in Alabama today? The answer will mostly depend on three components, according to a senior Jones strategist I spoke to this morning: African American turnout must outperform expectations. Undecided white ...

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After Trump Twitter attack, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says: 'You cannot silence me' - USA TODAY

8 hours 56 min ago

USA TODAY

After Trump Twitter attack, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says: 'You cannot silence me'
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has called for President Trump's resignation after numerous women accused him of sexual misconduct, chastised the president on Tuesday for saying she would "do anything" for campaign contributions. "You cannot ...
Trump goes on Twitter rampage against Sen. Gillibrand after she calls on him to step downNew York Daily News
Trump Blasts Gillibrand After She Calls on Him to ResignBloomberg
Trump says Gillibrand begged for donations 'and would do anything for them'The Hill
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Fire in Oakland hills damages multiple homes, prompts evacuations - SFGate

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Fire in Oakland hills damages multiple homes, prompts evacuations
SFGate
A fire fueled by winds burned multiple houses in the Oakland hills Monday night and into early Tuesday after apparently starting in an empty residence under construction and quickly spreading across dry hillsides, prompting evacuations, officials said ...
Wind-whipped fire in Oakland Hills burns several homesLos Angeles Times
VIDEO: 4-alarm fire tears through Oakland Hills, burns multiple homesKRON4.com
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Trump's legal team wants appointment of another special counsel - MSNBC

9 hours 14 min ago

MSNBC

Trump's legal team wants appointment of another special counsel
MSNBC
As part of Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-S.C.) dramatic shift in posture – from Donald Trump critic to Donald Trump flatterer – the senator issued a curious call late last week. As Graham sees it, the Justice Department should appoint another special ...
Trump's Lawyers Demand Special Counsel to Probe Russia Special CounselDemocracy Now!

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New York Port Authority explosion: Suspect charged with supporting terrorism - CNN

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CNN

New York Port Authority explosion: Suspect charged with supporting terrorism
CNN
(CNN) The man who allegedly blew up his homemade explosive in a pedestrian subway tunnel in the heart of the Midtown Manhattan has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, supporting an act of terrorism and making a terroristic threat, the ...
New York police file terrorism charges against subway bombing suspectWashington Post
Would-Be NYC Suicide Bomber Expected Face Federal ChargesU.S. News & World Report
New York subway blast suspect charged with terror countsUSA TODAY
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Trump lawyer wants separate special prosecutor to probe DOJ-Fusion conflicts - Fox News

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Trump lawyer wants separate special prosecutor to probe DOJ-Fusion conflicts
Fox News
A top member of President Trump's outside legal team called Tuesday for the appointment of a separate special prosecutor to look into potential conflicts of interest involving Justice Department and FBI officials. Jay Sekulow made the call following a ...
Report: Andrew McCabe Postpones House Intel Interview Amid Dossier DevelopmentsThe Daily Caller
Report: Fusion GPS Paid Senior Justice Department Official's Wife During 2016 CampaignBreitbart News
Wife of demoted Justice Department official worked for 'dossier' firmNew York Post
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Sean Spicer announces book to 'set the record straight' about Trump's campaign, presidency - Chicago Tribune

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Chicago Tribune

Sean Spicer announces book to 'set the record straight' about Trump's campaign, presidency
Chicago Tribune
Sean Spicer speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello, Invision/AP). Travis M. AndrewsThe Washington Post. Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is releasing a ...
The Trump team's falsehoods of 2017PolitiFact
Spicer promises to hit press for 'rampant hostility' toward Trump in new bookThe Hill (blog)
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Essential California: How the Thomas fire became such a monster - Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times

Essential California: How the Thomas fire became such a monster
Los Angeles Times
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Tuesday, Dec. 12, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. How the Thomas fire became such a monster. Flames as tall as a high-rise galloping up and down ...
California wildfires have destroyed 1000 structures ... and countingCNN
Global warming's role in California's wildfiresCBS News
Air quality warnings in effect in California as Thomas fire advancesABC News
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Trump says Democrats are promoting 'fabricated' sexual abuse stories about him because the Russia probe has stalled - Business Insider UK

10 hours 14 min ago

Business Insider UK

Trump says Democrats are promoting 'fabricated' sexual abuse stories about him because the Russia probe has stalled
Business Insider UK
trump florida rally President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Jonathan Bachman/AP. President Donald Trump dismissed claims of sexual abuse against him as "FAKE NEWS"; He said Democrats are seizing on them ...
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