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As Congress taps leaders, House’s McCarthy fends off rival

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday chose Kevin McCarthy as their party’s leader for the new Congress that will convene in January, denying the top post to conservative Jim Jordan. U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy talks to reporters while arriving for the Republican ...

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May tries to sell Brexit deal but opposition mounts

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May sought to sell a draft Brexit deal to her ministers on Wednesday but faced mounting opposition from some MPs and allies who said it threatened the government and the unity of the United Kingdom. A still image from a video footage shows Britain’s ...

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PM May tries to sell Brexit deal to ministers

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will try to convince senior ministers on Wednesday to accept a draft European Union divorce deal that opponents say threatens both her government and the unity of the United Kingdom. Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November ...

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Death toll hits 48 in California’s worst wildfire disaster

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The remains of six more fire victims were found on Tuesday in a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 48 in the most lethal and destructive wildfire in California’s history. The latest fatality count was announced by Butte County ...

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U.S. Senator Graham says supports Mueller bill, urges vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he supported a bill that would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any politically motivated firings and would urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on it. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks as members of ...

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