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In this Nov. 15, 2018, photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leaves a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Pelosi’s bid to return as House speaker is putting newly elected Democrats in a spot. The speaker’s vote will among the first votes cast in the new Congress, with all eyes will be watching -- and cameras rolling for TV ads -- to see if the incoming freshmen who promised to oppose Pelosi on the campaign trail will actually do so in the House chamber. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 19, 2018 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the big question confronting newly elected House Democrats: Will you vote for Nancy Pelosi? The freshmen swept into office by the midterm elections are caught at the center of an escalating power struggle over Pelosi's future. And that's before they're sworn in. The clash...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump receive the White House Christmas Tree, at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The North Carolina-grown 19 1/2-foot-tall Fraser Fir will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 19, 2018 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As strains of "O Christmas Tree" wafted through the cool air, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Monday accepted the official White House Christmas tree that will go on display in the Blue Room and anchor the holiday season at the executive mansion. The 19½-...
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November 15, 2018 - 1:58 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Low food prices have driven the cost of a Thanksgiving feast down to its lowest level since 2010. The American Farm Bureau Federation says the average nationwide cost of a holiday meal for 10 people is $48.90, or less than $5 per person. The farm group's annual survey released...
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November 14, 2018 - 12:28 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Sand castles are coming to the Vatican. The Vatican said Wednesday its Nativity scene this year will be built from sand and sculpted by an international set of artists. About 700 tons of sand will be shipped to St. Peter's Square for the sculpture, which will be the centerpiece...
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November 12, 2018 - 8:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is expanding its live events business in the U.S. by acquiring the SnowGlobe Music Festival. The three-day New Year's Eve festival takes place in South Lake Tahoe, California. This year's lineup includes Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime headlining among...
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Members of radical right-wing groups light up flares during a march by tens of thousands of people and hosted by President Andrzej Duda that marked 100 years since Poland regained independence in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 11, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president, prime minister and other top political figures led an Independence Day march Sunday as part of a day of centenary celebrations, trailed by a huge crowd led by nationalist groups. More than 250,000 people marched in Warsaw to mark the 100th anniversary of...
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Workers prepare to raise the 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 72-foot tall, 12-ton Norway Spruce from Wallkill, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in New York. The 86th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremoN.Y. will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer)
November 10, 2018 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 lights as one of New York City's star holiday attractions, a gift from a same-sex married couple. The 72-foot-tall, 12-ton Norway spruce arrived on a flatbed trailer Saturday morning and was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Polish President Andrzej Duda, left, hands new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki the document of his appointment as head of government at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. Duda and Morawiecki will be among Polish government officials who will take part in a yearly march organized by nationalist groups on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
November 10, 2018 - 12:28 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government and the organizers of a yearly march organized by nationalist groups have agreed to hold a joint march on the 100th anniversary of Poland's rebirth as a state on Sunday. The announcement late Friday means President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz...
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is hoisted by crane to a flatbed truck, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2018 in Wallkill, N.Y. It will be transported to Manhattan where it will be erected at Rockefeller Center this weekend. The 72-foot-tall (22-meter) Norway spruce will be lit in a televised ceremony on Nov. 28 and remain on display until Jan 7. (Patrick Oehler/Poughkeepsie Journal via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 3:53 pm
WALLKILL, N.Y. (AP) — The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been cut down in upstate New York and is being readied for transport to Manhattan where it will be erected this weekend. Rockefeller Center's publicist says the 72-foot-tall (22-meter) Norway spruce was cut down Thursday morning at the...
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A municipal worker with her daughter leaves after sweeping the India Gate area as a thick lawyer of pollution haze hangs a day after Diwali festival, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Toxic smog shrouds the Indian capital as air quality falls to hazardous levels with tens of thousands of people setting off massive firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 08, 2018 - 8:18 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Toxic smog shrouded the Indian capital as air quality plummeted to hazardous levels Thursday after tens of thousands of people set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali. With schools closed for holidays, many young children stayed indoors...
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