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The big question for new House Dems Will you back Pelosi?

WASHINGTON — The big first question for the new Democrats in the House is whether they will vote for Nancy Pelosi as speaker. The escalating power struggle over Pelosi’s future intensified Monday as her critics unveiled a letter signed by … more

In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they’ll back new leadership

WASHINGTON — Sixteen maverick Democrats have released a letter saying they’ll vote for “new leadership” when the House picks leaders in January. That poses a threat to Nancy Pelosi’s effort to become speaker. The California Democrat is favored by most … more

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Ethics panel Nevada lawmaker made unwanted sexual advances

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee has found that Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen (KEE-wihn) of Nevada made persistent and unwanted advances toward three women who were required to interact with him as part of their job. Kihuen is serving his … more

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  • Oil Rig Accidentally Drains Lake Peigneur (1980)
    on 11/20/2018 at 5:00 am

    When Leonce Viator, Jr., set out in his boat for a day of fishing on Louisiana's Lake Peigneur, he never imagined he would end up fighting for his life. But that is exactly what happened after an oil rig on the lake's surface accidentally bored through the roof of a salt mine beneath it. Like a bathtub whose plug has been pulled, the lake began draining […]