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WASHINGTON | Pelosi claims ‘overwhelming support’ for 2nd act as speaker

WASHINGTON— Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she has “overwhelming support” from House Democrats to become the next speaker. Asked if sexism might block her second act, she shot back that’s a question for the mostly male lawmakers signing a letter against her. A group of 17 Democrats led by Rep. Seth Moulton D-Mass., have pledged to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi claims ‘overwhelming support’ for 2nd act as speaker

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Politicians pay tribute to McCain; Trump silent

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (all times local): 1:40 p.m American political leaders of both parties are paying tribute and offering prayers for ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain, but President Donald Trump has so far been silent. Neither the White House nor the president has yet spoken out after McCain’s family … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Politicians pay tribute to McCain; Trump silent

Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker

BARCELONA, Spain/January 17, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Catalonia’s new parliament on Wednesday elected a pro-secession speaker, virtually guaranteeing that the push for independence for Spain’s northeastern region will continue as its lawmakers prepare to elect a new government. The opening session of the new Catalan assembly came amid looming questions about the role that fugitive and jailed politicians … Continue reading Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker

Amazon resists request for Echo info in Arkansas slaying

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)(STL.News) — Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect’s Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven’t established that their investigation is more important than a customer’s privacy rights. The issue comes in the investigation into the death of Victor Collins, who was found … Continue reading Amazon resists request for Echo info in Arkansas slaying