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Showing rare party unity after their midterm election losses, the House Democrats moved seamlessly from one history-making leader to another, choosing the 52-year-old New Yorker, who has vowed to “get things done”

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The bill, which would ensure that same-sex and interracial marriages are enshrined in federal law, was approved 61-36 on Tuesday, including support from 12 Republicans.

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The Biden administration declared the northern long-eared bat endangered on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to save a species driven to the brink of extinction by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease.

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The white gunman who massacred 10 Black shoppers and workers at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges, guaranteeing he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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The 90-minute vigil — filled with music, hand raising and invocations of God — was an effort by the Chesapeake Coalition of Black Pastors to provide some kind of balm for a community that's still raw from the violence.

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Some of the decorations are do-it-yourself projects that the first lady hopes people will be encouraged to recreate in their own homes

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Brian Marquardt of Applegate Building Restoration lowers a Swastika symbol to the ground after it was removed from St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud, Minn., Tuesday, May 2, 2006. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP, File) 

The symbol dates back to prehistoric times, translates to "well-being" in Sanskrit, was long used by many religions and considered a symbol of good fortune.

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State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems

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Law enforcement enter a command vehicle as they work the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Chesapeake, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 

The gunman, who apparently shot himself, was dead when police found him. There was no clear motive for the shooting, which also put four people in the hospital.

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The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy

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