Coldest air of season grips Northeast with bitter wind chills

Coldest air of season grips Northeast with bitter wind chills

It’s brutally cold outside this morning in the Northeast, with winds gusting close to 40 mph from Washington, D.C. to Boston producing wind chills in the single digits and teens. Even at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, wind chills will still be running from zero to 16 degrees from northern New York to North Carolina. Behind this cold, a new dose of snow is forecast today into Thursday for the Great Lakes and the Northeast. Because…

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Meet Democrat Doug Jones, Alabama’s senator-elect

Meet Democrat Doug Jones, Alabama’s senator-elect

Alabama’s senatorial runoff day not only marked the first time a Democrat has won a Senate seat in Alabama in 25 years. It also marked a coming out party for Doug Jones. Jones’ campaign for senator was often overshadowed by the bluster of, and litany of accusations against, his opponent, Roy Moore. He stepped out on the national stage on Tuesday evening with a hard-fought victory, looking to leave an impression, and left the stage,…

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WATCH: Doug Jones gives victory speech after projected win in Alabama Senate race

WATCH: Doug Jones gives victory speech after projected win in Alabama Senate race

Now Playing: Vote for Jones is a vote for women across the state, Alabama activist and mother says Now Playing: Charles Barkley reacts to Doug Jones’ projected win Now Playing: Doug Jones gives victory speech after projected win in Alabama Senate race Now Playing: Matt Dowd analyzes the Alabama election Now Playing: Trump weighs in on Alabama Special Election Now Playing: Doug Jones voters look to their candidate to bring change Now Playing: Alabama voter…

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Jones wins Alabama Senate race in seismic Democratic victory; Moore does not concede

Jones wins Alabama Senate race in seismic Democratic victory; Moore does not concede

Doug Jones, a Democratic former U.S. attorney whose long-shot candidacy was bolstered by a wave of sexual misconduct accusations against his opponent Roy Moore, will win the special election to become Alabama’s junior U.S. senator, ABC News can project, based on its analysis of the vote. With 100 percent of precincts reporting as of 12:00 a.m. ET Monday, Jones led Moore by a 49.9-48.4 percent margin, a difference of just under 21,000 votes; slightly more…

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ANALYSIS: Democrats find winning formula in Alabama, Trump ‘resistance’ meets #MeToo

ANALYSIS: Democrats find winning formula in Alabama, Trump ‘resistance’ meets #MeToo

Democrats found a way to win in Trump country. And they did it against a candidate who sought to run the playbook written by President Donald Trump. Doug Jones secured himself three years in the Senate as a Democrat from Alabama despite the forces of Trump and Trumpism, the partial backing of the GOP establishment, and quite favorable red-state terrain. This set of circumstances, with this damaged a Republican candidate in Roy Moore, is unlikely…

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Lawmakers offer words of encouragement for Alabama’s next senator

Lawmakers offer words of encouragement for Alabama’s next senator

In the wake of Doug Jones’ historic Alabama special election victory, Democrats and Republicans alike voiced their support for the senator-elect. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., released the following statement immediately after some media outlets called the race in Jones’ favor. “Doug Jones will be an outstanding Senator who will represent Alabama well. He was a great candidate and will be an even better senator,” Schumer said. “Roy Moore was an awful candidate and…

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What Doug Jones’ election could mean for the U.S. Senate

What Doug Jones’ election could mean for the U.S. Senate

Democrats are already hailing Doug Jones’ victory as a moral triumph, not just for Alabama but for the entire country. His election is a political shot in the arm for Democrats who believed this ruby-red seat was unattainable, a referendum on Roy Moore — who faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct towards the end of the race — and on President Donald Trump’s outright endorsement of Moore. But while his election has powerful political repercussions,…

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Feds in ‘heightened posture’ over hackers who may target today’s Alabama election

Feds in ‘heightened posture’ over hackers who may target today’s Alabama election

Federal officials are in “a heightened posture” looking to thwart any hackers who may be targeting today’s hotly contested Senate race in Alabama, where allegations of sexual misconduct against the Republican nominee, Roy Moore, have upended a once-presumed Republican victory, according to a top Homeland Security official. This morning, officials from the Department of Homeland Security held a “coordination call” with state and local counterparts in Alabama, and similar conference calls are expected throughout the…

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Democrats call for Congress to probe allegations of Trump’s sexual misconduct

Democrats call for Congress to probe allegations of Trump’s sexual misconduct

More than 110 House Democrats have joined a letter to the leaders of the House Oversight Committee calling for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump. “I think when you go back to the [election], there were so many issues being litigated that may have overshadowed the allegations of the many many women who accused him of sexual abuse,” Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Florida, the leader of the letter, said at a…

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Alabama voters split on allegations against Moore, exit polls indicate

Alabama voters split on allegations against Moore, exit polls indicate

— Voters are closely split on the allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, per preliminary exit poll results — but 55 percent say they’re a minor factor or not a factor at all in their decision. — Trump manages only 48-48 percent approval-disapproval among voters in deep-red Alabama. And those who “strongly” disapprove of the president’s work in office outnumber strong approvers by 9 points, 41 percent to 32 percent. — Reflecting the party’s…

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