3 missing in mine found alive

3 missing in mine found alive

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Nancy Pelosi secures votes to be speaker again with term-limit deal

Nancy Pelosi secures votes to be speaker again with term-limit deal

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday evening that she struck a deal with a group of seven rebel Democrats to limit the terms of senior Democratic leaders, paving the way for her election as House Speaker in January. If the deal is approved by the Democratic caucus, members will be allowed to serve in senior leadership positions for three terms, with an option of a fourth term if they have the support of two-thirds of…

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Mother of missing Colorado woman says she spoke to her the day she disappeared

Mother of missing Colorado woman says she spoke to her the day she disappeared

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. — Police in Colorado have released the last known images of a 29-year-old mother who vanished on Thanksgiving. The supermarket surveillance video shows Kelsey Berreth with her 1-year-old daughter. Police said Berreth met up with her fiance Patrick Frazee later that evening to drop off their daughter since they do not live together. It was the last time anyone saw her. Sheryl Berreth, Kelsey’s mother, was one of the last people to…

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Michigan protesters call out alleged power grab by Republicans

Michigan protesters call out alleged power grab by Republicans

Last Updated Dec 12, 2018 7:08 PM EST LANSING, Mich. — There were loud protests Wednesday in Michigan over what many say is a last-minute power grab by Republicans. “I think that they are trying to take away our vote,” one person told CBS News. Demonstrators crowded the capitol Wednesday afternoon, opposing moves by GOP statehouse majorities to limit the authority of just-elected Democrats. Similar power plays in Wisconsin have faced the same reaction. Both…

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“These are tears of joy”: Three missing from West Virginia mine found alive

“These are tears of joy”: Three missing from West Virginia mine found alive

Last Updated Dec 12, 2018 8:23 PM EST WHITESVILLE, W.Va. — Three people who went missing in a West Virginia mine have been located, the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training said in a statement Wednesday. Efforts are underway now to bring the individuals to the surface where they will be transported for medical treatment. CBS News’ Chip Reid reported there was screaming from the building where the family members of the missing…

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Oprah opens up about saying goodbye to her mother

Oprah opens up about saying goodbye to her mother

Oprah Winfrey is talking about how she said goodbye to her late mother, Vernita Lee. Lee died at age 83 at her home in Milwaukee on Thanksgiving Day. Winfrey told People she was able to spend time with her mother in her final days, and searched for inspiration about what to say as the end neared. “I just thought, ‘What is the truth for me? There isn’t going to be an answer in a book. What is it that…

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Mark Meadows out of the running for chief of staff

Mark Meadows out of the running for chief of staff

Last Updated Dec 12, 2018 5:50 PM EST House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows is out of the running to replace John Kelly as chief of staff. President Trump wants the North Carolina Republican to stay in Congress. “Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. “The president told him we need him in Congress so he can…

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U.K. leader survives no-confidence vote over Brexit plan

U.K. leader survives no-confidence vote over Brexit plan

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a challenge to her leadership from European Union skeptics in her own party over her handling of the Brexit process. A majority of May’s fellow Conservatives backed her in a secret no-confidence ballot held Wednesday night for her to stay in office.  The result was a defeat for the most ardent Brexit backers within the Conservative, or Tory party, but it does little to clarify Britain’s…

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Amazon workers in New York launch campaign to unionize

Amazon workers in New York launch campaign to unionize

With Amazon facing blowback from local officials over its plan to open a headquarters in Queens, New York, some of the online giant’s workers in another borough are registering their own demands — for a union. Employees at an Amazon warehouse on Staten Island on Wednesday announced the campaign, which is being backed by  the powerful Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). The labor group is also working to organize employees at Whole Foods,…

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Oklahoma judge upholds 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions

Oklahoma judge upholds 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions

A judge in Oklahoma on Tuesday upheld a law that requires a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, the latest in a wave of state-level legislation that restricts access to abortion. Prior to the ruling, Oklahoma already had among the most restrictive laws for abortion access.  The nearly 70,000-square-mile state has only four abortion clinics, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization focused on reproductive health. By comparison, there are 50 in Washington,…

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