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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to Aaron Sorkin’s demand for newly elected Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to Aaron Sorkin’s demand for newly elected Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’The youngest woman ever elected to Congress has responded to producer Aaron Sorkin’s demand that the new intake of Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’ – saying if politicians do not show up and fight for them, they cannot expect their vote. Speaking on CNN, where he was promoting his Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, the 57-year said he liked the newly elected young Democrats in Congress, but suggested they needed to act differently. “I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress.



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Ukraine's newly independent church holds 'historic' first service

Ukraine's newly independent church holds 'historic' first serviceUkraine’s newly created independent Orthodox Church held its first service in Kiev on Monday after a historic break with the Russian Orthodox Church that has enraged Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attended the service in Kiev’s most ancient church, the 11th-century Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, as Ukrainian Orthodox believers celebrated Christmas Day according to the Julian Calendar. The service came a day after the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew based in Istanbul handed over a formal decree that finalised recognition of Ukraine’s new Church.



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'Impeach the motherf—–': Newly elected Democratic congresswoman  vows to come for Donald Trump

'Impeach the motherf-----': Newly elected Democratic congresswoman  vows to come for Donald TrumpA newly elected Democratic congresswoman has vowed to impeach Donald Trump, the US president, in an expletive-laced speech that has provoked outrage among Republicans. Rashida Tlaib, who was sworn in on Thursday, said "we're gonna impeach the motherf—–" during a celebration party with supporters. In a clip of the event circulated widely on social media on Friday, Ms Tlaib can be heard telling a crowd: "People love you. And you win. "And when your son looks at you and says, 'Momma, look you won, bullies don't win.' And I said, 'Baby, they don't,' because we're gonna go in there and we're gonna impeach the motherf—–." The US president responded in a tweet on Friday morning, saying: "How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong … and is the most popular Republican in party history?" Rashida Tlaib called Donald Trump 'a direct and serious threat to our country' Credit: Anthony Lanzilote/The New York Times Rashida Tlaib as she is arrested following a protest Credit: AP He added: "They only want to impeach me because they know they can't win in 2020, too much success!" Ms Tlaib, who represents a heavily Democratic district in Michigan, has defended the comments, saying "I will always speak truth to power". "This is not just about Donald Trump. This is about all of us. In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise," she tweeted.  The congresswoman is a member of the ethnically diverse, progressive wing of the Democratic party which was sworn into the new Congress on Thursday. The Justice Democrats group, which includes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest ever congresswoman, and Ilhan Omar, the first member of Congress to wear a hijab, calls for members to reject corporate donations and describes itself as "working to change the Democratic Party from the inside". A long-time critic of the Republican leader, Ms Tlaib was once arrested for heckling the then-candidate during his presidential campaign. The morning of her entry into Congress, she labelled Mr Trump "a direct and serious threat to our country," in a co-authored op-ed for the Detroit Free Press. "We already have overwhelming evidence that the president has committed impeachable offences," she wrote. "The time for impeachment proceedings is now." Rashida Tlaib poses with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for a ceremonial swearing-in  Credit: Reuters Nancy Pelosi, who became the House Speaker on Thursday after Democrats retook control of the chamber, attempted to row back Ms Tlaib's on-camera expletive.  Ms Pelosi said "I wouldn't use that language" but added it was "nothing worse than the president has said". The incident highlights an ongoing tension within the Democratic Party, with the progressive wing pressuring the party's leadership to begin impeachment proceedings against Mr Trump immediately. Ms Pelosi and other moderate Democrats fear such a move may alienate voters and harm the party's chances of success in the 2020 presidential election. "I do think that we want to be unified and bring people together. Impeachment is a very divisive approach to take and we shouldn’t take it… without the facts," Ms Pelosi told MSNBC. Meanwhile, an attempt to embarrass Ms Ocasio-Cortez by publishing an old video of her dancing appeared to backfire with social media users praising the 29-year-old congresswoman's moves. Ms Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist, has become a lightning rod for conservatives since her shock election victory against a ten-term congressman. The 30-second video shared on Twitter showed Ms Ocasio-Cortez dancing on the roof of a building in a student production. Well, @AOC is officially done. She’ll never recover from the world seeing her… (watches video) …dancing adorably and having fun with her friends in high school? t.co/0zENCzBinA— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 3, 2019 In a tweet, a user named AnonymousQ, whose account has since been deleted, wrote: “Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is”. I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous. Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too! ���� Have a great weekend everyone :) pic.twitter.com/9y6ALOw4F6— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 4, 2019 Twitter users responded by sharing their delight and praise for Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who was elected to represent New York’s 14th congressional district in November's midterms. Actor Russell Crowe said the dance was “fantastic”, and told his followers that “the more politicians we have like AOC the sooner we’ll all be dancing”. The congresswoman later responded with a video of her dancing in her new office on Capitol Hill. "I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous," she tweeted. "Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too"



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Why All Those Photos of Mike Pence Swearing In Newly Elected Senators Aren't What They Seem

Why All Those Photos of Mike Pence Swearing In Newly Elected Senators Aren't What They SeemThe tradition of faking it goes back to as early as the 1930s



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Sandy Hook school shooter had 'scorn for humanity,' according to newly released documents

Sandy Hook school shooter had 'scorn for humanity,' according to newly released documentsNewly released documents provide details about the scornful world view held by Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook school shooter.



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Meghan and Harry name newly hatched kiwi chicks on final day of Pacific tour

Meghan and Harry name newly hatched kiwi chicks on final day of Pacific tourThe couple visited a breeding program for the endangered species and admired two three-day old chicks, whom they named Koha, meaning “gift”, and Tihei, derived from a phrase that means “sneeze of life” in the indigenous Te Reo Maori language. Earlier, Harry led a group at a Maori meeting ground in singing “Te Aroha”, a traditional song, whose name means “Love” in Te Reo. The couple were welcomed at Te Papaiouru Marae, visited by Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth in her coronation year of 1953, in Rotorua, a town famed for its geothermal activity and described by its mayor as the ‘heartland of Maori culture’.



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Khashoggi criticizes Saudi prince in newly released interview

Khashoggi criticizes Saudi prince in newly released interviewSaudi critic Jamal Khashoggi criticized Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “authoritarian rule” shortly before his death, in an interview published following confirmation he died at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate. Speaking off the record to a Newsweek journalist working on a story about the Saudi leadership, he insisted he did not view himself as “an opposition” — he just wanted “a better Saudi Arabia”. “I’m not calling for the overthrow of the regime, because I know it’s not possible and is too risky, and there is no one to overthrow the regime,” Khashoggi said.



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Newly Sworn-In Police Officer Proposes at Graduation Ceremony

Newly Sworn-In Police Officer Proposes at Graduation CeremonyOfficer Julian Padron wasted no time.



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Newly exposed payments to Trump confidant Cohen add depth to case

Newly exposed payments to Trump confidant Cohen add depth to caseRachel Maddow reports on a set of payments to Donald Trump confidant Michael Cohen exposed in an online posting by Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti, from corporations like AT.



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NRA sues Florida over newly approved gun bill

NRA sues Florida over newly approved gun billOne day after Florida enacted a new gun law, the National Rifle Association is suing the state, citing the decision to raise the legal age to purchase a rifle from 18 to 21.



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