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Baltimore mayor refuses to step down over children's book scandal despite pressure from city council

Baltimore mayor refuses to step down over children's book scandal despite pressure from city councilBaltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is refusing to resign over a scandal surrounding children’s books she authored despite a unanimous call from the city council for her to step down.



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President Trump announces the Second Step Act to aid Americans with criminal records reenter society successfully

President Trump announces the Second Step Act to aid Americans with criminal records reenter society successfullyRaw video: The president makes the announcement during the open media portion of the 2019 Prison Reform Summit.



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The Latest: Democrats wonder if Biden out of step with party

The Latest: Democrats wonder if Biden out of step with partyWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden (all times local):



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United, other airlines step in to (sort of) rescue passengers as WOW Air shuts down

United, other airlines step in to (sort of) rescue passengers as WOW Air shuts downPassengers scrambling to find tickets on other airlines to get home or to their vacation destination are finding limited options.



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Republicans call for Rep. Adam Schiff to resign, step down from intelligence committee

Republicans call for Rep. Adam Schiff to resign, step down from intelligence committeeRepublicans including Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump Jr. are calling for Rep. Adam Schiff's resignation.



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Pakistan and India step back from the brink, tensions simmer

Pakistan and India step back from the brink, tensions simmerPakistan’s military said on Saturday its air force and navy “continue to be alert and vigilant”, while two of its soldiers were killed after exchanging fire with Indian troops along the Line of Control. India’s military said on Saturday that Pakistan was firing mortar shells across the LoC. Pakistan touted Abhinandan’s return as “as a goodwill gesture aimed at de-escalating rising tensions with India” after weeks of unease that threatened to spiral into war after both countries used jets for bombing missions this week.



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Jim Jordan: Cohen Hearing ‘First Step’ in Dems’ ‘Crazy Impeachment Plans’

Jim Jordan: Cohen Hearing ‘First Step’ in Dems’ ‘Crazy Impeachment Plans’Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, said Wednesday evening that Democrats called Michael Cohen to testify before the panel in order to set the stage for President Trump's impeachment.“I do not think you could believe much of what this guy says. What I do think was going on today is that this was the first step in the Democrats’ crazy impeachment plans,” Jordan said during an appearance on Fox News's “Special Report.”Jordan's comments came hours after Cohen publicly disparaged his former boss as a “racist,” a “conman,” and a “cheat” during his public testimony before Congress. Though Cohen accused Trump of engaging in “illicit acts” while in office, including the reimbursement of hush-money payments made during the campaign to his former mistresses, the former attorney admitted he did not have knowledge of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.Jordan and fellow Republicans on the Oversight Committee spent the hearing impugning Cohen's credibility, frequently raising the fact that he previously lied to Congress under oath about the timing of plans to build a Moscow Trump Tower when he testified in August.Democrats, meanwhile, said their Republican colleagues were angry that Cohen had stopped lying to protect the president, and argued he had nothing to gain by continuing to lie. Despite Cohen's Wednesday testimony, Democratic leaders remain hesitant to openly broach the prospect of impeachment.“Isn’t it interesting that not one person on our side even mentioned the word impeachment?” Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) said after the hearing. “Not one.”Speaker Pelosi told reporters Wednesday that she did not watch Cohen's testimony.



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Venezuela opposition's U.S. envoy asks Trump to step up pressure on Maduro

Venezuela opposition's U.S. envoy asks Trump to step up pressure on MaduroThe Venezuelan opposition’s envoy to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, met with U.S. President Donald Trump recently and asked him to increase pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro, Vecchio’s office said in a statement on Tuesday. Vecchio wrote in a tweet that he met with Trump when the president made a speech in Florida. In the Feb. 18 speech, Trump warned members of Venezuela’s military who remain loyal to Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country.



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House Democrats take first step toward tighter gun laws

House Democrats take first step toward tighter gun lawsThe U.S. House of Representatives began moving toward tighter gun regulations on Wednesday, holding the first congressional hearing in years on how to stem the epidemic of gun violence that claimed the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans in 2017. The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee focused on a bipartisan bill called the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which would require background checks for all firearm sales and most firearm transfers. “Despite the obvious need to address the source of gun violence, Congress, for too long, has done virtually nothing.



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New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race

New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential RaceGillibrand plans to make stops this weekend in Iowa, where caucuses a little more than a year from now will mark the start of the nominating race. Gillibrand has positioned herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement. “I’ll fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own, which is why I believe health care should be a right and not a privilege,” Gillibrand said, listing her reasons for running.



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