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Boston pension votes to fire money manager Fisher, withdrawals surge toward $1 billion

Boston pension votes to fire money manager Fisher, withdrawals surge toward $  1 billionThe City of Boston’s retirement board on Wednesday voted unanimously to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, whose firm has lost almost $ 1 billion in assets after allegations he made disparaging remarks about women last week. “Boston will not invest in companies led by people who treat women like commodities.



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Trump to tell Pelosi that White House won't cooperate on impeachment until the full House votes

Trump to tell Pelosi that White House won't cooperate on impeachment until the full House votesTrump and aides plan to tell Pelosi that they will not cooperate with the inquiry until the full House votes to authorize it, officials said Friday.



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Republican leadership memo suggests Senate can't block trial if House votes to impeach

Republican leadership memo suggests Senate can't block trial if House votes to impeachRepublican leadership clarified that the Senate must take action if the lower chamber approves articles of impeachment against President Trump.



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Is America ready for a gay president? Iowa casts first votes

Is America ready for a gay president? Iowa casts first votesWhile campaigning in Iowa, a supporter asked presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg what he should he tell friends who say America isn't ready to elect a gay man as president.



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Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked with nearly all votes counted: Israel media

Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked with nearly all votes counted: Israel mediaIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked with nearly all votes from the country’s general election counted on Wednesday, Israeli media reported. Various Israeli media reported that Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud and Gantz’s Blue and White had 32 seats each of parliament’s 120 with more than 90 percent of the vote counted. Ex-defence minister Avigdor Lieberman could prove to be kingmaker, with the reported results showing his nationalist Yisrael Beitenu with nine seats.



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LA County Board votes to support appeal regarding where homeless people can sleep

LA County Board votes to support appeal regarding where homeless people can sleepThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors listened as dozens urged them not to go against a federal court ruling that said arresting people sleeping on streets is unconstitutional.



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Nevada, SC, Kansas GOP drop presidential nomination votes

Nevada, SC, Kansas GOP drop presidential nomination votesRepublican leaders in Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas have voted to scrap their presidential nominating contests in 2020, erecting more hurdles for the long-shot candidates challenging President Donald Trump. “What is Donald Trump afraid of?” asked one of those rivals, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld. Doing so allows Trump to try to consolidate his support as Democrats work to winnow their large field of candidates.



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Texas governor resists calls for quick votes after shooting

Texas governor resists calls for quick votes after shootingRepublican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday rejected calls from Democrats for immediate votes on new gun safety measures in Texas following a violent August that began and ended with mass shootings that left 29 people dead and injured dozens more. The Texas Legislature doesn’t meet again until 2021.



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Chaotic scene as DNC votes down climate change debate at San Francisco meeting

Chaotic scene as DNC votes down climate change debate at San Francisco meetingThe move sparked loud and angry backlash from climate change activists who believe the Democratic Party should change the rules to allow for a debate focused solely on climate issues.



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California city votes to ban gendered words as 'manhole' becomes 'maintenance hole'

California city votes to ban gendered words as 'manhole' becomes 'maintenance hole'Legislators in Berkeley, California, voted Tuesday to ban some gender-specific words in its city code and replace them with gender-neutral options.



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