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Some Democratic lawmakers and political operatives have said Pelosi contributed to Democrat Jon Ossoff's loss to Karen Handel in the race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday. Those leaders have been entrenched in their current positions for years, limiting younger members' ability to rise to the top of the House Democratic ranks - though Pelosi has created new junior leadership roles for younger members.
  • China landslide buries more than 100, state media says

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    In a statement, the Maoxian government said that the homes were swallowed by cascading debris after the side of the mountain collapsed, blocking a two kilometre stretch of river. CCTV originally reported that more than 100 people had been buried. The incident was reportedly triggered by heavy rain around 6am local time. The county government's website said search and rescue efforts are under way.
  • Opposition unhappy over JD-U's Kovind-support decision

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    However, another Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad refrained from commenting on the same and said that any discussion on the same would take place post the Opposition's meet. And that given the current environment, to give the presidential polls an ideological dimension it would be necessary for the Opposition candidate to be from the same caste.
  • Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election

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    As NPR's Geoff Bennett reports, Democrats in Congress have spent the day trying to figure out what they need to do differently if they want to take back control of the House next year. Pelosi became defensive, in the middle of a long rambling explanation about the state of the Democrat Party (video at end). Pelosi added that Republican opponents will always go after the other party's leaders - "and usually they go after the most effective leader".
  • Theresa May's weakness exposed as manifesto pledges abandoned

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    The speech set out government proposals to deliver eight bills necessary for Brexit, including legislation allowing Britain to determine its own immigration, customs and trade arrangements. "The reason it's not included today is because a firm date hasn't been fixed", he said. It was a dressed-down affair this year because the election put the date too close to the queen's birthday parade, and it wasn't possible to put on two such occasions within days of one another.
  • 65.6 million people forced to flee

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    Of the total, some 10.3 million people were newly displaced in 2016, around two-thirds fleeing within their own countries, according to an annual report by the group. Conflicts in Syria and South Sudan have dramatically driven up numbers. Grandi, the director of the U.N.'s refugee agency, said the only solution is peace.
  • Angelina Jolie marks World Refugee Day

    Angelina Jolie marks World Refugee Day

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    Her work with the United Nations is extensive; encompassing a period of almost twenty years. Award-winning Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie marked this year's World Refugee Day in Kenya with a call to peacekeepers to prevent rather than perpetrate rape and sexual violence on vulnerable people .
  • Brussels station attacker acted alone

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    The district was home to Paris suicide bomber Ibrahim Abdeslam and his brother Salah Abdeslam, seen as a key figure in the attacks. The man had been known to the police, but not for terrorism-related activity. Nicolas Van Herrewegen, an employee at Brussels Central Station, told reporters that the suspect had cried " Allahu Akbar ", Arabic for "God is great", and detonated something on a luggage cart, Sky News reported .
  • Lions captain Warburton on bench, O'Mahony leads team

    Lions captain Warburton on bench, O'Mahony leads team

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    The tight five is the same that beat the Crusaders two weeks ago with Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and Tadgh Furlong in the front row and Alun Wyn Jones and George Kruis in the engine room. Ireland's Peter O'Mahony will lead the side, with his compatriot Sean O'Brien taking the number seven jersey. A rip-roaring Man of the Match performance helped Ireland destroy England's hopes of a grand slam and a world record winning streak with a 13-9 victory and pushed O'Mahony into firm contention ...