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Pelosi won’t seek leadership role, plans to stay in Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, a pivotal realignment making way for a new generation of leaders after Democrats lost control of the House to Republicans in the midterm elections.


51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America frantically sought word of their loved ones as authorities began the grim task Tuesday of identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas heat.


Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing a controversial early decision to give Bannon access to the high-level meetings.


Sen. Joe Donnelly to hold town hall in Emens

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly plans to hold a town hall forum in Muncie this coming weekend where he will give an update on his work in Washington and answer questions from constituents.


Purdue president, universities speak out against travel ban

Dozens of U.S. colleges are opposing President Donald Trump's sweeping travel ban that has left some students and professors stranded abroad. The presidents of several universities on Sunday issued scathing attacks of Trump's executive order halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations.


THE ISSUE: Georgetown to give slave descendants priority for admission

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington announced Thursday.