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Burleigh County — the capital city of Bismarck, N.D., and home to about 95,000 people — could become the first local government to bar refugees

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The Navy praised the three servicemen who were killed— Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, 19, and Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, 21—for their bravery in alerting first responders

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Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, joined at left by Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., makes his opening statement (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) 

Today's public hearings feature professors of law who discussed the constitutional origins of Congress' impeachment power

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The new rule will limit the ability of states with high unemployment rates to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady employment

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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is followed by reporters as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) 

Based on two months of investigation, the report contains evidence and testimony from current and former U.S. officials

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Harris was once considered a front-runner in the crowded Democratic field but saw her campaign eclipsed by rivals such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg

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Serena Williams building schools in Jamaica (via youtube) 

While many deep-pocketed philanthropists and celebrities will write checks to support worthy causes, Tennis megastar Serena Williams routinely goes the extra mile

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Mary Louise Smith, a plaintiff in the Browder vs. Gayle case that desegregated buses in Montgomery, stands beside the Rosa Parks statue (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP) 

The statue was dedicated on the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man

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The 'three amigos' were Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic, then independent senator from Connecticut and Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. The new trio are quite different group altogether—Trump envoys who pushed Ukraine to pursue investigations of Democrats and former Vice President Joe Biden

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 Gun rights groups hope the conservative majority will extend previous rulings while gun control activists fear new state laws may be at risk

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