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Stacey Abrams, Rick Scott take legal action as contentious election counts and recounts move forward

The high-stakes races in Florida and Georgia are inspiring a flurry of legal filings over the counting of ballots.

Senator in runoff election against black opponent faces backlash over “public hanging” comment

In a formal statement, Espy’s campaign said the comments were “reprehensible.”

As nation observes Veterans Day, Trump not visiting Arlington National Cemetery

Instead of spending his Monday marking Veterans Day, Trump has instead been tweeting fake conspiracy theories about the midterm elections.

Firefighters condemn Trump’s “reckless and insulting” comments about California wildfires

The International Association of Firefighters said Trump's comments about the fires "shows a troubling lack of real comprehension about the disaster at hand."

Today in Trump’s America: Democrats making more midterm gains as ballots are counted

Late-arriving mail-in ballots, as well as provisional ballots cast on Election Day, continue to be counted in states across the country, and Democrats are making gains — especially in Western states.

This Week in Politics: Election counting continues as Congress’ lame duck session begins

Controversies over the Florida recount and the fate of Robert Mueller's investigation are set to continue this week, while Trump gives an award to the wife of a major donor.

Republicans defend Mueller probe as Democrats vow action if new AG Whitaker doesn’t recuse himself

Republicans claim Mueller's fate is safe, but Democrats are still vowing to take action to defend the special counsel investigation.

French leader Macron rebukes Trump, calls nationalism a “betrayal of patriotism” during WWI ceremony

Macron blasted Trump's "America first" policies as the president already faced criticism at home for canceling a planned trip to an American cemetery.

This Week in Trump-Russia News: Trump makes his biggest move yet in effort to undermine Mueller

Trump ousts Sessions and installs Whitaker in a dramatic shakeup that could hurt the Russia investigation.

“You ask a lot of stupid questions”: Trump won’t stop attacking black female journalists

Trump went after three black female journalists this week — all for the offense of asking him legitimate, relevant questions.

Winston Churchill’s grandson rips Trump for canceling World War I cemetery visit over poor weather

"They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate [Trump] couldn't even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen."

Street level activists are leading the fight against fentanyl deaths — and it’s working

Activists are gathering data on the spread of fentanyl, giving people the ability to test their own drugs and take necessary precautions, and opening a dialogue.

Trump, offering no evidence, blames deadly California fires on “gross mismanagement of the forests”

Trump threatens to cut off "Fed payments" to California as it battles three destructive blazes, but offers no condolences for those killed in the fires so far.

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about the midterms

Here are five stories you might have missed this week.

Trump administration weakens birth control and abortion coverage under Affordable Care Act

The rules will allow almost any employer to deny birth control coverage and make it more burdensome for ACA plans to cover abortions.

Federal prosecutors have evidence that Trump was directly involved in illegal hush money payments

Federal prosecutors have evidence that President Donald Trump was directly involved in the illegal hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal.

Judge blocks Trump administration’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline

The court found that the Trump administration had "simply discarded" facts about climate change to justify approving the pipeline.

Trump says he doesn’t know acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as questions swirl

Trump distances himself from Whitaker amid criticism he is attempting to undercut the Mueller probe.

Today in Trump’s America: Recount roils Florida Senate race as Democrats show optimism

In Florida, the Senate race between Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and GOP Gov. Rick Scott is now in hand recount territory, as ballots continue to be counted.

What Democrats continue to fail to understand about white women voters

Progressives keep trying to win a majority of white women over with the same failed strategies.