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Abrams slams Kemp’s “erosion of our democracy” as she ends Georgia gubernatorial bid

Abrams suspended her campaign, but did not concede to Kemp, whom she accused of voter disenfranchisement.

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

As the nation was rapt by ballot counting in a number of outstanding contests from the midterm elections, Trump administration continued to hum along, crafting new regulations and nixing others.

Betsy DeVos releases new rules on sexual harassment and assault that expand rights of the accused

The proposed rules will give accused students full due process rights and raise the bar for what constitutes as sexual harassment.

Meet the teacher who traveled through 9 countries and worked as a stripper trying to reach the U.S.

This story is part of Mic Dispatch’s three-part series on immigration in Central America.

Report: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged by US government

A U.S. attorney mistakenly wrote in an unrelated court filing that that charges against Assange “need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested.”

Judge orders White House to reinstate Jim Acosta’ s press pass, a blow to Trump administration

The decision is a total win for CNN and other news organizations fighting for press freedoms.

Today in Trump’s America: Dems continue to pick up House seats, Florida Senate goes to hand recount

Democrats picked up two more House seats on Thursday, bringing the total number of House seats Democrats gained in the 2018 midterm elections to 36 — with a handful of races that remain to be called.

Trump administration sanctions 17 Saudis allegedly involved in slaying of Jamal Khashoggi

“These individuals who targeted and brutally killed a journalist who resided and worked in the United States must face consequences for their actions," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said.

Today in Trump’s America: Judge set to rule on CNN lawsuit against Trump

A federal judge presided over a hearing on CNN’s lawsuit against the White House, claiming the Trump administration infringed on Jim Acosta’s First Amendment rights when it revoked his press pass.

LAPD: Michael Avenatti arrested over alleged domestic violence

Avenatti became a household name this year as Stormy Daniels' lawyer and a harsh critic of Trump.

Trump announces support for prison reform bill: “So important”

Trump called on the Senate to pass the First Step Act: "I'll be waiting with a pen."

Health and Human Services Department weighs canceling $100M in fetal tissue research funding

The funding decision would “delay the delivery of effective therapies to Americans and people around the world who desperately need them," professor Lawrence Goldstein said.

Obama administration’s Andy Kim defeats Tom MacArthur, Obamacare repeal author, in narrow House win

Democrats’ ads in the district placed a heavy focus on MacArthur’s role in the Obamacare repeal effort, but it wasn't enough.

Republicans elect Kevin McCarthy as House minority leader

McCarthy, who currently serves as House majority leader, defeated Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan by a vote of 159 to 43.

As death toll from the California Camp Fire mounts, residents say officials could have done more

“I wish we had the opportunity to get more alerts out, more of a warning out, but unfortunately we didn’t,” Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea said during a press conference.

Trump EPA official Trey Glenn indicted on state ethics charges

Trey Glenn, who was indicted Tuesday on multiple ethics charges, oversees the EPA in eight southeastern states.

Fox News to file a legal brief supporting CNN’s lawsuit against the White House

“Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential.”

DOJ upholds Trump selection of Whitaker as acting attorney general

Critics had argued that Whitaker cannot legally lead the Justice department because he was not approved by the Senate.

Today in Trump’s America: Democrats continue to flip House seats as more ballots are counted

Democrats netted their 33rd House seat Tuesday night, when the Associated Press called California’s 10th District for Democrat Josh Harder, who ousted GOP Rep. Jeff Denham.

How an Iraqi refugee and a Trump supporter became unlikely friends — and changed each other’s minds

Maggie Anderson supported President Donald Trump and his stance on Muslim refugees — until she met an Iraqi refugee named Bnyad Sharif.