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The narrowly tailored bill, which would require the federal government to recognize a marriage if it was legal in the state in which it was performed, is meant to be a backstop if the Supreme Court acted against same-sex marriage. It would not bar states from blocking same-sex or interracial marriages if the Supreme Court allowed them to do so.
The verdicts against Stewart Rhodes and four co-defendants came in the highest-profile trial so far to emerge from the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol, with other high-profile trials due to begin next month.
The prosecutor will oversee both the investigation into Trump's handling of sensitive government documents and the probe into attempts to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election, according to a Justice Department official.
Pelosi, an 82-year-old liberal from California who has served two stints as speaker, said she will remain in Congress, representing San Francisco in the House as she has done for 35 years. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York may seek to take her place as the top Democrat in the House. Jeffries would be the first Black lawmaker to lead one of the major parties' caucuses in Congress.

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Trump, 76, declared his candidacy in Palm Beach, Florida, almost two years out from the November 2024 national elections and after publicly flirting with a pre-midterm entry over the summer.
David Wayne DePape, 42, was ordered held without bond on federal charges of assault and attempted kidnapping and is scheduled to return to U.S. District Court in San Francisco on Nov. 30.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in recent interviews that he would force Biden to pick moderate judicial candidates if the GOP regains control of the Senate
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Bannon was convicted by a jury in July on two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to provide documents or testimony. Each of the two counts was punishable by a minimum of one month and a maximum of one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

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