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John Dingell, longest serving congressman, dies at 92

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/08/19, 09:35 am

Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving congressman in American history, died Thursday at the age of 92. The Michigan Democrat was considered a master of legislative deal-making and a staunch advocate for the U.S. auto industry based in his home state. He was first elected in 1955 to fill the House seat vacated by his late father, John Dingell Sr. Dingell announced in 2014 that he would not run for a 30th term in office. Instead, his wife, Debbie, ran and won the seat. He suffered a heart attack in September, and recently entered hospice care after a cancer diagnosis.

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Trump: Almost all ISIS territory reclaimed

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/07/19, 11:01 am

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he expects to announce next week that the United States and its partners have retaken 100 percent of Islamic State (ISIS) territory in Iraq and Syria. “Thanks to the global coalition, including all of you here today and to our other partners, the ISIS caliphate has been decimated,” he said during a meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS at the State Department in Washington. The meeting included foreign ministers and senior officials from the 79-member coalition.

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Pope acknowledges clergy sexual abuse of nuns

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/06/19, 11:05 am

Pope Francis on Tuesday for the first time publicly acknowledged that clergy have sexually abused nuns. “There have been priests and bishops who have” committed acts of sexual abuse, the pope said during a news conference aboard the papal plane on his return from the United Arab Emirates. “Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it’s a path that we have already begun.”

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