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Golden Didn't Sign Letter, But Says He Opposes Pelosi For Speaker Of The House

Democratic congressperson-elect Jared Golden reiterated Monday his plans to vote against Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House.

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Maine's top state court is declining to weigh in on the constitutionality of tribal gambling.

Critics intensified their pressure on the acting attorney general Tuesday, but the Justice Department — including the office of special counsel Robert Mueller — says it's carrying out business as usual.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer asked the Justice Department's watchdog to investigate whether there have been any "unlawful or improper communications" between the White House and acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

Maine has so far been spared from a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products.

Updated 11:00 a.m. ET Tuesday

The Justice Department has discussed the possibility that federal law protecting the confidentiality of responses to the U.S. census may eventually be reconsidered, an internal Trump administration email shows.

Ivanka Trump, daughter of and adviser to President Trump, sent hundreds of emails to government officials through a personal email account last year, according to The Washington Post.

Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET Tuesday

The Chicago Police Department says a police officer has died after he was shot at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on Chicago's Near South Side, one of four killed in a domestic-related shooting.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi identified the officer as Samuel Jimenez.

A financial adviser in Maine has been accused of spending over $200,000 of an investor's money on real estate deals and a cannabis business.

Update: The Cannabis Control Commission on Friday issued certificates to commence business to recreational marijuana retailers Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access in Northampton. The first sales are expected on Tuesday.

After months of waiting, the first legal sale of adult-use, or recreational, cannabis in Massachusetts is just days away.

Updated at 5:27 p.m. ET

The Democrats organizing an effort to block Nancy Pelosi from retaking the House speaker's gavel have finally gone public.

Eleven House Democrats and five incoming freshmen have signed a letter promising to vote against Pelosi in Democrats' internal caucus leadership vote as well as on the House floor in January.

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Congress will go back into session for just a few weeks after the Thanksgiving break and will have to agree on several key spending bills.

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