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By The Associated Press | Updated - Jan 15th, 2019 @ 9:41pm | Posted - Jan 14th, 2019 @ 10:46pm



LONDON (AP) — A no-confidence vote in the government of British Prime Minister Theresa May is set for Wednesday after lawmakers plunged Brexit into chaos and U.K. politics into crisis by rejecting May's divorce deal with the European Union. The 432 to 202 vote in the House of Commons was widely expected but still devastating for May, whose fragile leadership is now under siege.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee believes the president's pick for attorney general will "do well" in a confirmation vote before the Senate. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that he hopes his colleagues will vote to confirm William Barr based on his qualifications. Barr served as attorney general in the early 1990s under President George H.W. Bush. Graham says he believes Barr is "qualified by any reasonable standard."

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dozens of people are reuniting with friends and family after being trapped for more than 12 hours in a hotel complex under attack in Kenya's capital. Survivor Lucy Wanjiru says she had been trying to flee when she saw a woman on the ground floor get shot. Wanjiru ended up in a washroom with several other scared people. At dawn Wednesday, another explosion and gunfire were heard even after authorities announced that all was secure following Tuesday's attack. Police say they are still mopping up.

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she's launching an exploratory committee. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert": "It's an important first step and it's one I am taking because I am going to run." The field for the Democratic nomination could include more than a dozen candidates.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House. In a twist, the nine-term Iowa congressman was among those supporting the measure of disapproval, which was adopted, 424-1. Democratic congressman Bobby Rush of Illinois opposed the measure, saying he wanted the more serious action of censure.

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