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Investigators in a town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, continued searching on Sunday for Rahmael Sal Holt, 29, who is suspected of gunning down rookie police officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop Friday night. State police said Holt is considered armed and dangerous. Shaw, 25, joined the New Kensington Police Department in June.  Multiple law enforcement agencies have put up a reward of at least $40,000 for information leading to the suspect's arrest. "If you look back in the history of many horrific incidents, a very small, minute tip could be the tipping point to lead us in a direction of who the person was that committed this crime," a Pennsylvania State Police spokesman said. — TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Police identified Rahmael Sal Holt as the suspenct in the shooting death of New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.

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A man was taken into custody Sunday morning after attempting to jump a security barrier at the White House while President Trump was inside. Secret Service agents apprehended the man, whose name has yet not been released, after he tried to jump a row of metal bike racks that are used as an additional barrier of security on Pennsylvania Avenue. Earlier this year, a man spent at least 15 minutes on White House property after breaching the perimeter. — ABC

A man is taken into custody by officers of the Uniform Division of the U.S. Secret Service after he the jumped bike rack security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Voters in New Orleans on Saturday elected LaToya Cantrell as the city's first-ever female mayor. A city council member since 2012, Cantrell first gained political clout for helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina. “Almost 300 years, my friends. And New Orleans, we’re still making history,” Cantrell said. She defeated Desiree Charbonnet with 60 percent of the vote. Among the issues Cantrell will face as mayor are problems facing the city's drinking water system and storm drainage. Originally from California, Cantrell moved to New Orleans to attend Xavier University, where she earned a sociology degree. — POLITICO

LaToya Cantrell election party

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Robert Mugabe was ousted Sunday as the leader of Zimbabwe's ruling party and has been given a deadline of noon Monday to step down as president of the country or face impeachment. Mugabe, 93, reportedly planned to name his wife, Grace, as the country's vice president, but the Zimbabwean military intervened and placed the leader and his family under house arrest. Earlier this month, Mugabe fired Emmerson Mnangagwa from his position as the country's vice president. Mugabe is the only leader Zimbabwe has known since its independence in 1980. Mugabe has been in talks with army commander Constantino Chiwenga, but Zimbabwe officials have not publicly revealed details of those discussions. It is reported that military leaders support a voluntary resignation by Mugabe. — BBC

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Honda has recalled 900,000 Odyssey mini-vans after receiving more than 40 reports of injuries stemming from the second-row seats tipping forward. The recall includes models sold between 2011 to 2017. About 800,000 of the vehicles affected were sold in the United States. Honda, which said the second-row seats can fall forward if not properly latched, posted instructions on their website to correct the issue. The company will make the repairs free of charge for vehicles listed in the recall. — BLOOMBERG

The unpainted frames of Honda Motor Co. Odyssey minivan move down the assembly line at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC facility in Lincoln, Alabama, U.S., on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

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Republican leaders in Alabama are defending embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore as national party leaders call for him to step down before next month's election. Amid a number of sexual misconduct allegations, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, said she would vote for Moore because "I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate to vote on things like the Supreme Court justices.” On Nov. 9, four women, including one who said she was 14 at the time, said Moore initiated sexual encounters with them. Since then, several other women have said Moore pursued them. Senate Republicans have attempted a number of options to oust Moore from the race, including asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to run a write-in campaign for his old seat. — WASHINGTON POST

Senate GOP running out of options to stop Moore

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"The Partridge Family" star David Cassidy, 67, is in critical condition and fighting for his life after suffering multiple organ failure. Cassidy's immediate family were called to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hospital, where the singer and former teen idol is receiving treatment. His publicist said doctors will "keep him as well as they can until they can find another liver." Cassidy, best known as eldest son Keith Partridge on the popular 1970s show, ended his nearly 50-year entertainment career earlier this year after slurring his words and falling of a stage during a live show in California. — CHICAGO TRIBUNE

AUG. 8, 2009 FILE PHOTO.

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TALK BLOCK

On "Meet the Press," Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Republicans could "game the system" to push their proposed tax plan forward. Republicans are proposing tax cuts that would expire for individuals after 10 years, but not have an end date for corporations. Mulvaney called the plan a "gimmick" that would allow Republicans to "shoehorn" the legislation into the Senate's strict rules to allow the bill to pass with 50 votes rather than 60 votes. Mulvaney said that in order to do that, "certain proposals can only have certain economic impact." He noted the Bush tax cuts of the early 2000s. "A lot of this is a gimmick. Obamacare was a gimmick to get through these rules in the Senate. And what you should really be looking at is the policies themselves. And we think these are excellent policies," Mulvaney said. — NBC

On "Face the Nation," Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier talked about legislation she introduced this week in the House aimed at fighting sexual harassment in Congress. She said sexual harassment is worse than ever in Congress. Speier said the Office of Compliance, which is where a victim can file a complaint, "is a place that has really been an enabler of sexual harassment." She said Congress needs to reach a point where a complaint is taken seriously "and the person who is the victim is not somehow tortured or intimidated into not filing the complaint." That isn't what happens now in Congress, she said. "There's a one month period where you're counseled. There's another month where you go through mandatory mediation and you have to sign a non disclosure agreement at the front end. And then you have a month of cooling off period," Speier said. — CBS

On "This Week," Republican Sen. Susan Collins said she didn't support President Trump partly because of sexual assault allegations. Collins said she is working with him now, but said the allegations "remain very disturbing." On Roy Moore, who is running for an Alabama Senate seat and has been accused of sexual misconduct in his past, Collins said she wants to see "that the good voters of Alabama decide not to send him to the United States Senate." Collins said she has read his denials and listened to an interview with Moore and "did not find him to be credible." She said as "more and more allegations come forward, that adds to the weight of evidence against him." If he is elected, Collins said the Ethics Committee could investigate. — ABC

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