Former Rep. John Conyers — the longest-serving black congressman — dies at 90

Former Rep. John Conyers — the longest-serving black member of Congress — has died at age 90.

The retired Michigan Democrat joined the US House of Representatives in 1964, representing a district that included part of Detroit. He dedicated himself to civil rights causes, from working to quell riots in Detroit in 1967 to consistently introducing legislation that would have created a framework for the federal study of the impact of slavery and potential reparations. And during his final term in Congress in two years ago, he also put forward a sweeping single-payer health care bill reminiscent of Medicare-for-all.…

Trump’s Baghdadi press conference shows how he ruins even his best moments

President Donald Trump stepped up to a White House podium on Sunday morning to announce the US military conducted an operation that resulted ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death in what was a huge moment for the country and Trump’s legacy.

But instead of just declaring the so-called caliph dead, Trump chose to answer questions for roughly 40 minutes in what turned into a wild and jaw-dropping press conference.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) listens as President Trump delivers remarks on the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on October 27, 2019.
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During his question-and-answer …

Trump says the US killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive ISIS leader whose death has been incorrectly reported several times over the last five years, died during a US military raid, according to President Donald Trump.

Trump announced the death Sunday, after hinting at the news on Twitter on Saturday night, tweeting, “Something very big has just happened!”

At a Sunday press conference at the White House, Trump said, “Last night the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.”

According to Trump, the terrorist leader died after detonating a suicide vest following a battle at …