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Washington Post: Nancy Pelosi donates her speaker’s gavel and suit to the Smithsonian

This wasn’t your average dry-cleaning drop-off: On Wednesday morning, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi handed over a burgundy skirt-suit to the Smithsonian Institution — not for a steam-and-press but to become, along with the gavel she wielded as the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, part of the collection of artifacts documenting women in U.S. history.

New York Times: Nancy Pelosi Held House Floor for 8 Hours to Advocate for ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON — Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, took to the House floor at precisely 10:04 a.m. E.S.T. Wednesday, intent on speaking about the young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers.”
More than eight hours later, she finally stopped talking.
Her marathon monologue — highly unusual for the House, which has no equivalent to the filibuster in the Senate — came as Republicans are scrambling to pass legislation to keep the government open. A short-term funding bill expires on Friday.

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