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Dems reject Pelosi pick for top House post

A day after re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to lead them in the next Congress, House Democrats rebuffed her effort Wednesday to elect a close ally to an important committee post. In a closed-door meeting, Democrats voted 100-90 to make New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The loser was California Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Pelosi friend whose Silicon Valley district is near San Francisco, which Pelosi represents.

Report: Natalie Morales, Willie Geist fired from 'Today' show

Natalie Morales and Willie Geist have been dropped from the Today show, Us Weekly reports. The two co-hosts were "recently told they were fired," a source tells Us, though NBC has made no official comment on the report.

Former top IT guy tells lawmakers he knew little of ObamaCare site's problems

The nation's onetime top IT guy finally appeared Wednesday to answer questions at a House hearing on the ObamaCare website launch -- and clammed up yet again when asked about the website's early security problems and complaints that an allegedly tyrannical bureaucrat forced the launch of the site in spite of warnings that it was not ready for prime time.

Bodies believed to be Miss Honduras, sister found buried

Two bodies authorities believe to belong Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago, the Honduras National Police director said Wednesday.