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Ocasio-Cortez withholds support of Pelosi as House speaker

New York Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who delivered a major upset in Tuesday's primary over incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, declined on Wednesday to support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for speaker if Democrats take back control of the House.

Pelosi would be oldest speaker ever elected

The growing generation gap in the House Democratic caucus widened this week after Rep. Joe Crowley's loss in the Democratic primary in New York to 28-year-old activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crowley, the House Democratic caucus chair, was expected to be a potential challenger to California's Rep. Nancy Pelosi for the speakership should Democrats take back the House in November.

Wife says she shot protester outside right-wing event

The wife of a man who was initially suspected of shooting and wounded a protester during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington has told police she was the one who fired.