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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks after a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning with the GOP conference as he pursues the speaker of the House. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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McCarthy scrambles for votes to be elected Speaker of the House

Rep. Kevin McCarthy failed to secure the necessary votes to become House speaker in another round of voting — the third — after 20 House Republicans voted against him.

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She was a popular yoga guru. Then she embraced QAnon conspiracy theories

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House leadership is in limbo as McCarthy loses 3 rounds of voting for speaker

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