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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco holds a Capitol Hill news conference on Nov. 14, accompanied by female House Democrats, to announce that she wants to keep her party leadership post in the House of Representatives. With her, from left are Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., Rep.-elect Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif.

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