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Disruptive passenger causes Chicago flight to be diverted to Detroit

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A passenger became disruptive on a United Airlines flight traveling from New York to Chicago on Thursday, causing it to be diverted to Detroit, the airline said.

United Airlines flight 3461, carrying four crew members and 69 passengers, landed safely at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, where the unidentified woman was removed from the plane by police, the airline said in a statement.

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WGN in Chicago reported that the woman was carried off the plane by authorities and taken into custody after she was restrained by fellow passengers.

The news station said the woman attacked other passengers during the flight. It was unclear what sparked the incident.

The flight, operated by Shuttle America, originated at LaGuardia Airport in New York and was scheduled to land at O’Hare International Airport at about 8:30 p.m. local time.

The flight was delayed by about an hour, according to Flightstats.com.

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(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Paul Tait)

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Columnist reveals why Democrats shouldn’t write off Ohio in 2020

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As the 2020 election kicks into gear, political analysts have argued that Ohio could be a lost cause to Democrats, but one columnist disagrees.

According to Vanity Fair's Peter Hamby, recent polls indicate Democrats shouldn't write it off just yet.

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"As Democrats bring their next primary debate to Ohio on Tuesday, they're grappling with whether the new Republican dominance in those industrial and rural pockets has pushed Ohio out of their reach," the Associated Press reported Monday. "Some Democratic presidential campaigns are contemplating once unheard-of White House victory scenarios that leave out Ohio. The storied swing state — a place that sided with the winning presidential candidate in all but one election since 1944 — seems likely to be eclipsed by Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania in next year's election."

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‘Weary and numb’ GOP legislative aide says they’re secretly apathetic about Trump getting impeached

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While President Donald Trump has been banging the war drums to rally his voters against the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, at least one Republican legislative aide feeling apathetic about the prospects of their party's leader being removed from office.

In interviews with New York Magazine's Olivia Nuzzi, Republican officials say that Trump's presidency has so completely exhausted them that they're having a hard time getting worked up about his impeachment.

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Republicans have more political leeway to impeach Donald Trump than they think

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Former Republican senator Jeff Flake made headlines recently when he declared that he knew of “at least 35” Republican senators who would support ousting Donald Trump from office if their votes were taken in a secret ballot. In the debate over the president’s impeachment, this means that what’s stopping many Republicans on Capitol Hill from rejecting Trump isn’t their conscience – but instead fear of political backlash. Yet is this fear actually warranted?

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