Apr 3, 2019

Democrat Pam Iovino wins Pennsylvania district Senate seat

Navy veteran Pam Iovino clinched victory in the district that President Trump won in the 2016 elections. Photo: Pam Iovino/Facebook

Democrat Pam Iovino, who served in then-President George W. Bush's Department of Veterans Affairs, has triumphed in a state Senate special election in a Pittsburgh district President Trump won in 2016.

Why it matters: Pennsylvania is a swing state and Navy veteran Iovino claimed victory in the seat left vacant by Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R)."The district is being watched because it voted overwhelmingly for the president in 2016, so we'll see how strong that foothold is," Iovino told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Monday.

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know so far

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Milwaukee Molson Coors brewery complex on Wednesday, including the shooter, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at an evening press conference with local police.

What's happening: Police said "there is no active threat" just before 6 pm ET, but noted the scene remains active. Police chief Alfonso Morales told reporters that officers have "more than 20 buildings we have to secure" at the complex and they do not currently have all employees accounted for, as more than 1,000 were at the complex during the shooting.

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Trump assigns Pence to lead U.S. coronavirus response

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President Trump announced at a press briefing Wednesday evening that he'll be putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of leading the administration's response to the coronavirus.

The big picture: In the wake of a market sell-off and warnings from health officials that there's a real threat of the coronavirus spreading in the U.S., Trump sought to reassure the nation and Wall Street that the U.S. is "ready" for whatever comes next.

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