And in Kansas, Democrat Sharice Davids beat a Republican incumbent to become the first Native American and gay woman elected to the House.
The Democrats picked up the 23 seats they would need to take from the GOP, and were expected to meet the 218 total needed to take control though more races were still undecided.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says a Democratic wave may look more like a "ripple".
But Republican voter James Gerlock, 27, said he wanted to see more of the soaring economic growth that Trump says is the fruit of his business-friendly policies. The new House would come into being next January.
Democrats are gaining ground in their fight for control of the House, picking up key seats in Florida, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.
Pelosi was in a celebratory mood Tuesday evening, declaring that "tomorrow will be a new day in America".
A Democratic majority increases the likelihood that President Donald Trump's administration and federal agencies will face increased scrutiny and sets the stage for even more congressional gridlock with the Senate still in Republican hands.
Few leaders have reclaimed the House speaker's office after losing it and, as the first woman to wield the gavel, Pelosi's ascent would be a milestone. Anxious Republicans privately expressed confidence in their narrow Senate majority but feared the House was slipping away.
Democrats Ilhan OImar and Rashida Tlaib are also expected to make history in Minnesota and MI respectively as the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Such a development would divide control of the USA legislature and hinder President Donald Trump's policy agenda for the next two years.
Outside Richmond, Virginia, one-time tea party favorite Rep. Dave Brat faced an unusually strong challenge from Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative motivated to run for office after the GOP vote to gut the Affordable Care Act.
For many Democrats, whether in the Capitol or on the campaign trail, the issue of impeachment is seen as a nuisance and a distraction from more serious issues.
Migrant caravan enters Mexico City to shelter at stadium
Migrants briefly blocked traffic on the busy highway to beseech passing truckers for a ride, but none offered one. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said Monday that thousands of his countrymen have returned to Honduras.
If they do indeed gain significant majorities, Democrats have talked about a broad health-care expansion, new environmental legislation and possibly a tax on capital gains.
Nearly a quarter of voters considered immigration to be the top issue, while another one-fifth said it was the economy.
Despite the win for the Democrats in the House, the Republicans far outperformed expectations in Senate races, which will likely vindicate President Trump in his campaign strategy that emphasized the security threat of illegal immigration.
The tax law has been particularly problematic for Republicans in New Jersey, where four of five GOP-held seats were being seriously contested.
AP VoteCast also showed a majority of voters considered Trump a factor in their votes.
Trump was watching the results roll in from the White House, where he spent the day holed up with friends and family. "The President has energized a staggering number of Americans at packed arenas and in overflow crowds at rallies across the country", she said.
Democratic energy, fueled by opposition to Trump in these largely suburban districts took down incumbents often touted as among the most formidable in the GOP conference, including Colorado Rep.
Problems with voting machines prevented Americans from casting ballots in a dozen states, U.S. rights advocates said, following complaints about registration problems, faulty equipment and intimidation they have received throughout early balloting.
A takeover of the House also enables Democrats to try making good on their repeated threats to impeach both Trump and Kavanaugh.
"In this election, they sought to energise groups that Clinton did not: young voters, Latinos, African Americans and infrequent voters", the daily said.
Tuesday's elections also tested the strength of a Trump-era political realignment defined by evolving divisions among voters by race, gender, and especially education. Andrew Gillum lost to Republican Ron DeSantis in his quest to become Florida's first black governor. Democrats also captured governorships in MI and IL.
The horse that exited midway through the Melbourne Cup - the Aidan O'Brien-trained The Cliffsofmoher - has been euthanized. Charlie Appleby savoured an "amazing" year after becoming the first British trainer to win the Melbourne Cup .
After the first of the late restarts, Harvick was on the inside and was able to keep Blaney from clearing him on the backstretch. He then recovered from a pass-through penalty and a loose tire, managing to fight his way back to a ninth place finish.
The right-back is not available for Real's trip to the Czech Republic to face Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday. However, Carvajal, who won three Champions League titles with Real under Zinedine Zidane , is standing by Lopetegui.
The research found, among other things, that, over time, spanking often leads to more aggressive behavior in kids . "The good news is, fewer parents support the use of spanking than they did in the past", said Robert D.
We have fake news , we have problems with privacy, we have people being profiled and manipulated", he said in an opening address. Accountability, he said, might involve an annual report that tests how different companies and governments are holding up.
Whilst the odds are stacked against Bellew, he is adamant he can pull off the upset and take home the titles. You need to inundate and immerse yourself by sparring this way and I think that's what Tony Bellew has done.
AMD is also the first to hit PCIe 4.0 on the Radeon Instinct MI60, with 64GB/sec of bi-directional CPU-to-GPU bandwidth. AMD's Next Horizon event this week detailed elements of its 7nm production schedule for both graphics cards and CPUs.
Thomas then went to the goal post and lifted up the padding around the base of the post, where he had hidden a cell phone. In the meantime, the 7-1 Saints will fly up to the Queen City to play a strong 5-3 Cincinnati Bengals team.
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Bryce Harper rejected 10-year, $300M offer from Nats
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Midterms fallout: Attorney General Jeff Sessions quits
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7-Eleven joins cashierless trend with grab-and-go test
The payment feature is integrated within the 7Rewards loyalty program, allowing customers to earn and redeem coupons or rewards. About 50% of the USA population lives within one mile of a 7-Eleven, the company said.
Republicans Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott Win Big In Florida
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