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Obama and Biden join Trump in recording calls for Ala. Senate hopefuls - Washington Post

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — National political leaders, a Hollywood actress and a retired basketball star made last-ditch efforts Monday to woo voters in Alabama's U.S. Senate race, as the candidates gave their final arguments in a pivotal special election ...

Three women reassert allegations of sexual harassment against President Trump - Washington Post

The #MeToo sexual harassment movement roiling the nation reached the doors of the White House on Monday, when three women who last year accused President Trump of sexual misconduct began a renewed public push to gain attention for their allegations ...

Bomber Strikes Near Times Square, Disrupting City but Killing None - New York Times

A would-be suicide attacker detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in the heart of Manhattan's busiest subway corridor on Monday, sending thousands of terrified commuters fleeing the smoke-choked passageways, and bringing the heart of Midtown to a ...

Trump's Press Secretary Was Asked 'Have You Ever Been Sexually Harassed' And Wouldn't Answer - Newsweek

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she has empathy for women who experienced sexual harassment, but declined to answer a reporter's question about whether she had ever experienced it in her career—part of a tense press briefing ...

GOP lawmakers struggle to close gaps in tax plan - Politico

Top congressional Republicans, racing to hammer out a final tax agreement by the end of the week, have yet to make any breakthroughs on a range of key issues. House and Senate negotiators bounced proposals back and forth over the weekend, but said ...

North Korea's newest claim: Kim Jong Un can control the weather - USA TODAY

North Korea has made many incredulous claims about the powers of leader Kim Jong Un and his family. Now it's boasted of the greatest yet: He can control the weather. After releasing images this weekend of a smiling Kim on top of Mount Paektu, an active ...

DOJ appeals ruling that transgender people are free to enlist in US military - CNN

(CNN) The Pentagon said it will begin processing transgender applicants to the military on January 1 after a federal judge declined on Monday to put the deadline on hold. Transgender service members are challenging President Donald Trump's memorandum ...

Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker fired for alleged 'improper sexual conduct' - Washington Post

The New Yorker magazine, one of the media outlets that has led the way in exposing sexual misconduct by prominent men, severed ties with its leading Washington reporter, Ryan Lizza, on Monday after what the magazine called “improper sexual conduct ...

'Making America great again' — in space? - Politico

President Donald Trump didn't mention a price tag Monday for his lofty plan to send Americans to the moon and Mars, or say how he would pay for it — but advocates of a reinvigorated space program hailed it as a significant step nonetheless. “I think ...

School district, parents respond to Keaton Jones bullying video - USA TODAY

MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. — A middle school student's video about being bullied in the lunchroom went viral over the weekend, leading to dozens of stories in national and international media outlets and calls for Union County Public Schools to do more to ...