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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 to woo voters in the Alabama Senate race Monday, as the candidates gave their final arguments in a pivotal special election that ...

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 ...

Tensions boil over in combative WH briefing - The Hill

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparred heatedly with reporters Monday over errors made by media outlets in recent stories on President Trump · Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia ...

Amid the rush to finish GOP tax bill, a sudden slowdown for second thoughts - Los Angeles Times

The rush to finish the GOP tax overhaul has hit a snag as Republicans grapple with substantial differences between the House and Senate bills, and pause to consider unintended consequences of the most massive rewrite of the tax code in a generation ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

On visit to Syria, Putin lauds victory over ISIS and announces withdrawals - Washington Post

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin exhibited his growing diplomatic clout with a lightning tour through the Middle East on Monday, surprising Russian troops with his first visit to a Russian air base in Syria before skipping across the region ...