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In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is not usually one to sit out a political feeding frenzy. But now he’s selectively aiming his Twitter guns at those under scrutiny for sexual misconduct. He’s been largely silent about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore but hasn’t hesitated to skewer Democratic Sen. Al Franken. It’s a tricky matter for Trump: During the campaign, more than a dozen women stepped up to accuse him of sexual misconduct, and he was seen bragging in an old video about groping and kissing women. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 17, 2017 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women's private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the...
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November 17, 2017 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against celebrities and media (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Actress Demi Mann says she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by her agent and his high-profile Los Angeles talent agency did nothing to stop it and "divorced itself from the matter...
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November 17, 2017 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are pressing President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department for more specific answers to a series of contentious immigration policy questions. They want to know if Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump's deputy chief of staff, will publicly endorse...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:59 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel agreed Friday to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, as human rights groups said governments are moving too slowly to keep up with advances in artificial intelligence that could put computers in...
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A woman holds a placard reading in catalan "freedom for political prisoners", during a demonstration in front of the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Demonstrators fill Sant Jaume Square in front of the seat of the Catalan presidency, to mark one month of imprisonment for leaders of the two separatist civil platforms, ANC and Omnium. Eight ex-Catalan cabinet members have also been jailed provisionally. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
November 17, 2017 - 12:58 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Catalonia (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dismissed as "intolerable" claims by a leading pro-independence Catalan politician that Spain's government had threatened to send in troops and that there would be "...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:56 pm
BREVARD, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teenager found guilty of ethnic intimidation and simple assault plans to appeal the decision. WLOS-TV in Asheville reports authorities in Transylvania County say the teen threatened to hang a classmate at Brevard High School, hit the teenager with a nylon strap...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy. In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old says family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago and he...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron as they walk on a pier at an EU summit in Goteborg, Sweden on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. European Union leaders warned Britain Friday that it must do much more to convince them that Brexit talks should be broadened to future relations and trade from December. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 17, 2017 - 11:31 am
GOTEBORG, Sweden (AP) — European Union leaders warned Britain on Friday that it must do much more to convince them that Brexit talks should be broadened to cover future relations and trade from next month onward. At an EU summit in Sweden, Prime Minister Theresa May's government was urged to...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Army, then-comedian Al Franken and sports commentator Leeann Tweeden perform a comic skit for service members during the USO Sergeant Major of the Army's 2006 Hope and Freedom Tour in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Dec. 15, 2006. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologized Nov. 16, 2017, after Tweeden accused him of forcibly kissing her during the 2006 USO tour. Colleagues, including fellow Democrats, urged a Senate ethics investigation. Tweeden also accused Franken of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept, while both were performing for military personnel two years before the one-time comedian was elected to the Senate. (Staff Sgt. Patrick N. Moes/U.S. Army via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 10:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faced a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour. He was the first member of Congress caught up in the recent wave of allegations of...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens at a committee hearing at the Capitol in Washington. Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 17, 2017 - 10:54 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Several women who worked for Minnesota Sen. Al Franken are vouching for him in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment. Los Angeles radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden...
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