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U.S. Senate candidate Moore's wife says 'he will not step down'

By Justin Mitchell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wife of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama said on Friday her husband would not end his campaign in the wake of sexual misconduct

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White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit

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Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector

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U.S. lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

By Jonathan Landay and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner's lawyer failed to give the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee documents President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior

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Pass-through businesses to see cuts under tax plan: Steven Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The majority of small businesses and non-corporate enterprises known as "pass-throughs" would see a significant tax cut under the Republican tax plan, U.S.

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Tax overhaul drama moves to Senate as House approves its bill

By David Morgan and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans took important steps on Thursday toward the biggest U.S.

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Trump adds 5 names to SCOTUS nominee list for future open seat

The White House released a statement Friday announcing the addition of five new names to President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

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A cynics' history of politicized sex scandals

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Democrats blame Trump for Obamacare rate hikes

As Americans sign up during Open Enrollment for health insurance in 2018, those on the Obamacare exchange are seeing higher premiums.

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Florida Democratic Party boss resigns amid complaints of conduct toward women

The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned Friday after staffers accused the official of inappropriate behavior toward women.

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Senate Ethics Committee could soon be busy with Franken, Menendez: Here's what it does

The Senate Ethics Committee could soon be busy investigating Sens. Bob Menendez for corruption and Al Franken for sexual misconduct. Roy Moore, a Senate candidate, could also be under a probe for sexual misconduct if he wins.

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Hillary Clinton questions 'legitimacy' of Trump's victory in 2016 election

One year after losing the presidential race, 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is still questioning the “legitimacy” of President Trump’s victory, accusing Republicans of voter suppression tactics in swing states and Russians of influencing votes through a “disinformation campaign.”

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The Latest: Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a plan to allow importation of elephant parts (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."

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Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman.

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Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state Supreme Court justice running for governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook on Friday, saying he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct.

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As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) — "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can.

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Allegations against Alabama's Roy Moore dividing GOP women

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women Friday to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular.

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Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken personally apologized to the woman who has accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour, saying he remembers their encounter differently but is "ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you."

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Russia Is Using Banned Missile, So US Looks to Build Same One

The Pentagon has researched what it would take to build a kind of missile banned under a Cold War-era treaty—in an effort to pressure Russia to stop using those very missiles. Officials tell the Wall Street Journal they are "laying the groundwork" necessary to build ground-based, intermediate-range missiles banned...

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Homeland Security Official Quits After Remarks Surface

The Department of Homeland Security's head of community outreach has quit over comments deeply offensive to more than one community. In recordings of past talk radio appearances unearthed by CNN , the Rev. Jamie Johnson made incendiary comments about black people and Islam, saying the religion had contributed nothing in 1,...

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Trump Slams 'Al Frankenstein'

President Trump has been circumspect in his comments on Roy Moore . It's a different story with the man he has dubbed "Al Frankenstien (sic)." "The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words," Trump tweeted Thursday, referring to a photo of Sen. Al Franken apparently groping radio host...

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Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Quit 20 Years Ago

In today's climate, Bill Clinton wouldn't have been able to hang on as president after his inappropriate relationship with a young White House intern was exposed—and he should have stepped down 20 years ago, a prominent Democratic senator says. New York's Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has campaigned with both...

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White House Speaks Out on Moore Allegations

The White House has made its first remarks on the Roy Moore sexual misconduct allegations since President Trump got back from Asia—and they stopped a long way short of calling for Moore to step aside, as many senior Republicans have done. Trump believes allegations against the Senate candidate are...

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Pentagon Retweets Call for Trump to Resign

See, this is why all those Twitter profiles are sure to note that retweets do not equal endorsements. CBS News reports the Pentagon's official Twitter account on Thursday retweeted a tweet calling for President Trump's resignation. "GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue," tweeted "Proud Resister" while calling for...

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