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Trump boosts Moore in Ala. Senate race despite sexual misconduct allegations

November 22, 2017
Michael Scherer, Ashley Parker, David Weigel | The Washington Post
President Trump gave a boost Tuesday to embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, warning against a Democratic victory and emphasizing that the former judge “totally denies” allegations of inappropriate relationships with teenage girls.
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Inside Trump's decision to embrace Moore

November 22, 2017
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
President Donald Trump's decision to embrace Roy Moore on Tuesday was rooted in several factors, but one of the biggest: the noise and confusion from a recent tidal wave of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations from Hollywood to media to politics.
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Democrats Move Swiftly Against Conyers Amid Latest Harassment Charges

November 22, 2017
Yamiche Alcindor, Nicholas Fandos, Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader, moved swiftly on Tuesday against the House’s longest-serving lawmaker, calling for the House Ethics Committee to investigate sexual harassment charges against Representative John Conyers Jr., the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee.
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Trump cedes Syrian postwar planning to Putin

November 22, 2017
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
With rebel fighters largely routed and the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, driven from most of Syria’s territory, experts and U.S. officials say the real fight now is about a regional power struggle playing out in the country.
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US business leaders say Cuba is still open, at least to them

November 22, 2017
Franco Ordoñez | McClatchy
When the Trump administration unveiled new Cuba regulations, it sparked a fresh round of hand-wringing in Washington over the return to a posture not seen since the Cold War.
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Trump Returns North Korea to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

November 21, 2017
David Sanger, Michael D. Shear | The New York Times
President Trump on Monday officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, a provocative diplomatic move that he said was aimed at drastically increasing pressure on the rogue nation to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
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Sen. Al Franken Hit With Second Groping Allegation

November 21, 2017
Susan Davis | NPR
Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken is facing a second allegation that he groped a woman without consent while her husband took a photo of her with the senator at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.
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Russia Investigation: Rob Goldstone ready to meet with Mueller

November 21, 2017
Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC
Ashley Parker of the Washington Post and NBC News’ Ken Dilanian discuss the ongoing investigation into Russia and ties to the Trump 2016 campaign.
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DHS inspector general: Travel-ban confusion led agents to violate court order

November 21, 2017
Carol Leonnig, Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post
The Trump administration’s botched rollout of its first travel ban led federal agents to violate court orders by telling airlines not to let certain passengers board U.S.-bound flights, according to an internal watchdog.
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