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Dec 13, 2017

San Francisco's first Asian American mayor has died. Now London Breed is the city's first black female mayor. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco native London Breed became the city's acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is the first African-American woman to lead the city in the midst of a seemingly endless technology-driven



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Dec 13, 2017

An Upset In Trump Country: Democrat Doug Jones Bests Roy Moore In Alabama - NPR

NPR


Updated at 12:44 a.m. ET. Democrat Doug Jones has won the Alabama Senate special election, a victory that was a stunning upset in a deeply red state that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump. The president, who had backed Republican Roy Moore
Alabama election: Doug Jones scores stunning win, but Moore won't concedeCNN
Roy Moore's loss in Alabama was a self-inflicted wound by Senate GOPWashington Post
Alabama Senate race: Doug Jones wins, but Roy Moore isn't concedingCBS News
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Dec 13, 2017

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Dec 13, 2017

Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure - Reuters

Reuters


WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be
US Is Ready to Talk to North Korea 'Anytime,' Tillerson SaysBloomberg
Tillerson moves to change the narrative about him and stop rumors of a 'Rexit'Washington Post
Trumplomacy: Tillerson's New Year plans for North KoreaBBC News
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Dec 13, 2017

Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race - New York Times

New York Times


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic Senate campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy S. Moore, after a brutal campaign marked by accusations
Doug Jones's victory scrambles the Republican congressional agendaWashington Post
Live results: Alabama Senate race - Doug Jones projected to winCBS News
Alabama election: Doug Jones scores stunning win over MooreCNN
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Dec 13, 2017

In Texts, FBI Officials in Russia Inquiry Said Clinton 'Just Has to Win' - New York Times

New York Times


WASHINGTON — Senior F.B.I. officials who helped investigate Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign last year wrote in text messages that Hillary Clinton 'just has to win' and described a potential Trump victory as 'terrifying,' according to texts
FBI Agent Removed From Russia Probe Called Trump an 'Idiot'Bloomberg
Senior FBI agent removed from Mueller's team repeatedly called Trump 'an idiot'ABC News
WH lawyer: Mueller's team completed interviews it requested with White House staff to dateCNN
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Dec 13, 2017

Moore, Jones neck-and-neck with most of the vote counted - Politico

Politico


Returns in Alabama's special Senate election show Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones locked in a neck-and-neck race, with both campaigns bracing for a long night. Moore had 49.6 percent and Jones had 48.9 percent with more than four-fifths of
Live results: Alabama Senate race and exit polls - voting polls closedCBS News
10 tough questions Senate Republicans will have to ask themselves if Roy Moore winsWashington Post
Majority of Ala. voters say Moore allegations were minor or no factor, exit polls indicateABC News
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Dec 13, 2017

In texts, FBI agents on Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot' - Politico

Politico


Two FBI agents assigned to the investigation into alleged collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia exchanged text messages referring to the future president as an "idiot," according to copies of messages turned over to Congress
FBI texts reveal anti-Trump, pro-Clinton commentsWashington Post
Rod Rosenstein discloses texts about Trump by ousted FBI agent Peter StrzokCBS News
Trump lawyer wants separate special prosecutor to probe DOJ-Fusion conflictsFox News
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Dec 13, 2017

Three Florida Men Charged With Animal Cruelty For Dragging a Shark Behind Their Boat - TIME

TIME


(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Florida wildlife officials and prosecutors have charged three men connected to a video of a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says 21-year-old Michael



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Dec 13, 2017

Fire at a homeless encampment sparked Bel-Air blaze that destroyed homes, officials say - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times


The blaze that swept through the hills of Bel-Air last week, destroying six homes and damaging a dozen others, was sparked by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment in a nearby ravine, Los Angeles officials said Tuesday. The encampment was nestled in
The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blazeWashington Post
Illegal cooking fire caused devastating Skirball Fire in Southern Calif., officials sayCBS News
Illegal campfire caused 'Skirball' blaze that torched homes in Bel-Air, officials sayNBCNews.com
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Dec 13, 2017

Trump's Combative Denials Again Draw Him Into the Sexual Harassment Debate - New York Times

New York Times


WASHINGTON — President Trump put himself once more at the center of the sexual harassment debate on Tuesday, repeating his contention that the women who have accused him of misconduct fabricated the allegations and describing Senator Kirsten
The Latest: Pelosi calls Trump tweet 'disgusting'Washington Post
Feud with Trump boosts GillibrandThe Hill
The many layers of the Trump-Gillibrand feudCNN
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Dec 13, 2017

3 Florida men charged in shark-dragging video - Fox News

Fox News


Three Florida boaters seen in a viral video dragging a shark at a 'high speed' through the water — prompting outcries of 'animal lynching' from some activists — were charged Tuesday with felony counts, authorities said. A Florida Fish and Wildlife
Florida men charged in connection with viral shark dragging videoWPLG Local 10
Three charged in shark-dragging videoSun Sentinel
3 Arrested In Shark-Dragging IncidentPatch.com
Bradenton Herald


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Dec 13, 2017

Trump gets fresh gunpowder against US visas after NYC subway blast - Firstpost

Firstpost


Chief of the United States visa monitoring authority gave the clearest indication yet of the coming sledgehammer blow to the current US immigration system barely 24 hours after the arrest of a Bangladeshi immigrant accused of making a homemade pipe
White House: 'We've been very hard on Russia'Washington Examiner
CNN's Jim Acosta cites access threat from White House's Sarah Huckabee SandersWashington Post
Jim Acosta: Sarah Sanders threatened to ban me from WH photo ops if I asked Trump a question — but I did anywayHot Air



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Dec 13, 2017

Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea; Kim promises more weapons - Reuters

Reuters


WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be
US Is Ready to Talk to North Korea 'Anytime,' Tillerson SaysBloomberg
Tillerson tries to quell anxieties at State Dept amid questions about his futureABC News
Tillerson moves to change the narrative about him and stop rumors of a 'Rexit'Washington Post
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Dec 13, 2017

Preliminary exit poll results: How different groups voted in Alabama - Washington Post

Washington Post


African Americans make up about 3 in 10 Alabama voters so far on Election Day according to preliminary exit polls, a hair higher than the 28 percent of the electorate in 2012 presidential election and 29 percent in 2008, the two most recent elections
Early returns show close Alabama special electionPolitico
Will It Be Moore Or Jones? Polls Are Closed In Divisive Alabama Senate ElectionNPR
Polls close in Alabama's Senate electionCNN
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Dec 13, 2017

Notorious shark-dragging video results in three Florida men facing animal cruelty charges - Miami Herald

Miami Herald


Nearly five months after a video surfaced showing a shark being brutally dragged behind a boat on the West Coast of Florida, three Florida men have been charged with felony animal cruelty. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and
Three charged in shark-dragging videoSun Sentinel
Three Florida Men Charged With Animal Cruelty For Dragging a Shark Behind Their BoatTIME
3 Arrested In Shark-Dragging IncidentPatch.com



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Dec 13, 2017

Live results: Alabama Senate race and exit polls - voting polls closed - CBS News

CBS News


Last Updated Dec 12, 2017 8:03 PM EST. Watch here for live Alabama Senate special election results and exit polls. Republican Roy Moore, the embattled former chief justice on the state's supreme court, and Democrat Doug Jones, a widely respected former
Roy Moore, Kirsten Gillibrand, 'Star Wars': Your Tuesday Evening BriefingNew York Times
Polls close as Alabama's fiercely fought Senate race comes down the wireLos Angeles Times
Polls closed in Alabama special electionPolitico
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Dec 13, 2017

Republicans, Closing In on Final Tax Bill, Aim for a Vote Next Week - New York Times

New York Times


WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers, scrambling to reach agreement on a final tax bill that they hope to pass next week, are coalescing around a plan that would slightly raise the proposed corporate tax rate, lower the top rate on the richest Americans
House GOP commits to linking defense spending with stopgap billThe Hill
Crucial details of Republican tax plan in flux as deal deadline loomsReuters
The Cost of the Republicans' Tax DelusionBloomberg
The Atlantic -U.S. News & World Report -Newsweek -

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Dec 13, 2017

Tillerson, in new overture to North Korea, says ready to talk without pre-conditions - Reuters

Reuters


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from U.S. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be about
Tillerson moves to change the narrative about him and stop rumors of a 'Rexit'Washington Post
Tillerson Says Embassy in Jerusalem Is at Least Three Years AwayNew York Times
US Is Ready to Talk to North Korea 'Anytime,' Tillerson SaysBloomberg
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Dec 13, 2017

Illegal Cooking Fire at Homeless Camp Caused SoCal Fire Near Celebrity-Populated Bel-Air - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.com


The Los Angeles fire that endangered the homes of Jennifer Aniston, Elon Musk, Beyoncé and JAY-Z was caused by an illegal cooking fire, PEOPLE confirms. Los Angeles Fire Department investigators have determined the Skirball fire in Bel-Air, California



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Dec 13, 2017

Winter storm watch in effect for SE Mich. on Wednesday - The Detroit News

The Detroit News


After a cold system dumped snow across southeast Michigan to start the work week, Metro Detroit residents can expect another round Wednesday that could dump up to 7 inches and complicate commutes. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm
Multiple Alberta clipper systems, lake-effect to extend snow through Friday in Northeast Ohio: Weather forecastcleveland.com (blog)



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Dec 12, 2017

Trump team immigration push undercut by NY attack facts, critics say - CNN

CNN


Washington (CNN) As the Trump administration presses the notion that recent terrorist attacks justify significant changes in the legal immigration system, critics say the facts of those attacks undercut their own argument. President Donald Trump and
'I Did It for the Islamic State,' Bombing Suspect Told InvestigatorsNew York Times
WH ramps up calls for immigration overhaul after NYC terror attackThe Hill
NYC bomb suspect's Facebook post said Trump 'failed to protect' USNBCNews.com
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Dec 12, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Shockingly Good - Vulture

Vulture


The new Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is shockingly good. You'd expect it to be loud and gargantuan and to hit its marks in the manner of J.J. Abrams's The Force Awakens, which was the first episode under Disney's aegis — as well as the first
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Review: About As Much Fun As You Could Have At The MoviesDeadline
Plots strike back in 'last Jedi'Boston Herald
Prince William and Prince Harry attend premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'ABC News
USA TODAY -LA Daily News -Mashable

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Dec 12, 2017

Los Angeles fire that tore through Bel Air started at homeless camp, officials reveal - The Independent

The Independent


A cooking fire at a homeless camp ignited the wildfire that threatened the affluent Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel Air, officials have said. 'Investigators have determined the fire was caused by an illegal cooking fire at an encampment in a brush



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Dec 12, 2017

4-7 inches of snow to blanket metro Detroit Wednesday - Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press


Brace yourself for a round of heavier snow shoveling and bad traffic Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. The first major winter storm of the season is headed toward metro Detroit, with 4-7 inches of snow expected to hit the area Wednesday
Winter storm watch in effect for SE Mich. on WednesdayThe Detroit News



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Dec 12, 2017

MN governor: I'll announce replacement for Franken tomorrow - Hot Air

Hot Air


Replacement? Al Franken hasn't gone anywhere yet, and depending on what transpires tonight in Alabama, he might not go anywhere at all. Nevertheless, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton plans a news conference for tomorrow to announce his choice for an



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Dec 12, 2017

Metro Detroit weather: Temperatures drop, winter storm watch issued - WDIV ClickOnDetroit

WDIV ClickOnDetroit


Paul Gross takes a look at the upcoming Metro Detroit weather forecast for Dec. 12, 2017. (WDIV). DETROIT - Hot on the heels of the 3- to 5-inch snowfall that hit on Monday, another even more potent Alberta clipper winter storm will hit Wednesday. The
Snow promises tough commute in SE Mich. on WednesdayThe Detroit News



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Dec 12, 2017

US's Tillerson, in new overture to North Korea, says ready to talk without pre-conditions - Reuters

Reuters


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, appearing to back away from U.S. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be
Tillerson says US won't set preconditions for North Korea talksCNN
US Is Ready to Talk to North Korea 'Anytime,' Tillerson SaysBloomberg
Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with North KoreaUSA TODAY
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Dec 12, 2017

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Embraces the Magic and Mystery. Read Our Review. - New York Times

CBS News


Evil is ascendant. The Resistance — an intrepid, multi-everything group whose leaders include a battle-tested woman warrior — has been fighting the good fight for years but is outnumbered and occasionally outmaneuvered. Yes, the latest 'Star Wars
The definitive ranking of all 9 'Star Wars' movies, including 'The Last Jedi'USA TODAY
The Strangest, Swankiest and Most Expensive 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' MerchandiseVariety
The Last Jedi Is a Star Wars Movie That's Truly for EveryoneTIME
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Dec 12, 2017

Ed Lee, San Francisco's first Asian American mayor, dies after heart attack at 65 - Washington Post

Washington Post


Ed Lee, the son of Chinese immigrants who rose to become the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco in 2011, died early Tuesday after a heart attack. Former mayor Willie Brown told the San Francisco Examiner that Lee was shopping at his
San Francisco Leaders Try to Move Forward After Mayor Ed Lee's DeathTIME
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's death complicates politics in next mayoral raceSan Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee oversaw explosive growthMiami Herald
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Dec 12, 2017

Top Republican on Senate judiciary panel pushes back against 2 Trump nominees - Washington Post

Washington Post


The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Republican said Tuesday that President Trump should 'reconsider' and 'not proceed' with two nominations for open seats on the federal bench, complicating the administration's efforts to push the picks through the
Exclusive: Grassley urges Trump to reconsider controversial judicial picksCNN
Grassley tells Trump 'not to proceed' on two controversial judicial nominationsThe Hill
In Shocking Twist, GOP Committee Chair Repudiates Trump's Worst Judicial NomineesSlate Magazine
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Dec 12, 2017

Republicans Near Agreement on Higher Corporate Tax Rate and Lower Rate on Wealthiest - New York Times

New York Times


WASHINGTON — Republicans lawmakers, scrambling to find agreement on a unified tax plan that they hope to put to a final vote next week, are coalescing around a bill that would slightly raise the proposed corporate tax rate while lowering the top rate
Republicans close in on historic tax dealPolitico
GOP eyes raising corporate rate to 21 percent, lowering top individual tax rateThe Hill
Republicans Race to Finish Their Tax CutsThe Atlantic
Bloomberg -Business Insider -ABC News -

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Dec 12, 2017

Skirball fire sparked by illegal cooking fire, California officials say - ABC News

NBCNews.com


The Skirball brush fire that caused residents of Los Angeles' affluent Bel-Air neighborhood to flee their multimillion-dollar mansions last week was sparked by an illegal cooking fire, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a press release Tuesday
Cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked Bel-Air blaze that destroyed homes, officials sayLos Angeles Times



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Dec 12, 2017

Ann Arbor could get another 7 inches of snow Wednesday - MLive.com

MLive.com


The National Weather Service measured 5.8 inches of snow accumulation in Ann Arbor on Tuesday morning, after the first significant snowfall of the season blanketed the region. And more appears to be on the way -- a lot more. Top 10 snowfall
Multiple Alberta clipper systems, lake-effect to extend snow through Friday in Northeast Ohio: Weather forecastcleveland.com (blog)



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Dec 12, 2017

Here's Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now - Bloomberg

Bloomberg


House and Senate Republicans are working this week on compromise tax-overhaul legislation in an effort to send it to President Donald Trump as soon as next week. Here are the latest developments, updated throughout the day: GOP Is Said to Favor 37% Top
GOP eyes raising corporate rate to 21 percent, lowering top individual tax rateThe Hill
Republicans Nearing Agreement on Final Tax BillNew York Times
Republicans Race to Finish Their Tax CutsThe Atlantic
Fox News -ABC News -Chicago Tribune

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Dec 12, 2017

US Is Ready to Talk to North Korea 'Anytime,' Tillerson Says - Bloomberg

Bloomberg


The U.S. is prepared to negotiate with North Korea without preconditions, though Kim Jong Un's regime should be ready to 'make a different' choice with regards to its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs for talks to continue, Secretary of
Despite 'Rexit' rumors, Tillerson says he's 'learning to enjoy' his jobPolitico
Tillerson tells State employees he's "learning" to like his jobCBS News
Exclusive: Rex Tillerson, In Meeting With US Diplomats, Says Russia 'Interfered' in ElectionDaily Beast
Salon -Washington Times -

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Dec 12, 2017

'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 - CBS News

CBS News


NEW YORK -- This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is "feminism." Yes, it's been a big year or two or 100 for the word. In 2017, searches for feminism increased 70 percent over 2016 on Merriam-Webster.com
'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year, thanks in part to Kellyanne ConwayWashington Post
The word of the year is 'feminism'ThinkProgress
Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is 'feminism'CNN
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Dec 12, 2017

Illegal cooking fire caused devastating Skirball Fire in Southern Calif., officials say - CBS News

CBS News


LOS ANGELES -- The devastating blaze that broke out in the densely-populated Sepulveda Pass area last week was caused by a cooking fire, authorities announced Tuesday. The Los Angeles Fire Department stated that arson investigators determined the



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Dec 12, 2017

San Francisco Leaders Try to Move Forward After Mayor Ed Lee's Death - TIME

TIME


Ed Lee, mayor of San Francisco, speaks during a news conference outside City Hall after the U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, June 26, 2015. Same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee oversaw explosive growthMiami Herald
San Francisco leaders remember Ed Lee as 'humble and determined' after shocking deathThe Mercury News
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's death complicates politics in next mayoral raceSan Francisco Chronicle
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Dec 12, 2017

The definitive ranking of all 9 'Star Wars' movies, including 'The Last Jedi' - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


Unless you've been held captive by a Wampa, crash-landed a TIE Fighter on Jakku or were eaten by the Sarlacc — we see you there, Boba Fett, keep hope alive — it's probably not news that there's another Star Wars movie heading our way. With the
The Strangest, Swankiest and Most Expensive 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' MerchandiseVariety
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Here's what the early reviews are sayingWashington Post
Some Star Wars toys for fans who have $10000 to burnSFGate
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Dec 12, 2017

The Strangest, Swankiest and Most Expensive 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Merchandise - Variety

Variety


'Star Wars' merchandise is some of the most popular and coveted among all fandoms, and as the release of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' draws near, so do more goodies that fans can buy. But not all merch makes sense, and even Disney can steer an iconic
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Here's what the early reviews are sayingWashington Post
Stellar 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' throws a few twists into the Skywalker space operaUSA TODAY
Secret Stormtroopers Unmasked! William and Harry Join Their Star Wars Costars at London PremierePEOPLE.com
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Dec 12, 2017

GOP eyes raising corporate rate to 21 percent, lowering top individual tax rate - The Hill

The Hill


Republican negotiators have a tentative agreement to raise the corporate tax rate in their joint House-Senate tax bill from 20 to 21 percent, two GOP sources tell The Hill. The higher corporate rate would cap a furious debate within the GOP conference
The Cost of the Republicans' Tax DelusionBloomberg
California Today: A Tax Challenge for SacramentoNew York Times
Why is President Trump still talking about a tax bill instead of signing one?USA TODAY
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Dec 12, 2017

Battle against Thomas fire enters second week as blaze continues to grow - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times


The massive Thomas fire, which has burned through Ventura County for over a week and entered Santa Barbara County over the weekend, has now scorched 234,200 acres and is 20% contained, fire officials said Tuesday. The fire, which began Dec. 4, grew
California wildfires have destroyed 1000 structures ... and countingCNN
Firefighters Struggle To Contain Southern California's Thomas FireNPR
Celebrities Flee California Community as Ash Falls Like SnowTIME
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Dec 12, 2017

The Latest: Pelosi calls Trump tweet 'disgusting' - Washington Post

Washington Post


WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and allegations of sexual misconduct (all times local):. 3:50 p.m.. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump's tweet disparaging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand
Trump Says Gillibrand 'Would Do Anything' for Campaign DonationsNew York Times
Trump gets into the gutter with Gillibrand tweetCNN
Trump's tweet about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand fuels growing call for hearings, resignationUSA TODAY
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Dec 12, 2017

'More Black Abortions.' 'Neo-Nazis.' Sharp-edged radio ads target Alabama's black voters. - Washington Post

Washington Post


MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The ad from Stars and Stripes Forever runs only infrequently; the conservative super PAC has spent just $4,720 to put it on some of Alabama's black radio stations. But like all of the super PAC's work, it grabs the listener's
Relief, uncertainty as Alabama Senate race finally barrels to a closeLos Angeles Times
Alabama Senate nail-biter: Why this election is so 'hard to predict'Fox News
I broke my silence on Roy Moore. Now I'm saying #NoMoore in the Alabama election.NBCNews.com
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Dec 12, 2017

Dayton to name Franken's replacement Wednesday - KARE

KARE


Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been said to be the favorite to replace Franken's seat. Author: Associated Press , KARE. Published: 4:12 PM CST December 12, 2017. ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will name his pick to replace Sen. Al Franken on



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Dec 12, 2017

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's death complicates politics for next mayoral race - San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle


Mayor Ed Lee and state Sen. Mark Leno chat before sheriff Vicki Hennessy is sworn into office at City Hall in San Francisco on Jan. 8, 2015. Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle. Image 2 of 6. Former San Francisco supervisor and state Sen. Mark Leno
The new mayor of San Francisco, home of the most expensive real estate in America, is a 'life-long renter'Business Insider
UC Davis alumna named San Francisco's interim mayor after Lee's deathSacramento Bee
Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, Dies Suddenly at Age 65New York Magazine
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Dec 12, 2017

Trump has finally gone too far for Chuck Grassley - ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress


The first nominee, Brett Talley, is a 36-year-old Trump administration official who bounced between political and legal jobs after graduating from law school in 2007. Though he is nominated to a trial judgeship in Alabama, Talley has never tried a case



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Dec 12, 2017

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee oversaw explosive growth - Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee


Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his lifelong commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65. A statement from Lee's office said
The new mayor of San Francisco, home of the most expensive real estate in America, is a 'life-long renter'Business Insider
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at 65OregonLive.com
Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, Dies Suddenly at Age 65New York Magazine
WLS-TV -SFGate -TIME -

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Dec 12, 2017

Despite 'Rexit' rumors, Tillerson says he's 'learning to enjoy' his job - Politico

Politico


Washington may be waiting for a 'Rexit,' but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson doesn't sound ready to leave just yet. Despite reports of his pending ouster, President Donald Trump's chief diplomat indicated Tuesday that he wants to stick around long
Exclusive: Rex Tillerson, In Meeting With US Diplomats, Says Russia 'Interfered' in ElectionDaily Beast
Rex Tillerson spokesman leaving State DepartmentWashington Examiner
Tillerson to Back North Korea Diplomacy, Reject Syria's Assad: US OfficialU.S. News & World Report
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Dec 12, 2017

CNN's Jim Acosta cites access threat from White House's Sarah Huckabee Sanders - Washington Post

Washington Post


President Trump's tweeting Tuesday morning set off the usual scramble among White House reporters for all manner of clarifications and amplifications. Look at the tweet, and it's not hard to understand why: Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a



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Dec 12, 2017

The Stunning Hypocrisy of Sarah Sanders's Media Smear - Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair


In another Orwellian performance, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fulminates about the press, aping her boss as she claims the media is 'purposely putting out information that you know to be false.' The president inveighs against CNN
CNN's Jim Acosta cites access threat from White House's Sarah Huckabee SandersWashington Post
White House: 'We've been very hard on Russia'Washington Examiner
CNN's Acosta accuses Sanders of intimidation, threatsFox News
CBS News -Politico -Mediaite

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Dec 12, 2017

Where Republican senators stand on Roy Moore - CNN

CNN


Washington (CNN) What should happen to Roy Moore if he's elected to the US Senate? CNN reached out to all Republican Senate offices -- with the exception of outgoing Sen. Luther Strange -- for their thoughts. Many are waiting until after the election
Eugene Robinson Live (Dec. 12)Washington Post
Roy Moore, New York City, Jerusalem: Your Wednesday BriefingNew York Times
Live updates: Alabama Senate raceCBS News
USA TODAY -The Hill -Christian Science Monitor -

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Dec 12, 2017

Republicans considering bumping corporate rate to 21 percent in tax plan as deal nears - Washington Post

Washington Post


Republicans are in advanced talks to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, two people involved in the negotiations said, an attempted intraparty compromise that they hope will smooth passage of a sweeping tax bill. A final
Tax negotiators seeking the right dials to turn for a dealCNN
California Today: A Tax Challenge for SacramentoNew York Times
Tax package would ease hit to residents of high-tax statesABC News
USA TODAY -Los Angeles Times -

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Dec 12, 2017

Stellar 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' throws a few twists into the Skywalker space opera - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


Let's get to the answer every Star Wars fan is dying to know: Porgs are indeed adorable and there are just enough of them in The Last Jedi. Oh, wait, you were more interested in the parentage of Daisy Ridley's heroine Rey, what Mark Hamill's Jedi
In Defense of Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Least Essential PlotVanity Fair
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': What critics are saying about the filmABC News
'Star Wars' Always Put Women in the Back Seat, But in 'The Last Jedi' They Call The ShotsIndieWire
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Dec 12, 2017

CNN's Acosta accuses Sanders of intimidation, threats - Fox News

Fox News


CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta claimed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders threatened to curtail his media access if he shouted a question at President Trump. Acosta ignored the alleged warning, using a "pool spray" Tuesday at the White
CNN's Jim Acosta cites access threat from White House's Sarah Huckabee SandersWashington Post
White House: 'We've been very hard on Russia'Washington Examiner
Jim Acosta: Sarah Sanders threatened to ban me from WH photo ops if I asked Trump a question — but I did anywayHot Air
Politico


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Dec 12, 2017

Trump Says Gillibrand 'Would Do Anything' for Campaign Donations - New York Times

New York Times


WASHINGTON — President Trump forcefully entered the national debate about sexual harassment on Tuesday, again dismissing his own accusers as fabricating their stories, and attacking a female Democratic senator as a 'lightweight' who 'would do anything
Trump's disgusting Kirsten Gillibrand tweet is just the beginning of the #MeToo backlashWashington Post
6 words got Trump into big trouble todayCNN
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Trump Twitter attack a 'sexist smear'USA TODAY
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Dec 12, 2017

Officials identify school bus driver and student killed in bus fire southeast of Oakland, Iowa - Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World-Herald


The bodies of two people were found on this school bus after a fire Tuesday morning southeast of Oakland, Iowa. CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD. School bus fire. The bus is hauled away from the scene Tuesday afternoon. MATT DIXON/THE WORLD-HERALD
Student, driver dead after bus bursts into flamesNew York Daily News
Authorities: 2 dead after school bus fire in western IowaSan Francisco Chronicle
School bus erupts in flames, killing student and driver in IowaFox News
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Dec 12, 2017

Federal authorities file terrorism charges against New York bombing suspect, say he taunted Trump first - Washington Post

Washington Post


Federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges Tuesday against the suspected New York City subway bomber, Akayed Ullah, saying he posted a taunt online aimed at President Trump before the attack in a tunnel beneath Times Square and then proclaimed 'I did
US Slaps Terror Charges on Accused Times Square BomberU.S. News & World Report
Authorities say suspect in New York subway attack boasted, 'I did it for Islamic State'Los Angeles Times
NYC bomb suspect's Facebook post said Trump 'failed to protect' USNBCNews.com
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Dec 12, 2017

'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year, thanks in part to Kellyanne Conway - Washington Post

Washington Post


This is the year when a sea of pink dominated the streets of several American cities, the year when #MeToo became a symbolic driving force against sexual misconduct by men, and when a group of women — 'The Silence Breakers' — graced the cover of Time
Merriam-Webster Expertly Sums Up 2017 With Its Word Of The YearHuffPost
Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017: 'Feminism'Business Insider
Merriam-Webster names 'feminism' as its word of the yearUSA TODAY
EW.com -Vox -

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Dec 12, 2017

Student, driver dead after bus bursts into flames - New York Daily News

New York Daily News


A bus burst into flames after it backed into a ditch in western Iowa on Tuesday, killing a student and the driver. No one else was on the bus when the fire started at approximately 7 a.m. near Oakland, which is 35 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska. The bus
Authorities: 2 dead after school bus fire in western IowaSan Francisco Chronicle
Victims ID'd in fatal western Iowa school bus accident-UPDATEDKWQC-TV6
School bus driver, 1 student killed in bus fire southeast of Oakland, IowaOmaha World-Herald



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Dec 12, 2017

Senate Ethics Committee could soon be busy with Roy Moore, Bob Menendez: Here's what it does - Fox News

Fox News


Alabama voters could send Republican Roy Moore to the Senate in the Dec. 12 special election. Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct against multiple women when they were in their teens, and he was an adult. One woman said she was 14 years old
Be wary of what you wish for in AlabamaWashington Post
Live: Alabama Senate election results and exit pollsCBS News
Mike Pence stays silent on Alabama Senate race in final hoursAL.com
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Dec 12, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is (mostly) a triumph: EW review - EW.com

EW.com


There are a handful of truly spectacular moments in The Last Jedi—some as visually sumptuous and others as emotionally poignant and raw as anything in the intergalactic ring cycle so far: The sight of Rebel X-wing fighters emerging from light speed
Stellar 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' throws a few twists into the Skywalker space operaUSA TODAY
'Star Wars' Always Put Women in the Back Seat, But in 'The Last Jedi' They Call The ShotsIndieWire
'The Last Jedi' Sends 'Star Wars' Soaring Into The FutureHuffPost
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Dec 12, 2017

Either outcome in Alabama is a self-inflicted wound by Senate GOP - Washington Post

Washington Post


It's easy to view Roy Moore's controversial candidacy as a self-inflicted wound by Senate Republicans. Over the summer, the GOP's top strategists analyzed a complicated three-way race for the party's nomination to succeed Jeff Sessions, who left the
Many GOP Blunders Put Seat at Risk, Even Before ScandalNew York Times
Roy Moore's wife revives bigotry charges against her husband. Was that intentional?Los Angeles Times
Sharia law, slavery and abolishing amendments: 6 of Roy Moore's most memorable quotesUSA TODAY
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Dec 12, 2017

School bus erupts in flames, killing student and driver in Iowa - Fox News

Fox News


Investigators work the scene of a school bus fire that killed two people on Dec. 12. (AP). A school bus driver and a student were killed early Tuesday when a school bus caught fire in western Iowa, officials said. The incident occurred around 7 a.m
School bus driver, 1 student killed in bus fire southeast of Oakland, IowaOmaha World-Herald



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Dec 12, 2017

Trump attorney: What America needs now is … Special Counsel - Hot Air

Hot Air


What's the antidote for a special counsel that exceeds his mandate, charges peripheral figures with unrelated crimes, and hires investigators with potential conflicts of political interest? The obvious answer: appoint another special counsel to



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Dec 12, 2017

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Is Really Good! Here's Our Review. - New York Times

Los Angeles Times


Evil is ascendant. The Resistance — an intrepid, multi-everything group whose leaders include a battle-tested woman warrior — has been fighting the good fight for years but is outnumbered and occasionally outmaneuvered. Yes, the latest 'Star Wars
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is (mostly) a triumph: EW reviewEW.com
'The Last Jedi' brings emotion, exhilaration and surprise back to the 'Star Wars' sagaLos Angeles Times
The Global Box Office Awakens: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Could Power To $440M OpeningDeadline
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Dec 12, 2017

Fact Check: Bernie Sanders says Trump never apologized for Access Hollywood tape - but he did - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


Sen. Bernie Sanders wrongly said President Donald Trump has never apologized for his comments on the 'Access Hollywood' tape in which he bragged about sexually inappropriate behavior. Trump did apologize at the time for his comments in a press release
Jim Acosta: Sarah Sanders threatened to ban me from WH photo ops if I asked Trump a question — but I did anywayHot Air
CNN's Jim Acosta cites access threat from White House's Sarah Huckabee SandersWashington Post
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, 12/11/2017, #39The White House (blog)



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Dec 12, 2017

Breaking Down the Disturbing Details, Implications of NFL Network Sexual Harassment Claims - Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated


As the '#MeToo' movement has empowered victims of sexual harassment and assault to speak up, a number of prominent individuals in the business, entertainment, media and political worlds—most notably Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey—have been
Marshall Faulk, Donovan McNabb and others allegedly sexually harassed former NFL Network female employeeNew York Daily News
Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis suspended by ESPN as it investigates harassment allegationsUSA TODAY
Latest on NFL Network Lawsuit: Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis Suspended by ESPNNew York Times
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Dec 12, 2017

NYC Subway Bomber Charged in Federal Court 'Did it for the Islamic State,' Officials Say - TIME

TIME


(NEW YORK) — A Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a New York subway bombing blamed President Donald Trump for the botched suicide mission that he said he carried out for the Islamic State group, authorities said as they brought federal charges against



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Dec 12, 2017

Ed Lee, San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor, dies at 65 - CNN

CNN


(CNN) San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, a former civil rights attorney who became the first Asian-American to serve in the city's top post, died early Tuesday -- hours after appearing at a public event -- at a city hospital at age 65, his office said. Lee
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies; 5 key contributions he madeUSA TODAY
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at 65OregonLive.com
The new mayor of San Francisco, home of the most expensive real estate in America, is a 'life-long renter'Business Insider
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Dec 12, 2017

Trump Attacks Gillibrand and Blames Democrats for Women's Allegations - New York Times

New York Times


WASHINGTON — President Trump forcefully entered the national debate about sexual harassment on Tuesday, again dismissing his own accusers as fabricating their stories and saying that a prominent Democratic senator, a woman, 'would do anything' for
Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet critics say is sexually suggestive and demeaningWashington Post
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Trump Twitter attack a 'sexist smear'USA TODAY
Trump escalates fight with Democratic critic GillibrandPolitico
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Dec 12, 2017

New York bombing suspect on Facebook: 'Trump you failed' - CNN

CNN


(CNN) The man accused of blowing up a homemade explosive in a pedestrian subway tunnel in the heart of New York City posted on Facebook earlier in the day, saying, "Trump you failed to protect your nation," according to a criminal complaint. Akayed
Federal authorities file terrorism charges against Manhattan bombing suspectWashington Post
NYC bomb suspect's Facebook post said Trump 'failed to protect' USNBCNews.com
New York Today: What We Know About the Subway BombingNew York Times
Fox News -USA TODAY -

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Dec 12, 2017

Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis suspended by ESPN as it investigates harassment allegations - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


Former NFL players Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis will not appear on ESPN as the company investigates allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior while they were at NFL Network. "We are investigating, and McNabb and Davis will not appear on our
The disturbing details behind NFL Network's sexual harassment lawsuitNew York Post
NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, other ex-players over sexual misconduct allegationsCBSSports.com
Latest on NFL Network Lawsuit: Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis Suspended by ESPNNew York Times
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Dec 12, 2017

Peacekeeper? Dennis Rodman thinks he can bring Trump and 'friend' Kim Jong Un together - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


Dennis Rodman is urging President Trump to allow him to travel to North Korea as a peace envoy, according to media reports. The former NBA star's plea came after the State Department barred American passport holders from traveling there starting Sept
Dennis Rodman wants to be Trump's peace envoy to North KoreaBusiness Insider
Dennis Rodman Says Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un Are 'Pretty Much The Same'Newsweek
North Korea exports women to ChinaFox News
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Dec 12, 2017

Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet critics say is sexually suggestive and demeaning - Washington Post

Washington Post


President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and immediate backlash. 'Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Trump escalates fight with Democratic critic GillibrandPolitico
Trump Smears Kirsten Gillibrand As A 'Flunky' Who 'Would Do Anything' For Campaign MoneyHuffPost
Trump attacks Gillibrand after call for his resignation, suggests she'd 'do anything' for campaign contributionsABC News
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Dec 12, 2017

The Latest: Macron: Leaders must lead climate change fight - Washington Post

Washington Post


PARIS — The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local):. 4:45 p.m.. French President Emmanuel Macron is calling on world leaders to fulfill their commitments as the only way to win the battle against global warming. In his
Schwarzenegger bikes through Paris, calling out Trump on climateThe Hill (blog)
Macron's Climate Summit in Paris Finds New Money, Tech HelpU.S. News & World Report
Leaders ramp up climate fight, with "momentum" from TrumpCBS News
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Dec 12, 2017

Digital evidence will be critical to NFL Network harassment lawsuit - NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com


The troubling allegations made by former NFL Network employee Jami Cantor via an amended complaint filed Monday present, in many instances, something far more tangible than the he said/she said claims that often turn on who is believed, or not believed
Marshall Faulk, Donovan McNabb and others named by ex-NFL staffer in sexual harassment suit, report saysFox News
NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans, Ike Taylor in sex harassment probe: reportNOLA.com
NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, other ex-players over sexual misconduct allegationsCBSSports.com
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Dec 12, 2017

Trump sends sexually suggestive and demeaning tweet about Gillibrand - Washington Post

Washington Post


President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and immediate backlash. 'Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Trump Attacks Gillibrand and Blames Democrats for Women's Allegations Against HimNew York Times
Trump escalates fight with Democratic critic GillibrandPolitico
Trump lashes out at senator amid calls to resign over sexual misconduct allegationsCNN
USA TODAY -ABC News -

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Dec 12, 2017

Supervisor London Breed becomes acting San Francisco mayor upon Ed Lee's death - SFGate

SFGate


London Breed, a native San Franciscan who was raised by her grandmother in the city's housing projects, became acting mayor of San Francisco early Tuesday morning. She ascended to the post after the shocking death of Mayor Ed Lee, who died of an
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee Dies Suddenly at 65U.S. News & World Report
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee diesUSA TODAY
Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, Dies at 65New York Times
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Dec 12, 2017

Ed Lee, San Francisco's first Asian American mayor, dies at 65 - Washington Post

Washington Post


San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, the son of Chinese immigrants who was the first member of his family to attend college and eventually became the first Asian American to lead the city, died early Tuesday. Lee's office said in a brief statement that the 65
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies; 5 key contributions he madeUSA TODAY
San Francisco mayor dies suddenly at 65ABC News
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at 65Chicago Tribune
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Dec 12, 2017

Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017: 'Feminism' - Business Insider

Business Insider


women's march Participants seen during the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images. Merriam-Webster's 2017 word of the year is "feminism." People looked up the meaning of feminism in record numbers
'Feminism' Is Merriam-Webster's 2017 Word of the YearRollingStone.com
Merriam-Webster names 'feminism' as its word of the yearUSA TODAY
'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's word of the yearEW.com
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Dec 12, 2017

NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, other ex-players over sexual misconduct allegations - CBSSports.com

CBSSports.com


The NFL Network suspended three former players turned analysts -- Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans -- amid allegations in a lawsuit of sexual harassment. An NFL spokesperson told CBS Sports the trio was suspended "pending an investigation
NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, Heath Evans over sexual harassment claimsWashington Post
Lawsuit: Marshall Faulk Pinned Woman Against Wall ... Demanded Oral SexTMZ.com
NFL Network analysts accused of sexual harassment; Donovan McNabb named in lawsuitSyracuse.com
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Dec 12, 2017

After Trump Twitter attack, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says: 'You cannot silence me' - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


WASHINGTON - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has called for President Trump's resignation after numerous women accused him of sexual misconduct, chastised the president on Tuesday for saying she would "do anything" for campaign contributions. "You cannot
Trump Blasts Gillibrand After She Calls on Him to ResignBloomberg
Trump goes on Twitter rampage against Sen. Gillibrand after she calls on him to step downNew York Daily News
Trump says Gillibrand begged for donations 'and would do anything for them'The Hill
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Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race Between Roy Moore and Doug Jones Ends With More Controversy - New York Times

New York Times


... • Polls are open in the special Senate election to fill the seat left vacant when President Trump appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general. • The candidacy of Roy S. Moore, the Republican nominee, was thrown into doubt over claims of sexual
Voters head to the polls in contentious Senate race in AlabamaWashington Post
These are the constitutional amendments Roy Moore wanted to get rid ofCNN
Alabama drama nears an explosive endThe Hill
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Dec 12, 2017

'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year - EW.com

EW.com


A picture of President Donald Trump is now literally next to the definition for 'dotard' in the dictionary. Merriam-Webster revealed on Tuesday that 'feminism' is the dictionary's word of the year, followed by nine other highly searched for terms that
Merriam-Webster names 'feminism' as its word of the yearUSA TODAY
Why Merriam-Webster Picked 'Feminism' as Its 2017 Word of the YearFortune
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year: 'Feminism'Tribune-Review
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Dec 12, 2017

New York Port Authority explosion: Suspect charged with supporting terrorism - CNN

CNN


(CNN) The man who allegedly blew up his homemade explosive in a pedestrian subway tunnel in the heart of the Midtown Manhattan has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, supporting an act of terrorism and making a terroristic threat, the
New York Today: What We Know About the Subway BombingNew York Times
New York City Sent Its Best to Take Down ISIS BomberDaily Beast
Port Authority 'bomber' was not on terror list: Bangladesh officialNew York Post
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Dec 12, 2017

North Korea exports women to China - Fox News

Fox News


Why are an estimated 85 percent of the North Koreans who manage to make their way to freedom in South Korea women? And why do nearly all come by way of China, rather than across the heavily guarded DMZ, and have sad stories of sexual abuse to tell? The
Dennis Rodman wants Trump to let him travel to North KoreaUSA TODAY
North Korea may be making a fortune from bitcoin maniaCNNMoney
North Korea sanctions could hurt millions as winter bites, UN saysCNN
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Dec 12, 2017

Charles Jenkins, Ex-US Army soldier who defected to North Korea, dead at 77 - Fox News

Fox News


Former U.S. Army deserter to North Korea, Charles Jenkins, has died. He was 77 (AP Photo). Charles Jenkins, a former U.S. Army soldier who deserted to North Korea at the height of the Cold War, died Monday. He was 77. Jenkins collapsed outside his home
Charles Jenkins: US soldier who defected to North Korea diesBBC News
Charles Jenkins, American soldier who defected to North Korea, dies at 77Washington Post
Charles Jenkins, Cold War Defector To North Korea, Dies At 77NPR
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Dec 12, 2017

Essential California: How the Thomas fire became such a monster - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times


Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Tuesday, Dec. 12, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. How the Thomas fire became such a monster. Flames as tall as a high-rise galloping up and down
California wildfires have destroyed 1000 structures ... and countingCNN
Global warming's role in California's wildfiresCBS News
Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds remain relentlessReuters
New York Times -Daily Beast -89.3 KPCC -

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Dec 12, 2017

Trump seeks to dismiss sexual harassment allegations as 'fake news' - Washington Post

Washington Post


President Trump on Tuesday sought to discredit both the news media and some of the women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling the allegations against him 'fabricated stories' and 'fake news.' 'Despite thousands of hours wasted and many
Trump dismisses accusations of sexual misconduct as 'fake news'CNN
#MeToo spotlight increasingly pointed at past Trump conductcleveland.com
Woman: Donald Trump Groped Me and Called Me a 'C*nt'Daily Beast
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Dec 12, 2017

Merriam-Webster names 'feminism' as its word of the year - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


Drumroll, please... Merriam-Webster's word of the year is "feminism." The online dictionary said the word of the year sheds light on topics that sparked the nation's interest and is chosen by measuring which words had a significant increase in lookups
'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's word of the yearEW.com
'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's 2017 word of the yearPolitico
Merriam-Webster picks 'feminism' as word of the yearThe Hill
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Dec 12, 2017

Tax negotiators seeking the right dials to turn for a deal - CNN

CNN


(CNN) When it comes to the GOP tax plan currently in the conference committee process, everything is interconnected. Say that Republicans tweak the deduction for state and local taxes one way. Then, negotiators would need to tweak another provision as
The Trump administration's tax 'report' reads like fan fictionWashington Post
GOP lawmakers struggle to close gaps in tax planPolitico
The Trump Tax Plan Is Yet Another Battle in the Class WarNewsweek
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Dec 12, 2017

Voters head to the polls in contentious Senate race in Alabama - Washington Post

Washington Post


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — National political leaders, a Hollywood actress and a retired basketball star made last-ditch efforts Monday to woo Alabama voters in a Senate race, as the candidates gave their final arguments in a pivotal special election that has
Alabama Senate Race Ends Fittingly: With More ControversyNew York Times
Ala. drama nears an explosive endThe Hill
Counties to watch as Alabama votes for US senatorUSA TODAY
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Dec 12, 2017

A Clash Between Two Visions of the Republican Party in Alabama - The Atlantic

The Atlantic


Subscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. For all the national attention that's been paid to the grisly particulars of Alabama's special election over the past few weeks—the lurid details



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Dec 12, 2017

The Latest: Macron hosts leaders in global warming battle - Washington Post

Washington Post


PARIS — The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local):. 1:30 p.m.. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 164 world leaders, government members, business leaders and prominent figures involved in fighting global warming
Paris Agreement two years on: Who is taking the lead on climate change?CNN
Leaders ramp up climate fight, with "momentum" from TrumpCBS News
Climate change: Trump will bring US back into Paris deal - MacronBBC News
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Dec 12, 2017

Ed Lee, San Francisco Mayor, Dies at 65 - New York Times

New York Times


Edwin M. Lee, a well-respected civil rights lawyer who became the first Asian-American to be elected as mayor of San Francisco, died early on Tuesday of undisclosed causes, his office said. He was 65. 'It is with profound sadness and terrible grief
Ed Lee, San Francisco's first Asian American mayor, dies at 65Washington Post
Ed Lee, the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco, dies at 65Los Angeles Times
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies At Age 65NPR
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Dec 12, 2017

France's Macron takes lead in climate change battle, with the US absent - Washington Post

Washington Post


PARIS — The United States may have withdrawn from the Paris climate change accords, but on Tuesday dozens of world leaders and philanthropists met to find solutions to the swiftly warming planet — and send a message of resolve to the White House
Paris Agreement two years on: Who is taking the lead on climate change?CNN
Leaders ramp up climate fight, with "momentum" from TrumpCBS News
Follow the money: investors lead charge on climate changeABC News
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Dec 12, 2017

FBI agent becomes GOP public enemy No. 1 - The Hill

NBCNews.com


Republicans have a new public enemy No. 1: Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was reassigned from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team over allegedly anti-Trump text messages he sent during the presidential race. A slate of reports from
The Trump-inspired mess that could result from Robert Mueller finding Trump broke the lawWashington Post
Trump is the one in 'tatters,' not the FBICNN
Justice Department won't disclose details on Mueller ethics waiverPolitico
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Dec 12, 2017

New York Today: What We Know About the Subway Bombing - New York Times

New York Times


Good morning on this soggy Tuesday, and Happy Hanukkah. A would-be suicide bomber detonated a homemade explosive in a busy subway corridor near the Port Authority during yesterday's morning commute, in what officials are calling an act of terrorism
Would-Be NYC Suicide Bomber Expected Face Federal ChargesU.S. News & World Report
New York subway blast suspect charged with terror countsUSA TODAY
Readers sound off on subway bombing, police shootings and the YanksNew York Daily News
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