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CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

Posted earlier today in National

Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS halting distribution of his nightly interview show and CBS News suspending him Monday following a Washington Post report with the accusations of eight women.



Shootings put semi-automatic rifles ads under new scrutiny

Posted earlier today in National

The ads leap out from the pages of almost any gun magazine: Soldiers wearing greasepaint and camouflage wield military-style rifles depicted as essential to the American way of life.



New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

Posted earlier today in National

A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second allegation of improper conduct against the Democrat and first involving his time as a senator.



Roy Moore accuser says she was not paid to tell her story

Posted earlier today in National

A woman accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating sexual contact when she was 14 said Monday she wanted to confront him years ago but didn't because he was powerful and the encounter gutted her self-confidence.



Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

Posted yesterday in National

Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, Muslims, homosexuality and anything else that doesn't fit the evangelical mold.



White House: Trump not stumping for Moore due to discomfort with bid

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore because of "discomfort" with the sexual misconduct allegations made by several women but isn't calling on the controversial judge to drop out of the race because the state's voters should decide, the White House says.



White House open to striking health provision from tax bill

Posted yesterday in National

The White House says it's willing to strike a health-care provision from Senate legislation to cut taxes and overhaul the tax code if the provision becomes an impediment to passing one of President Donald Trump's top legislative priorities.



Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

Posted yesterday in National

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison.



Progressive pastors: Moore unfit for Senate

Posted 11/18/2017 in National

A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation."



Allegations against Alabama's Roy Moore dividing GOP women

Posted 11/18/2017 in National

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.



Why few women of color in wave of accusers? 'Stakes higher'

Posted 11/18/2017 in National

In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American life, women and men of color have been largely absent from the national furor.



Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore's campaign lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring "let the battle begin."



Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour.



GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. Thorny problems await in the Senate, though.



Highlights of House, Senate GOP bills to overhaul tax code

Posted 11/17/2017 in National



GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Republican and Democratic senators have joined forces on legislation to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church.



Actress Rose McGowan arraigned on cocaine charge

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Actress Rose McGowan was arraigned Thursday on a felony cocaine charge, days after she alleged in The New Yorker that the drugs may been planted to discredit her.



AAA expects 50 million Americans to travel over Thanksgiving

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

If you're traveling over Thanksgiving, you'll have even more company than last year.



FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

Posted 11/17/2017 in National

Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media.



GOP braces for extended clash in Alabama

Posted 11/16/2017 in National

With President Donald Trump standing on the sidelines, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict -- not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington.



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