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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein are saying President Donald Trump's son-in-law hasn't been fully forthcoming with the panel's probe into Russian election interference, asking him to provide emails sent to him involving WikiLeaks and a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 17, 2017 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner pushed back Friday after a Senate committee said he had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference. Lawyer Abbe Lowell said Kushner encouraged others in President Donald Trump's campaign to decline...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016, file photo, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), shows medical staff treating a man suffering from breathing difficulties inside a hospital in Aleppo, Syria after a chemical attack. Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at a United Nations Security Council meeting. (Aleppo Media Center via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 9:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia again vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would extend the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, dooming its operation and making it exceedingly difficult to hold anyone accountable for the deaths of...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2009 photo, Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev. speaks at a news conference at the Lloyd D. George Federal building in Las Vegas. Ensign resigned in 2011 after revelations that he had an affair with the wife of a top staffer. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
November 17, 2017 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been nearly six years since the Senate Ethics Committee conducted a major investigation of a sitting senator. Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. The...
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In this file photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2010, elephants use their trunks to smell for possible danger in the Tsavo East national park, Kenya. The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban on the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
November 17, 2017 - 8:22 pm
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." The U.S. Fish...
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FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2010, file photo, William O'Neill, an Ohio appeals court judge selected as the Democratic nominee for U.S. House of Representatives to represent Ohio's 14th District, laughs during a campaign stop at the Democratic party headquarters in Mentor, Ohio. O'Neill, now an Ohio Supreme Court justice campaigning for the Democratic nomination to run for Ohio governor in 2018, volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, that he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct. The post was immediately attacked as inappropriate and led to calls for his ouster. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
November 17, 2017 - 4:52 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday that he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct. Democrat William O'Neill's post was immediately attacked as inappropriate...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. arrives on Capitol Hill 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/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 17, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The White House says there's a difference between the sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump and Democratic Sen. Al Franken. White House press secretary Sarah...
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In this Dec. 20, 2016 photo, Stephen Bittel, center, chats with voters as members of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party Executive Committee meet in Wynwood, Fla., to elect a new state committeeman. Florida Democratic Party Chairman Bittel has been accused of sexually inappropriate comments and behavior toward a number of women and has resigned. (Patrick Farrell /Miami Herald via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 3:54 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Democrat Party chairman resigned Friday after a report of anonymous allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, a decision he made after four of his party's candidates for governor said he should step down. The party posted on Twitter a statement from...
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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, center, and his children, Robert and Alicia, leave the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 17, 2017 - 3:48 pm
WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez spent the day Friday after a mistrial was declared in his federal bribery trial urging people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Menendez appeared alongside Democratic Rep. Albio Sires and Democratic...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak at a newss conference, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 17, 2017 - 12:36 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says her husband will not step down in the face of sexual assault allegations. Kayla Moore spoke out in defense of...
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November 17, 2017 - 10:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of the first woman as Black Rod, the House of Lords official who is instrumental in the state opening of Britain's Parliament. Sarah Clarke, currently director of the Wimbledon tennis championships, will assume the 650-year-old post...
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