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NBC News fires Matt Lauer over inappropriate sexual behavior

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

NBC News fired longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer on Wednesday for "inappropriate sexual behavior," making him the second morning television show personality to lose his job because of sexual misconduct charges in a week.



Bannon to campaign for embattled Moore in Alabama

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon told CNN Tuesday he is going to campaign for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore at a rally in the state next week, making a strong show of support for the embattled Republican a week before the special election.



Prospects brighter for tax overhaul, success not assured

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

Prospects are suddenly looking brighter for the Republican tax overhaul. But the chances of avoiding a government shutdown? Not so much.



Facing tax vote in Senate, Trump seizes on cultural fights

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

President Donald Trump sized up his coming week on Sunday and tweeted that it was a "big week for Tax Cuts and many other things of great importance to our Country."



FCC head Ajit Pai goes after Hollywood, tech companies

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

The head of the Federal Communications Commission defended his plan to undo the country's net-neutrality rules by bringing the culture wars to telecommunications policy.



Growing pressure on Conyers to resign after new accusations

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

Pressure grew from fellow Democrats for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that included partially undressing in front of her in a hotel room and inappropriate touching.



Alabama Senate race gives GOP voters an uncomfortable choice

Posted 11/28/2017 in National

With two weeks to go until the Alabama election for U.S. Senate, Kathie Luckie of Hoover said she is "teetering" with her choice.



Conservative group linked to woman who falsely accused Moore

Posted 11/28/2017 in National

A conservative group known for undercover investigations has been linked to a woman who falsely told The Washington Post that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager, the newspaper reported.



Families of Navajo Code Talkers decry Trump's political jab

Posted 11/28/2017 in National

Families of Navajo war veterans who were honored Monday at the White House say they were dumbfounded that President Donald Trump used the event to take a political jab at a Massachusetts senator, demeaning their work with an unbreakable code that helped the U.S. win World War II.



Trump takes on controversy-laden agenda on Capitol Hill

Posted 11/28/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's year-end agenda is at a critical juncture as he heads Tuesday to Capitol Hill to rally Senate Republicans on taxes -- and then pivot to negotiations with Democrats pressing for victories of their own in a separate, high-stakes showdown over the budget and immigration.



Trump denounces attack in Egypt, calls again for travel ban

Posted 11/25/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Friday denounced the deadly mosque attack in Egypt and reached out to its president, asserting the world must crush terrorists by military means -- and insisting the U.S. needs a southern border wall and the travel ban tied up in courts.



AP source: Flynn breaks with Trump team on Mueller probe

Posted 11/24/2017 in National

In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.



Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation

Posted 11/24/2017 in National

Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women -- and some men -- who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names.



Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

Posted 11/24/2017 in National

The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges, which have long struggled with how to crack down on hazing, alcohol abuse and other unwelcome aspects without disbanding organizations that have loyal members and alumni.



Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

Posted 11/24/2017 in National

President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them "we're really winning" against America's foes as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club in Florida and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday.



The last straw? Uber loyalists tested by scandals

Posted 11/24/2017 in National

Uber has managed to hold the title of world's largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals.



Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

A group supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign.



Security tight for Thanksgiving parade in terror-wary NYC

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan.



Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.



Small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

Some smaller retailers will tug at shoppers' heartstrings during the holidays, trying to create an emotional experience or connection that a big national chain might not provide.



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