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Trump sexual misconduct allegations ‘remain very disturbing’: Republican senator

Nov 19 2017 — — Republican Sen. Susan Collins said sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump that surfaced during the 2016 campaign “remain very disturbing.” “President Trump was not my choice for the Republican nominee for president, and I did not support him in part because of the way that all of these reports about how he was treating […]

Richard Dreyfuss says he behaved inappropriately toward woman in the ’80s

Nov 11 2017 — — Richard Dreyfuss acknowledged behaving inappropriately toward a woman with whom he worked in the 1980s in a statement he provided to New York magazine’s Vulture blog. Writer Jessica Teich claimed in an interview with the publication that when she collaborated with the actor on a TV show, Dreyfuss created “a very hostile work environment where […]

At least 26 dead, 20 injured in shooting at rural Texas church

Nov 5 2017 — — At least 26 people were killed and 20 others injured when a gunman stormed a church in rural Texas with a rifle this morning, said Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Victims’ ages range from five to 72, authorities said. The alleged shooter, a 26-year-old man, is also dead […]

Man who opened fire in Sutherland Springs church now dead, police sa

Nov 5 2017 — — A man who opened fire in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday morning is dead, police say. A witness reported seeing a man walk into First Baptist Church and began shooting around 11:30 a.m. Police said there are “multiple victims” at the church, but have not said how many.

Trump to widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: ‘He knew what he signed up for’

Oct 17 2017 — — U.S. President Donald Trump told U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for …but when it happens it hurts anyway,” when he died serving in northwestern Africa, according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens. “Yes, he said it,” Wilson said. “It’s so insensitive. He should have not […]

Investigators believe Las Vegas gunman had severe undiagnosed mental illness: Sources

Oct 7 2017 — — The picture that is emerging of Steven Paddock, who has been identified as the gunman in Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, is of a man that some law enforcement officials increasingly believe had severe mental illness that was likely undiagnosed, sources tell ABC News. The portrait, gleaned from interviews with hundreds of people interviewed […]

Jeff Sessions consulted Christian right legal group on religious freedom memo

Oct 7 2017 — — Attorney General Jeff Sessions consulted Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy group that champions conservative Christian causes, ahead of issuing controversial guidance to government agencies and departments on Friday about how to interpret federal religious liberty protections. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a group whose stated mission is to “keep the doors open for the Gospel […]

Las Vegas shooting: What we know about suspect Stephen Paddock

Oct 2 2017 — — Stephen Paddock, 64, is the man suspected of killing more than 50 people and injuring more than 400 in Las Vegas on Sunday night in what is now believed to be the worst mass shooting in US history, police said today. According to police, the shooter opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay […]

Tom Price resigns as Health and Human Services secretary

Sep 29 2017 — — Tom Price, President Donald Trump’s secretary of Health and Human Services, resigned from his post today after it was revealed that he had repeatedly chartered private planes for government travel. “Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the president accepted,” read a statement from White House press secretary […]