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Sexual misconduct claims roil Alabama campaign, divide women
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular....

Workplace disputes in Congress cost $17 million since 1997
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has paid more than $17 million in taxpayer money over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment, overtime pay disputes and other workplace violations filed by employees of Congress....

Amid national focus on harassment, Trump moves unscathed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women....

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Friday 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."...

AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman....

Kushner's lawyer pushes back on Senate committee request
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....

Trump administration takes a step toward closing PLO office
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has put the Palestinians on notice that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal....

Franken tells woman in letter he's 'ashamed' of himself
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Al Franken has written a letter to the woman who accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her, saying he is ashamed of his actions and apologizes....

Fighting scandal, Moore stands with homophobic supporters
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies....

 
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