The Brief

Democratic Senate Candidate Doug Jones Holds Campaign With Sen. Cory Booker At Alabama State University
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One Last Round

For Alabama Democrats, the Dec. 12 Senate race is a chance to make history with the election of Doug Jones. For Republicans, a Roy Moore victory is an opportunity to ratify conservative values and protect President Donald Trump's agenda

Haley Sexual Misconduct

Nikki Haley Says Trump Accusers Should be Heard

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Trump. "I know that he was elected, but women should always feel comfortable coming forward"

California Wildfires

California Braces for Second Week Engulfed in Flames

As Southern California enters its second week engulfed in flames, fire officials anticipate more growth and danger due to continued strong wind gusts, no rain and decades-old dry vegetation. "This is the new normal," Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown warned Saturday

Coco Tops Box Office Before Star Wars Hits

The animated family film "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters. The movie's domestic total is now about $135.5 million

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Wall Street's Next Big Love: Bitcoin Futures

Futures on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency surged as much as 26 percent from the opening price in their debut session on Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s exchange, triggering two temporary trading halts designed to calm the market

Beatrice Fihn Nobel Peace Prize

ICAN Receives Nobel Peace Prize For Nuclear Ban

When Beatrice Fihn received a call informing the 35-year-old Swede that her group, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, she suspected a possible prank

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Bitcoin Futures Launch to a Dramatic Start

Bitcoin futures jumped more than 20% in their eagerly anticipated U.S. debut, which backers hope will encourage wider use and legitimacy for the world’s largest cryptocurrency even as critics warn of the risk of a bubble and price collapse

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Pakistan to Vote on Child Marriage Bill

On Dec. 11, Pakistan's parliament will vote on whether to raise the minimum marriage age for girls to 18. Almost a quarter of girls in the country marry before 18, leaving them at higher risk of maternal death, abuse and marital rape

Municipal elections in Venezuela

Venezuela's Opposition Banned from 2018 Elections

President Nicolás Maduro said the three main opposition parties that boycotted this weekend's mayoral race amid allegations of a rigged electoral system will not be allowed to stand in next year's presidential race

Saturday Night Live - Season 43

SNL Takes Shots at Al Franken, Roy Moore

Saturday Night Live took aim at politicians on both sides of the aisle with sexual harassment allegations against them — including Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who used to work on the show