The Brief

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

For Democrats, the Dec. 12 special 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 their 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"

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

Portrait of a girl behind veil.

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

Protesters hold a rally outside the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Indonesians Protest Trump's Jerusalem Recognition

Thousands of protestors gathered outside the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, this weekend in the latest demonstrations against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Coco Tops Box Office Again

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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California Governor Says Fires Are New Normal

"This is the new normal," Gov. Jerry Brown warned Saturday after surveying damage from the deadly Ventura County fire that has caused the most destruction. "We're about ready to have firefighting at Christmas. This is very odd and unusual"

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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