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Steve Bannon Joins Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore At Campaign Rally
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'The Battle Rages On'

Republican Roy Moore released a video, in which he refused to concede defeat in the Alabama Senate race and railed against "abortion, sodomy, and materialism." Moore said he is waiting for certification from the Secretary of State’s office before conceding

Speaker Ryan And House GOP Leadership Discuss GOP Tax Bill

House and Senate Reach Deal on Tax Reform

House and Senate GOP leaders have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws. That paves the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give most people tax cuts starting next year

Dan Johnson

Kentucky Lawmaker Facing Allegations Kills Himself

Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide, the county coroner said. He was 57


FBI Agent in Russia Probe Called Trump an 'Idiot'

An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation over politically charged text messages referred to Donald Trump as an "idiot" and said that a Trump victory would be "terrifying," according to text messages


Tillerson's North Korea Talks Look Unlikely

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's surprising diplomatic offer of unconditional talks with North Korea hinges on two questions: Does the North even want talks, and is President Trump fully behind his top diplomat? The early signs were not promising

2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Mark Bradford And George Lucas - Arrivals

Salma Hayek Pens Powerful Essay on Harvey Weinstein

"In his eyes, I was not an artist. I wasn’t even a person," Hayek wrote. "I was a thing: not a nobody, but a body." The star said Weinstein repeatedly harassed her as she worked to produce her 2002 movie Frida

ABC's "The View" - Season 20

McCain Hospitalized Due to Cancer Therapy Side Effects

The Arizona senator, 81, is currently receiving treatment at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for “normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy,” according to a statement released by his office

2017 Make A Wish Gala

Multiple Women Accuse Russell Simmons of Rape

Three women have accused music producer Russell Simmons of rape, speaking out about incidents that occurred in the 1980s and 1990s. Simmons had stepped down from Def Jam Recordings after facing other accusations of sexual misconduct

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Holds Press Briefing At The White House

Omarosa Manigault Newman to Leave the White House

The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of President Donald Trump's most prominent African-American supporters — plans to leave the administration next month. Manigault Newman is a former contestant on Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice"

Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London

U.K. Parliament Gets Veto Power on Brexit Deal

British lawmakers delivered a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans. by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement the government reaches with the E.U. The vote came on the eve of a major E.U. summit


And Merriam Webster’s Word of the Year for 2017 Is...

After measuring which terms had more lookups this year than in years past and weighing those words against the news of the day, one piece of language stood out to the dictionary company's editors as the 2017 Word of the Year: feminism

Person of the Year