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South Carolina women’s basketball team declines Trump’s invite to White House

FOX NEWS The South Carolina women’s basketball team has declined President Trump’s invite to the White House.  (AP) South Carolina women’s basketball team, the 2017 NCAA champions, declined President Trump’s invite to the White House Friday. The White House said 18 NCAA teams would attend the college sports championship gathering at the executive mansion. However, Dawn Staley, the head coach of the University of South Carolina’s Gamecocks, said the team would be unable to attend. ROY MOORE GOES ON OFFENSE AGAINST MCCONNELL, AS STATE PARTY BACKS BID “We did hear from the White House about attending (Friday’s) event, but...

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Wes Goodman, Ohio state rep, quits over reported ‘inappropriate behavior’ with male

FOX NEWS Wes Goodman  (Ohio State House of Representatives) An Ohio state legislature rocked by allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior saw another resignation this week as a first-term Republican representative abruptly departed. Republican House Speaker Clifford Rosenberger said he learned Tuesday that Rep. Wes Goodman, of Cardington, had engaged in “inappropriate behavior related to his state office.” Sources told the Columbus Dispatch that the incident happened weeks ago in Goodman’s office and involved a male in a consensual situation. “We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life,” Goodman, who is married, said...

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Pentagon retweets then removes post demanding Trump resign

FOX NEWS The Defense Department said Thursday it “erroneously” retweeted a message calling for the resignation of President Donald Trump and Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) over sexual assault allegations. The tweet, posted by @ProudResister and retweeted to the Pentagon’s more than 5.2 million followers, also called on Alabama’s Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race. At least eight women have accused Moore of sexual harassment or assault while they were in their teens. “The solution is simple… Roy Moore: Step down from the race. Al Franken: Resign from congress. Donald Trump: Resign from the...

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Japan bolstering defenses against North Korea threat, Abe says

FOX NEWS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses Parliament on Friday in Tokyo.  (Associated Press) As tensions continue to escalate in East Asia, Japan is bolstering defense measures in response to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called his nation’s most serious security threat since World War II. Abe outlined his plan Friday during a policy speech in parliament. His agenda included strengthening Japan’s missile defense capability and purchasing more U.S.-made missile defense systems. Japan’s leader said the country will take concrete action under the Japan-U.S. defense alliance to respond to any emergency amid Pyongyang’s “escalating provocation.” “We will strengthen Japanese...

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Mueller subpoenas Trump campaign for Russia-related documents, source says

FOX NEWS Robert Mueller’s investigators subpoenaed more than a dozen Trump campaign officials requesting Russia-related documents last month.  (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts) Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have subpoenaed the Trump campaign for documents from a number of people as part of his probe of Russian interference in last year’s election campaign, a source with knowledge of the investigation told Fox News late Thursday. The subpoena, which was issued last month, was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported that the special counsel’s office is seeking documents and emails from more than a dozen campaign officials that reference...

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Al Franken accuser accepts his apology

FOX NEWS Senator Al Franken accused of sexual harassment Senator Al Franken (D., Minn.) apologizes to radio broadcaster Leann Tweeden who claims that he forcefully kissed her while rehearsing a skit and groped her while she was asleep on a plane during a U.S.O. trip in 2006 before he took public office. Here are the shocking allegations. Leeann Tweeden said Thursday she accepts Sen. Al Franken’s, D-Minn., apology for groping her when the two were on a USO tour in 2006, but said the senator had other chances to apologize for his behavior and never did. “People make mistakes,...

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Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge hospitalized

FOX NEWS Tom Ridge was the inaugural Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) AUSTIN, Texas –  Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was in critical condition Thursday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin. A Ridge spokesman said the 72-year-old Ridge, Pennsylvania’s Republican governor from 1995 to 2001, was attending the Republican Governors Association conference when he called for help at his hotel at about 7 a.m. The spokesman, Steve Aaron, said Ridge underwent a cardiac catheterization at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas....

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Clinton calls Uranium One story a ‘distraction,’ warns of dictatorship

FOX NEWS Hillary Clinton on Wednesday slammed what she described as the “politicization of the Justice Department” after reports that the Trump administration was considering a special counsel to probe the Uranium One deal and alleged conflicts with the Clinton Foundation. President Donald Trump has criticized the uranium deal and suggested that Clinton, who served as U.S. secretary of state in the Obama administration, may be implicated in wrongdoing. But in an interview with Mother Jones, Clinton claimed that the Uranium One story has been “debunked” a number of times and that the Trump administration was merely using the...

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