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More Women Allege Misconduct By Harvey Weinstein, Including Sexual Assault – NPR

GOOGLE NEWS Enlarge this image New allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein emerged on Tuesday, two days after he was ousted from the Weinstein Company. Weinstein is pictured here in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption toggle caption Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Editor’s note: This story includes explicit language describing alleged sexual assaults. New allegations against the film executive Harvey Weinstein emerged Tuesday, including multiple instances of sexual assault and a recording by New York City police in which he admits to groping a woman. The details were published in The New...

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Sen. Graham Faces Raucous Town Hall The Day After GOP Fails To Repeal Obamacare

NPR Sen. Lindsey Graham talks with constituents after a town hall meeting today in Columbia, South Carolina. Protestors have been showing up in large numbers to congressional town hall meetings across the nation. Sean Rayford/Getty Images Republican Senator Lindsey Graham faced a tough, boisterous crowd at a town hall in Columbia, South Carolina today. The public meeting came the day after Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. “The process was not what I wanted it to be,” he said, adding that he thinks Obamacare is a disaster and is going to collapse. And he doesn’t...

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US Investigating Whether Its Mosul Airstrikes Caused Mass Civilian Casualties – NPR

GOOGLE NEWS Residents carry the body of several people killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, yesterday. Residents of the Iraqi city’s neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month. Felipe Dana/AP As Iraqi forces backed by the United States ramp up efforts to take Mosul back from ISIS, there are reports of scores of civilians killed by airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition. As...

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Melania Trump Lawsuit Argues 'Once In A Lifetime' Chance To Make Millions Is Lost

Enlarge this image President Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the 60th annual Red Cross Gala at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP It’s a little icky all around. First lady Melania Trump is seeking $150 million from the Daily Mail newspaper, charging in a lawsuit filed Monday in New York State commercial court that the outlet published damaging and unfounded allegations that she once worked as an “elite escort” in the “sex business.” Beyond demonstrating that the Trumps are more than willing to take the offensive when it comes to lawsuits, the complaint also reveals plans for yet another extension of the Trump empire, arguing that Melania’s brand has “lost significant value” and has impacted “major business opportunities that were otherwise available to her.” And we’re not talking about the White House Easter Egg Roll. The suit lays out the plan for Melania, Inc.: “Plaintiff had the the unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person, as well as a former professional model and brand spokesperson, and successful businesswoman, to launch a broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories, each of which could have garnered multi-million dollar business relationships for a multi-year term during which Plaintiff is one of the most photographed women in the world. These product categories would have included, among...

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