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Democrats Push For Franken Resignation

[ad_1] Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct that are roiling Capitol Hill. But his departure was not certain. A tweet from his Twitter account late Wednesday said no final decision had been made and he was still talking with his family. Senator Franken is talking with his family at this time and plans...

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Conyers’ Exit After Decades Could Open Political Floodgates

[ad_1] In this July 16, 2011 photo, John Conyers, III poses with his father Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., in Detroit. The 88-year-old endorsed his son, political neophyte John Conyers III. (Ricardo Thomas /Detroit News via AP) DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers’ resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century — and sets off a free-for-all race to replace him with at least three potential legacy candidates, including two relatives of Conyers and a son of a prominent former mayor. Conyers, had faced growing calls to resign from Democratic leaders and...

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California Wildfires Hit High-End Enclave In Los Angeles

[ad_1] A woman cries and covers her face near her destroyed home after the Thomas fire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Daniel Dreifuss via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles’ exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed multimillion-dollar houses and tract homes alike. Hundreds of homes across the L.A. metropolitan area and beyond were feared destroyed since Monday, but firefighters were only slowly managing to make their way into some of the hard-hit areas. As many as five...

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Beyonce Doppelganger Chased By Fans That Demand Selfies

[ad_1] Beyoncé has a Doppelganger living in Detroit, Mich., who is sending local Bey Hive members into a frenzy. Brittany Williams is such a close resemblance to the superstar that she has been chased by fans demanding selfies, Bustle reports. And when you scroll through her Instagram page you understand why. “It started in my teenage years,” Williams tells Bustle, “when I was at boarding school,” she says of the attention she receives. “I’m a fan definitely of her music, but more so her as a woman. I like the example she sets for us to be or for us to kind of...

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Beyonce Doppelganger Chased By Fans That Demand Selfies

[ad_1] Beyoncé has a Doppelganger living in Detroit, Mich., who is sending local Bey Hive members into a frenzy. Brittany Williams is such a close resemblance to the superstar that she has been chased by fans demanding selfies, Bustle reports. And when you scroll through her Instagram page you understand why. “It started in my teenage years,” Williams tells Bustle, “when I was at boarding school,” she says of the attention she receives. “I’m a fan definitely of her music, but more so her as a woman. I like the example she sets for us to be or for us to kind of...

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Survey: 46 Percent Of Blacks Lacking Income After Hurricane Harvey

[ad_1] Hurricane Harvey drastically altered the lives of many vulnerable populations in Texas, including African-Americans, having decreased income for 46 percent of Blacks, a new survey said. The tropical cyclone, reportedly having inflicted $200 billion in damages, bandished people of color deeper into poverty with blunted determination. Blacks, Hispanics and those with low incomes are grappling the most with financial losses and mental anguish, according to the survey conducted by The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation between October 17 and November 20 and presented by The Washington Post. Sixty-four percent of Blacks are without needed help, along with 44 percent of Hispanics and...

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House Weighs Gun Bill As ATF Reviews ‘Bump Stock’ Devices

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House is weighing a bill to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, as the Trump administration says it is reviewing whether to ban “bump stock” devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire faster. The acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the agency expects to regulate bump-stock devices and could end up banning them. Thomas Brandon told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the ATF and Justice Department would not have initiated the review “if (banning them) wasn’t a possibility at the end.” The...

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‘MeToo’ Creator Tarana Burke Talks Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’ Honor

[ad_1] TIME has named The Silence Breakers – the brave voices who sparked a movement in coming forward with their stories of sexual harassment – as its 2017 Person of the Year. The magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the selection Wednesday on “Today” along with the cover, a composite group photo that includes actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler and a woman whose face cannot be seen. Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, and actress Alyssa Milano joined “Today” and “Megyn Kelly Today” to comment on TIME magazine’s selection. “It’s really sad for me just to know...

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House Conservatives Show Openness To Bill Averting Shutdown

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-right House conservatives signaled an openness Wednesday to backing a short-term spending bill this week, raising the odds that Congress will pass the measure and prevent a partial government shutdown on Saturday. “We’ve got to get across the finish line on tax reform,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., leader of the House Freedom Caucus, told reporters after the group met privately early Wednesday. “Any distraction from that is a problem.” Asked if a federal shutdown would be a problem, he said, “Of course.” Top Republicans plan to push legislation through Congress this week financing federal agencies through Dec. 22,...

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Tracee Ellis Ross Schools Men On Sexual Harassment

[ad_1] While taking over hosting duties for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday, Tracee Ellis Ross used the platform to speak out about the current wave of sexual harassment allegations surrounding Hollywood. “I wrote a book,” she said, introducing a bit about “The Handsy Man,” her new children’s book that breaks down the issue of sexual harassment so that grown men can understand. “It’s kind of like a children’s book for men that is going to make it really simple and bring it back to the basics,” she said before opening the cover and reading a passage. “There is a guy, with 10 long...

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