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Trump lashes out at UCLA basketball players: 'I should have left them in jail'

US president attacks father of one of three UCLA players arrested for shoplifting in China, after he questioned Trump’s role in resolving the matter

Steve Mnuchin flattered by Bond villain comparison after photo goes viral

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US treasury secretary and former banker said he was surprised that photo of him and wife Louise Linton holding newly printed money became internet sensation

Alabama's largest newspaper calls on voters to 'reject Roy Moore'

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With special election looming, Birmingham News editorial calls sexual assault allegations against candidate ‘a turning point for women in Alabama’

White House would ditch attack on Obamacare in order to pass tax bill

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Budget director says ‘we’re OK’ with dropping provision of Republican tax reform that would also repeal healthcare mandate, if it becomes roadblock

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Ronald Darby says he was with Jameis Winston at time of alleged assault

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby has issued a statement defending Jameis Winston against an accusation of groping.


I saw how we failed Bill Clinton's accusers. We can't do that again | Yolanda Wu

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When Paula Jones filed suit against Clinton, I was assigned the task of analyzing the merits of her case. Looking back, we could have done much more


Have we reached zero tolerance for sexual misconduct? | Jill Abramson


I see a wide gulf between Harvey Weinstein, facing rape allegations, and Franken’s admitted misconduct, writes Guardian columnist Jill Abramson

Bill Clinton's past re-examined in light of Weinstein and Trump

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The swirl of sexual misconduct allegations has prompted fresh scrutiny of Clinton’s behaviour – some argue this is long overdue while others question what revisiting the past is meant to achieve


Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll finds

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Resistance to a ban on military-style assault weapons is strongest among millennials, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released this week. It’s a finding that experts said might be driven by the popularity of first-person shooter video…


The Earth may not be flat, but it just might be doomed | David Mitchell

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A rise in the belief that scientists are lying about the planet being spherical is just one aspect of an internet-fuelled, progress-threatening suspicion of facts


'It was simpler at sea': Sailors rescued in Pacific grapple with skepticism at home

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Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava say they miss life in their sailboat as they face doubts from sailing experts over their stories of giant storms and shark attacks


US warship damaged off Japan during joint navy drills aimed at North Korea

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The USS Benfold was participating in a scheduled towing exercise when the latest in a spate of incidents involving US navy vessels took place


US general says he would resist 'illegal' Trump nuclear strike order

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Air Force General John Hyten says ‘we’re not stupid people ... if you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail’

Saturday, Nov 18

Greg Gianforte misled police after assault of Guardian journalist, incident report shows

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US congressman Greg Gianforte misled police after his assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs in May, falsely stating that Jacobs had initiated physical contact and that the “liberal media … is trying to make a story”, according to the…

Ohio governor candidate criticised for boasting of sexual history with '50 very attractive females'

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Democrat Bill O’Neill said it was ‘time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males’ but Facebook post sparked severe condemnation and was soon deleted

US navy pilots grounded after drawing penis in the sky – video


Members of an air crew, who used their warplane to in an ‘obscene’ stunt in the sky above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the US navy said

Trump postpones decision on allowing import of elephant parts

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Donald Trump said he would delay his administration’s decision to allow the importing of elephant body parts from Zimbabwe “until such time as I review all conservation facts”.

Friday, Nov 17

Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking care for two years for Parkinson's disease


The 76-year-old civil rights leader and ex-presidential candidate says diagnosis was ‘not a stop sign but rather a signal that I must make lifestyle changes’

Opinions clash in Roy Moore's hometown: 'There's a lot of rumors in small-town Alabama'

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David Smith visits Gadsden to hear locals’ views on the misconduct allegations, and finds supporters, waverers – and critics who loathed Moore from the start

Detroit police officers brawl after undercover drugs raid goes wrong


Two officers injured as police hold colleagues at gunpoint, unaware they are posing as drug dealers

The NRA is smaller than you'd think – so why does it wield such influence?

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Compared with others, the 145-year-old lobby group isn’t a vast spender – but it has the power to mobilize a grassroots support and make Washington listen

Thursday, Nov 16

Al Franken apologizes after accusation he kissed and groped TV news anchor

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Senator and former comedian calls for ethics investigation after Leeann Tweeden alleges he forcibly kissed her and later groped her while she was asleep in 2006

US TV coverage of Las Vegas attack ignored gun violence solutions, report finds

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Despite intense television news coverage of mass shootings, the vast majority of segments about the Las Vegas attack included no discussion of gun policy or other solutions to America’s gun violence crisis, according to a new report from a…

Pundits defending Roy Moore: do you really want to go down with this ship?


As allegations of child abuse against the Alabama Senate candidate divide the right wing, it’s unclear whether those tolerating the accusations will pay a price

Donald Trump hails Asia trip as 'tremendous success' and declares: 'America is back'

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Donald Trump has declared his 12-day Asia tour as a “tremendous success”, claiming that “America is back” as a global leader.

Wednesday, Nov 15

Wife of northern California gunman found dead inside their home

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Investigators discovered the body of Kevin Janson Neal’s wife hidden under the floor, and say they believe her slaying was the start of the rampage

Christopher Steele believes his dossier on Trump-Russia is 70-90% accurate

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The respected ex-MI6 officer told Guardian journalist and author Luke Harding that his FBI contacts greeted his intelligence report with ‘shock and horror’

California shooting: four dead and at least one child wounded at school

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Attacker fired shots at multiple sites in the state’s rural north, including Tehama elementary school, before police killed him, authorities say

Sessions says he knew of ex-Trump aide's Russia ties, despite testimony

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Jeff Sessions on Tuesday acknowledged a former aide to Donald’s Trump presidential campaign informed him during the 2016 election about ties to Russian officials, appearing to contradict his own testimony to members of Congress during his…