“I believe the women,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said, calling on Roy Moore to “step aside.” Allegations against Moore, the GOP candidate in Alabama, include that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.
The nominee, a former pharmaceutical executive, was a top Health and Human Services official in the George W. Bush administration. If confirmed, he would succeed Tom Price, who resigned in September amid criticism for taking noncommercial flights at taxpayer expense.
People familiar with the incident said President Trump raised the arrests during a two-day state visit to Beijing, arriving a day after the freshman basketball players had been accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel.
Trump tries the group handshake during the ASEAN summit. (AP)
Trump tries the group handshake during the ASEAN summit. (AP)
Trump tries the group handshake during the ASEAN summit. (AP)
Trump tries the group handshake during the ASEAN summit. (AP)
A series of photos of President Trump awkwardly trying to execute a group handshake in Manila shows the value of an independent press.
When D.C. principal Brian Betts was killed in 2010 by someone he had arranged to meet via a telephone chat line, his ex-boyfriend, O’Neil McGean, vowed to be careful about online dating services. But after six years, McGean’s caution had waned — he didn’t expect to be betrayed.
A Louisiana man was arrested by South Korean forces just outside the Demilitarized Zone “for political purposes,” authorities said. The North Korean is in the hospital after being shot.
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The former NFL quarterback, who is starring on the cover GQ magazine’s December issue as “Citizen of Year,” got a private tour of the museum.
What “crisis pregnancy centers” in California must tell patients is one of three First Amendment cases the justices will take on after the first of the year.
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