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Black History

Shelby: Moore accusers 'believable'

On State of the Union, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby says he has no reason not to believe the Roy Moore accusers.


Fact-checking Trump's speech in Florida

<b>An AP Fact Check</b> finds a few inaccuracies in President Trump's 85-minute rally remarks in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night:<p><b>Trump said</b> "black …

United States
George W. Bush

Kansas's ravaged economy a cautionary tale as Trump plans huge tax cuts for rich

Kansas slashed taxes at the top to try to spur growth – but the plan crippled the state’s finances and proved disastrous for its Republican governor<p>Is Donald Trump about to turn America into Kansas? It’s a question some worried people who live in the state are asking as the Republican party pushes …


Trump attacks reporter over already-deleted crowd size tweet

There is some irony to Trump criticizing someone for lying about crowd size.<p>President Donald Trump called for a Washington Post journalist to be fired Saturday over an erroneous tweet about the crowd size at one of his rallies. The reporter quickly apologized for the mix-up and had deleted the …

Donald Trump

Trump's "raft of calls" before Jerusalem speech

New details President Trump's calls to the region before recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:<p><b>Israeli and U.S. officials</b> say Israeli …


Trump’s Jerusalem decision: Driven by religious extremism?

Donald Trump stating that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel likely pleases pro-Israel GOP donor Sheldon Adelson, plus Trump’s …

South Africa
Black History
Health Care

New York college professor detained in Cameroon, accused of insulting president

A Cameroonian-American writer detained as he tried to leave the Central African nation is facing charges over writings critical of its government, and family and friends are calling for public support in a campaign for his release.<p>Patrice Nganang, a professor at New York's Stony Brook University, …

Stony Brook University

More women plan to run for Congress than ever before

As of December 7 there were 369 women running or planning to run for a House seat in 2018, according to Rutgers University's Center for American …

Sexual Harassment

U.S. Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

An American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet Sunday night.<p>Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern …

The week ahead: Alabama election, ACA deadline, and net neutrality vote

Here's what to watch out for this week:<p><b>Monday:</b> President Trump holds a Space Policy Directive signing ceremony.• <b><br>Tuesday:</b> Polls are open in Alabama's …

Net Neutrality

Haley Says Trump's Accusers 'Should Be Heard'

U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley told CBS News that the women who have accused President Trump of groping them without their consent “should be …

Nikki Haley

Interior secretary pushing controversial road project

<b>Cold Bay, Alaska (CNN) —</b> Far down the Alaskan peninsula, where it curves into the Bering Sea, lies the remote Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The federally protected, 492-square-mile wilderness area is home to brown bears, caribou, wolves, and, once a year, the entire world population of black …


A growing chorus of Democratic Senators are calling on Trump to resign over sexual misconduct allegations

Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Sunday that he thinks President Donald Trump should consider stepping down over his sexual misconduct allegations.<p>In an interview on "Meet The Press," Sanders noted that Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota resigned after several women accused him of sexual harassment.<p>"Al …

Donald Trump

Roy Moore Was Nowhere To Be Found On The Last Weekend Of The Alabama Senate Race

The evangelical Christian didn't even attend church Sunday.<p>Roy Moore’s evangelicalism is his calling card, but on the Sunday before the special election that could send him to the Senate, he skipped church.<p>He didn’t worship at his usual hometown service, which some reporters had staked out in hopes …