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    Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

    "You ask me if I believe the girls. No, I don't believe the girls. I believe Judge Moore," Moore strategist Dean Young said. "Let the battle begin. ... Get ready to fight Mitch McConnell. We're going to fight you to the death on this."

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    GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks

    "Just one record that's not properly reported can lead to tragedy, as the country saw last week in Sutherland Springs, Texas," Cornyn said. "This bill aims to help fix what's become a nationwide, systemic problem so we can better prevent criminals and domestic abusers from obtaining firearms."

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    Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

    Song Tao's official mission is to brief North Korean officials on the outcome of China's ruling Communist Party congress held last month. He is visiting as President Xi Jinping's special envoy, according to Chinese and North Korean state media, but no other details about his itinerary or whether he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been announced.

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    As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

    The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women's private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the cascading sexual harassment allegations that have been toppling the careers of powerful men in Hollywood, business, the media and politics. He won even though more than a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct, and roughly half of all voters said they were bothered by his treatment of women, according to exit polls

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    Weinstein’s Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

    The #Metoo moment is also prompting re-examination of past sexual misconduct claims against powerful men, including Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. He was impeached and then acquitted of perjury and obstruction of lawmakers' investigation into his sexual encounters with a White House intern, and he settled a sexual harassment lawsuit stemming from his time as Arkansas governor.

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    Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try

    The Republicans' latest version of the approach edged closer to the finish line Thursday when the House passed its form of the bill; the Senate is working on its own. Republicans hope to send final legislation to Trump by Christmas, though it's unclear whether they can succeed by then.

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    AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels

    TRUMP, recapping a trip in May: "In Brussels, I urged our NATO allies to do more to strengthen our crucial alliance and set the stage for significant increases in member contributions. Billions and billions of dollars are pouring in because of that initiative. NATO, believe me, is very happy with Donald Trump and what I did."

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    Hawaii psychiatric patient says he’s surprised escape worked

    "I was surprised that it actually worked," the 59-year-old said in the jail interview. "I was expecting almost every leg of the way, I was expecting them to be right around the corner just going to nab me."

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    Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

    "It's a matter of parody suggesting that, as a governor candidate, I assume I am the next target of the media frenzy," he said.

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    Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter’s assault

    U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, told an officer in the aftermath of the attack that Guardian newspaper reporter Ben Jacobs had grabbed him by the wrist and pulled both of them to the floor, according to notes from a Gallatin County sheriff's officer who interviewed the politician the night of the attack.

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    Keystone pipeline leak won’t affect last regulatory hurdle

    "The commission's decision ... will be based on the evidence in the record," Collins said.

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    Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

    "The administration should withdraw this decision until Zimbabwe stabilizes," the committee chairman said in a statement. "Elephants and other big game in Africa are blood currency for terrorist organizations, and they are being killed at an alarming rate. Stopping poaching isn't just about saving the world's most majestic animals for the future — it's about our national security."

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    Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

    Some winners and losers:

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    Tax filers in most states claim deduction targeted by GOP

    "It's a bad deal for middle class families and for most Georgians," said Georgia state Rep. Bob Trammell, leader of the House Democrats.