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1US News

Sen. Al Franken Accused Of Sexual Assault By LA Model And Radio Host

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologized for an alleged sexual assault incident on a 2006 USO tour. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption Another prominent public figure has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances.

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2Richard Shelby

Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

Moore drew rounds of applaus... . FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1995 file photo, Judge Roy Moore holds a Bible as he speaks to a crowd at Lighthouse Church in Montgomery, Ala., at a prayer and support rally honoring him.

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3Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans - the most ever in a single Rhodes class - as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England.

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4Science / Technology

Roy Moore accuser says she was not paid to tell her story

In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore holds his Bible as he acknowledges the applause during his speech at the Barrow County Court House in Winder, Ga. Moore drew rounds of applause as he spoke in support of the framed Ten Commandments in the courthouse breezeway.

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5Olympia, WA

Oh $!&@: Roadside defecation ends in disaster

Early Thursday morning at an Olympia, Washington, parking lot, a man perched above a ravine to defecate. An unfortunate slip midway through, and he found himself in an uncontrolled decent.

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6Jehovah's Witness

Victims 'told not to report' Jehovah's Witness child abuse

Children who were sexually abused by Jehovah's Witnesses were allegedly told by the church not to report the crimes. Victims from across the UK told the BBC they were routinely abused and that the religious organisation's own rules protected perpetrators.

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7Media

Star Tribune: Franken Wona t Resign, Staffer Says

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken has no intention of stepping down, a Franken staffer told the Star Tribune on Saturday. A spokesperson for Franken told the Minnesota paper "no" when asked if the senator would resign in the wake of a woman saying Franken forcibly kissed her and groped her while she slept in 2006.

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8Hillary Clinton

Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state isn't known, in part because of differences in the Senate and House versions of the bill.

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9Prison

Former Oklahoma state senator has agreed to plead guilty to a child sex trafficking offense

Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey has agreed to plead guilty to a child sex trafficking offense for offering to pay a 17-year-old boy for sexual "stuff" last March. His jury trial had been set to begin Dec. 5 in Oklahoma City federal court.

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10Wedding

Organization of Arab Student celebrates culture in bi-annual hafle

The Organization of Arab Students will celebrate Arab culture Friday evening with a night of dancing and other festivities at its Autumn Hafle at the Ohio Union. The hafle -- the Arabic word for party -- is intended to be a way for Arab and Middle Eastern to come together, as well as an invitation for other students to learn more about the Arab culture.

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