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The #MeToo link between 2 new senators

Two recently elected senators who were sworn into office Wednesday -- Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota -- have one thing in common. [Source]

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German police raid locations linked to Islamist militants

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Turkish teachers linked to Ergogan foe detained in Afghanistan

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Looking back, historians may view this week as the week where the #metoo movement fully landed in political Washington.


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Trump open to biofuel policy reform, senators say after meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is open to reforming the country's biofuels policy if it can be done in a way that protects jobs in both the refining and agriculture industries, senators said on Thursday after a meeting with Trump on the issue.


Trump open biofuel policy reform, senators say after meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is open to reforming the country's biofuels policy if it can be done in a way that protects jobs in both the refining and agriculture industries, senators said on Thursday after a meeting with Trump on the issue.


Trump to meet senators to discuss biofuels policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will lead a delegation of lawmakers in a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday to argue for changes to the nation's biofuels policy to protect oil refining jobs.


Trump to meet senators to discuss renewable fuel program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Republican senators on Thursday to discuss his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the White House said.


Mexico senators propose law change to curb presidential impunity

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of Mexican opposition senators proposed a constitutional reform on Wednesday that would enable a sitting president to face trial for corruption for up to three years after leaving office, in a bid to bolster the fight against graft.


Venezuela's Ramirez attacks efforts to link him to corruption

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez said on Wednesday the government would make one of its "worst political moves" if investigators target him in an anti-corruption purge, which is gaining traction ahead of the country's 2018 presidential election.


Knee surgery outcomes linked with education level

(Reuters Health) - Patients who live in low-income communities and lack a college education may have worse pain after knee replacement surgery than their more educated neighbors, a recent study suggests.


Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk than those using methods without hormones, scientists in Denmark reported.


One quarter of Democratic senators call for Franken's resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than a quarter of Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member Al Franken, the Senator from Minnesota, to resign after new allegations of sexual misconduct against him.


At least 10 Democratic senators call for Franken's resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 10 U.S. Democratic senators on Wednesday called for fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against him.


Turkey links U.S. judge in sanctions case to wanted cleric

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Wednesday the U.S. judge hearing the trial of an executive at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank had taken part in events organized by a cleric Ankara blames for last year's failed military coup.

Female Democratic senators call on Franken to resign

At least four female Democratic senators called on Sen. Al Franken to resign Wednesday, marking the first time any senator has called on the Minnesota Democrat to leave office as allegations of sexual harassment continue to mount.


Time magazine names #MeToo 'silence breakers' as person of the year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday.


Time magazine names #MeToo movement as 'person of the year'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday.

Sexual Harassment

The #MeToo Moment: Dream Crushers

Dream crushers, how to break a sexual harassment story and more on the scandals roiling our society.

Trump meets with GOP senators


Olympics: Flourishing ESports eye Games link for extra boost

BERLIN (Reuters) - Booming eSports do not need the Olympics to maintain their explosive growth but a link with the world's biggest multi-sports event would validate gaming worldwide and give the Games a much-needed younger audience, industry leaders said.


Erdogan says Turkey will destroy those in Syria linked to Kurdish militants

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey will "very soon completely destroy" those in Syria linked to Kurdish militants.


German police make raids linked to G20 riots in Hamburg

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police conducted dawn raids across Germany on Tuesday as part of investigations into violent clashes between anti-capitalist protesters and officers in the port of Hamburg at the Group of 20 leaders summit in July.

Mueller team says ex-Trump campaign chief worked on an op-ed with a Russian linked to Russian intelligence

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was ghostwriting an op-ed while out on bail last month with a Russian who has ties to the Russian intelligence service, Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Muller's team said Monday.

Two quotes from GOP senators explain the GOP tax bill

To call the legislation passed in the Senate early Saturday morning a "tax bill" way undersells the scope of its expected effects on American life. In reality, the Republican plan represents a generational effort to reshape the US economy, slashing corporate rates and taxes that primarily affect the wealthiest in society.


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Nine charged over links to banned Turkish group detained pending trial

ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek court on Monday ordered the detention of nine Turkish citizens pending trial for terrorism-related offences, including links to a banned militant group behind a series of suicide bombings in Turkey.


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Hungary's Richter says no link seen between Esmya drug and liver damage

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian drugmaker Richter's clinical data for its uterine fibroid treatment Esmya indicate no demonstrable link with liver damage, the firm said on Monday.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

The Checkup: Does an A.D.H.D. Link Mean Tylenol Is Unsafe in Pregnancy?

In a Norwegian study, pregnant women who took acetaminophen for 29 days or more had a more than twofold risk of having children with A.D.H.D.

Heavy marijuana use linked to rare vomiting illness

For 17 years, Chalfonte LeNee Queen suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days, sometimes leaving her writhing on the floor in pain.


Marriage linked to lower dementia risk

(Reuters Health) - Being married, or ever having been married, comes with a much lower risk of developing dementia compared to being a lifelong bachelor or bachelorette, a new analysis of previous studies suggests.

Tampa suspect admitted to owning gun linked to killings, police say

Cell phone data, shell casings and a gun helped police link a 24-year-old man to a series of fatal shootings that paralyzed Tampa residents for nearly two months, investigators said.

Sexual Harassment

The #MeToo Moment

Our new gender editor offers insights and updates on the sexual misconduct scandals roiling our society.


Epidurals with fentanyl not linked to lower odds of breastfeeding

(Reuters Health) - Women who get epidural pain relief that includes the opioid fentanyl are no less likely to breastfeed their babies than mothers who get epidurals without this drug, a small study suggests.


Op-Ed Columnist: Wavering Senators Buy Trump’s Assurances on Taxes. Really.

Senators who voiced concerns about the tax bill say everything will be fine because Trump said so. Then he sold them land in the Everglades.


Greece charges nine over links to banned Turkish group

ATHENS (Reuters) - Nine Turkish citizens were charged in Greece with terrorism-related offences on Wednesday, accused of hoarding explosives and of links to an outlawed militant organization responsible for suicide bombings in Turkey.

Senators to face off tonight in CNN tax debate


Tampa police question man over possible link to serial killings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A man who authorities say may be linked to recent killings in a Tampa, Florida, neighborhood was being interviewed by police on Tuesday as a gun was checked for any ties to the four shootings.

Senators to face off in CNN tax debate

While Congress continues to push for tax reform, senators from across the aisle will debate Tuesday evening over their respective visions for the future of the US tax code.

How marriage might be linked to lower dementia risk

Your relationship status might be associated with your dementia risk, and a new research review paper reveals how.


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It's a crucial day on Capitol Hill as GOP senators continue to voice concerns over their party's tax plan

Evening meetings. Late night calls. An all out push behind the scenes from several officials atop President Donald Trump's administration.


Kenya president sworn-in, rival Odinga promises own inauguration

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, shortly before riot police teargassed the convoy of opposition leader Raila Odinga who told supporters he would be sworn in himself on Dec. 12.


Greek police raids find explosives, nine held over links to banned Turkish group

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police found bomb-making equipment and detonators in raids in Athens on Tuesday and were questioning nine people over suspected links to a banned militant group in Turkey ahead of an expected visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan next week.


Kenya president sworn-in as police block rival opposition meeting

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn-in for a second five-year term in front of a rapturous crowd on Tuesday as riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned a rival gathering and teargassed people trying to reach it.


Kenyan president to be sworn-in as opposition prepares rival rally

NAIROBI (Reuters) - African heads of state arrived for President Uhuru Kenyatta's inauguration on Tuesday as riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned a rival gathering and teargassed people trying to approach it.

Where the GOP senators stand on tax reform

Republicans are trying to get their plan to overhaul the US tax system through the US Senate this week, but with 52 members in the chamber, GOP leaders can afford to lose only two votes.

United States Politics and Government

The Republican Senators Who Might Oppose the Tax Bill

A handful of Republican senators are on the fence about President Trump’s tax plan. Here are their concerns.


Kenyan president to be sworn-in as opposition prepares to hold rival rally

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's political divisions looked set to deepen on Tuesday as security forces patrolled the capital in preparation for President Uhuru Kenyatta's inauguration and opposition leaders urged supporters to attend a rival rally.


Joseph Otting, former banker, sworn in as top U.S. bank regulator

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Joseph Otting, a former banking executive and associate of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, was sworn in as U.S. comptroller of the currency on Monday to serve as the leading regulator of national banks.


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OCD linked to educational underachievement

(Reuters Health) – People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), especially those diagnosed before age 18, are less likely to pass compulsory school tests or to go on to higher education compared with peers who don’t have the disorder, a large European study finds.

Senators to watch during big week for tax reform

It's all on the line this week for Senate Republicans -- they plan to have their tax proposal on the floor for a possible vote by the end of the week.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Will These Senators Live Up to Their Own Principles?

President Trump’s tax bill violates those principles.

Senators want to add new DACA policy to spending bill

Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham said they believe the Senate can reach a consensus on immigration policy, possibly as part of the year-end government funding bill.

Bombs and Explosives

Cat Hair Links Woman to Bombs Mailed to Obama and Texas Governor, Officials Say

The woman, Julia Poff, also sent an explosive device to the Social Security Administration, prosecutors say. Gov. Greg Abbott opened the package but it did not detonate.


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Mnangagwa the 'Crocodile' sworn in as Zimbabwe president

HARARE (Reuters) - Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as president of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe.

Appointments and Executive Changes

Emmerson Mnangagwa Is Sworn In as Zimbabwe’s 2nd President Since 1980

The former vice president succeeded the leader he helped to topple, Robert Mugabe, who had held the office since independence 37 years ago.


Mnangagwa, the 'Crocodile,' sworn in as Zimbabwe president

HARARE (Reuters) - Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as President of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe.