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Tavis Smiley talk show suspended by PBS amid misconduct allegations

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PBS is “indefinitely” suspending distribution of the late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” after multiple misconduct allegations emerged against the show’s 53-year-old host, PBS announced Wednesday. While a statement from a PBS spokesperson did not say what sort of...


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Facing Senate rejection, controversial pick to head EPA chemical office bows out

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Michael Dourson, whose nomination to become the Environmental Protection Agency’s top chemical safety official drew widespread criticism, withdrew from consideration on Wednesday after it became clear the Senate probably would not confirm him. Dourson’s...


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Why won't Fox News apologize to DeRay Mckesson?

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A segment of powerful race-baiting on “Fox & Friends” is headed to the courthouse. Back in September, Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro accused Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson of “directing” violence at a July 2016 protest against police in Baton Rouge following the...


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Virginia GOP leader will help the subway, if reforms occur

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Virginia’s House majority leader said this week that he “would like to help Metro” in the legislative session that starts next month, but only if there are rigorous reforms to restrain labor costs and ensure safety. The comments by Del. Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial...


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Democrats see road map for 2018 in huge turnout among black voters in Alabama

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - DeJuana Thompson spent Alabama’s election night at a party where “I Voted” stickers were the price of entry - one more bash for Woke Vote, an organization that had spent $400,000 to turn out young black voters. Thompson, a Birmingham native, had...


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McCain, battling brain cancer, in Walter Reed from effects of treatment

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for recovery from the side effects of another round of treatment for brain cancer, according to his office. McCain, who missed a third straight day of Senate votes Wednesday,...


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For both parties, a new midterm election playbook

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Alabama’s surprising election outcome upended the expectations in both parties for next year’s midterm campaigns, with Democrats emboldened by signs of a resurgent voter base and Republicans sensing new vulnerabilities. The victory Tuesday by Democrat Doug Jones to...


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'I would have won Alabama': Trump spreads blame for Moore's loss

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Shortly after Democrat Doug Jones wrested back one of Alabama’s solidly Republican Senate seats for the first time in more than two decades, President Donald Trump offered an optimistic and forward-looking assessment on Twitter, congratulating Jones on...


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Grassley: Two controversial federal bench nominees won't be confirmed

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Republican said Wednesday that two of President Donald Trump’s nominees for open seats on the federal bench will not be confirmed, just a day after urging the White House to “reconsider” them. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-...


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What kind of senator will Jones be?

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Democrat Doug Jones debuted Wednesday as the next senator from Alabama by sidestepping highly charged topics, steering clear of criticism - and leaving wide open the question of what kind of lawmaker he will be. Jones, who will narrow the Republican...


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