Woman accusing Rep. Keith Ellison of abuse speaks out

Woman accusing Rep. Keith Ellison of abuse speaks out

Rep. Keith Ellison — deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a candidate for Minnesota attorney general — has denied allegations that he abused his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan. On Thursday, Monahan, 44, spoke on camera for the first time about an incident she said happened nearly two years ago. Monahan said she has video of what happened but that it’s too traumatic for her, so she has chosen not to share it with anyone….

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A “giant among giants”: Sam Moore remembers his friend, Aretha Franklin

A “giant among giants”: Sam Moore remembers his friend, Aretha Franklin

Fans and fellow artists are remembering the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin. Among those paying tribute is Sam Moore, the original “Soul Man.” Moore and Franklin were friends for more than 60 years, and she played piano for his album “Plenty Good Lovin.” Moore spoke to “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor about what made Franklin so great. “The struggles, the hurt, the lies,” he said. “Everything that happened to her in the past. ……

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Google clarifies its location-tracking policy

Google clarifies its location-tracking policy

SAN FRANCISCO — Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. On Monday, an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users have turned off Location History. Google has not changed that practice. But its help page now states: “This setting does not affect…

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Vatican condemns sex abuse described in Pennsylvania grand jury report

Vatican condemns sex abuse described in Pennsylvania grand jury report

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has condemned sexual abuse described in a Pennsylvania grand jury report and said Pope Francis is on victims’ side. “The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible,” the Vatican said Thursday in a statement. “Those acts were betrayals of trust that robbed survivors of their dignity and their faith. The Church must learn hard lessons from its past, and there should be accountability for both abusers and…

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Trump military parade estimated to cost $92 million

Trump military parade estimated to cost $92 million

A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million — more than three times the maximum initial estimate, according to the Associated Press.  The official — who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to discuss plans that haven’t been released yet — says about $50 million would cover Pentagon costs for equipment, personnel and other support for the November parade in Washington….

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Trump’s proposed military parade on hold until 2019

Trump’s proposed military parade on hold until 2019

The military parade requested by President Trump will be delayed until at least 2019, the Pentagon announced Thursday.  “The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America’s military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I. We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019,” a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.  The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that…

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Admiral McRaven asks Trump to revoke his security clearance

Admiral McRaven asks Trump to revoke his security clearance

William McRaven, a retired Navy admiral who served as commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post Thursday asking President Trump to revoke his security clearance in solidarity with former CIA director James Brennan, who had his security clearance revoked Wednesday. McRaven oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. McRaven called Brennan “one of the…

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Bin Laden raid leader asks Trump to pull his security clearance, too

Bin Laden raid leader asks Trump to pull his security clearance, too

William McRaven, a retired Navy admiral who served as commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post Thursday asking President Trump to revoke his security clearance in solidarity with former CIA director James Brennan, who had his security clearance revoked Wednesday. McRaven oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. McRaven called Brennan “one of the…

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FDA clears generic rival to high-priced EpiPen

FDA clears generic rival to high-priced EpiPen

Mylan’s EpiPen, the life-saving and costly allergy treatment, will soon face a generic rival, a first in more than two decades on the market. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cleared Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to start selling generic versions EpiPen and EpiPen Jr., years after the Israeli drugmaker requested it.  The products are the first generic treatments that compete directly with EpiPen, whose price has soared more than 400 percent in the past decade,…

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Senate adopts resolution declaring “the press is not the enemy of the people”

Senate adopts resolution declaring “the press is not the enemy of the people”

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday afternoon affirming that “the press is not the enemy of the people.” President Trump has repeatedly declared that the “fake news” media is the “enemy of the people.” The resolution, introduced by Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, passed without objection by a voice vote. “Resolved, that the Senate affirms that the press is not the enemy of the people; reaffirms the vital and indispensable role that the…

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