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4:30 PM ET, November 21, 2017

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Paul McLeod / BuzzFeed:
She Said That A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her.  Here's Why You Didn't Hear Her Story.  —  “When you make private settlements, it doesn't warn the next woman or the next person going into that situation.”  —  Lissandra Villa  —  Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member …
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Conyers denies sexual harassment settlements  —  FILE- In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Buzzfeed, a news website, is reporting that Conyers settled a complaint …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Why BuzzFeed teamed with a far-right figure to break the John Conyers scandal  —  Journalism can make for strange bedfellows.  Case in point: BuzzFeed and Mike Cernovich.  —  Cernovich — a controversial far-right figure who has promoted blatantly false conspiracy theories, such as the discredited …
Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
Pelosi calls for ethics investigation into alleged Conyers sexual harassment
Discussion: Political Wire
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Conyers scandal rocks House Democrats
Discussion: RT and twitchy.com
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use  —  Federal regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use, and at what cost.
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Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
F.C.C. Announces Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality  —  The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites.
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Mashable and Hit & Run
Ajit Pai / Wall Street Journal:
How the FCC Can Save the Open Internet  —  We should undo the Obama administration's rules that regulate the web like a 1930s utility.  —  As millions flocked to the web for the first time in the 1990s, President Clinton and a Republican Congress decided “to preserve the vibrant …
Discussion: New York Times, Politico, NPR and Mashable
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
The FCC's craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed
Discussion: Common Dreams, RT and The Verge
Kyle Whitmire / al.com:
Don't believe Roy Moore's accusers?  Then listen to Moore  —  Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore leaves after he speaks at a church revival, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Jackson, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (Brynn Anderson)  —  For some it is too much to ask to believe the women.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Trump on Roy Moore race: We don't need a Democrat in the seat … President Trump on Tuesday appeared to throw his support behind Roy Moore, despite allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against the Republican Alabama Senate candidate.  —  “We don't need a liberal Democrat in the seat,” …
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Alayna Treene / Axios:
Trump gives Roy Moore his de facto endorsement
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Melissa Brown / The Montgomery Advertiser:
Young Republicans: Moore victory ‘will not be a win for our party’
Discussion: AOL
New Yorker:
Harvey Weinstein's Secret Settlements  —  The mogul used money from his brother and elaborate legal agreements to hide allegations of predation for decades.  —  On April 20, 2015, the Filipina-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez sat in an office in midtown Manhattan with an eighteen-page legal agreement in front of her.
Reuters:
Exclusive - State Dept. revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed …
Elizabeth McLaughlin / ABC News:
Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger  —  Additional remains of U.S. soldier Sgt. La David Johnson were found on Nov. 12 at the site in Niger where his body was recovered, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC News.  —  Johnson and three other U.S. Army soldiers were killed …
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CNN:
US official: Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger
Discussion: WTKR-TV
Megha Mohan / BBC:
Rape and no periods in North Korea's army  —  A former soldier says life as a woman in the world's fourth-largest army was so tough that most soon stopped menstruating.  And rape, she says, was a fact of life for many of those she served with.  —  For almost 10 years Lee So Yeon slept …
Discussion: RedState
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Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Leading Trump Census pick causes alarm  —  The Trump administration is leaning toward naming Thomas Brunell, a Texas professor with no government experience, to the top operational job at the U.S. Census Bureau, according to two people who have been briefed on the bureau's plans.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The Trump tax plan is much worse than you thought.  A new analysis confirms it.  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  The fate of the Senate GOP tax plan now rests in the hands of a few undecided Republican senators, and next week, they will make up their minds.  But a new nonpartisan analysis …
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Charlie Rose fired by CBS over sexual harassment allegations  —  Charlie Rose's CBS News career came to an unceremonious end Tuesday when the network fired him over allegations of sexual harassment.  —  Charlie Rose's CBS News career came to an unceremonious end Tuesday when the network fired him over allegations of sexual harassment.
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Perry Stein / Washington Post:
Richard Spencer hosted an event at a Maryland farm.  Halfway through, everyone was kicked out.  —  A weekend conference organized by white nationalist Richard Spencer was shut down after the owners of the Maryland farm he rented discovered he was behind the event.
Discussion: Raw Story
Zachary Mider / Bloomberg:
House Tax Bill Is Littered With Loopholes for Wall Street's Wealthiest  —  ‘Glitches’ in measure might benefit investors, fund managers  —  Senate is working on its own provisions; changes are likely  —  Lawmakers who sped a bill through the U.S. House last week may have handed a few …
Discussion: Washington Post
Nick Visser / HuffPost:
Judge Permanently Blocks Trump's Executive Order On Sanctuary Cities  —  “The counties have demonstrated that the executive order has caused and will cause them constitutional injuries.”  —  A federal judge on Monday permanent blocked President Donald Trump's executive order that attempted …
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Media Matters for America:
Breitbart editor-in-chief: The word “rape” now means “any sex that the woman ends up regretting that she had”  —  Alex Marlow: “Rape used to mean something.  We used to all knew what it meant.  And then now we don't know what it means.  And then we don't know what's credible and what's not.”
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Justin Baragona / Mediaite:   Breitbart Editor-In-Chief: ‘Rape Used to Mean Something,’ Now It's Just Sex Women Regret
Keith Collins / Quartz:
Google collects Android users' locations even when location services are disabled  —  Many people realize that smartphones track their locations.  But what if you actively turn off location services, haven't used any apps, and haven't even inserted a carrier SIM card?
New York Times:
Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe's President, Ending 37-Year Rule  —  HARARE, Zimbabwe — Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him, according to the speaker of Parliament.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Cameron Smith / al.com:
A defiant Roy Moore answers tough questions: ‘I will never give up.’  —  On December 12th Alabamians will vote in a special election to choose a senator who will serve the remainder of former Senator Jeff Sessions's term through January of 2021.  The election has drawn national headlines …
TMZ.com:
CNN's Angela Rye Getting Death Threats Tied to Dates with Common  —  CNN political analyst Angela Rye is getting flooded with menacing threats, and she says it began after she started dating Common ... TMZ has learned.  —  According to court docs, Rye said she's received annoying …
Discussion: Raw Story, Law & Crime and theGrio
Yascha Mounk / Slate:
The End of German Stability  —  The collapse of coalition talks bodes badly for Angela Merkel, and for democratic governments everywhere.  —  It is astounding how quickly politics has descended into chaos on both sides of the Atlantic.  —  YASCHA MOUNK  —  Yascha Mounk, a lecturer …
Discussion: Power Line, BBC, The Guardian and NPR
 
 
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Former Blackwater chief to testify to House panel in Russia inquiry
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
ISIS Calls for Assassination of Barron Trump
Discussion: AOL, The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
Federal judge says Trump administration can't stop funding sex-reassignment surgery for military members
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Trump pardons turkey: “Drumstick is going to be very happy”
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Ed Mazza / HuffPost:
Neil Cavuto Shreds Trump: 'You're The President... Why Don't You Act Like It?'
Discussion: CNN and AOL
Adam Ferrise / Plain Dealer:
Cleveland man harassed 70-year-old with racial slurs, stabbing threats, police say
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
USA Today:
Sexual harassment troubles mount in statehouses around the country
 Earlier Items: 
Scott Huver / Hollywood Reporter:
Sarah Silverman on Hollywood Harassment, Jewish Representation On Screen
Discussion: The Hill, Washington Times and IJR
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
There is something truly historic about Trump
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New York Times:
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Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Russia probe: Trump's tweets could be evidence against him, legal experts say
Discussion: Daily Kos
Melissa Matthews / Newsweek:
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