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12:15 AM ET, September 17, 2023

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The Sunday Times:
Russell Brand accused of rape, sexual assaults and abuse  —  Four women, including one who was just 16, make allegations after an investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches  —  The comedian and actor Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assaults …
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Steven McIntosh / BBC:
Russell Brand accused of rape and sexual assault  —  Comedian and actor Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assaults and emotional abuse during a seven-year period at the height of his fame.  —  The allegations were made in a joint investigation by the Sunday Times, the Times and Channel 4's Dispatches.
Stephanie Lai / Bloomberg:
Trump Plans Two Mar-a-Lago Fundraisers for Campaign, Legal Fees  — Separate events said to include a dinner for $100,000 per seat  — Former president has been fundraising on his four indictments  —  Former President Donald Trump is planning separate fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago in October …
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Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis turns on ‘malignant narcissist’ ex-president  —  Ellis, one of 18 Trump associates charged in Georgia election subversion case, says she 'simply can't support him' again  —  Jenna Ellis - the Donald Trump lawyer who like the former president faces criminal charges …
ABC News:
Special counsel seeks ‘narrowly tailored’ gag order against Trump, citing ‘disparaging and inflammatory attacks’
Jane C. Timm / NBC News:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton acquitted in impeachment trial  —  Paxton was impeached for allegedly taking bribes, but ultimately members of his party chose not to vote for his conviction and removal from office.  —  Impeached Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was acquitted …
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Josh Fiallo / The Daily Beast:
Texas AG Ken Paxton Survives Fiery Impeachment Trial  —  Ken Paxton was accused of using his job as the state's top prosecutor to dish out favors to a big-donor friend.  —  The embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton avoided an impeachment conviction on Saturday with Texas' Republican …
Nick Robertson / The Hill:
Obama on UAW strike: Time to ‘do right’ by workers that keep companies ‘on their feet’  —  Former President Obama backed the United Auto Workers strike on Saturday, telling automakers that it's time to “do right” by workers.  —  “Fourteen years ago, when the big three automakers were struggling …
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Jack Ewing / New York Times:
Battle Over Electric Vehicles Is Central to Auto Strike
Politico:
California goes on offense against Big Oil  —  California is one of the country's top oil and gas producers, and Chevron, one of the defendants, is headquartered in the state.  —  Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a lawsuit Saturday against five major oil companies and their subsidiaries …
Elisabetta Povoledo / New York Times:
Pope Pius XII Likely Knew of Holocaust, Newly Discovered Letter Suggests  —  The newly discovered letter, written by a German Jesuit to Pope Pius XII's personal secretary, suggests that the pope knew of Hitler's atrocities but chose to remain silent.  —  A letter found among the private papers …
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Man groped by Lauren Boebert during frisky ‘Beetlejuice’ date owns gay-friendly bar that hosts drag shows  —  A bar owned by Rep. Lauren Boebert's apparent new beau has staged at least one drag show, according to a review of social media posts.  —  In January, the Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen …
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Inyoung Choi / NBC News:
Trump says he likes ‘the concept’ of a female VP pick
Donald Trump / The Washington Stand:
Presidential Straw Poll Results: Pray Vote Stand Summit 2023  —  These are the results from the straw poll held at the Pray Vote Stand Summit 2023 in Washington, D.C.  —  Votes for President:  —  CandidateCountPercent  —  63.9%  —  27.3%  —  2.2%  —  1.9%  —  1.7%  —  1.5%  —  0.9%
Giselle Ruhiyyih Ewing / Politico:
Boebert, caught on video, apologizes for inappropriate behavior at ‘Beetlejuice’ show  —  The congressmember had denied acting inappropriately until surveillance video surfaced showing her disrupting the performance.  —  Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert apologized after she and a male companion …
Aria Bendix / NBC News:
Sore throat, then congestion: Common Covid symptoms follow a pattern now, doctors say  —  Doctors who treat Covid describe the ways the illness has gotten milder and shifted over time to mostly affect the upper respiratory tract.  —  How Covid symptoms have evolved since the pandemic
Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
GOP senators ask Biden to provide Ukraine with missiles needed to win war  —  A group of Republican senators on Saturday sent a letter to President Biden urging him to “immediately” provide the missiles Ukraine needs to win its war against Russia.  —  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) …
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Atlantic
Tara Copp / Associated Press:
Military officers begin to speak out on the harm done by Sen. Tuberville's holds on promotions  —  In the months since a single senator froze military promotions over the Pentagon's abortion policy, the uniformed officers affected have been largely silent, wary of stepping into a political fray.
 
 
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Erin Prater / Fortune:
COVID levels are so high, they're hovering near 2020's initial peak, as the WHO urges those at high risk to take any booster they can get their hands on
Selcan Hacaoglu / Bloomberg:
Erdogan to Attend UN General Assembly Amid Tensions With US
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Olivia Alafriz / Politico:
Armed man arrested at RFK Jr. campaign event in Los Angeles
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