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Deal on sex harassment claims in Congress forces lawmakers to pay out of their pockets

The breakthrough came after the measure was stalled for months over disagreements between the House and Senate.

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Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Sends Beds Shaking and Dishes Rattling in Tennessee

The quake could be felt as far away as Atlanta, the U.S. Geological Survey said

In farewell speech, Orrin Hatch says Senate 'is in crisis'

The Republican senator from Utah, 84, is retiring this month after serving four decades in the Senate.

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Congress reaches deal to curb sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

House and Senate negotiations had stalled even as Congress faced a series of scandals.

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Trump adviser Roger Stone says he will not talk to Senate

Roger Stone, a veteran Republican operative, said on Wednesday that he will not appear to answer questions before two U.S. Senate committees about ...

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House, Senate agree on bill to establish new sexual harassment policy for Congress

More than half a dozen lawmakers resigned in the past year amid allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct. In addition to secret taxpayer-funded settlements, the current process involves mandatory counseling, mediation and “cooling off” periods ...

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POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump’s longtime lawyer gets 3 years in the slammer

And the Senate is set to buck President Donald Trump, with a vote on withdrawing U.S. support for Saudi-backed forces in Yemen.

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Christine Blasey Ford Emerges to Honor Gymnast Who Spoke Out Against Larry Nassar

Christine Blasey Ford, who famously testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault against her while they were in high school, made an extremely rare appearance Tuesday evening to honor a victim of sexual assault who spoke out against her abuser. In a video message, ...

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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Tennessee, Georgia

An earthquake with a magnitude 4.4 was recorded in Tennessee, and felt as far as Georgia, according to the U.S. Geological ...

CIA chief Gina Haspel, Mike Pompeo and James Mattis brief House members on Khashoggi murder

After meeting with Senate leaders last week, administration officials briefed a handful of House lawmakers on the Saudi journalist's brutal killing ...

House joins Senate to pass farm bill

The House passed a new farm bill, sending the legislation, which passed the Senate earlier in the week, to President Donald Trump's desk for a signature.

Giants WR Beckham (quad) misses practice

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants, who missed last week's 40-16 victory over the Washington Redskins because of quad injury, did not practice on Wednesday and remains a question mark for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

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Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances resolution to end support for Saudis in Yemen war

In a rare break with President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to move ahead with a resolution that would end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition in the war in Yemen.

Was it a helicopter? The dog? Southerners confused by rare Tennessee earthquake

Many Southerners jolted awake early Wednesday morning by a rare earthquake had no idea what it was.

Earthquake strikes eastern Tennessee, felt in Atlanta

Light earthquake in Tennessee occurred in early morning hours, could be felt in Atlanta

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Senate Democrats introduce bill to protect your online data

A group of 15 Democratic senators have unveiled a bill that aims to protect your online data. They noted that banks, doctors and lawyers are ...

'Cocoon of his own mistruth': Schumer says that's where Trump lives

The Senate minority leader made the remarks on the Senate floor the day after he and Pelosi had a contentious meeting with the president at the White House.

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Senate set to buck Trump on Saudi Arabia

A bipartisan majority is expected to vote to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi forces in Yemen’s civil war.

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Senate votes to overturn Trump administration donor disclosure rule for ‘dark money’ groups

The resolution seeks to overturn a Treasury rule that allows politically active nonprofits to withhold donor-identifying information from the IRS.

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U.S. Senate advances resolution to end military support for Saudis in Yemen

The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to advance a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's civil war, setting the ...

Two earthquakes shake Southeastern US

Two earthquakes struck Wednesday morning in eastern Tennessee, rattling people awake across several Southeastern states.

Sen. Bob Corker says Trump's "personal conduct" hurts the U.S.

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has had a series of clashes with President Trump, most recently on the administration's muted response to ...

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House, Senate agree on sexual harassment bill after months-long struggle to resolve differences

In the #MeToo era, pressure was on Congress to make the process fairer for those who accuse lawmakers or staffers of sexual misconduct. The House and ...

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Tennessee Earthquake, Strongest in Decades, Jolts Homes in the Region and Atlanta

The 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit around 4:14 a.m. near the rural city of Decatur, Tenn., sending ripples throughout the state. There were no reports of serious damage.

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues CNN, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone

Arpaio filed a suit against three news organization seeking $300 million in damages, saying false statements have hurt his possible run for John McCain's Senate seat in 2020

Trudeau names four new senators, filling remaining vacancies

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named four more people to the Senate, filling all its remaining vacancies.

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