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UN seeks to put human rights experts into new Sahel force

Nov 18, 2017

The United Nations is seeking to put human rights advisers and monitors into the 5,000-troop African force from five nations that in charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region

Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

Nov 18, 2017

Jesse Jackson says he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2015

The Latest: Emanuel praises Jackson after health disclosure

Nov 18, 2017

Chicago mayor praises Jesse Jackson after he discloses Parkinson's diagnosis

Senate ethics, relatively silent, could face busy year

Nov 18, 2017

The normally sleepy Senate Ethics Committee hasn't had a major case since 2011, but it could be deciding next year on the fate of three senators, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior

Neighbor: Northern California gunman targeted victim, son

Nov 18, 2017

The neighbor of a man who went on a shooting rampage in a small Northern California town says the gunman had threatened to kill one of his victims and go to an elementary school to kill the victim's son, too

Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

Nov 18, 2017

Ohio state Supreme Court justice running for governor volunteers candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, blasts calls for Franken to quit US Senate and tells his critics: 'Lighten up folks'

Allegations against Alabama's Roy Moore dividing GOP women

Nov 17, 2017

Allegations of sexual improprieties by Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are dividing Republicans and women in particular

Congress paid $17 million in workplace violation settlements

Nov 17, 2017

The federal Office of Compliance has paid more than $17 million over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment and other workplace violations filed by employees of Congress

Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

Nov 17, 2017

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has personally apologized to the woman who has accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour

Lawyers: Former Atlanta fire chief fired for religious views

Nov 17, 2017

Attorneys for a fired Atlanta fire chief are arguing that their client was let go for his religious beliefs, but lawyers for the city dispute that

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