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The Republican National Committee has returned to supporting Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore despite sexual assault allegations, while Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers said he was retiring Tuesday in part because of accusations of sexual harassment by former staffers.

Voters in Atlanta will decide Tuesday whether African-American Democrat Keisha Lance Bottoms or Mary Norwood, a white independent, will be the city’s next mayor. The race is seen as a test of the Democratic Party’s long-standing political clout among black voters, which has been on the wane.

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Conyers Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Dec 5, 2017

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informing them of his decision to step down from Congress as of Tuesday, amid allegations of sexual misconduct leveled by multiple women.

Senate Republicans Pass Massive Tax Overhaul

Dec 5, 2017

Updated Dec. 2 at 11:57 a.m. ET

The Senate narrowly approved a $1.4 trillion tax overhaul early Saturday morning following a day of procedural delays and frustration.

The legislation, which would cut the top corporate tax rate to 20 percent and lower taxes for most individuals, narrowly passed in a vote of 51-49. Tennessee Republican Bob Corker was the only Republican to vote against the legislation, joining every Democrat and both independents in opposing the sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws.

If the saga of Michael Flynn feels like it's been hanging over President Trump's head since Inauguration Day, that's because it has.

The story of how Trump's first national security adviser came to plead guilty to lying to FBI investigators and cooperate in the special counsel's Russia investigation spans two presidential terms and also touches government officials who were subsequently fired by Trump.

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Broome County is taking public comment on a possible addiction treatment center Tuesday night.

Trump Orders Largest National Monument Reduction In U.S. History

Dec 5, 2017

Updated at 9:30 p.m. ET

On a visit to Utah on Monday, President Trump announced his proclamations dramatically shrinking the size of the state's two massive national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Taken together, Trump's orders mark the largest reversal of national monument protections in U.S. history.

The change has already been challenged in court by conservation groups.

Former Rep. Corrine Brown has been sentenced to five years in prison for pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors who believed their money was going to charity. A federal judge on Monday sentenced the Florida Democrat, who was voted out of office last year, on 18 crimes ranging from conspiracy to fraud.

Even in Alabama ZIP codes where Donald Trump dominated in 2016, there are lots of campaign signs that say "GOP for Jones." That is Doug Jones, the Democrat opposing Republican candidate Roy Moore in next week's special election for the U.S. Senate.

"We see them in yards of people we know who are conservative Republicans," says attorney Andrea Powers, who lives in suburban Birmingham.

Describing herself as a Reagan Republican, she plans to break party lines in the Senate race.

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