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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Cadet Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Va., who has been selected first captain of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets for the upcoming academic year, answers questions during a news conference, in West Point, NY. Askew earned another prestigious honor Sunday, Nov. 19, when she was one of 32 Americans awarded Rhodes scholarships to study at Oxford University in England. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

- Associated Press

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans - the most ever in a single Rhodes class - as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before.

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak at a news conference in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Aide says Trump 'discomfort' why he's not stumping for Moore

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump doesn't know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn't campaigning for his party's Senate candidate in Alabama because of "discomfort" with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday.

80 percent of debris dump sites high in toxins

- Associated Press

In testing of soil samples last spring, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency found higher-than-allowable toxins in 80 percent of the quarries and excavation pits licensed to accept "clean construction-demolition debris" as backfill, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Here are the sites issued violation notices by the IEPA and the counties in which they're located:

FILE - In this University of California file photo, Jesse Jackson, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, speaks at a rally at the University of California, Berkeley. For more than 50 years, Jackson has been in the public eye as an activist, a two-time presidential candidate and a guiding force in the modern civil rights movement. (AP Photo/Sal Veder)

Jesse Jackson's decades in public eye shaped by many roles

- Associated Press

For more than 50 years, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been in the public eye as an activist, a two-time presidential candidate and a guiding force in the modern civil rights movement.

Looking toward election after Menendez's 'Resurrection Day'

- Associated Press

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's political fate in next year's crucial midterms after the mistrial in his federal bribery case may hinge on whether prosecutors retry him and whether attacks from Republicans based on the indictment convince voters to keep him from a third term.

Protesters demanding President Robert Mugabe stands down march towards State House in Harare, Zimbabwe Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. In a euphoric gathering that just days ago would have drawn a police crackdown, crowds marched through Zimbabwe's capital on Saturday to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's last remaining liberation leaders, after nearly four decades in power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Zimbabwe's political drama: What just happened? A timeline

Associated Press

Zimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state at 93, is resisting stepping aside. Placed under military house arrest amid fears he was positioning his wife to succeed him, warned by the ruling party's Central Committee to step aside or face impeachment, he had been expected to resign in a speech Sunday night. Here's a timeline of events in a whirlwind drama many Zimbabweans after Mugabe's 37 years in charge never thought they'd see:

Protesters demanding President Robert Mugabe stand down ride in the back of a car with a placard "Rest in peace Mugabe" as they drive towards State House in Harare, Zimbabwe Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. In a euphoric gathering that just days ago would have drawn a police crackdown, crowds marched through Zimbabwe's capital on Saturday to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's last remaining liberation leaders, after nearly four decades in power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Zimbabwe ruling party says Mugabe goes or impeachment starts

- Associated Press

Zimbabwe's ruling party Central Committee fired longtime President Robert Mugabe as party leader Sunday, saying if he doesn't resign as the country's leader by noon Monday it will begin impeachment proceedings when Parliament resumes the following day.

Attorney: Ex-Oklahoma senator to plead to child sex charge

Associated Press

The attorney for a former state senator charged with producing and transporting child pornography says his client will plead guilty to one count of child sex trafficking in exchange for U.S. prosecutors dropping three other child pornography charges against him.

Jordanian man charged federally after buying gun in Ohio

Associated Press

A Jordanian man faces a federal charge of falsely claiming he was a U.S. citizen after authorities were alerted by an Ohio sporting goods store that he wanted to buy a "sniper rifle for training."