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Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy test

- Associated Press

Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn’t look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Stephen K. Bannon says he’s recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment. But Nicholson has Bannon’s backing anyway, thanks to his loyalty to President Trump.

President-elect Donald Trump and incoming first lady Melania Trump arrive for a patriotic concert at the Lincoln Memorial, three days before he was inaugurated. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Associated Press)

Trump’s abundant faith shines in his Thanksgiving message

- The Washington Times

“On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to almighty God for our abundant blessings. We gather with the people we love to show gratitude for our freedom, for our friends and families, and for the prosperous nation we call home,” President Trump says in his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation.

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FILE - This March 10, 2016, file photo shows Rep. Dan Schoen at the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul, Minn. Democrat Schoen and Republican Tony Cornish will resign from office following accusations of sexual misconduct, officials said on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Attorney: Minnesota senator's accusers misrepresented facts

- Associated Press

An attorney for a Democratic state senator resigning over sexual harassment allegations raised questions Wednesday about two key accusers and suggested they may have wanted to sabotage the senator's campaign for higher office.

Wife of ex-Czech PM convicted of abuse of power

Associated Press

A Prague court has convicted the wife of former Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas of abuse of power and has given her a two-year suspended sentence in a case that brought down his government.

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, centre, gestures as he greets the crowd upon arrival at the Zanu PF  Headquarters in Harare, Wednesday, Nov, 22, 2017.  Mnangagwa has emerged from hiding and returned home ahead of his swearing-in Friday. Crowds have gathered at the ruling party's headquarters for his first public remarks. Mnangagwa will replace Robert Mugabe, who resigned after 37 years in power when the military and ruling party turned on him for firing Mnangagwa and positioning his wife to take power. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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

Associated Press

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, who had been the world's oldest head of state at 93, has resigned after the military, the ruling party and the people turned against him. His recently fired deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, will be sworn in on Friday. Here's a timeline of events in a whirlwind drama many Zimbabweans after Mugabe's 37 years in charge never thought they'd see:

President Donald Trump points to reporters after speaking at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington, as he and his family were leaving for a Thanksgiving trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

- Associated Press

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.

FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, flowers and a portrait of Kate Steinle remain at a memorial site on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Attorneys were beginning their final arguments Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in the trial of Zarate, accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate. The trial resumed Monday morning with instructions to the jury reminding them not to read newspapers or view social media while they are considering the case. (Paul Chinn /San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)

No verdict yet in San Francisco pier killing as jury breaks

- Associated Press

The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington, for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. Silent for more than a week, Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and repeatedly insisting voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

- Associated Press

A political action committee supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near-endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign.

In this July 7, 2014, file photo, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks in Detroit. The longtime Michigan congressman on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, denied settling a sexual harassment complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Ethics probe begins after Conyers confirms harassment deal

- Associated Press

John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades - longer than any other current member.

FILE - In this April 24, 2013 file photo, Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, appears on the House floor at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Republican Cornish and Democrat Dan Schoen will resign from office following accusations of sexual misconduct, officials said on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)

2 Minnesota lawmakers to resign amid misconduct allegations

- Associated Press

Two Minnesota state lawmakers hit by sexual misconduct allegations announced they would resign, less than two weeks after they were accused of misdeeds that ranged from groping colleagues to persistent unwanted sexual advances and sexting.

This image released by CBS shows, from left, Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King on the set of "CBS This Morning." Rose's co-hosts on "CBS This Morning" sharply condemned their suspended colleague Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, after the airing of sexual misconduct allegations that included groping female staffers and walking around naked in front of them, saying that it's a time of reckoning in society. (CBS via AP)

Credibility at risk, media cuts stars loose over sex claims

- Associated Press

The consequences came swiftly after the allegations emerged against Charlie Rose. Within hours, the veteran news host was suspended by CBS and his PBS interview show was pulled off the air. The next day, he was fired.