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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
VA exploring idea of merging health system with PentagonThe Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring merging its health system with the Pentagon's as part of its effort to expand private health care
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Congress paid $17 million in workplace violation settlementsThe 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
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In this still image taken from video provided by KABC-TV, Los Angeles radio anchor Leeann Tweeden discusses her allegations of sexual harassment by Al Franken during a 2006 overseas USO tour, before he became a U.S. senator from Minnesota, at ABC7 studios in Glendale, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation. He is the first member of Congress caught up in the recent wave of allegations of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior. Franken has apologized, and Tweeden said she accepted his apology. (KABC-TV via AP)
Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped herMinnesota 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
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to reporters during a press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, in Washington, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?As sex scandals topple the powerful, some are asking: Why not Trump?
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a news conference, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Senate ethics, relatively silent, could face busy yearThe 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
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FILE -  In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a news conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Tillerson’s leadership, who is being accused of presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation’s diplomatic corps. In a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Republican chairman, the agency said Tillerson’s reorganization plans aren’t crippling the agency.  (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)
State Department battles criticism of Tillerson's managementThe State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership and accusations that he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation's diplomatic corps
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Feds propose $1.8 million fine in Wisconsin plant explosionFederal labor officials say a Wisconsin milling company should pay $1.8 million in fines for failing to prevent a fatal plant explosion earlier this year
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Democrats press Homeland Security pick on immigration issuesSenate Democrats are pressing Trump's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department to endorse bipartisan legislation to shield from deportation thousands of young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as young children
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Members of the Senate Ethics CommitteeMembers of the Senate Ethics Committee
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Trump adds 5 judges to potential Supreme Court nominee listPresident Donald Trump has added federal appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh and four other jurists to his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court
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FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2010, file photo, William O'Neill, an Ohio appeals court judge selected as the Democratic nominee for U.S. House of Representatives to represent Ohio's 14th District, laughs during a campaign stop at the Democratic party headquarters in Mentor, Ohio. O'Neill, now an Ohio Supreme Court justice campaigning for the Democratic nomination to run for Ohio governor in 2018, volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, that he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct. The post was immediately attacked as inappropriate and led to calls for his ouster. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on FacebookA state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor has volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying he was trying to de-legitimize the national "media frenzy" over politicians' sexual indiscretions
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Kayla Moore, wife of former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, speaks at a press conference, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Moore spoke out in defense of her husband, saying they have been married for over 32 years and the Army veteran has always been an officer and a gentleman. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Allegations against Alabama's Roy Moore dividing GOP womenAllegations of sexual improprieties by Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are dividing Republicans and women in particular
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