Brett Ratner at a panel discussion for the Tribeca Film Festival. Photo credit: David Shankbone.
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Six women have accused Brett Ratner of sexual harassment. He has denied the allegations. Since claims came out less than a month ago against Harvey Weinstein, more new names have made headlines -- from Hollywood, journalism, science, government, and other industries.
As more women feel empowered to come forward with their stories of experiencing sexual assault and harassment, workplaces are having to reassess how they handle these claims. We look at where the lines are, legally and otherwise.
Open enrollment for Obamacare kicks off today. The Trump administration has cut the sign-up period in nearly in half. They’re closing the main website, healthcare.gov, for 12 hours on most Sundays during that period. They’ve gutted the budget for advertisement and outreach. And they’ve ended some subsidies that help low income individuals afford the plans.
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Will the government meet the deadline to reunify families separated at the border? Next week is the deadline to reunite the thousands of kids separated from their parents at the border. The Department of Homeland Security said yesterday that they’re working to meet the deadline, but will not “cut corners.” We get an update on where these families are now.
How will Disney-Fox deal affect what you see in theaters and on TV? For $71 billion, Disney gets Fox’s TV and film studios, 60 percent of Hulu, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and some properties in India and Latin America. The combined Disney and Fox movie studios have earned nearly 50 percent of the North American box office this year.
President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
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