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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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.
The challenges of being Native American in Oakland Tommy Orange is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma, but he grew up in Oakland. His new novel, “There There,” is set in Oakland. His many disparate characters -- all urban Indians -- struggle with what it means to be Native and struggle to connect with disappearing traditions.
Justice Department indicts 12 Russians for election hacking The Department of Justice says it has enough evidence to charge 12 members of the Russian military with hacking the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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