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Virginia Gov. McAuliffe pushes for review on campus sexual assault policies after ‘Rolling Stone’ report

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday urged a review of policies at the University of Virginia after a Rolling Stone magazine report about an alleged 2012 gang rape at a fraternity.

The publication on Wednesday carried a female student’s description of an assault by seven men at the Phi Kappa Psi house in September 2012.

McAuliffe said in a statement he had spoken with university officials and they had agreed a full investigation must be carried out.

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“I have asked university officials to conduct a full review of all of their policies and procedures and if decided, to bring in outside experts to assist in this effort,” he said.

University President Teresa Sullivan said in a statement late on Wednesday that she had asked the Charlottesville Police Department to investigate the incident.

She said the Rolling Stone article had several details that were previously not disclosed to university officials.

The magazine said faculty and the woman’s friends had discouraged her from sharing her story. Sullivan said the school took sexual misconduct seriously.

Phi Kappa Psi said in a statement it was investigating the allegations against the University of Virginia chapter.

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“We take this matter – and these allegations – very seriously,” it said.

Phi Kappa Psi said that to its knowledge, there had been no criminal investigations or charges of sexual assault brought against any member of the University of Virginia chapter.

Charlottesville police could not be reached for comment

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(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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AG Bill Barr will ‘try to interfere’ in the 2020 election to re-elect Trump: MSNBC national affairs analyst

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Attorney General William Barr will use the Department of Justice to "try to interfere" in the 2020 presidential election to re-elect Donald Trump, MSNBC's national affairs analyst predicted on Tuesday.

John Heilemann was interviewed by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's "The Last Word."

"The attorney general, from the moment he walked into this job, has behaved in a -- as a ruthless, relentless political hack and a thug and who has behaved not as attorney general of the United States," Heilemann said.

"He made a travesty of the Mueller report and continues to lie on Donald Trump's behalf at every opportunity," he added.

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Trump welcomed Russia’s Sergey Lavrov to the White House — to humiliate us all

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Despite the fact that President Donald Trump still refuses to have Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Washington for an officials meeting — a topic at the center of the scandal driving Trump’s impeachment — the White House hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday.

And while Lavrov was honored with his second private Oval Office meeting (the first one was a cataclysmic disaster) and a press conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the foreign minister took his opportunity here to repeatedly humiliate the United States.

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United States, Mexico, Canada finalize Donald Trump’s USMCA trade deal

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The United States, Mexico and Canada signed a deal Tuesday to finalize their new trade agreement, paving the way to ratification after more than two years of arduous negotiations.

However, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the US Senate would likely delay Congressional ratification of the agreement until next year, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

In reality, it is the second time the three countries have triumphantly announced the conclusion of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the deal meant to replace the 25-year-old NAFTA, which President Donald Trump complains has been "a disaster" for the US.

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