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Trump boasted of owning Miss USA pageant so he could watch naked contestants backstage: report

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A series of tapes have been released over the last few days that have implicated GOP nominee Donald Trump in what can only be described as sexual assault.

After the Washington Post revealed conversations between Trump and Billy Bush in which Trump describes making unwanted and aggressive sexual advances toward women — including groping, kissing, and grabbing — there’s still more to come.

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BuzzFeed News reported on Sunday that Trump also walked through the dressing rooms at the 2000 Miss USA pageant, where he watched the naked contestants prepare backstage.

“I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed,” Trump tells Howard Stern. The recordings were released by CNN on Saturday.

Trump continues, “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it…. ‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

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His words to Stern echo similar statements that were recorded on the 2005 tapes, in which Trump suggests that he can do whatever he wants with women because of his status.

In the spring, a former Miss New Hampshire told BuzzFeed a similar account of the incident, noting that Trump walked through the dressing rooms during the 2000 pageant and stared at the women while they were undressed.

She said at the time, “The time that he walked through the dressing rooms was really shocking. We were all naked.” The Trump campaign denied in May that such an incident ever occurred.

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During a primary victory speech in March, Trump told his supporters in Palm Beach, Florida, “I’m going to be really good for women.”

He’s made similar statements over the course of his campaign, including in an interview in Nevada just last week during which the former reality TV star said, “There’s nobody that has more respect for women than I do.”

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Trump will be so good for women, just let him explain in his own words: “And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the p*ssy. You can do anything.”

Women are unconvinced — 62 percent of female voters say they are less likely to vote for him, according to the latest ABC News poll.


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Moon may be richer in water than thought — and it could help propel humans farther from earth

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There may be far more water on the Moon than previously thought, according to two studies published Monday raising the tantalising prospect that astronauts on future space missions could find refreshment -- and maybe even fuel -- on the lunar surface.

The Moon was believed to be bone dry until around a decade ago when a series of findings suggested that our nearest celestial neighbour has traces of water trapped in the surface.

Two new studies published in Nature Astronomy on Monday suggest there could be much more water than previously thought, including ice stored in permanently shadowed "cold traps" at lunar polar regions.

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Asymptomatic coronaagvirus sufferers lose antibodies sooner: study

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Asymptomatic coronavirus sufferers appear to lose detectable antibodies sooner than people who have exhibited Covid-19 symptoms, according to one of the biggest studies of its kind in Britain published on Tuesday.

The findings by Imperial College London and market research firm Ipsos Mori also suggest the loss of antibodies was slower in 18–24 year-olds compared to those aged 75 and over.

Overall, samples from hundreds of thousands of people across England between mid-June and late September showed the prevalence of virus antibodies fell by more than a quarter.

The research, commissioned by the British government and published Tuesday by Imperial, indicates people's immune response to Covid-19 reduces over time following infection.

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Early voting to be hit by heavy rain and flooding as Hurricane Zeta barrels towards the Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall near Louisiana's border with Mississippi on Wednesday evening as campaigns work to get supporters to the polls and convince any undecided voters to back their candidate.

"Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are possible along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches are in effect," the National Hurricane Center warned.

"Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta. This rainfall will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding," the center explained.

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