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Roy Moore offers Hannity bizarre defense of accusations he preyed on teen girls: ‘I dated a lot of young ladies’

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On Friday, GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore went on conservative host Sean Hannity’s radio show to set the record straight about his alleged inappropriate relationships with multiple teenagers (one of whom was 14) while in his 30’s.

“These allegations are completely false and misleading,” Moore said. “But more than that it hurts me personally because, you know, I’m a father, I have one daughter, I have five granddaughters and that’s a concern for young ladies.”

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Moore claimed he never met Leigh Corfman, the woman who said she had sexual contact with him when she was 14.

“With regard to the other girls, you understand this is 40 years ago after my return from the military, I dated a lot of young ladies,” he said, responding to claims made by other women. He went on to say he does recognize the names of two of the women, Debbie Wesson Gibson and Gloria Thacker Deason, whose maiden names he remembered.

As journalists on Twitter noted, Moore’s story seemed to change multiple times — he claimed both that he never dated girls even in their “late teens” but also that he never dated any girls without the permission of their mothers.

“You don’t specifically remember having a girlfriend that was in her late teens even at that time?” Hannity asked him.

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“I don’t remember that and I don’t remember ever dating any girl without the permission of her mother,” Moore responded.

Later in the interview, he said he never engaged in any sexual relationships with the girls, and that they were wholly appropriate.

“Obviously, we never had any sexual activity, there was never anything like that, and the behavior was altogether appropriate,” the former Alabama Supreme Court Justice said.

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But later still, as The Guardian‘s Ben Jacobs noted, Moore completely denied ever dating any teenaged girls.

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You can listen to Moore’s contradict himself on whether or not he dated or had sexual contact with teens while in his 30’s below.

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New evidence that an extraterrestrial collision 12,800 years ago triggered an abrupt climate change for Earth

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What kicked off the Earth’s rapid cooling 12,800 years ago?

In the space of just a couple of years, average temperatures abruptly dropped, resulting in temperatures as much as 14 degrees Fahrenheit cooler in some regions of the Northern Hemisphere. If a drop like that happened today, it would mean the average temperature of Miami Beach would quickly change to that of current Montreal, Canada. Layers of ice in Greenland show that this cool period in the Northern Hemisphere lasted about 1,400 years.

This climate event, called the Younger Dryas by scientists, marked the beginning of a decline in ice-age megafauna, such as mammoth and mastodon, eventually leading to extinction of more than 35 genera of animals across North America. Although disputed, some research suggests that Younger Dryas environmental changes led to a population decline among the Native Americans known for their distinctive Clovis spear points.

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Morning Joe drops bomb on Trump about impeachment support in states he desperately needs in 2020

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Kicking off Tuesday's "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski busted out the latest polling numbers about support for impeachment in key battleground states and let Donald Trump know he is deeply underwater.

Jumping right into it, the Brzezinski said, "Half of voters in six states that helped carry Trump to victory in 2016 say they support the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into the president. According to the latest New York Times/Siena College poll put that support at 50 percent of voters in Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Arizona -- 45 percent say they oppose."

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Britain’s Johnson races Brexit clock as deadline looms

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two crucial Brexit votes Tuesday that could decide if he still has a reasonable shot at securing his EU divorce by next week's deadline.

The UK is entering a cliffhanger finale to a drama that has divided families and embittered politics ever since voters backed a split from Britain's 27 EU allies and trading partners in 2016.

Johnson has set himself a very high bar by promising that he will get Brexit done -- "do or die'" -- by the twice-delayed October 31 departure date.

The Conservative leader now hopes parliament gives initial support to a Brexit bill that translates the revised withdrawal agreement he struck with Brussels last week into UK law.

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