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Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold resigns after sexual harassment suit settlement became public

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Politico’s Jake Sherman is reporting that Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) has resigned. The Congressman’s sexual harassment settlement became public after the #MeToo movement came to Capitol Hill.

Politico reporter John Bresnahan explained that Thursday the Congressman’s office said that rumors of his resignation were not true.

“Typical of how they dealt with most issues – deny, lie, obfuscate,” he tweeted.

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Late last year, it was revealed that there was a three-year-old dispute between Farenthold and staffer Lauren Greene after allegedly inappropriate behavior that lead to her termination. The two ultimately settled the matter outside of court, but $84,000 in taxpayer money was used to settle the suit.

Farenthold was under heavy pressure by fellow Republicans to resign.

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‘Fundamentally’ immoral: Federal asylum officers sue Trump administration over immigration policy

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On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum officers are filing suit against the Trump administration, alleging that the president's policy requiring asylum seekers be held in Mexico awaiting their hearing is a risk to their lives.

The officers told a federal court that the policy, which was implemented ostensibly to relieve overcrowding at U.S. detention facilities, is "fundamentally contrary to the moral fabric of our Nation and our international and domestic legal obligations."

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Here’s how Trump’s latest comments dredge up his nasty treatment of John McCain

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Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition on Wednesday, President Donald Trump once again made comments revealing he has little interest in treading sensitively around his feud with the late Sen. John McCain.

He lamented that fact that, during his first two years as president, he struggled to get the votes he wanted for his agenda because he only had 51 (initially 52) Republicans in the Senate.

"And sometimes, you know, they had a little hard time with a couple of them, right?" Trump added, referring to GOP senators who didn't bow to his will. “Fortunately they’re gone now. They have gone on to greener pastures. Or perhaps far-less-green pastures. But they are gone. They are gone ... I’m very happy they are gone.”

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Alabama is prosecuting a pregnant woman for manslaughter for being shot in the stomach — but not her shooter

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On Wednesday, AL.com reported that Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, was indicted on manslaughter charges.

Her crime? Allegedly instigating a fight that led to her being shot in the stomach and losing her pregnancy. The woman who actually shot her, on the other hand — 23-year-old Ebony Jemison — is walking free after a grand jury rejected the case against her.

Immediately after the shooting, which allegedly stemmed from a fight over the baby's father and took place outside a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove, in December, prosecutors announced their intention to charge Jones for having a miscarriage.

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