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Row over 'non-political' Bible Museum holding fundraiser in Trump hotel

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situated just three blocks from the US Capitol. With a digital arcade ceiling above, a visitor walks down the entrance hall of the Museum of the Bible during a preview day in Washington Credit: Reuters Some of the museum's staff have criticised the decision to host a fundraising event at the Trump International Hotel, telling the Washington Post it gave the impression they were "aligning with politics".  Tickets for the black tie fundraiser on Thursday night ranged from $2,500 (£1,895) for a seat to $50,000 for a table. Donors who contributed sums of $50,000, $100,000 or $250,000 were offered perks such as tickets to a Broadway musical and a VIP reception event. The museum's vice president, Steven Bickley, has insisted the hotel was "the only place available for our date", adding "we were looking for a venue, not a statement". Critics have also seized on a changing mission statement of the museum from "[inspiring] confidence in the absolute authority and reliability of the Bible", to a new, more neutral goal of inviting people to learn more about the Bible.  Steve Green, the owner of Hobby Lobby and a founder and major backer of the Museum of the Bible Credit: Jacquelyn Martin  Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, said the institution he largely funded is meant to educate, not evangelise, though critics are dubious.  The museum will be the centerpiece of several of the Green family's religious efforts, including sponsoring research on the Bible and promoting a Bible curriculum they hope will be used in U.S. public schools.  An initial attempt in an Oklahoma school district was withdrawn following complaints the lessons were not neutral. The Green family association has cast something of a cloud over the museum after the US department of justice accused the family's company of smuggling ancient artefacts taken from Iraq. Hobby Lobby agreed to pay a $3 million fine and return more than 5,000 items in a government settlement.  The Museum of the Bible issued a statement following the settlement stating that none of the artifacts involved were part of the Museum’s collection.  "The Museum adheres to the current Association of Art Museum Directors standards on the Acquisition of Archaeological Material and Ancient Art, as well as guidelines set forth by the American Alliance of Museums," it said. 

Rising alarm in Britain over Russian meddling in Brexit vote

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November 18, 2017 7:31 PM
LONDON (WASHINGTON POST) - New investigations released this week suggest the Russians meddled in Britain's historic referendum last year to leave the European Union, placing an already weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in a most awkward position - just when she needs to be her strongest in Brexit negotiations.

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'He will not step down,' says US Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife over sexual allegations

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Moore has been in turmoil since the Washington Post published a story last week detailing the accounts of three women who claim Moore pursued them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

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Congress Is Continuing To Address Sexual Harassment Issues

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NPR's Elise Hu speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and co-author of One Nation After Trump about how allegations of sexual harassment are being handled in the political sphere and the tax overhaul efforts in Congress.

Ivanka Trump says 'there is a special place in hell' for child abusers after her father refuses to answer Roy Moore questions

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Ivanka Trump has spoken out against Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying that “there is a special place in hell for people who prey on children”. Ms Trump’s comments came days after sexual misconduct allegations against Mr Moore first surfaced. Four women told the Washington Post last week that the Senate candidate had pursued them when they were teenagers and he was in his thirties.

Interior Secretary Failed To Keep Proper Travel Records, Watchdog Group Says

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WASHINGTON — A federal watchdog group says Ryan Zinke has failed to keep proper travel records since taking over the Department of the Interior in March, The Washington Post reports.

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Fox News host Sean Hannity gives Roy Moore 24 hours to explain himself

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Less than a week after bringing Senate candidate Roy Moore on his show for an interview, Fox News host Sean Hannity has given the former judge 24 hours to explain the “inconsistencies” in his response to allegations of sexual misconduct. Hannity invited Mr Moore onto his radio show last week to discuss the allegations laid out in a Washington Post article. Multiple women told hat Mr Moore had pursued them when they were in their teens and he was in his thirties.

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Sexual assault claims are 'false': Moore

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November 17, 2017 2:25 PM
Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama on Thursday (Nov 16) called the sexual misconduct allegations reported by the Washington Post "scurrilous" and "false".

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More Women Report Lurid Roy Moore Behavior

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Beth Reinhard, Washington Post investigative reporter, talks with Rachel Maddow about two more women describing being sexually pursed as school girls by grown man Roy Moore, including one who was literally called on the phone by Moore at school.

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Ivanka Trump says 'there is a special place in hell' for child abusers after her father refuses to answer Roy Moore questions

Added: 17.11.2017 6:08 | 0 views | 0 comments


Ivanka Trump has spoken out against Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying that “there is a special place in hell for people who prey on children”. Ms Trump’s comments came days after sexual misconduct allegations against Mr Moore first surfaced. Four women told the Washington Post last week that the Senate candidate had pursued them when they were teenagers and he was in his thirties.

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