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A Democratic and a Republican senator announced Tuesday that they reached a tentative deal to address sexual harassment in Congress.

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Trump announced his endorsement on Twitter Friday, saying he looks forward to working with Cox to "Make California Great Again!"

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Outside investigators on Thursday cleared California assemblywoman Cristina Garcia of allegations that she groped a male staff member in 2014. However, Garcia is still facing discipline for using vulgar language in violation of the chamber's sexual harassment policy.

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At the White House Thursday, President Trump said he is willing to offer strong protections for North Korea's Leader Kim Jong Un in exchange for Kim giving up the country's nuclear weapons.

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