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Voters in Alabama are divided. Polls show that it’s anybody’s race in the state’s special election for the Senate.

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Sexual harassment claims became public last week, regarding Democratic state Rep. Josh Zepnick.  Two women allege Zepnick kissed them against their will.  In this week's Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wispolitics.com whether he expects to learn about more harassment complaints in Madison.

Evangelical Voters And Roy Moore

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Alabama Senator Richard Shelby made a statement yesterday.

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RICHARD SHELBY: I couldn't vote for Roy Moore. The state of Alabama deserves better.

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Here's a question that Alabama voters answer this week. Can a Democrat really win a Senate seat in such a red state?

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The View From Birmingham

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"Unprecedented" is a term that was thrown around a lot to describe the crazy 2016 presidential election. Now, the Alabama Senate race may be giving that campaign a run for its money.

Once upon a time, there was a group of conservative intellectuals who were agnostic about Donald Trump.

They were not "Never Trumpers," but they weren't Trump superfans either.

They thought Trumpism might offer something new for the GOP. Since Trump wasn't tied to the orthodoxies of either party he could, theoretically, offer a more populist path toward the future for Republicans.

Conservative writer Henry Olsen, at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, looked to the tax plan to reflect this new vision, but it wasn't there.

Discrimination in the form of sexual harassment has been in the headlines for weeks now, but new poll results being released by NPR show that other forms of discrimination against women are also pervasive in American society. The poll is a collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

For example, a majority (56 percent) of women believe that where they live, women are paid less than men for equal work. And roughly a third (31 percent) say they've been discriminated against when applying for jobs because they are women.

Baptist Pastor Evan Mawarire is something of a cult figure in Zimbabwe. He's known for proudly wearing his country's national red, yellow, green, black and white flag around his neck. And Mawarire has deftly used social media to push his #ThisFlag hashtag campaign seeking social justice and constitutional rights, for which he's been hounded by security forces and jailed in the past.

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This week, Texas Congressman Al Green stood on the House floor and introduced something that sounded pretty dramatic. It was a pair of articles...

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LIANE HANSEN, BYLINE: I'm Liane Hansen. A woman who served as personal assistant to Clarence Thomas for over two years has accused him of sexually harassing her. National Public Radio has learned that the woman...

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The Growing Latino Population In Texas

Dec 10, 2017

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Week In Politics

Dec 10, 2017

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During Hurricane Harvey, Houston's 911 system was overwhelmed. But newly released recordings reveal that another number played an important role, the all-purpose helpline 311. As NPR's Rebecca Hersher reports, it became a useful tool for understanding dangerous air pollution from the storm.

Loopholes In The GOP Tax Plan

Dec 10, 2017

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