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Trump and McConnell make amends, Harvey Weinstein is expelled from the Academy, two neutron stars collide, and more.
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Political Rifts: President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a press conference to affirm their commitment to working together, with the president asserting their relationship “has been outstanding.” While Trump has attacked McConnell on Twitter over the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans’ slim majority in the Senate as they begin an effort to rewrite the tax code makes party unity particularly critical for their agenda. Meanwhile, the Senate is aging, and some younger lawmakers are calling for party leaders on both sides to make way for fresh ideas.

Harvey Weinstein from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and his studio looks likely to shut down in the aftermath of allegations that, where harassment can be normalized and ignored—yet as the stories of thousands of women who joined a powerfully illustrate, experiences of harassment and assault are by no means limited to Hollywood.

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