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Roy Moore calls sex assault allegations LGBTQ "conspiracy," Nikki Haley threatens North Korea with destruction, Mueller's team interviews Jared Kushner, and more.

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Nov 30 2017, 3:44pm

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US News

Roy Moore Calls Allegations Against Him a LGBTQ 'Conspiracy'
The GOP Alabama Senate candidate told an audience at a Baptist church Wednesday night that there was a “conspiracy” behind the wave of allegations of sexual misconduct made against him. Moore said “the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender who want to change our culture” were behind the “false and malicious” claims, along with “socialists who want to change our way of life.”—BuzzFeed News

Matt Lauer Hit with More Sexual Misconduct Claims, Apologizes
The former Today show host, fired Wednesday by NBC after a female colleague credibly accused him of sexual harassment, has been accused of serial sexual misconduct at the network. Lauer allegedly bought a female colleague a sex toy as a gift and exposed himself to another in his office. One former NBC staffer alleged Lauer sexually assaulted her after summoning her there and locking the door. On Thursday, Lauer issued his first apology—VICE News/The New York Times/VICE News

Nikki Haley Threatens North Korea with Destruction
The US ambassador to the UN said North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch “brings us closer to war.” Haley added at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council that the US did not seek conflict, but if war were to break out, “the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed.” - AP

Mueller Questions Jared Kushner
President Trump’s son-in-law met members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team earlier this month to answer questions about former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn. An anonymous source said the inquiry was principally aimed at establishing whether Kushner had information that cleared Flynn of wrongdoing.—CNN

International News

Election Count Becomes a Crisis in Honduras
With ballots still being counted several days after the presidential vote, opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla has backtracked on a promise to respect the outcome, suggesting fraud has taken place. President Juan Orlando Hernández has a narrow lead with about 89 percent of votes counted. Nasralla urged his supporters to protest and said “there are no reliable institutions in Honduras to defend us.”—BBC News

Egyptian Presidential Candidate Says He Is Barred from Leaving UAE
Ahmed Shafiq, Egypt’s former prime minister, has claimed he is being “prevented” from leaving the United Arab Emirates after he announced his candidacy for Egypt’s 2018 presidential election. Shafiq has lived in the UAE since 2012. He said he had “a constitutional right and a holy mission” to stand against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.—Al Jazeera

Australia Launches Major Banking Investigation
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a royal commission will examine wrongdoing in Australia’s financial industry. The country has seen several scandals involving the the financial sector in recent years. Turnbull pledged the inquiry “will not put capitalism on trial.”—AP

Bali Residents Refuse to Leave Volcano Danger Zone
Tens of thousands of people living near erupting Mount Agung volcano on Bali have declined to heed government requests to evacuate. “We cannot force them—but we will be held responsible, so we need to convince them,” the head of Bali’s emergency agency said.—Reuters

Everything Else

Garrison Keillor Fired over Sexual Misconduct Claims
The writer and broadcaster was dismissed by Minnesota Public Radio Wednesday after he was accused of of “inappropriate behavior” by a colleague at the station. Kellior said he had put his hand on a female coworker's bare back.—VICE News

Meek Mill Drops New Video from Behind Bars
The Philadelphia rapper, currently in prison for violating the terms of his probation, released a video for the Wins & Losses track “Fall Thru.” It closes with the hashtag “#JUSTICE4MEEK,”used by fans and supporters to call for his release.—Rolling Stone

JAY-Z Reveals Collaboration with Beyoncé
The rapper said the couple had worked in the studio together “almost like a therapy session.” Although Beyoncé ditched a joint album to work on Lemonade instead, JAY-Z said they “still have a lot of that music.”—The New York Times

N.E.R.D. Drops New Song Featuring Future
The group released “1000” Wednesday, the third single from their upcoming album No_One Ever Really Dies. The uptempo song features Future singing in a different key.—Noisey

Lil Peep’s Family Announce Beach Memorial
In an Instagram post shared by the late artist’s mom, fans were invited to a memorial service to celebrate the life of Gustav Åhr, or Lil Peep, who died earlier this month at the age of 21. The beach gathering takes place on Long Island on Saturday.—i-D

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