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Fake Roy Moore accuser linked to Project Veritas, Weinstein brothers accused of sex trafficking in new lawsuit, Trump uses racist joke against Elizabeth Warren in front of Native Americans, and more.

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Nov 28 2017, 3:54pm

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US News

Trump Drops ‘Pocahontas’ Joke at Native American Ceremony
Native American organizations condemned the president for referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at a White House ceremony Monday honoring Navajo World War II veterans. “The name becomes a derogatory racial reference when used as an insult,” said the general secretary of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes. Warren called it “deeply unfortunate.”—VICE/ABC News

Two Officials Continue Strange Fight Over Wall Street Watchdog
White House official Mick Mulvaney told staff at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau he was the agency's new acting director Monday, asking them to “disregard” a claim made by deputy director Leandra English to be performing the same role. The CFPB’s general counsel has backed Trump appointee Mulvaney in the dispute, but legal experts said English—who is suing to prevent Mulvaney from keeping the gig—has a case. The saga could directly impact your wallet in the Trump era.—VICE

Fake Roy Moore Accuser Apparently Tried to Dupe Newspaper
A woman who made a false allegation that the Alabama Senate candidate got her pregnant when she was 15 was seen at the premises of Project Veritas—a right-wing group set up to damage the credibility of mainstream media outlets. Martin Baron, executive editor at the Washington Post, said the woman’s claims were part of a “scheme to deceive and embarrass us.”—The Washington Post

Weinstein Brothers Face Sex-Trafficking Lawsuit
British actress Kadian Noble has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in a Cannes hotel, an allegation made as part of a lawsuit launched against both Weinstein brothers and the Weinstein Company. Noble claimed they broke American sex trafficking laws when Harvey Weinstein allegedly forced her into a nonconsensual sex act abroad.—NBC News

International News

Kenyatta Returns to Office in Kenya
President Uhuru Kenyatta began his second term Tuesday with an oath ceremony in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Elsewhere in the city, police used tear gas on opposition activists attempting to demonstrate against Kenyatta; deaths were reported in the clashes. Opposition figurehead Raila Odinga, who boycotted last month’s election, referred to Tuesday's ceremony as a "coronation.”—AP

Volcanic Ash Shuts Down Bali Airport
Indonesia’s transportation ministry decided the closure of Bali’s airport would go on for another 24 hours while the island’s Mount Agung volcano continued to expel ash and smoke. The island remained on high alert for another eruption. Ferries have begun taking some of the 59,000 passengers stuck on Bali to an airport on Lombok island.—BBC News

Australian Police Arrest Suspected New Years Terrorist
A 20-year-old man was arrested Monday and accused of planning a gun attack at Melbourne’s New Year’s Eve celebrations next month. Police said Ali Khalif Shire Ali—who was charged with terrorism-related offenses—wanted to “shoot and kill as many people as he could.”—ABC Online

Japan Detects Possible Preparations for North Korean Missile Test
A source close to the Japanese government said radio signals suggested Pyongyang could be getting ready to launch another ballistic missile. Although the source said the signals were “not enough to determine” a launch is imminent, a South Korean government source also cited intelligence pointing to the potential for a missile test.—Reuters

Everything Else

‘Get Out’ Triumphs at Indie Film Awards
Jordan Peele's film won three prizes at the Gotham Independent Film Awards Monday night, including the audience award, breakthrough director, and best screenplay. Call Me by Your Name won best feature.—Variety

Tumblr Founder Resigns as CEO
David Karp has announced he is leaving the platform he launched a decade ago, with COO Jeff D’Onofrio taking over. Karp said he made the decision “after months of reflection on my personal ambitions."—Reuters

Bruce Springsteen Lengthens His Broadway Run
The musician plans to keep performing his acclaimed solo shows at New York City’s Walter Kerr Theatre for another four months. The “Springsteen on Broadway” concerts have already earned a reported $18.6 million, with the average ticket costing $500.—The Hollywood Reporter

Miguel Drops Collaboration with J. Cole
The artist released a studio version of “Come Through and Chill” after performing the song live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert two months ago. It features two verses from J. Cole, who references Colin Kaepernick.—Noisey

Researcher Gets $10,000 for Finding Facebook Bug
Pouya Darabi discovered a flaw in Facebook’s polling feature that would allow anyone to delete another user’s photos using a poll. The company gave the security researcher the substantial reward after he reported the problem.—Motherboard

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