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Five different women have accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, the New York Times reported Thursday afternoon, after years of rumors that he had masturbated in front of female associates. C.K. refused to comment for the Times' story, but cancelled a film premiere before the story broke.

The claims: Comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov claim C.K. invited them to his room, completely undressed himself and began masturbating in front of them. Abby Schachner claimed that when she called to invite C.K. to one of her shows in 2003, she could hear him masturbating over the phone. Rebecca Corry also told the Times that C.K. had asked to masturbate in front of her while she was on a television pilot in 2005.

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Hurricane Zeta is "battering southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi with life-threatening storm surge, high winds, and heavy rain," per the National Hurricane Center.

What's happening: The hurricane was producing maximum sustained winds of nearly 110 mph and stronger gusts after making landfall on the southeastern coast of Louisiana as a Category 2 storm earlier Wednesday.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by Republicans to shorten North Carolina's deadline for mail-in ballots from nine to three days.

The big picture: This is the latest of a series of decisions over mail-in ballot deadlines in various states.

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