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Harvey Weinstein attends the "Reservoir Dogs" 25th anniversary screening. Photo: Charles Sykes / AP

The New York Times uncovered over three decades worth of "sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact" allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Eight women described to the NYT situations in which Weinstein allegedly appeared "nearly or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself."

  • Actress Ashley Judd went on the record with the NYT about an unwanted sexual advance by Weinstein 20 years ago, claiming he "asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower" when she expected a business meeting.
  • Weinstein has hired lawyers Lisa Bloom and Charles Harder. He told the NYT he "cannot be more remorseful about the people [he's] hurt and [he plans] to do right by all of them," and released a statement noting the different workplace "culture" of the 1960s and 70s. Harder has said Weinstein will sue the Times over "false and defamatory statements" in the report, per the Hollywood Reporter.

Read Weinstein's full statement here.

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Why it matters: Despite attempting to project a new image, the Taliban remain committed to a hard-line, conservative ideology, including harsh ruling tactics.

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How much would you pay for "a sleek, if pleasantly confusing, package of moods" or "a confusing tangle of disjointed installations" or even "the total erosion of meaning itself"? The answer, according to the current market-clearing price, seems to be about $35.

Why it matters: Investors are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into ticketed experiences — immersive, interactive museum-like spaces that don't have the d0-not-touch stuffiness of traditional museums.

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Daniel Foote testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on May 26, 2016. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The special envoy for Haiti on Wednesday resigned from his position, writing in his resignation letter obtained by PBS that he "will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees."

Why it matters: Ambassador Daniel Foote's resignation comes amid heightened anger over the treatment of Haitian migrants and asylum-seekers living in a temporary encampment in Del Rio, Texas — especially after images surfaced of Border Patrol agents whipping at the migrants from horseback.