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After a recent conversation between former Vice President Joe Biden and Anita Hill, she outlined a series of steps to help end sexual violence and berated the government for its handling of the misconduct in an opinion piece for the New York Times.

"If the Senate Judiciary Committee, led then by Mr. Biden, had done its job and held a hearing that showed that its members understood the seriousness of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence, the cultural shift we saw in 2017 after #MeToo might have began in 1991 — with the support of the government."
— Anita Hill wrote a New York Times op-ed

What she's saying: Hill referenced Christine Blasey Ford's late-2018 accusation against Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, saying that: "yet again, the process appeared to be concerned with political expediency more than with the truth."

She also wrote: "Sexual violence is a national crisis that requires a national solution," suggesting that Congress should work on more bills like the Be Heard Act, which would federally protect contract, gig and other nontraditional workers from sexual harassment. Hill also focused on sexual harassment within the military saying representatives should be keeping military personnel safe from sexual harassment.

Go deeper: Biden says he regrets not giving Anita Hill "the hearing she deserved"

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Updated 8 mins ago - Politics & Policy

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  1. Health: WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release."
  2. Politics: Supreme Court backs religious groups on New York COVID restrictions.
  3. World: Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.
  4. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in December Black Friday shopping across the U.S., in photosAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  5. Education: National standardized tests delayed until 2022.
1 hour ago - Health

WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release"

A medical syringe and vial with fake coronavirus vaccine in front of the World Health Organization (WHO) logo. Photo Illustration: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Top scientists at the World Health Organization on Friday called for more detailed information on a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.

Why it matters: Oxford and AstraZeneca have said the vaccine was 90% effective in people who got a half dose followed by a full dose, and 62% effective in people who got two full doses. AstraZeneca has since acknowledged that the smaller dose received by some participants was the result of an error by a contractor, per the New York Times.

Court rejects Trump campaign's appeal in Pennsylvania case

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A federal appeals court on Friday unanimously rejected the Trump campaign's emergency appeal seeking to file a new lawsuit against Pennsylvania's election results, writing in a blistering ruling that the campaign's "claims have no merit."

Why it matters: It's another devastating blow to President Trump's sinking efforts to overturn the results of the election. Pennsylvania, which President-elect Joe Biden won by more than 80,000 votes, certified its results last week and is expected to award 20 electoral votes to Biden on Dec. 12.