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Sens. Schumer, Booker, Franken and Warren. (Photos: AP)

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been a major donor to Democratic candidates. Now, the candidates he supported financially are giving away that money to charity after it was revealed Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.

Many of the senators' spokespersons said they learned of Weinstein's behavior yesterday when the news broke.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT): Donating $5600 to the Women's Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation, specifically the Change the Story Initiative.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT): Donating $5400 to Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence.

Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM): Donating $5400 to Community Against Violence, a non-profit organization in New Mexico.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA): Donating $5000 to Casa Myrna, a non-profit in Boston.

Sen. Corey Booker (NJ): Donating $7800 to the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a nonprofit charity organization.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY): Donating $16,200 to "several charities supporting women," per a Schumer spokesperson.

Sen. Al Franken (MN): Donating $19,600 to Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center.

The Democratic National Committee is donating more than "$30,000 in contributions from Weinstein to EMILY's List, Emerge America and Higher Heights," DNC communications director told The Daily Beast's Scott Bixby.

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Mayors feel powerless to reduce homelessness

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Recreated from 2021 Menino Survey of Mayors; Chart: Jacque Schrag/Axios

America's mayors know their constituents hold them accountable for homelessness, but many don't feel they have the tools or power to fix things, a brand new survey says.

Why it matters: While homelessness has become more acute during the pandemic, city leaders say they lack the money, staff or political support needed to make a meaningful difference.

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Microsoft announced Tuesday it plans to acquire video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash.

Why it matters: The move comes as Activision Blizzard has faced a wave of accusations of workplace harassment.

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Blinken to visit Ukraine as Russia invasion threat looms

Blinken (R) with President Zelensky. Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/Pool via Getty

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Ukraine on Tuesday as the country faces an ongoing threat of Russian invasion.

Driving the news: Blinken will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, as well as officials at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv to discuss contingency planning. He'll then travel to Berlin to meet German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and attend a meeting of the "Transatlantic Quad" — France, Germany, the U.K. and U.S.