Nov 16, 2017

Franken accuser: "Not my call" whether he should step down

Leeann Tweeden. Screengrab via MSNBC

Leeann Tweeden on whether Sen. Al Franken should resign:

"People make mistakes. I'm not calling for him to step down, that's not my place to say that. If there are other people that come out and say he's done this, I mean I don't know. If I'm the only one that's come out and said that Senator Franken's done something to me — but if there are other women who have come out, you know, I've gotten a phone call from a woman, I've only gotten a message that said something similar has happened to her and I haven't returned it yet, so that's to be determined but I don't know, that's not my call."

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Experimental coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The vaccine that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and drugmaker Moderna have been developing to combat the coronavirus is ready to be tested on humans, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told the Wall Street Journal.

The state of play: The rapidly developed vaccine will be tested on 20–25 healthy volunteers in April to determine whether two doses will be safe and generate an immune response to protect against infection. Results will be available in July or August, Fauci told WSJ.

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#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.