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U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. Photo: Carlos Osorio / AP

Rep. John Conyers of Michigan will not resign, his attorney announced at a press conference in Detroit today. "That decision sure as hell isn't up to [Nancy] Pelosi," he said. "She is jumping on the bandwagon now."

Why it matters: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for Conyers' resignation just moments before the press conference started, which comes after several women, including two of his former staffers, accused him of sexual harassment.

More from Conyers' attorney: "At the end of the day, I will suspect that Nancy Pelosi is going to have to explain what is the discernible difference between Al Franken and John Conyers," he said. "And again, he is not going to be pressured by Nancy Pelosi or anyone else. The decision will be made by Congressman Conyers as to what his next course of action is. That will not be today, that will not be tomorrow."

Go deeper: Conyers had previously stepped down from his his position as ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee while an ethics investigation takes place. And he admitted to paying a settlement to a former staffer, but denied the allegations.

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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.

Dave Lawler, author of World
2 hours ago - World

Belarus dictator Lukashenko says he'll leave post after new constitution

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Longtime Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has said he will step down after a new constitution comes into force, according to Belarusian state media.

Why it matters: Lukashenko has faced three months of protests following a rigged election in August. He has promised to reform the constitution to reduce the near-absolute powers of the president, but has insisted that his strong hand is needed to see that process through.