Jun 1, 2018

Missouri governor signs sexual misconduct bill before leaving office

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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens officially resigned at 5 p.m. on Friday. Until this week, the former Navy Seal faced impeachment as he admitted to an extramarital affair, but denied charges that he blackmailed the woman with a photo from their encounter, despite the woman's graphic account of the night.

The details: Greitens reportedly offered his resignation "in exchange for a St. Louis prosecutor dropping a charge of misusing a charity donor list for his political campaign," per CBS News. He signed 77 bills on his last day in office "including one that would make it a crime to threaten to share sexual photos of people without their consent." Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson has since been sworn in as Governor of Missouri.

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know so far

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Multiple people have died in a shooting at the Molson Coors brewery complex, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters on Wednesday. He said he "believed" the shooter is among those dead, although police have not confirmed this.

What's happening: Police said "there is no active threat" just before 6 pm ET, but noted the scene remains active. "There are various sources citing various numbers of casualties. At this time that information has not been confirmed,"the police said.

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