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RNC gets back into the Alabama race for Roy Moore

The special election is on December 12. Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

The Republican National Committee will resume its financial support of Roy Moore's candidacy, as Breitbart originally reported and multiple news outlets confirmed.

Flashback: The RNC withdrew support for Moore on Nov. 14 over allegations of sexual misconduct, including one from a woman who was 14 years old at the time of the alleged incident. On Sunday, Sens. Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham both walked back their earlier calls for Moore to step aside, and President Trump today gave Moore a full endorsement.

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Self-driving lab head urges freeze after "nightmare" fatality

Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh. Photo: Jeff Swensen / Getty

Carmakers and technology companies should freeze their race to field autonomous vehicles because "clearly the technology is not where it needs to be," said Raj Rajkumar, head of Carnegie Mellon University's leading self-driving laboratory.

What he said: Speaking a few hours after a self-driven vehicle ran over and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, Rajkumar said, "This isn't like a bug with your phone. People can get killed. Companies need to take a deep breath. The technology is not there yet. We need to keep people in the loop."

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Trump, Sessions & GOP lawmakers to meet about sanctuary cities

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Attorney General Jeff Sesssions, Donald Trump, Melania Trump. Photo: Mandel Ngan / Getty

The White House is hosting a roundtable on sanctuary cities Tuesday afternoon with the President, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of the Department of Homeland Security, Republican lawmakers and others, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Conservatives tried to use this week’s massive government spending bill to cut federal funds from sanctuary cities, but they failed, according to sources involved in the process. But Trump officials want to use Tuesday’s event to highlight the issue and put pressure on cities that don't comply with federal immigration law enforcement.