Upset in Alabama Senate Race
Once considered a long shot, Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in an Alabama special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore, the former state Supreme Court chief justice, has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls. Read the story from the Los Angeles Times.
Senator Calls Trump Tweet a ‘Sexist Smear’
Earlier this week Sen. Kristen Gillibrand called on President Trump to resign over sexual misconduct allegations. Trump responded on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat was “someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).’” Gillibrand called the tweet a “sexist smear attempting to silence my voice.” Read the story from The AP.
San Francisco’s first Asian-American mayor died suddenly on Tuesday morning at the age of 65. Read the story from NPR.
Return to the Moon
President Trump signed a directive telling NASA to send U.S. astronauts back to the moon. Read the story from NPR.