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Roy Moore, the Philippines, tax reform: 5 things that happened Monday

Beverly Young Nelson, the latest accuser of Alabama Republican Roy Moore, reads her statement at a news conference, in New York, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Nelson says Moore assaulted her when she was 16 and he offered her a ride home from a restaurant where she worked. Moore says the latest allegations against him are a "witch hunt." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are five things that happened Monday, covered by the Sinclair stations you trust every day.

1. Another women accuses Roy Moore

Another woman alleged U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her while she was 16 and he in his thirties.

Though Alabama politician unequivocally denied the accusations, the most senior members of the Republican party are calling for him to abandon the race.

2. Trump mum on human rights

Wrapping up his visit to the Philippines, President Donald Trump appears to have steered clear of the topic of human rights.

Thousands of innocent civilians have been brutally murdered in the country in its president's gory battle against drugs.

3. GOP continues march towards taxes

The Republican party attempted to duck the Moore controversy and keep the focus on tax reform, which they hope to accomplish in coming months.

4. Trump nominates former drug executive

Trump nominated a former drug executive, Alex Azar, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

The move came as a surprise to some, as Trump has often spoken out against the pharmaceutical industry.

5. New charges in PSU case

Prosecutors are filing new charges in the case of a Penn State University fraternity pledge's death, after recovering a deleted video which showed the victim being given at least 18 drinks over less than 90 minutes.


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