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It looks like President Robert Mugabe’s decades-long hold on power is over in Zimbabwe. Mugabe is under house arrest and military leaders, who snatched power from him Wednesday, are part of the talks being held to form a transition government.
Tense situation after Zimbabwe takeover
Tanks were seen at key intersections in the capital of Harare, but otherwise the streets have been quiet. Mugabe’s decision to dump his vice president — a move widely seen as the first step in handing the reins of power over to his wife — seems to be the trigger that pushed the military to act.
How Zimbabwe’s Mugabe came to power
2. Roy Moore
Roy Moore, the embattled Alabama Senate candidate, continued to fire back against the sexual abuse allegations against him.
WaPo: Two more women accuse Moore
His attorney, Phillip L. Jauregui, attacked the credibility of Beverly Young Nelson, who said Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16.
Allred calls on Moore to testify under oath
Jauregui said Nelson lied when she said she never spoke to Moore again after the alleged assault. Nelson’s divorce in 1999 was handled in Moore’s courtroom, Jauregui said, so “there was contact.” The attorney also denied that Moore wrote in Nelson’s yearbook and wants a handwriting expert to examine it.
Police say before he went around a Northern California community randomly shooting at people, Neal killed his wife and put her body under the floor in his house. He had been ordered to give up his firearms after two female neighbors sought a protection order against him after they said he had repeatedly harassed them. Neal killed one of those neighbors as well.
Man to gunman: Shoot at me, not kids
Researchers have announced that they were able to diagnose the degenerative brain disease CTE in a living person.
Hernandez suffered from worst CTE at his age
The study’s lead author told CNN the breakthrough was made with ex-NFL player Fred McNeill in 2012 using an experimental brain scan. Previously, CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) could only be diagnosed by examining the brain after the person has died.
Study: CTE in 99% of dead NFL players
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Twitter will now remove the verification symbol from accounts that incite hate and harassment, so no more blue check marks for people like Richard Spencer.