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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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November 04, 2014
The GOP is likely to take control of the Senate tonight, and Americans are in for a rude awakening. Political gridlock is only going to increase under this more ferocious class of Republicans, writes Jonathan Alter. With the election of a boatload of climate-change deniers, the environment may be the biggest victim of a Republican rout.
Mitch McConnell stumbled a bit in his reelection bid, but the Senate minority leader is set to win Tuesday and become majority leader. Olivia Nuzzi reports from Louisville, Kentucky, where the confident candidate couldn't help crowing about it as he, and likely presidential candidate Rand Paul, are in full swing of a "Countdown to Victory" tour.

Lena Dunham responded again to critics' charges that she sexually abused her younger sister, Grace, based on passages in her new book. "I am dismayed over the recent interpretation of events described in my book," Dunham said in a statement to Time, defending herself against the way parts have been taken out of context to accuse her of being a 7-year-old child molester. Dunham did apologize though for offending any survivors of sexual abuse. "If the situations described in my book have been painful or triggering for people to read, I am sorry, as that was never my intention," she said. "I am also aware that the comic use of the term 'sexual predator' was insensitive, and I'm sorry for that as well."

Barack Obama is a bad coach in the war against ISIS, according to legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, because the president advertisers that he won't put "boots on the ground." Josh Rogin reports on the coach's secret remarks to the U.S. Army.

Two HIV-infected men appear to have experienced a "spontaneous cure" to HIV, which may hold the secret to combatting the virus. French scientists studied the two men who contracted HIV but never developed AIDS symptoms. They came from a  group known as "elite controllers," the fewer than 1 percent of people who contract HIV can control the virus' replication on their own. Scientists discovered that the virus remained in their cells but was inactive. They both had genetic mechanism that appeared to alter HIV's genetic code. "The work opens up therapeutic avenues for a cure, using or stimulating this enzyme, and avenues for identifying individuals among newly-infected patients who have a chance of a spontaneous cure," the team wrote in the journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection.

Christians Killed for Desecrating Quran
Mob beat them to death in Pakistan.
College CEO Smuggled In Foreign Students
Found guilty of issuing phony visas.
U.S Cuts Funds to Find Syria War Crimes
Group looks for evidence.
ANGIE 2016
Jolie: 'I Am Open' to a Political Career
"Politics have to be considered."

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