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The Morning Briefing: Manson Dead, Predator Update and Much, Much More

Demi Lovato, right, and Virginia state representative-elect Danica Roem arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the President’s agenda today:

  • In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing.
  • The President will then meet with his Cabinet.
  • In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.
  • Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

Welcome to Thanksgiving week at The Morning Briefing. I’ll be writing a condensed version of the Briefing while I am away in an inconvenient time zone.

Predator [alleged] update

Police investigating 22 alleged sex crimes tied to Hollywood, source says

Gillibrand on sexual misconduct: What was tolerated 25 years ago won’t be tolerated today

Harvey Weinstein created a list of nearly 100 people who might have damaging info about his behavior

Female lawmakers push for action on sexual misconduct

Lena Dunham tries to apologize for defending man accused of rape

Dem Rep.: Bill Clinton’s Accusers ‘Were Not Treated As They Should Have Been’ [VIDEO]

Trump believes Roy Moore accusers — but is ‘concerned’ allegations are 38 years old: White House official

Russell Simmons Allegedly Sexually Assaulted 17-Year-Old as Brett Ratner Watched

Terry Crews Doubles Down on Groping Allegation Against Exec: ‘NO ONE GETS A PASS’

Al Franken cut from PBS special amid sexual misconduct allegations

Jeffrey Tambor hints at exit from ‘Transparent’ despite denying sexual misconduct allegations

Texas AG Paxton rejects Romney standard from Roy Moore case


Report: DOJ And FBI Haven’t Verified Salacious Parts Of The Trump Dossier

Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department

Lawyer: Kushner is ‘the hero’ in campaign emails regarding Russia

Publicist who set up Trump Jr., Russian lawyer meeting says he’s ready to talk to Mueller

Around the world

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

France Seeks To Ban Muslim Street Prayers In Paris After Clashes

Turkey bans all LGBTQ events in capital

Arab League states condemn Hezbollah as ‘terrorist organization’

Historical picture of the day:

Two U.S. Marines apply modern know-how to an ancient craft – a round woven boat borrowed from a fisherman near Chu Lai, South Vietnam on Nov. 20, 1965. The Marines, on a patrol near the fishing village, borrowed the boat to cross the river two at a time and secure the opposite bank. The boat, maneuvered by two long unwieldy oars, is woven from rattan and reeds. (AP Photo/John T. Wheeler)

Other morsels

Demi Lovato Brings Danica Roem, First Openly Transgender State Legislator, as Her AMAs Date

DACA backers move to avert Supreme Court fight over records

US general says nuclear launch order can be refused, sparking debate

Notorious cult leader and murderer Charles Manson dead in prison at 83

A twenty year trail of voter fraud in Maryland

We can’t trust Facebook to regulate itself

People Are Mad The Bible Museum Represents ‘Only A Judeo-Christian Perspective’

Apple Fired Its Black Diversity Chief After She Said Whites Can Be Diverse

With ‘Firearm’ Offenses Up 27-Percent, UK Holds National Gun Surrender

Study: Trump Voters Care More About Cultural Issues Than Economic Issues

Kathy Griffin Cries: ‘I’ve Been Blacklisted’ After Beheaded Trump Photo

Trump says decision on elephant hunting trophies to come this week

Trump slams Jeff Flake on Twitter, calls his career ‘toast’

Border Patrol agent from El Paso dies from injuries while on patrol

TSA PreCheck members fume as their lines get longer

Florida woman accused of killing husband, hiding duct-taped body in closet and walling over it

Rich millennials are buying homes where they can live near their parents and grow their own avocados

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!