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Allan Simmons has been accused of cheating in a professional Scrabble Championship in June. The former British Scrabble champion has now been banned from professional competition after he was found to have peeked at the tiles he was drawing.

NPR's Elise Hu speaks with Rev. Mike Allison of the Madison Baptist Church about why he still supports Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, following allegations of sexual contact with a 14-year-old and the assault of a 16-year-old.

Half of American Indians living in majority-Native areas say they or a family member feels he or she has been treated unfairly by the courts, according to an NPR poll.

Gloria and Bill Single lived together in a nursing home until she was evicted without warning. Complaints about illegal evictions from nursing homes are up 73 percent in California since 2011.

The famed New York gossip columnist Liz Smith has died at 94. Her decades long column in the New York Daily News gave people a look into the lives of the rich and famous and powerful.

The last time Joyce Arterberry heard her grown son sing, was when he was living as a little girl. Her son, Tom Kennard, is a transgender man who is part of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus on tour in the South.

The Haitian police must now take over the duties of securing the nation now that U.N. peacekeepers have left. And Haiti's President says the United Nations' withdrawal is a perfect time to reinstate the once infamous national army a move that has sparked concerns.

The Chinese company Alibaba just celebrated Single's Day, a sale that this year racked in more than $25 billion. That dwarfs Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in the United States.

White Evangelicals have been more willing to overlook Republican moral transgressions than those of Democrats. But the recent allegations against Roy Moore may be testing that tolerance.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside amid allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor decades ago. Republicans are also considering a write-in campaign for the Dec. 12 special election.




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