Jeff Sessions Testifies on Capitol Hill
Attorney General Jeff Sessions returned to testify before Congress on Tuesday, stating that he never lied under oath about Russian interference in the 2016 election. Sessions’ testimony comes one day after he directed federal prosecutors to look into whether a special counsel should be appointed to investigate the Clinton Foundation regarding uranium transactions with a Russia-backed company. Read the story from The AP.
Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
Donald Trump Jr. has acknowledge that he exchanged direct messages on Twitter with WikiLeaks before and after the 2016 presidential campaign. Read the story from The AP.
Mitch McConnell Says ‘I Believe the Women’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on fellow Republican Roy Moore to drop out of the Alabama Senate race after multiple women accused Moore of sexual misconduct. Read the story from Mic.
First Digital Drug Approved
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system, which alerts doctors when patients with mental illness take prescribed medicine. The approval has also raised privacy concerns. Read the story from The AP.
New Charges in Penn State Hazing Death
Prosecutors filed new charges connected with the death of a 19-year-old pledge against members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity on Monday, saying recently recovered video shows them giving the pledge 18 drinks in 82 minutes. Read the story from NPR.
Amazon is Bringing ‘The Lord of the Rings’ to TV
Amazon announced on Monday that the company will bring a multiple-season TV adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels to debut on its streaming service, and that the series will “explore new storylines preceding ‘The Fellowship of the Ring.’” Read the story from the Los Angeles Times.