Morning Scoop: An upset in Alabama

By Uloop Staff on December 13, 2017
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SPECIAL ELECTION UPSET IN ALABAMA

CNN graphic showing split of Senate following Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama (Image: CNN)

Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama special Senate election yesterday, securing a seat in a state that had not elected a Democratic senator since 1992. Sexual assault allegations were hurled against Republican candidate Roy Moore, but he refused to drop out of the race, and the state Republican leaders and President Trump continued to support him.

The Washington Post reports ”Moore responded to allegations that he made sexual advances on teenagers years ago by describing his campaign as a ‘spiritual battle’ against a conspiracy of Republican and Democratic leaders in Washington.”

After the Associated Press called the race, Moore refused to concede in hopes that the narrow margin of victory will be enough to call for a recount.

The president worked to minimize the defeat, tweeting ”I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!”

 

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NFL NETWORK SUSPENDS SIX IN WAKE OF LAWSUIT

Donovan McNabb

Donovan McNabb shown in 2004. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Six current and former NFL Network employees, five of them former N.F.L. players, were suspended by their companies yesterday after they were accused of harassing and sexually assaulting a former co-worker.

NFL Network analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor were all suspended, while ESPN took the same action against former NFL Network employees Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis, who now appear on ESPN radio. Both companies are conducting investigations.

The New York Times reports that “Eric Weinberger, the president of the Bill Simmons Media Group and a former NFL Network executive, was suspended by the media group.”

 


TODAY IN A TWEET

Hanukkah 2017 began in the evening of December 12 and ends in the evening of December 20.

 


UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA REGENT REMAINS DEFIANT AFTER CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS

Humphreys in a screenshot from ‘Flash Point,’ a TV discussion show in which he made his comments. (Image: Flash Point)

The Associated Press reported yesterday that “embattled University of Oklahoma Regent Kirk Humphreys said Tuesday that he has no plans to step down from his post despite calls for his resignation after comments he made comparing gay people to pedophiles.”

An alumni group has called for Humphreys’ resignation, and the student body president encouraged the campus to voice its opinion on Humphreys’ “ignorant” words.

Humphreys made his comments on “Flash Point,” a public affairs show that airs on KFOR-TV, an NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City.

 


LAST BUT NOT LEAST: 7 INTERNSHIP INTERVIEW MISTAKES TO AVOID

Internship interview time? Be ready. (Image: Uloop News file photo)

If you are going to be doing some work to set up an internship over winter break, Uloop writer Brittany Loeffler wants to remind you that an internship interview is a little different than going for a job interview.

The interviewer will be looking for different qualities and skills in a candidate for an internship than a permanent position.

Read all seven of the things she says you definitely shouldn’t do during an internship interview. 

 


Uloop Morning Scoop for December 13 was compiled by Uloop Staff and Natalia Kolenko.

 

And remember, you can use Uloop to find a part time job on your campus, connect with a tutor or get a head start on housing for next year. 

 


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