Roy Moore Defeated, Franken Replacement Pick Expected Today, Former House Speaker Hastert Banned From Contact With Kids: A.M. Links


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  • The voters of Alabama have elected Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate, with massive turnout from black Alabamans who overwhelmingly backed Jones—98 percent of black female women and 93 percent of black men, according to CNN exit polls. A majority of white voters, including 63 percent of white women and 72 percent of white men, backed Roy Moore, who has not conceded and is calling for a recount.
  • A federal court has banned former House Speaker Dennis Hastert from spending time alone with children. The 75-year-old Illinois Republican must also consent to monitoring software on his computers, submit to searches on demand, get prior approval before using any device with internet access.
  • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to announce longtime Lt. Gov. Tina Smith as his pick for Al Franken's replacement in the U.S. Senate.
  • A federal judge indicated that he's likely to grant a preliminary injunction on the Trump administration's new contraception-mandate rules.
  • "The petition is forcing us [to question] how we look at art. Is our lens ethical? Are we always compelled to make a moral judgment on either the painter or the subject of the painting?"
  • Conor Friedersdorf on overestimating the harms of hateful speech on college campuses.
  • Is what we're witnessing right now a generational shift in thinking about sexual harassment, and perhaps workplace environment overall? Or is this more about how technology has impacted responses to allegations of bad behavior?

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