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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival. Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday at the White House before leaving for a Thanksgiving break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. He says of the Alabama race: "We don't need a liberal person in there."

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The words of prominent Republicans are being used against Alabama's GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in a campaign ad. The new ad by Democratic candidate Doug Jones features statements made by Ivanka Trump, Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions responding to allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. Meanwhile, Moore is going on the offensive against one of the women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Public Health's Immunization Division is investigating a case of meningococcal disease, the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children between the ages of 2 and 18 in the United States. In a news release Tuesday, the department said the case was found at Scottsboro Junior High School in Jackson County. No other cases have been identified.

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama sheriff says he believes an Atlanta-based rapper and a music promoter were slain outside of the county where their bodies were found. The bodies of rapper Edward Reeves, known as Bambino Gold; and Kendrick Stokes were found about three to four miles apart in a rural area of Macon County over the weekend. Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson said at a news conference that he believes both bodies were placed in Macon County after the two men were killed elsewhere.

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