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A scandal involving a high-profile Russian politician has sparked media outrage there, putting at the forefront an issue that's long been swept under the carpet in Russia: sexual harassment.

In February, three female journalists accused Russian politician Leonid Slutsky of sexual harassment. Slutsky heads the powerful foreign affairs committee in the Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament.

President Trump signed into law Friday the emergency spending bill that Congress passed overnight to avoid a government shutdown. He had threatened earlier in the day to veto the bill.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti discusses the latest with NPR’s Susan Davis (@DaviSusan).

Earlier this week doctors in some hospitals began using gene therapy to treat a rare vision disorder that can lead to blindness. The procedure comes with a record-setting price tag — more than $400,000 per eye.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti learns more about the first person to have the surgery, a 13-year-old from New Jersey, from Eric Boodman (@ericboodman), a reporter with our partners at the health and medicine publication STAT.

Amid the Cambridge Analytica data controversy, some Facebook users are now calling to #DeleteFacebook. Also, Amnesty International finds Twitter has become a toxic place for women, as many experience online abuse from trolls.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Femi Oke (@FemiOke) of Al Jazeera English.

We wrap up our weeklong series on bullying with a closer look at the advocacy of first lady Melania Trump, and why technology companies have been mostly reluctant to get involved.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Emily Bazelon (@emilybazelon), staff writer at The New York Times Magazine and a fellow at Yale Law School. She wrote a 2014 book on bullying titled “Sticks and Stones.”

Global markets are falling in response to a brewing trade war between the United States and China. This week both countries announced competing measures to slap tariffs on imports.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti gets perspective from Michael Regan (@Reganonymous), senior editor at Bloomberg News.

Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton. Bolton is a foreign policy hawk entering an administration facing key decisions on Iran and North Korea.

A documentary film crew is recording interviews with Clevelanders about a violent week in 1968 known as the Glenville shootout. There are different accounts as to what exactly happened, but the filmmakers say they want to make sure the whole story is told for the next generation.

David C. Barnett (@DCBstream) of WCPN ideastream reports.

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