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Lena Dunham Apologizes for ‘Distasteful’ Comment Wishing She Had an Abortion

Actress Lena Dunham apologized Tuesday night for saying on the most recent episode of her podcast that she wishes she had an abortion to gain more credibility among abortion activists.
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Big sums from lawmakers sitting pretty to those in need — but victory not a given

Sen.-elect Todd Young (R-Ind.) received more than any other candidate from lawmakers’ campaign committees and leadership PACs along with party committees. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) BY: NIV SULTAN With control of the Senate and possibly the House at stake — or so it seemed until close to Election Day — the word went out from the Democratic and Republican parties to lawmakers: If you’re not running this time, or if you’re sitting on a pile of cash, share the love. Priority races were flagged, and those who could were expected to ante up. Still, while being on the receiving end of those funds was far better than the alternative, it didn’t guarantee victory. In fact, less than 75 percent of the 15 House and Senate candidates who netted the most money from fellow candidates and party committees in 2016 won their races. In Nevada, GOP Rep. Joe Heck, for instance, who received almost $660,000, lost to incoming Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D), who claimed just over $437,000, in their battle over an open seat. But having that money certainly could be a plus. On his path to victory over former Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, incoming Sen. Todd Young (R) amassed more than $1 million in contributions from lawmakers, their leadership…

Gay Editor on NPR: LGBT Community More Scared After Trump’s Election Than Pulse Shooting

On Tuesday’s edition of NPR’s All Things Considered, the editor of Orlando’s LGBT newspaper Watermark Billy Manes said that he and his community were more on edge and more likely to hide their identities after the election of Donald Trump than they were in the aftermath of the massacre at the Pulse gay nightclub. …

Wednesday’s Morning Email: Germany Hunts For New Suspect In Truck Attack

TOP STORIES Good morning everyone! Just wanted to let you know that The Morning Email will return Thursday, Dec. 29 after the holiday season. And on that note, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what a wonderful readership we have here! Thanks so much for making The Morning Email part of your daily routine, and we look forward to the emails to come in 2017. 
MANHUNT UNDERWAY IN GERMANY German authorities are looking for a Tunisian man after finding a document under the front seat of the truck used to kill 12 people and injure dozens more at a Berlin Christmas market. The news comes after authorities released the initial suspect they had taken into custody, and ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. World leaders have reached out in solidarity to Germany. And here’s what the attack on Berlin and assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey mean about the state of terrorism today. [Reuters]
THE FINAL TALLY Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost three million more votes. And experts did not like what they saw in the newly released unsealed FBI warrant that rocked the final days of the election. [Nick Wing, HuffPost]
HUFFPOST TO HOST DNC CHAIR DEBATE JAN. 18 Which will be moderated for our Editor-in-Chief…