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New Hampshire state Rep. Robert Fisher (left) attends a public hearing this week. Fisher says reports of alleged comments he made online degrading women were taken out of context. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Politics: Member Stations

New Hampshire State Lawmaker Accused Of Online Misogyny Faces Expulsion

Rep. Robert Fisher has been linked to an online alias that posted comments such as "every woman wants to be attractive enough to be raped."

Michael Parks arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Tusk on Sept. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Michael Parks, TV And Movie Character Actor, Dies At 77

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A person illegally pans for gold at a site in the Department of Choco near the city of Quibdo, Colombia, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. According to Santiago Angel, head of the Colombian mining association, about 85 percent of the 59 tons of gold produced last year in Colombia comes from operations without government licenses or environmental permits. Nicolo Filippo Ross/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How Illegal Gold Mining Relates To The Spread Of Malaria

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Audience members wave red flags in response to Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., at a raucous town hall Wednesday night in Willingboro. Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hostile Town Hall For Congressman Who Helped Save GOP Health Care Bill

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FARC guerrillas at a Colombia jungle camp last fall. Under last year's peace treaty, FARC agreed to disarm and confine its fighters to demobilization camps. But a small number of dissident rebels continue to extort business owners. Luis Acosta/AP hide caption

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Dissident Rebels In Colombia Ignore Peace Treaty And Continue Extortion

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New Hampshire state Rep. Robert Fisher (left) attends a public hearing this week. Fisher says reports of alleged comments he made online degrading women were taken out of context. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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New Hampshire State Lawmaker Accused Of Online Misogyny Faces Expulsion

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