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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London.
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October 09, 2018 - 2:39 pm
Blackburn's voting record, Swift wrote, "appalls and terrifies me."
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October 09, 2018 - 9:22 am
She gave no reason for her departure after two years.
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October 09, 2018 - 6:23 am
She's accused of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott movement against the Jewish state.
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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) speaks to reporters in the spin room following the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis on October 9, 2016.
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October 08, 2018 - 6:05 pm
Some liberal groups and some Democratic members of Congress have floated the idea of impeaching Kavanaugh.
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This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a view of Tropical Storm Michael, lower right, churning as it heads toward the Florida Panhandle, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at 6:52 p.m. Eastern Time. (NOAA via AP)
October 08, 2018 - 12:26 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to keep growing stronger ahead of an expected strike on Florida's Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said. Michael could strengthen into a major hurricane with winds topping 111 mph (178 kph)...
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Esta foto sin fecha dada a conocer por la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado Davis, Utah, muestra a William Clyde Allen III. Allen, un veterano de la armada de 39 años, confesó haber enviado cuatro sobres que contenían la substancia de la que se deriva la ricina al presidente Donald Trump y miembros de su gobierno, dijeron las autoridades en documentos en la corte. (Davis County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 1:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navy veteran in Utah was charged Friday with threatening to use a biological toxin as a weapon by sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing ground castor beans, the substance from which the poison ricin is derived. William Clyde Allen III, 39,...
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A Mattress Firm storefront on West Roosevelt Rd. and South Canal St. on Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Chicago.
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October 05, 2018 - 12:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Mattress Firm, Inc., the nation's largest mattress retailer, is filing for bankruptcy protection and plans to close up to 700 stores around the country. The Houston-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday in federal court in Delaware. According to court...
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 A new hard plastic doorstop wedge on a white background.
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October 05, 2018 - 10:39 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man recently learned that a rock he's been using as a doorstop is a meteorite worth $100,000. The Smithsonian Museum and Central Michigan University say the nearly 23-pound hunk of iron and nickel is the sixth largest meteorite found in Michigan. David Mazurek...
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October 05, 2018 - 9:55 am
The United States Senate voted 51-49 Friday morning to advance Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation vote to the floor this afternoon. The vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the Senate vote was aided by yes votes from three Senators on the fence: Republicans Susan Collins (R-ME...
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U.S. Supreme Court Police Department officers stand in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 05, 2018 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh acknowledged Thursday he "might have been too emotional" when testifying about sexual misconduct allegations as he made a final bid to win over wavering GOP senators on the eve of a crucial vote to advance his confirmation. Three GOP senators...
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