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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, protesters against Brett Kavanaugh shout during a rally at the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City. Some skeptics of #MeToo activism are hoping Brett Kavanaugh's angry, tearful denial of sexual assault allegations might help fuel a backlash against the year-old movement. But advocates for victimized women say it’s now too powerful to be derailed. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 28, 2018 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some skeptics of #MeToo activism are hoping Brett Kavanaugh's angry, tearful denial of sexual assault allegations might help fuel a backlash against the year-old movement. But advocates for victimized women say it's now too powerful to be derailed. The mixed reactions followed...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool Image via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 million people watched the gripping testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault in the 1980s, Christine Blasey Ford, on six television networks. The drama over Kavanaugh's nomination continued Friday with yet...
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This image released by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 in Washington, shows Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's calendar, from the Summer of 1982. (Senate Judiciary Committee via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of a showdown hearing, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the senators who will judge him confronted a third set of lurid allegations Wednesday accusing him of sexual misconduct as a young man. Kavanaugh heatedly denied them all, while Democrats complained about...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 1991, file photo, then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., points angrily at Clarence Thomas during comments at the end of hearings on Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., watches at right. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson, File)
September 21, 2018 - 3:32 pm
Weighing a 2020 campaign for president, former Vice President Joe Biden says he should have protected Anita Hill from what he called "character assassination" during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas more than a quarter century ago. Biden chaired the Senate...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to a supporter at a campaign stop at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, in St. Louis. Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks from the midterm elections that will determine who controls Capitol Hill in January. McCaskill reported $7 million in net contributions that includes $4.6 million in itemized individual contributions and another $2.18 million from non-itemized, small-dollar contributors. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
September 20, 2018 - 1:53 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The college students and neighbors gathered at a St. Louis coffee shop seemed like one of the friendlier crowds Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill might face campaigning in heavily Republican Missouri. But the audience on a recent night came armed with tough questions and unafraid to...
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September 05, 2018 - 5:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the Food and Drug Administration to quickly finish writing a rule requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements. Judge Indira Talwani in Boston said Wednesday the FDA hasn't worked fast enough to issue new requirements after previous...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is escorted by former Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. John McCain's widow on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, said Kyl will fill her late husband's seat. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 04, 2018 - 12:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The governor of Arizona announced Tuesday that he will appoint former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the late Sen. John McCain's seat in the U.S. Senate. Gov. Doug Ducey made the announcement on Twitter minutes before a scheduled news conference. Kyl, a Republican, is currently shepherding...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas. A federal judge in Seattle has granted an injunction that prohibits the Trump administration from allowing a Texas company to post 3D gun-making plans online. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
August 27, 2018 - 5:27 pm
A U.S. judge in Seattle blocked the Trump administration Monday from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns would pose a security risk. The states sued to stop an...
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at her office, before a private meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 21, 2018 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Tuesday he agrees that the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights is settled law, according to Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine who is a key swing vote on his nomination. Collins held a two-hour meeting with Kavanaugh in her...
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At the White House, President Donald Trump announces his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court of the United States.
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August 01, 2018 - 1:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court says President Donald Trump's executive order threatening to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with immigration authorities is unconstitutional. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that a lower court went...
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