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Democrats point to the flood of women who have spoken out about their own assaults following Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The brutal hearing sparked a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation dive into Kavanaugh's background and a week-long delay of the Senate vote.
  • Toddler runs family's cash savings through the shredder

    Toddler runs family's cash savings through the shredder

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    Ben shared a snap of a sheepish-looking Leo - and the shredded cash - on Twitter afterwards. A Utah couple who saved up for football tickets said the envelope containing $1,060 was shredded by their 2-year-old son. "You can't say we just laughed", said Jackie. It just may take a couple of years. A government office that deals with mutilated cash might be able to help the family.
  • Power restored to Indonesian quake city; fate of thousands hangs in balance

    Power restored to Indonesian quake city; fate of thousands hangs in balance

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    Members of the Muslim Cyber Army (MCA) - a cluster of loosely connected groups accused of using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to attack the government and stoke religious extremism - have been rounded up. "I've instructed the governor to recommend the markets to be re-opened, we want to start reviving the economy". "Red Cross responders are pushing their way through debris and damaged roads to reach new areas and try to help the survivors, and they are finding devastation and tragedy ...
  • New US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh A Conservative Stalwart

    New US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh A Conservative Stalwart

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    Leo, who will return later this month to his role overseeing the Federalist Society, said he thinks that every one of the nine seats is "equally important" but that he realized the Powell-Kennedy-Kavanaugh slot is a "historic seat" for its pivot point on the ideological tilt of the court.
  • Chicago Police Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald Found Guilty Of Murder

    Chicago Police Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald Found Guilty Of Murder

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    The second-degree verdict reflected the jury's finding that Van Dyke believed his life was in danger but that the belief was unreasonable. But, in a move not uncommon at IL murder trials, Judge Vincent Gaughan told jurors before they began deliberating that they could consider the charge of second-degree murder.
  • More than 300 protesters arrested as Kavanaugh demonstrations pack Capitol Hill

    More than 300 protesters arrested as Kavanaugh demonstrations pack Capitol Hill

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    President Trump accused billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros of planting two women in an elevator with Republican Sen. Demonstrators this week have had a number of high-profile confrontations with lawmakers on Capitol Hill as Republicans inched closer to confirming Kavanaugh, who has been publicly accused by three women of sexual assault .
  • Brett Kavanaugh protests: Over 100 arrested on Capitol Hill, police say

    Brett Kavanaugh protests: Over 100 arrested on Capitol Hill, police say

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    Democrats have pushed hard against Kavanaugh's appointment in the wake of Ford's testimony last week before the Judiciary Committee on which Durbin sits. Initially, it was unclear whether that meant he would support Trump's nominee to the nation's highest court. Manchin faces extraordinary political pressure.
  • US First Lady Melania Trump wraps up solo African tour in Egypt

    US First Lady Melania Trump wraps up solo African tour in Egypt

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    First Lady Melania Trump's sartorial decisions in Egypt left Twitter in a flurry. Kavanaugh's fate had seemed in doubt after he was accused of sexually assaulting a girl when they were teenagers. "It's a reflection of her outdated understanding of Africa". She also had on a tan fedora and black tie. In Lilongwe, Malawi, her motorcade passed a sign that read 'Welcome to Malawi #NOTASHITHOLE!' - a reference to reports that the president used the vulgar term to describe African nations.
  • Kavanaugh Confirmation Likely - Collins: Yes; Manchin: Yes; Flake: Probably

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    Sen. Susan Collins , the Maine Republican everyone had been waiting on to announce her vote, built up her support for Kavanaugh in a roughly 45-minute speech before concluding, "Mr. Murphy believes that boys and men of all ages are now at risk of having their lives sabotaged by false accusations, adding that she thinks all conservatives are now being targeted because of their beliefs.
  • Pompeo to meet with Kim Jong Un on Sunday, State Department announces

    Pompeo to meet with Kim Jong Un on Sunday, State Department announces

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    They talked about 2021 when they were gathered there. During their Pyongyang summit, Kim and Moon said they agreed to reduce the conventional military threat between them and hold another summit in Seoul, potentially within the year. In a commentary on Tuesday, North Korea's official KCNA news agency said declaring the end of the 1950-53 Korean War could "never be a bargaining chip" for denuclearization and said experts calling for North Korea to declare details of its arms programs were ...
  • Partisanship questions threaten to shadow Kavanaugh on the court

    Partisanship questions threaten to shadow Kavanaugh on the court

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    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggested Thursday he believes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should not sit on the nation's highest court. In his testimony, Kavanaugh angrily defended his honor and was at times contemptuous toward his Democratic questioners. "I think there's merit to that criticism and I think the senators should really pay attention that".
  • Kavanaugh says he 'might have been too emotional' at hearing

    Kavanaugh says he 'might have been too emotional' at hearing

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    That fury was reflected openly by thousands of boisterous anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators who bounced around the Capitol complex for days, confronting senators in office buildings and even reportedly near their homes. "Thank you to Senator Susan Collins for her steadfast, thorough review of Judge Kavanaugh's impeccable record of public service and looking past the eleventh hour, partisan, risky and divisive antics of Democrats and paid liberal protesters", Matt Walter, the group's executive ...
  • Trump Evaded Tax Through Fraud, Reaped Riches From Father

    Trump Evaded Tax Through Fraud, Reaped Riches From Father

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    The state tax department had previously opened an investigation into the president's charity, the Trump Foundation. Fred Trump , also a real estate developer, died in 1999. Administration spokesperson Sarah Sanders added that U.S. tax authorities had "reviewed and signed off on these transactions". Wyden requested Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch evaluate Trump's tax returns a year ago but was rebuffed.
  • Bolton says U.S

    Bolton says U.S

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    The UN's top court ordered the United States on Wednesday to lift sanctions on the humanitarian goods on Iran in a stunning rebuke to the US President Donald Trump. Tehran had argued that the usa sanctions imposed since May by the Trump administration violated the terms their 1955 Treaty of Amity. The United States is alienating its European allies by insisting that they comply with USA sanctions against Iran.
  • Springfield's Convoy of Hope responds to tsunami in Indonesia

    Springfield's Convoy of Hope responds to tsunami in Indonesia

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    There was mounting concern over Donggala, a region of 300,000 people north of Palu and closer to the epicentre, and two other districts - with a combined population of about 1.4 million. But worldwide efforts to help are gearing up after the government overcame a traditional reluctance to take foreign aid. Global efforts to help survivors of Indonesia's devastating quake and tsunami gathered pace on Thursday as aid agencies sounded the alarm over the fate of tens of thousands of children ...