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Call for men to 'step up' puts Sen. Hirono in the spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harassment she has asked dozens of other nominees.


Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to 'step up'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The often low-key Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono has been thrust into the spotlight as she has unexpectedly become one of the most outspoken senators in defense of a woman who says she was assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford's accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school.


The Latest: Trump says Kavanaugh delay has gone on too long

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):


Telling men to 'step up,' Sen. Hirono strides into spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees.


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Former top aide to Cuomo sentenced to 6 years in prison

A federal judge sentenced a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo Thursday...


The Latest: McCaskill says she'll vote no on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):


How 65 women came to Kavanaugh’s defense in matter of hours

It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court.


Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children

Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged.


Trump says 'hard to imagine' Kavanaugh guilty of allegation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday bluntly questioned the allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a fellow high school student over 30 years ago, and Republicans warned the accuser the window was closing to tell her story before a confirmation vote.


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The Latest: Grassley says no reason to further delay hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):


Kavanaugh's accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter sent Tuesday to the panel.


Feinstein's opponent seizes on her role in Kavanaugh fight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein is facing criticism from both Republicans and her Democratic re-election opponent over her handling of allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December.


Court win for defrauded students suing DeVos

A federal court has handed a victory to students suing DeVos...


Kavanaugh's nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

NEW YORK (AP) — With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections.


80 US lawmakers seek release of jailed Myanmar reporters

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 80 U.S. lawmakers have urged the Trump administration to step up efforts to win the release of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for reporting about massacres against Rohingya (ROH'-hihn-jah) Muslims.


Kavanaugh accuser says they’re ready to testify, but how?

Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual assault both indicated Monday they would be willing to testify to a Senate panel...


Senate leader McConnell says GOP will review Kavanaugh accusation 'by the book' and seek interviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leader McConnell says GOP will review Kavanaugh accusation 'by the book' and seek interviews.


Official: Washington scrambles over Kavanaugh allegations

True or false, a woman’s accusation that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school buckles what had been a smooth path to a seat on the Supreme Court....


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Six women now suing Harvey Weinstein

Six women now suing Harvey Weinstein

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Trump drops civil tone, slams Kavanaugh accuser credibility

Trump drops civil tone, slams Kavanaugh accuser credibility

Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump

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First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue
Evangelicals push Senate Republicans to confirm Kavanaugh
Judge denies bid to block courthouse immigration arrests
NYS Exposed: Taxpayer funded mailings come close to election time

NYS Exposed: Taxpayer funded mailings come close to election time

Former top aide to Cuomo sentenced to 6 years in prison

Former top aide to Cuomo sentenced to 6 years in prison

Competitors vying for Louise Slaughter's seat speak at forum

Competitors vying for Louise Slaughter's seat speak at forum

Political report moves Rep. Collins' district from "likely" to "leans" Republican

Political report moves Rep. Collins' district from "likely" to "leans" Republican

Collins to actively campaign for Congress, reassures voters they can count on him

Collins to actively campaign for Congress, reassures voters they can count on him

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