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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Both parties are grappling with tremendous political risks in the midst of an increasingly messy Supreme Court fight. Republicans risked alienating women, particularly in the nation’s suburbs, by embracing President Trump’s hand-picked nominee even after allegations surfaced of decades-old sexual misconduct. Democrats, who want to delay the high-stakes nomination, risked energizing complacent Republican voters should they play politics with the sensitive allegations.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 18, 2018 - 5:37 am
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. The political implications were...
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In this image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, poses with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a photo on the podium upon arrival in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Moon landed in Pyongyang for his third summit this year with Kim. (Korea Broadcasting System via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 11:48 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for his third and possibly most challenging summit yet with leader Kim Jong Un in which he hopes to break an impasse in talks with the United States over the North's denuclearization and breathe...
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In this image from video, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks on the flood of the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. McConnell says Republicans will review the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “by the book” with bipartisan interviews on the Judiciary Committee. (Senate Television via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The White House says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is ready to testify in the Senate as soon as Tuesday so "he can clear his name of this false allegation" about a sexual assault...
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Presidential chief of staff Im Jong-seok speaks to the media during a briefing at a press center for the inter-Korean summit in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. The senior South Korean official is playing down the chance that this week's inter-Korean summit could produce major progress in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear program. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 17, 2018 - 12:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior South Korean official on Monday played down the chance that this week's inter-Korean summit will result in major progress in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear program. South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang on Tuesday for his third summit of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 17, 2018 - 12:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It...
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Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales delivers his speech during a a session to celebrate the country's independence, in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Thousands of police and at least 50 heavily-armed soldiers set a security cordon around congress that greatly exceeded normal, while about 8,000 protesters called for Morales' resignation and expressed their opposition to his decision not to renew the mandate of a United Nation's-backed anti-corruption commission. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
September 16, 2018 - 11:06 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Constitutional Court ordered President Jimmy Morales late Sunday to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to Guatemala, dealing a blunt rebuke to the leader who has sought in recent weeks to defang the body and its work. The unanimous ruling...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 16, 2018 - 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, after more than an hour of delay over procedural questions, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 16, 2018 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and an allegation of sexual misconduct against him (all times local): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is in turmoil after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 16, 2018 - 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time. Democrats immediately called for a delay in a key committee vote...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to his spokesman David Keyes as he opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office. An opposition Israeli lawmaker is calling on Netanyahu to suspend Keyes following sexual assault allegations. Michal Rozin, a legislator with the dovish Meretz party, says David Keyes, Netanyahu's spokesman to the foreign media, can no longer represent Israel to the world amid the accusations. (Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP, File)
September 16, 2018 - 11:50 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli opposition lawmaker on Sunday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to the United States for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide, ballooning an already embarrassing scandal for the Israeli leader...
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