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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, listens to Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. speak during a Senate Judiciary Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a high-stakes vote on his nomination to the nation's highest court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 01, 2018 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has given the FBI clearance to interview anyone it wants to by Friday in its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The new guidance, described to The Associated Press by a person familiar with it, was issued...
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President Donald Trump speaks about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 01, 2018 - 8:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are raising new questions about the truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh's sworn testimony to the Senate, shifting tactics against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as they await the results of the FBI's background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations...
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In this image from Senate Television, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate Television via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote this week on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Kentucky Republican has used a Senate floor speech to accuse Democrats of...
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Pro-independence demonstrators push down barriers separating them from the police during a protest in Girona, Spain, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Pro-secession activists in Spain's Catalonia region have turned out in large numbers to mark the first anniversary of their thwarted independence referendum with an evening march through downtown Barcelona and Girona that capped a day of noisy protests that blocked Catalan roads and train lines, among other largely non-violent demonstrations. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 01, 2018 - 4:14 pm
SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain (AP) — Activists blocked railway lines, students skipped classes and supporters of Catalonia seceding from Spain marched in large numbers Monday to mark the anniversary of a referendum that was part of a thwarted bid for independence last year. The evening march in...
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October 01, 2018 - 9:54 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Romania has issued a stark warning to the country, claiming its justice system is being "dismantled" by lawmakers with "vested interests." Hans G. Klemm told law students on Monday that magistrates were being intimidated and "increasingly targeted...
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Pro independence demonstrators stand in front of a taxi as they block the Passeig de Gracia avenue in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Activists blocked major highways, train lines and avenues one year after a banned referendum crushed by police failed to deliver an independent state. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
October 01, 2018 - 8:23 am
GIRONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on independence protests in Catalonia (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Thousands of students are marching in downtown Barcelona to mark the anniversary of an independence referendum in Catalonia that was banned by Spanish authorities. The college and high school students...
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September 30, 2018 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says she's a victim of sexual assault. Conway made the comments on CNN while defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh against allegations of sexual misconduct. Arguing that Kavanaugh's opponents are wrongly politicizing his nomination...
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September 29, 2018 - 8:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Jacky Rosen in Nevada said Saturday that Republican Sen. Dean Heller's support for an FBI probe of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while also continuing to support his confirmation, is a "charade." "He's made his mind up before he's seen anything...
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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 29, 2018 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has contacted Deborah Ramirez, who's accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when he was a Yale student, as part of the bureau's investigation of the Supreme Court nominee, her attorney said Saturday. Ramirez's lawyer, John Clune, said agents want to interview her and...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa chairs a meeting of the committee, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 29, 2018 - 6:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats' demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake balked at voting for confirmation without it — a sudden turn that left Senate approval newly...
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