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Judiciary Committee Republicans have been in constant touch with Ford lawyers

Emails between Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s staff and the legal team of Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, obtained by ABC News, show that Republican staffers reached out the day after Ford’s identity was made public and offered to have her testify later that same week or the following Monday at an upcoming […]

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Christine Blasey Ford ‘prepared to testify next week,’ her lawyer tells senators

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has alleged Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that she “would be prepared to testify next week.” Thursday evening, the White House released a letter from Kavanaugh saying, “I will be there” on Monday, […]

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Female senators speak out about Republican ‘bullying’ of Kavanaugh accuser

Several female lawmakers spoke out on Thursday about what they see as the rushed confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of a sexual assault allegation. Joined by supporters of Christine Blasey Ford, who has said the nominee assaulted her during a party decades ago when they were both in […]

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‘Start Here’: Kavanaugh, Cohen and Amazon. What you need to know to start your day.

It’s Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Here’s what you need to start your day: 1. Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify, lays out conditions Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who’s accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said she’s willing to testify on Capitol Hill, with some conditions. In an email to the Senate Judiciary […]

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The Note: Trump’s golden Supreme Court opportunity

The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump is less into flipping scripts than he is rewriting them altogether. But the plot surrounding his golden opportunity to remake the Supreme Court is playing out according to Trump’s directions, as his self-imposed Monday deadline for making a selection to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy approaches. Generating a […]

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Medics, supplies reach boys soccer team trapped in cave

The 12 boys and their soccer coach who remain trapped inside a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand appeared healthy and upbeat in new video released Wednesday morning. The footage, taken by the Royal Thai Navy on Tuesday and posted to Facebook, shows the boys and their coach wrapped in foil blankets and sitting clustered […]

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Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer owes unpaid taxes

The Justice Department says Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made “misrepresentations” in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes. Avenatti’s former firm, Eagan Avenatti LLP, had agreed in January to pay about $2.4 million in back taxes and penalties as part of a resolution of […]

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Couple in UK exposed to same poison as ex-Russian spy

Two people in England have been confirmed to have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok, the same chemical weapon that was used against an ex-Russian spy earlier this year. British police at Scotland Yard confirmed that the mysterious agent that appears to have caused a couple in their 40s to become critically ill was […]

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Trump praises military for keeping US ‘safe, strong, proud’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the U.S. military for keeping America “safe, strong, proud, mighty and free” and used the Independence Day holiday to thank them for being willing to put their lives on the line in defense of the nation. “Two hundred and 42 years ago on July 4, 1776, America’s founders adopted […]

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Kim Dotcom loses latest appeal to avoid extradition to U.S.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand‘s Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible to be handed over to U.S. authorities. Dotcom’s lawyer […]