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GOP warns time running out for Kavanaugh's accuser to talk

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, even as President Donald Trump called the woman's allegation hard to believe in one of the GOP's sharpest attacks on her credibility.



Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's center

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

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.



Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence.



Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy.



Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general."



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

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

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.



Withdraw Kavanaugh nomination? 'Ridiculous,' says Trump

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump sided with his embattled Supreme Court nominee, defending Judge Brett Kavanaugh against allegations of sexual assault as the White House walked a fine line in addressing accusations that revived memories of the president's own #MeToo moments.



North Carolina governor pleads with storm evacuees to be patient

Posted yesterday in National

With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet.



Arrest shows challenge of keeping rogues off Border Patrol

Posted yesterday in National

The arrest of a Border Patrol supervisor on allegations that he killed four women calls new attention to the agency's problems keeping rogue officers off its force as it faces intense pressure to hire thousands more agents.



Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that "really bad things" at the FBI are exposed.



Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

Posted yesterday in National

The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals.



ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

Posted yesterday in National

Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union.



Showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser scheduled for next week

Posted 9/18/2018 in National

Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when were high schoolers, hoping to salvage the judge's endangered Supreme Court nomination with a risky, nationally televised showdown between him and his accuser.



Trump Jr. mocks sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee

Posted 9/18/2018 in National

President Donald Trump's eldest son on Monday appeared to mock the sexual assault allegations against his father's nominee for the Supreme Court.



What's happening: Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence

Posted 9/18/2018 in National

Like hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area.



Police: Border Patrol agent targeted victims for vulnerability

Posted 9/18/2018 in National

A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities said Monday, as some feared more deaths at the hands of the agent remained undiscovered.



2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

Posted 9/18/2018 in National

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.



Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

Posted 9/18/2018 in National

President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.



US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

Posted 9/18/2018 in National

The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger zones.



Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school

Posted 9/15/2018 in National

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct from when he was in high school, seeking to defuse a potential threat to his confirmation as a handful of key senators remained silent on whether they would vote for him.



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