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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about an investigation, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court after agreeing to a late call from Sen. Flake for a one week investigation into sexual assault allegation against the high court nominee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 28, 2018 - 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moments after pivotal Sen. Jeff Flake announced he would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Arizona Republican was confronted with the consequences. Two tearful women cornered Flake as he got on an elevator Friday, pleading for him to reconsider his support...
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan waits to begin a discussion at the University of California, Los Angeles, with UCLA Law School Dean Jennifer Mnookin, not shown, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Kagan won’t talk about Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process but she’s sure about one thing: the nation’s highest court hates deadlocks. Kagan told law students at UCLA on Thursday that the justices worked “super hard” to find consensus after Antonin Scalia’s death in 2016 left the panel with only eight judges. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
September 28, 2018 - 3:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in doubt, Justice Elena Kagan discussed how the court worked "super hard" in the past to overcome the unusual scenario of a 4-4 split it is due to encounter next week. Kagan declined to comment on the nomination...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, protesters against Brett Kavanaugh shout during a rally at the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City. Some skeptics of #MeToo activism are hoping Brett Kavanaugh's angry, tearful denial of sexual assault allegations might help fuel a backlash against the year-old movement. But advocates for victimized women say it’s now too powerful to be derailed. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 28, 2018 - 2:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some skeptics of #MeToo activism are hoping Brett Kavanaugh's angry, tearful denial of sexual assault allegations might help fuel a backlash against the year-old movement. But advocates for victimized women say it's now too powerful to be derailed. The mixed reactions followed...
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This photo combo shows, from top left, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, and Serbia's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic. Middle row, from left, Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, from Liberia, U.N. General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garces, and Costa Rican Vice President Epsy Campbell Barr. Bottom row, from left, Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Liechtenstein's Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick, and British Prime Minister Theresa May. At the U.N. General Assembly, the first since #metoo took root, some of the most powerful words came from the mouths of female leaders, a group whose numbers, influence and ambitions for the planet are on the rise. (AP Photo/File)
September 28, 2018 - 2:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a pivotal week for women in the United States, the U.N. put forth its own clarion set of female voices at its annual meeting of nations. And women's empowerment was only one of their rallying cries. At the U.N. General Assembly, the first since the #metoo movement took root...
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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., attends a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 28, 2018 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dramatic flurry of last-minute negotiations, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh cleared a key procedural hurdle Friday, but his confirmation prospects were still deeply uncertain after a Republican senator called for a new FBI investigation into sexual assault...
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Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh played down the importance and reliability of lie detector tests during his confirmation hearing. But he had a different tune just two years ago. As Kavanaugh's testimony was winding down Thursday, Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat,...
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September 28, 2018 - 6:25 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's top court has ruled that gay couples should have the same family rights as heterosexuals, a judgment that comes before a national referendum seeking to ban same-sex marriage. The Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex couples had the same rights to a private...
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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 28, 2018 - 4:10 am
ROME (AP) — The magazine of the Jesuit religious order in the United States has publicly withdrawn its endorsement of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice following testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by the Jesuit-educated Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexually...
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Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 4:03 am
BOSTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has repeatedly said that he was legally allowed to consume beer as a prep school senior in Maryland. In fact, he was never legal in high school because the state's drinking age increased to 21 at the end of his junior year, while he was still 17...
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In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, Hindu worshippers stand in long queues outside the Sabarimala temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala. India's Supreme Court on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, lifted the temple's ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. The historic Sabarimala temple had barred women age 10 to 50 from entering the temple that is one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in the world. (AP Photo/ Hareesh Kumar A S, File)
September 28, 2018 - 2:25 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Friday lifted a temple's ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. The historic Sabarimala temple had barred women age 10 to 50 from entering the temple, one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in...
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