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SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen said on Monday he had started treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the same type of cancer he overcame nine years ago. FILE PHOTO: Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (C) waves to the trading floor after ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. President Donald Trump bowed to pressure from moderate members of his Republican Party on Friday and ordered the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department late on Sunday filed suit after California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to restore open internet protections known as net neutrality in the state after the Trump administration repealed the rules in December 2017. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of Net Neutrality, Toyah and Lance Brown Eyes, protest the FCC’s
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. FILE PHOTO: Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI is free to investigate any sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that it deems credible, two White House spokeswomen said on Sunday, rebuffing suggestions the administration has tried to limit the probe. U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies. REUTERS/Jim Bourg “The White House is not micromanaging
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FBI agents investigating U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have contacted the second woman to accuse him of sexual misconduct, her attorney said on Saturday. The announcement by Deborah Ramirez’s lawyer John Clune indicates that the FBI probe of Kavanaugh will look beyond separate allegations of attempted rape leveled against the conservative
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WHEELING, WVa. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday used the stalled nomination of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a rallying cry for Republican voters in November congressional elections. President Donald Trump makes remarks at WesBanco Arena during a Make America Great Again rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mike
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(Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed several gun control bills into law on Friday, including one measure that raises the minimum age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. FILE PHOTO: California Governor Jerry Brown in Sacramento, California, U.S., January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves/File Photo The new laws come seven months after
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) – When a Democrat with Palestinian-Mexican ancestry who had never before run for office was picked to challenge a Republican incumbent in a staunchly conservative southern California congressional district, few gave him much of a chance. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), leaves federal court in San Diego, California, U.S. September 24, 2018.
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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Reuters) – Two weeks after Hurricane Florence deluged the U.S. East Coast’s largest Marine Corps base with raging waters and dangerous winds, some military families say they are still residing in unlivable conditions and awaiting help from the base’s private housing manager. Jennifer Maher, pregnant in her third trimester, prepares cleaning supplies
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – The teddy bears belonged in a child’s bedroom, the votive candles in a local church. Instead, they were among the thousands of items left by the grieving near the site of the largest mass shooting in modern American history. FILE PHOTO: The “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign is surrounded by flowers and
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas’ Republican governor said on Friday that legislation limiting transgender people’s access to bathrooms in public schools and government buildings is no longer a priority, signaling a slight change in his stance on a measure seen by critics as discriminatory. FILE PHOTO: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the annual National
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The high-stakes Senate hearing on the nomination of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh riveted American television viewers with roughly 20.4 million people tuning in on six broadcast and cable networks, according to Nielsen data released on Friday. Lunch diners watch the televised testimony by Christine Blasey Ford in the confirmation
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican-led committee abruptly delayed its planned vote on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court as moderate Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who earlier Friday said he would vote for Kavanaugh, conferred with Democrats. Just before the scheduled vote in the Judiciary Committee, Flake left the committee
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court hung in the balance on Friday after a jarring and raucous hearing into sexual misconduct allegations against him. Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on
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By Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fighting to salvage his U.S. Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh angrily and tearfully denied on Thursday a university professor’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago and complained about a “political hit” after she told a dramatic Senate hearing she was “100
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By Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A university professor on Thursday said she was “100 percent” certain that Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, sexually assaulted her 36 years ago, telling a dramatic U.S. Senate hearing she feared he would rape and perhaps accidentally kill her. Christine Blasey
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CHARLESTON, S.C./RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – Emergency management officials in Georgetown, South Carolina, were optimistic on Thursday that their port community would see less flooding than previously expected in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Santee Cooper workers check the water levels around an Aqua Dam and pump system built to keep sediment from a coal ash
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The woman who accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982 will testify at a high-stakes Senate hearing on Thursday that could determine whether he is confirmed or rejected. FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the
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WASHINGTON/HICKORY, N.C. (Reuters) – The chief of the U.S. disaster response agency FEMA was riding in a government vehicle last year when it was involved in a collision, but his name was excluded from an official report on the crash, according to people familiar with the matter. The omission of the name of the Federal
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A third woman came forward in a statement to a Senate panel made public on Wednesday accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, further inflaming an already contentious confirmation process. Kavanaugh immediately denied the allegation. The woman, Julie Swetnick, detailed her allegations in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A woman who has accused President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault will provide senators with sworn statements from four people to corroborate her allegations, her lawyers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation
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