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1York, SC

A 2nd woman has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as a claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman. The New Yorker magazine reported Sunday night that Senate Democrats were investigating a second woman's accusation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh dating to the 1983-84 academic year, Kavanaugh's first at Yale University .

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2Immigration Reform

Who cares what Brett Kavanaugh did as a teen? Readers sound off

Who cares what Brett Kavanaugh did as a teen? Readers sound off From Brett Kavanaugh to the Catholic Church to hurricanes' power, our readers sound off on recent headlines. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2QQ3btH Who cares what Kavanaugh did as a teenager? I don't.

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3Gay/Lesbian

Priest Who Burned Rainbow Flag in Anti-Gay Exorcism Put on Leave:...

Reverend Paul Kalchik, the Roman Catholic priest at Resurrection Parish in Chicago who held an "exorcism" with parishioners in which they burned a rainbow flag that had once been hung in the church, has been relieved of his duties. Kalchik's suspension was announced by the archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Blase Cupich in a letter to parishioners: "For some weeks now, I have become increasingly concerned about a number of issues at Resurrection Parish.

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4US News

#BelieveSurvivors protests erupt nationwide against Brett Kavanaugh; dozens arrested in D.C.

Dozens of angry protesters were arrested outside the Capitol Hill offices of multiple senators Monday while women across the nation staged walkouts as opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grew stronger amid accusations of sexual assault as a young man. #BelieveSurvivors protests erupt nationwide against Brett Kavanaugh; dozens arrested in D.C. Dozens of angry protesters were arrested outside the Capitol Hill offices of multiple senators Monday while women across the nation staged walkouts as opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grew stronger amid accusations of sexual assault as a young man.

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5Hurricane

Pres. Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership. Trump lobbed fresh broadsides at San Juan Mayor Carmen YulA n Cruz, a critic of his administration's response to hurricanes on the island last year, during a radio interview with Fox News' Geraldo Rivera that aired Monday.

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6Paul Ryan

Congress set to fund government, but not Trumpa s wall

Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there's one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump. Neither party wants the government to close ahead of the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, but Trump has made clear his frustration at the lack of money for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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8Pugwash, NS

Nova Scotia's Liberal government to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth

The bill to ban conversion therapy - which attempts to change people's sexual orientation - outlaws people "in positions of trust or authority" from attempting the practice for youth under 16. The prohibition would also apply to young people under 19 if they are not "capable of consenting to the services," according to the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protection Act introduced on Tuesday. In addition, the bill prohibits health professions from offering the therapy to youth, and says groups or individuals who provide and advocate for it won't be eligible for government funding.

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9Ozark, MO

He ran Lambert's Cafe in Ozark, now he's accused of trafficking two children for sex

Court documents say Lambert had a photo of one of the children posing nude in front of a mirror and used his home address in Ozark for prostitution purposes. The son of Lambert's Cafe founder was indicted this month on five sex crimes, including two counts of sex trafficking of a child.

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10Science

News 15 Mins Ago Trump plan to rollback fuel standards to get second hearing

The Trump administration's proposal to rollback national fuel economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers here blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health. The second hearing was scheduled for Tuesday in Dearborn, Michigan - a city in a region dominated by the auto industry where it could get a better reception.

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