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11Agriculture

As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China. But even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough.

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12US Senate

President Trump's Tweets Show Why Most Sex Assault Victims Never File Police Reports, Advocates Say

President Trump tweeted Friday that Christine Blasey Ford should have "immediately filed" a police report some 36 years ago if her alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "was as bad as she says." But advocates and lawyers say Trump's tweets ignore the reasons many victims do not report sexual assault right away or even come forward at all.

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13Drama

Michelle Obama drums up voter participation at Nevada rally

Former first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign-style rally in Las Vegas on Sunday to urge Nevadans to register to vote and cast ballots this fall, warning them that sitting out means someone else will make decisions for them. "We get the leaders we vote for.

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14Sikeston, 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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15Henry Cuellar

Congress questions CBP after Border Patrol agent charged in murders of four Texas women

In this file photo taken on March 26, 2018, a Border Patrol agent apprehends illegal immigrants shortly after they crossed the border from Mexico into the United States in the Rio Grande Valley Sector near McAllen, Texas. Several members of Congress are questioning Customs and Border Protection about the agency's hiring practices and whether its officials missed any "red flags" on Juan David Ortiz, the supervising Border Patrol agent who stands accused of killing four women and attacking another this month in a deadly crime spree in southern Texas.

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16Tupelo, MS

Chris McDaniel supporter accused of beating man, fracturing his face, before town hall

A Chris McDaniel supporter and former county co-chair for his U.S. Senate campaign is accused of beating a Kentucky man at a Tupelo hotel Sunday night before a McDaniel town-hall meeting on Monday. The alleged victim, Lance Acton, remained hospitalized on Wednesday.

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17Television

Former first lady Michelle Obama rallies supporters in Nevada

Former first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign-style rally Sunday in Las Vegas to urge Nevadans to register to vote and cast ballots this fall, warning them that sitting out means someone else will make decisions for them. The event was the first of two rallies the former first lady is scheduled to headline for the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization she co-chairs, When We All Vote.

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18US House of Representatives

Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party

"I need to make clear to everybody my independence from all of the national Democratic stuff," said Bredesen, the former two-term governor of Tennessee who is now running for the U.S. Senate. So far, his strategy appears to be working.

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19Science

Clergy sex abuse not about gay priests, top psychologist says

Misconceptions people may have about sexual abuse, sexual harassment and homosexuality as elements of the ongoing crisis in the church can hinder efforts to address it, according to a leading psychologist and expert on the crisis. The complex nature of each of the elements can make it "hard for the average Catholic in the pew" to grasp key differences among them, delaying the formulation of "good, smart solutions," Santa Clara University psychologist Dr. Thomas Plante told CatholicPhilly.com, the news outlet of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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20Bryan Bulaga

Tom Oates: Packers' flaws on full display in sloppy loss at Washington

LANDOVER, Md. aS' Clay Matthews is paid to make big plays and, so far this season, he's been doing just that.

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