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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, walks out of his office on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 04, 2018 - 1:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The full Senate is preparing to weigh in on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court with an initial vote on Friday. In setting the voting process in motion, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is likely to call for a final vote over the weekend. Allegations of sexual...
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October 04, 2018 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York says a cafe that opened earlier this year as MoMaCha must change its name because it is infringing upon the trademarks of the Museum of Modern Art. Judge Louis Stanton ordered the cafe, now going by MAMACHA, to stop using the MOMA and MOMACHA marks,...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 12, 2018, file photo, supporters of temporary protected status immigrants hold signs and cheer at a rally before a news conference announcing a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its decision to end a program that lets immigrants live and work legally in the United States outside of a federal courthouse in San Francisco. A judge on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, blocked the Trump administration from ending protections that let immigrants from four countries live and work legally in the United States, saying the move would cause "irreparable harm and great hardship." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 03, 2018 - 10:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from ending protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States, saying the move would cause "irreparable harm and great hardship." U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San...
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, center, responds to a reporter's question as she is accompanied by a Capitol Hill Police officer, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 03, 2018 - 8:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators nervously awaited the arrival of a new FBI report on sexual allegations that could make or break Brett Kavanaugh's tottering Supreme Court nomination Wednesday as aggressive protesters and an unusually strong security response added to a feeling of high anxiety inside the...
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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)
October 03, 2018 - 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations against him (all times local): 7 p.m. A massive coalition of U.S. Christian churches attended by 40 million people wants Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw his Supreme Court nomination. The National...
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police past waiting reporters trying to ask about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Sen. Collins, whose vote on Kavanaugh is uncertain, was leaving the Senate Special Committee on Aging which she chairs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 03, 2018 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The impassioned fight over whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has led to heightened security at the Capitol, with some senators using police escorts to shield them from protesters eager to confront them. Capitol police have arrested dozens of people in recent...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber following a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 03, 2018 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations against him (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declining Democrats' request for a briefing by FBI agents on the investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett...
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October 03, 2018 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court says former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free a few more months while he appeals his bribery conviction. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision in the 74-year-old Democrat's favor just two days before he was to report...
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police past waiting reporters trying to ask about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Sen. Collins, whose vote on Kavanaugh is uncertain, was leaving the Senate Special Committee on Aging which she chairs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 03, 2018 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The impassioned fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court has led to heightened security at the Capitol, with some senators using police escorts to shield them from protesters. Capitol police have arrested dozens of protesters in recent days and stepped up their...
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, walks on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 03, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three wavering Republican senators lambasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for mocking a woman who has claimed Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, underscoring the risks of assailing Kavanaugh's accusers as Senate support teeters for the Supreme Court...
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