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Karina Provost holds up a sign in support of Christine Blasey Ford in Las Vegas on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Nevada’s Republican governor says the U.S. Senate should not cast a final vote on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh without a full review of the allegations of sexual misconduct that have been made against the nominee. (AP Photo/Michelle L. Price)
September 27, 2018 - 7:19 pm
The controversy over sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh spilled into governor's races across the country as the woman at the center of the claims told her story to a riveted nation. The already highly charged contests became even more so after psychology...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
September 27, 2018 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has apologized after tangling with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) over his drinking in high school. The senator from Minnesota asked...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Jim Bourg/Pool Photo via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is calling certain allegations against him a "joke" and a "farce." Kavanaugh made the statements while testifying Thursday before the Senate Judiciary...
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
September 27, 2018 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling to rescue his Supreme Court nomination, a beleaguered Brett Kavanaugh forcefully fought back Thursday against allegations that he'd sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when both were high school students, telling Congress that her and others' allegations have "...
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Phoenix prosecutor Rachel Mitchell prepares to question Christine Blasey Ford during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Image via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell was a long way from the familiarity of a Phoenix courtroom when she questioned Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday in a televised hearing that could determine the fate of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Mitchell...
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Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Image via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford declared Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her as he and a friend shared "uproarious laughter" in a locked room at a 1980s high school gathering, recounting her allegations to Congress and a riveted nation in a drama that threatens to derail...
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Christine Blasey Ford prepares to take a break as she talks with her attorney Michael Bromwich as she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
September 27, 2018 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace says Christine Blasey (BLAH'-zee) Ford's testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "a disaster" for Republicans. Wallace and some others on...
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Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, as her attorney's Debra Katz and Michael Bromwich watch. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11:52 a.m. Christine Blasey Ford has testified that she saw Brett Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge a few weeks after she says Kavanaugh assaulted her. Ford says Judge was in the room when Kavanaugh...
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Christine Blasey Ford arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 10:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:42 a.m. Christine Blasey Ford says she came before the Senate Judiciary Committee not because she wanted to, but because she believed it's her civic duty. Ford spoke Thursday at a hearing on her...
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This undated photo of Julie Swetnick was released by her attorney Michael Avenatti via Twitter, Wednesday, Sept. 26. 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing allegations by Swetnick, accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, a panel spokesman said. (Michael Avenatti via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman who came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh does not believe he belongs on the nation's highest court, she said in an interview Thursday. Julie Swetnick told Showtime's "The Circus" that she didn't want to come forward...
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