• How Sen. Flake brought the Senate back from the brink
How Sen. Flake brought the Senate back from the brink

Flake, after consulting with Democratic senator Chris Coons and others during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting to advance Kavanaugh on Friday, announced that he would support moving forward with the nominee if the Republican leadership would accept his demand for an FBI investigation .

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  • Where the FBI needs to look in the Kavanaugh investigation
Where the FBI needs to look in the Kavanaugh investigation

His freshman roommate at Yale University, James Roche, told the New Yorker that he never witnessed Kavanaugh engage in any sexual misconduct, but that he does recall him being "frequently, incoherently drunk". He was viewed as a possible "no" vote until his announcement Friday. The two protesters, both explaining they were victims of sexual a...

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  • Lindsey Graham drops ferocious warning to Dems on their future SCOTUS nominees
Lindsey Graham drops ferocious warning to Dems on their future SCOTUS nominees

He delivered strictly the unvarnished truth as he decried the "most unethical sham since I've been in politics". During the hearing, Graham said Democrats have mismanaged sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh . Carrie Moores protests against Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court in front of Sen. He said before the v...

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  • At Least 30 Killed by 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake, Tsunami in Indonesia
At Least 30 Killed by 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake, Tsunami in Indonesia

Authorities are struggling to co-ordinate the rescue effort because a power outage has cut communications around Palu and the nearby town of Donggala, which is closest to the epicentre of the quake. A series of earthquakes in July and August killed almost 500 people on the holiday island of Lombok, hundreds of kilometres southwest of Sulawesi. "M...

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  • Sen. Jeff Flake Confronted in Elevator by Two Tearful Women
Sen. Jeff Flake Confronted in Elevator by Two Tearful Women

Gallagher repeatedly told him to look at her, adding, "Look at me and tell me that it doesn't matter what happened to me". "What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit in the Supreme Court", the protesters says.

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  • Second Kavanaugh accuser in standoff with committee over terms to come forward
Second Kavanaugh accuser in standoff with committee over terms to come forward

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room is prepared for Thursday's planned testimony from Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, Sept. He has denounced them as "smears, pure and simple", saying there has been a last-minute "frenzy" to prevent his appointment. Swetnick claims that both Kavanaugh and his close sch...

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  • Warning lifted just before tsunami strikes Indonesian village
Warning lifted just before tsunami strikes Indonesian village

A search and rescue operation is now underway in Indonesia after a powerful natural disaster and tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi. He said the agency was still collecting information and would release it after confirming its accuracy. Footage shared by witnesses showed a tsunami hitting the coast at the Bioskop Palu Grand Mall in Palu, but the ...

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  • Kavanaugh accuser Ford offers Senate 4 people who corroborate assault claims
Kavanaugh accuser Ford offers Senate 4 people who corroborate assault claims

On Thursday, Kavanaugh and his accuser, Ford , will answer questions and offer testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in much-anticipated appearances that could potentially become a watershed political moment. Deborah Ramirez claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a drunken party in college, even though she had trouble remembering if...

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  • $100 million military jet crashes
$100 million military jet crashes

The cause of the investigation is under investigation. The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet programme. The F-35B is the most expensive of three variants of the F-35, which also include the F-35A conventional take-off and landing version, and the F-35C, used aboard aircraft carriers.

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  • Flake Tries to Force Delay in Senate Floor Vote on Kavanaugh
Flake Tries to Force Delay in Senate Floor Vote on Kavanaugh

Lee, who is also a member of the Judiciary Committee, noted while questioning Kavanaugh that the nominee couldn't request an FBI investigation as Democrats have demanded. "Here are all those three named boys and others at a house together just as she says". Flake's call for a delay and a possible FBI investigation will now be up to Senate M...

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  • Dianne Feinstein's Senate career comes full circle with Kavanaugh allegations
Dianne Feinstein's Senate career comes full circle with Kavanaugh allegations

The FBI investigation would be a supplemental to the previous background check it conducted on Kavanaugh as it does for all Supreme Court nominees. Without the support of Mr Flake and one other Republican senator -and assuming all Democrats vote against - the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh cannot occur.

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  • Kavanaugh v Ford is litmus test of our times
Kavanaugh v Ford is litmus test of our times

On his way to the committee vote on Kavanaugh's nomination, Flake was confronted by a woman who said she was the victim of sexual assault. Sen. Lindsay Graham said Dr. Flake said that after discussing the matter with fellow senators, he felt it "would be proper to delay the floor vote for up to but not more than one week".

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  • Increasingly anxious, Trump takes over Kavanaugh defense
Increasingly anxious, Trump takes over Kavanaugh defense

Now, it's possible I'll hear that and say, "Hey, I'm changing my mind", Trump said. "The girls from the schools I went to and I were friends". She added: "I personally am very aggrieved for all of them, but we can not put decades of pent-up demand for women to feel whole on one man's shoulders".

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  • Tsunami hits Indonesian cities after powerful quake
Tsunami hits Indonesian cities after powerful quake

Five people are feared dead after a tsunami crashed through an Indonesian coastal city demolishing houses and leaving families missing. He cited difficulty in contacting the local governor as communication has been disrupted but he said he has ordered his Chief Security Minister Wiranto to coordinate with the BNPB, and for Armed Forces chief Ha...

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  • Day of reckoning for Trump’s Supreme Court pick over assault allegations
Day of reckoning for Trump’s Supreme Court pick over assault allegations

Much is already known about Thursday's hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee: Christine Blasey Ford will say Kavanaugh held her down and tried to disrobe her at a party when they were teenagers. Democrats said Wednesday that, in light of new sexual assault accusations , Kavanaugh should withdraw his nomination. And Julie Swetnick said ...

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  • Senate panel advances Kavanaugh to full Senate
Senate panel advances Kavanaugh to full Senate

At the last minute, Sen. Ford's allegations have thrown the outcome in doubt, however, in the 51-49 Republican-controlled Senate. The magazine's reversal is significant given Kavanaugh has repeatedly cited his Roman Catholic faith and his years as a student at the Jesuit-run Georgetown Prep school in Maryland.

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  • Danish bridges closed due to 'major police operation'
Danish bridges closed due to 'major police operation'

Copenhagen police said they were looking for a black Swedish-registered auto with "possibly three people onboard" in connection with "serious criminality". Television footage showed cars being checked as they drove through roadblocks at the Oresund bridge to Sweden, causing traffic jams up to 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) long, according to the Danish ...

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  • Kavanaugh accusations 'all false to me,' but I could change my mind
Kavanaugh accusations 'all false to me,' but I could change my mind

The president began by doubling down on his Tuesday morning rant about the "con job" the Democrats are pulling in an effort to disrupt Kavanaugh's confirmation, once again painting a picture of "Schumer and his buddies" congregating in a back room to "laugh like hell" at how they're pulling a fast one on the nation.

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  • Jeff Flake Will Vote For Kavanaugh
Jeff Flake Will Vote For Kavanaugh

Dianne Feinsten and Patrick Leahy were inappropriate. Ms Ford finished her evidence about four hours after the hearing began. While Mitchell probed Ford's account looking for gaps, her questioning seemed disjointed. One protester said, "What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit in the Supreme Court". Kavana...

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  • Indonesian city hit by tsunami after powerful earthquake
Indonesian city hit by tsunami after powerful earthquake

The USGS website shows a 7.5-magnitude quake. The Indonesian city of Palu was on Friday (Sep 28) slammed by waves from a tsunami set off by a powerful quake that rippled across the region, the disaster agency said, as the huge tremor destroyed buildings and sent panicked residents fleeing into the streets.

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