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Analysis: Trump tries a different strategy on assault claim

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump went there.

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p>Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They calibrated their comments to avoid openly antagonizing Christine Blasey Ford, and by extension the women …

Sheriff: Motive unclear for Maryland shooter who killed 3

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p>ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - Law enforcement officials said Friday they might never know the motive for a female shooter’s violent rampage that killed three people and wounded three at a sprawling Maryland warehouse before she turned the gun on herself. It’s little consolation for grieving relatives and others trying to …

Pardoned Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia (AP) - An Australian filmmaker was awaiting deportation from Cambodia on Saturday after receiving a royal pardon for his conviction on spying charges for flying a drone over a political rally.

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p>A spokesman for immigration police said that James Ricketson will be deported on Saturday morning, a …

Christine Blasey Ford wants another day to consider testifying

The lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford wants another day to consider terms for testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teens.

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p>Attorney Debra Katz calls Friday’s deadline for a response “arbitrary.” She says “its sole purpose …

Beto O'Rourke, Ted Cruz trade blows in contentious debate for Texas Senate seat

Texas voters were treated Friday evening to a Senate debate conducted throughout at an extremely high level that presented a stark contrast between full-blown conservatism and liberalism.

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p>On taxes, Supreme Court judges, the Second Amendment and other issues, Democratic Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke and incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz traded …

Madison officials say ICE immigrant arrests violated policy

MADISION, Wis. (AP) - Madison officials say Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents violated city policy by detaining at least six immigrants without letting police know ahead of time.

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p>Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says the department has a working relationship with ICE, but the federal agency did not follow …

Romanian pleads guilty in hack of D.C. police surveillance cameras prior to Inauguration Day

Eveline Cismaru, one of two Romanians accused of disabling more than100 surveillance cameras used by D.C police days prior to President Trump’s inauguration ceremony, has pleaded guilty to related charges.

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p>Cismaru, 28, pleaded guilty in D.C. federal court Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one …

Democrats accused of trying to bury Keith Ellison abuse allegations

Democrats taking to the airwaves to denounce Judge Brett Kavanaugh have been considerably less focused on their own abuse investigation into Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison.

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p>The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party said a month ago it would investigate after a former girlfriend accused Mr. Ellison of emotional and physical abuse, but since …

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