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Trump praises 'honest' Kavanaugh after dramatic US Senate hearing

Trump praises 'honest' Kavanaugh after dramatic US Senate hearing

Donald Trump whole-heartedly backed Brett Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court nomination will be put to an initial vote Friday, after a dramatic Senate hearing that saw him furiously fight back against
Ex-State Senator Found Dead While Awaiting Trial

Ex-State Senator Found Dead While Awaiting Trial

Former Massachusetts state Sen. Brian Joyce, who was awaiting trial on federal corruption charges, was found dead in his home Thursday, authorities said.Joyce, 56, was found dead by his wife,
Puerto Rico Struggling, Still Open for Tourists, Governor Says

Puerto Rico Struggling, Still Open for Tourists, Governor Says

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello flew to New York this week on a mission: convince potential tourists that the hurricane-ravaged island was ready for their return.But Puerto Rico's recovery from last
Ford, Kavanaugh Testify; Now Senators Must Decide

Ford, Kavanaugh Testify; Now Senators Must Decide

It was a day of drama, tears and tempers in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh angrily denying a charge of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford at a party in
Challenges Seen for Trump's Two-Part Approach to N. Korea

Challenges Seen for Trump's Two-Part Approach to N. Korea

President Donald Trump's dual policy of exerting pressure while engaging in dialogues to denuclearize North Korea faces challenges, as momentum builds toward a second summit with North Korean leader
Before the Full Senate, Kavanaugh’s Fate Lies in Hands of a Few

Before the Full Senate, Kavanaugh’s Fate Lies in Hands of a Few

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court went before a Senate committee Thursday, with dramatic testimony over almost nine hours from Kavanaugh and from a woman
US regulator charges Elon Musk with fraud

US regulator charges Elon Musk with fraud

The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday charged Tesla CEO Elon Musk with securities fraud, alleging he misled investors last month in tweets about taking the company private.
World Digests Stormy UN General Assembly, Trump's Tough Talk on Iran, China

World Digests Stormy UN General Assembly, Trump's Tough Talk on Iran, China

As global leaders digest the fallout from a stormy United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, China has strongly denied accusations from U.S. President Donald Trump that Beijing is trying
Kavanaugh Has Supporters, Opponents Among Women

Kavanaugh Has Supporters, Opponents Among Women

Women demonstrated on Capitol Hill Thursday while the Senate Judiciary Committee listened to testimonies by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a sexual assault 36
Ford, Kavanaugh Testify; Senators Vote Today

Ford, Kavanaugh Testify; Senators Vote Today

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Friday morning on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, following a day of dramatic testimony by the appellate judge and Christine
Smith Mansion: The House That Killed its Builder

Smith Mansion: The House That Killed its Builder

For over thirty years a five story rickety wooden structure with long undulating staircases and haphazardly protruding balconies have been standing atop a hillock in the middle of Wapiti Valley, near
Senate Panel Votes to Advance Kavanaugh Nomination; Full Vote May Be Delayed for FBI Probe

Senate Panel Votes to Advance Kavanaugh Nomination; Full Vote May Be Delayed for FBI Probe

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday to move forward with the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the full Senate, though it is requesting a one-week FBI
Rosenstein Agrees to Private Meeting With House Lawmakers

Rosenstein Agrees to Private Meeting With House Lawmakers

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak privately with lawmakers following reports he'd discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. A person familiar with the situation
China Tells UN It Will Not Be 'Blackmailed’ or Yield to Trade Pressure

China Tells UN It Will Not Be 'Blackmailed’ or Yield to Trade Pressure

The Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday Beijing would not be “blackmailed or yield to pressure” over trade, and criticized unilateral moves by some states that China believes
Handful of Senators to Decide Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Bid

Handful of Senators to Decide Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Bid

President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court will hinge on the votes of a handful of senators, minus Jeff Flake, a Republican who said on Friday he will support the
Interview: Elizabeth Nyamayaro of UN Women

Interview: Elizabeth Nyamayaro of UN Women

For Plugged In, VOA's Bob Leverone interviews Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Senior Advisor to Under Secretary-General UN women, about the He for She movement. She discussed how UN women have adjusted their
Supreme Court Justice Kagan Won't Discuss Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Justice Kagan Won't Discuss Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan declined to talk about the confirmation process that could seat Brett Kavanaugh and tip the nation's highest court to a conservative majority.“I think given the
'Look at Me': Women Confront Flake on Kavanaugh Support

'Look at Me': Women Confront Flake on Kavanaugh Support

Emotions ran high Friday in the U.S. Capitol over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.Soon after Republican Senator Jeff Flake announced he'd vote to confirm Kavanaugh, two women cornered
AP Source: Trump Signs Spending Plan, Avoiding Shutdown

AP Source: Trump Signs Spending Plan, Avoiding Shutdown

President Donald Trump has signed an $854 billion spending bill to keep the federal government open through December 7, averting a government shutdown in the weeks leading up to the November midterm
Former Vatican Diplomat: Pope's Failure to Respond Indicates Guilt

Former Vatican Diplomat: Pope's Failure to Respond Indicates Guilt

The fact that Pope Francis has not responded to accusations of having covered up for former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is evidence the pope is guilty, according to a letter written by former Vatican