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Kavanaugh Drama Risks Driving Moderates, Women Away From GOP

© Jacquelyn Martin/ AP Photo Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, talks with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Bloomberg) — The sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is forcing its way into the midterm campaign, undercutting one of the GOP’s strongest issues for its base and risking a further erosion of support from women and independent voters who will be crucial to deciding which party controls Congress after November. Republicans have been treading carefully in dealing with the accusation by college professor Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh attacked her while they both were in high school. That’s been evident in the careful statements from President ...

Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford Deserve Blind Justice

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US Marines sprint toward raging fire to help save dozens of senior citizens

Dozens of senior citizens were saved from a raging apartment fire thanks to Washington D.C. firefighters and several U.S. Marines, eyewitness video showed. The Marines, who weren’t wearing fire gear, sprinted toward the two-alarm fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing building in Washington on Wednesday. “Marines rushed into the building to rescue those who needed assistance and evacuated residents to the Marine Barracks Washington Annex where they were checked and treated for any injuries and sheltered until their loved ones arrived,” according to a statement from the Marines posted on Facebook. The Marines who responded were from a barracks located just down the street from the inflamed building. Flames burst through the roof of the four-story building as firef...

WATCH: Feds offer new guidelines to fight obesity

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Dutch rail crash: Four children killed in electric cart

Image copyright EPA Image caption The cause of the collision at a protected level crossing in Oss was unclear Four children from a Dutch day-care centre have died in a collision involving a train and an electric cart driven by a supervisor. The children were being taken to local schools in the cart when the accident happened on a level crossing in the southern town of Oss, west of Nijmegen. A fifth child and a woman were seriously hurt in the crash. The woman on the back of the cart had just dropped off a child at one school before setting off for another. The children who died near Oss-West station were of primary-school age, which in the Netherlands can start at four. What led to crash? Although the level crossing has barriers, unconfirmed reports suggest the cart carrying the five child...

Jet Airways: Passengers hurt as pilots ‘forget’ cabin pressure

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jet Airways is one of India’s leading carriers More than 30 Indian passengers, some bleeding from their noses and ears, have received treatment after pilots ‘forgot’ to turn on a switch regulating cabin pressure, officials said. Jet Airways flight 9W 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur turned back shortly after take off. Videos tweeted by passengers aboard the plane showed oxygen masks deployed inside the aircraft. The Boeing 737, which was carrying 166 passengers, landed safely. The aviation ministry has said the cockpit crew has been taken off duty pending investigation. Lalit Gupta, a senior official of India’s aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), told the Hindustan Times newspaper that the crew had for...

‘Start Here’: Trump, Ford, Mavericks. What you need to know to start your day.

It’s Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Here’s what you need to start your day: 1. GOP moving toward vote if Kavanaugh accuser doesn’t testify Republicans could be headed for a vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh if the woman who’s accused him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, doesn’t agree to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. GOP leaders are calling on her to accept the invitation to the hearing, but she’s requesting an investigation into the matter before agreeing to testify. Democrats are siding with Ford and have criticized Republicans for not doing enough to accommodate her. ABC News Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce and ABC News Deputy Political Director MaryAlice Parks warn us it’s only...

The Note: Politics flip around Kavanaugh nomination

The TAKE with Rick Klein It may be that – again, and for now – Brett Kavanaugh has a path to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. But it wasn’t supposed to play out like this. Thursday was supposed to be the day Kavanaugh was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee – a marker that promised to rally GOP voters, and put red state Democrats in the awkward position of explaining why they might vote no. Now, that’s delayed, and also reversed. Democrats have become newly energized in the stop Kavanaugh effort – messaging that dovetails with the pro-women messaging they’ve long been pushing in the midterms. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., announced her opposition to Kavanaugh, despite the tough race she’s locked in. If the committee and then the Senate moves ahead on Kavanaugh without hearing fro...

What states aren't doing to save new mothers' lives

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Brett Favre Says He Loves Conor McGregor, Predicts He’ll Beat Khabib

Brett Favre Huge Conor McGregor Fan … He’ll Beat Khabib!! 9/20/2018 12:50 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Brett Favre frickin’ LOVES Conor McGregor … and says he’s super pumped for the Khabib Nurmagomedov mega-fight. Oh yeah … and he told us who’s gonna win too. TMZ Sports recently spoke to Favre — who just took a family vacay to Ireland — about his UFC obsession … particularly the Notorious. “I like watching the guy fight. Love watching the guy fight. I think he’s a hell of a fighter.” Favre says he’s pumped for what some — including Mark Wahlberg — say is gonna be the biggest MMA fight ever … and is pretty sure McGregor will have his hand raised.  “I gotta go with my guy, McGregor. I’m look...

Wilmer Valderrama Constantly Visits Demi Lovato in Rehab

Demi Lovato Wilmer Valderrama is Her Rock in Rehab 9/20/2018 1:00 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Demi Lovato is still in rehab — nearly 2 months after her overdose — and one person has put his life on hold to be a constant presence — Wilmer Valderrama.  TMZ has learned Demi quietly transferred from a rehab center on the East Coast to another facility that is world-renowned for its addiction programs. She’s been at that facility for more than a month, and Wilmer has flown there several times during visiting days to be with her. Several people in a nearby town tell TMZ, they’ve seen Demi and Wilmer at a local Starbucks several times, and it appeared to people in the shop they were boyfriend/girlfriend. We don’t know if they’re back together … what we do know...