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Trump Calls Kavanaugh 'Outstanding,' Dismissing Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegation

A woman has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her during a drunken party at Yale. President Trump called the allegations against his pick "totally political."

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Science Reveals How Fruit Keeps A Lid On Ripening Until The Time Is Right

Humans have harnessed the ripening power of the plant hormone ethylene for centuries, but a recent discovery of how a plant controls the hormone may lead to more precise human control of ripening.

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19-Year-Old Survives 49 Days At Sea, After Floating Hut Drifts To Guam

After he ran out of cooking gas, Aldi Novel Adilang started using wood from his craft to cook fish. He drifted from Indonesia to waters around Guam.

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The Unending Tragedy Of A 5-Year-Old Who Drowned In A Pit Latrine

It was a school toilet in South Africa. The boy's death in 2014 sparked a national outrage. The debate about potentially dangerous toilets is still simmering today.

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SiriusXM To Buy Internet Radio Pioneer Pandora In $3.5 Billion Deal

The deal for the satellite radio giant to take over Pandora is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. Last year, SiriusXM invested $480 million in Pandora.

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High-Skilled Immigrants Call Out The Trump Administration's 'Hypocrisy'

The White House says it wants an immigration system that prioritizes high-skilled workers. But critics say the administration is making it harder for those immigrants to live and work here.

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Sailor Rescued At Sea After Dismasting During Round-The-World Race

Abhilash Tomy, an Indian navy commander participating in the arduous non-stop, unassisted race, called for help on Friday after his boat was rolled in an Indian Ocean storm.

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When Florence Hit Her School Community, This Principal Stepped Up

Many of Krista Holland's students have been away from home and out of school for more than week. She says, "The lack of a sense of normalcy for the kids, I think that's where my heart aches the most."

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Flood Waters From Florence Hit Elderly Hard

For the elderly, a flood can turn in to an eviction notice. They're often on fixed incomes and can't afford repairs.

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Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here's What You Can Do

Chair design shifted dramatically about a hundred years ago, and it hasn't been good for our backs. Our daily lives are filled with chairs that make our posture worse. Luckily, we've got hacks.

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Trump And Japan's Abe Meet In New York Ahead Of U.N. General Assembly

The two leaders met for dinner at Trump Tower, where they discussed trade and military ties. The meeting comes as the U.S. considers imposing hefty import tariffs on foreign-made automobiles.

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Tiger Woods Wins First Golf Tournament Since 4 Back Surgeries

Tiger Woods did something Sunday that he hasn't done in more than five years: He won a tournament. The victory at the Tour Championship in Atlanta was the 80th victory of his PGA Tour.

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Kavanaugh Denies Fresh Harassment Allegations From College Classmate

A college classmate of Kavanaugh's says he acted inappropriately during a drunken party 35 years ago Kavanaugh, who's currently a federal appeals judge, denies the allegations.

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Bill Cosby's Sentencing: How We Got Here, What His Punishment Could Be

The 81-year-old comedian faces as much as four years in prison after a jury convicted him of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April. Cosby's sentencing hearing begins Monday.

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A Bunch Of Cocaine: Boxes Of Donated Bananas Contained $17.8 Million Worth Of Drugs

"Sometimes, life gives you lemons. Sometimes, it gives you bananas," says the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. "And sometimes, it gives you something you'd never expect!"

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Wildfire Breaks Out Near Camp In Greece, Home To Thousands Of Refugees

A plume of smoke was visible not far from the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The number of migrants and refugees arriving in Greece by sea has soared this year.

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PHOTOS: As Florence Floodwaters Rose, Rescuers Helped Hundreds Of Animals In Danger

Some evacuees are unwilling or unable to bring their pets with them, leaving them in a dangerous position. Rescuers have been tracking down scared animals in danger and bringing them to safety.

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Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford To Testify Thursday

Attorneys for Ford reached an agreement with committee staff on Sunday after days of negotiations over the conditions and details of her appearance.

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Meet Nevada's 'Trump Of Pahrump'

Brothel owner Dennis Hof is running for Nevada state legislature. He says President Trump broke the mold and made someone like him, an "anti-establishment" candidate, palatable to voters.

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One Year After The Las Vegas Shooting, 2 Survivors Remember

Two survivors of the Las Vegas shooting: A young man, shot in the lung, hid under a dead body and survived. A police officer who had never before fired his gun on active duty, now trains others.

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