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Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 06:53 AM EDT

Seoul Says Kim Jong Un Wants Pope Francis to Visit N. Korea

Seoul Says Kim Jong Un Wants Pope Francis to Visit N. Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said Tuesday. South Korea's presidential office said in a statement that Kim told President Moon Jae-in...

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 06:37 PM EDT

Court Mood Is Jovial as Kavanaugh Takes His Place on Bench

Court Mood Is Jovial as Kavanaugh Takes His Place on Bench

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high-court...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 08:59 PM EDT

Kavanaugh Was 'Proven Innocent,' Trump Says

Kavanaugh Was 'Proven Innocent,' Trump Says

At a White House event Monday, President Donald Trump said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was "proven innocent" before ascending to the high court.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 06:29 AM EDT

Turkey Seeks Answers From Saudi Arabia on Missing Journalist

Turkey Seeks Answers From Saudi Arabia on Missing Journalist

A week after dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul for some routine paperwork, the mystery over his disappearance remains unresolved: Turkish officials allege he...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 07:04 PM EDT

Fact Check: Trump's Escalating Exaggerations on Blumenthal

Fact Check: Trump's Escalating Exaggerations on Blumenthal

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Marine Corps reservist during the Vietnam War, wrongly claimed years ago that he “served in Vietnam” and once spoke of the mistreatment of Vietnam veterans “when we returned.” Those...

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 08:00 AM EDT

Trump Calls on Chicago to Embrace Stop-and-Frisk Policing

Trump Calls on Chicago to Embrace Stop-and-Frisk Policing

President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of "stop and frisk" policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 03:25 PM EDT

Trump: Kavanaugh 'Caught Up in a Hoax'

Trump: Kavanaugh 'Caught Up in a Hoax'

President Donald Trump said Monday that new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed after facing allegations of sexual misconduct, was "caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 09:16 PM EDT

Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh 'on Behalf of Our Nation'

Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh 'on Behalf of Our Nation'

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in —again, for the cameras, this time — Monday night at a White House ceremony, but not before President Donald Trump slammed Kavanaugh's opponents for a "campaign...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 03:33 PM EDT

Susan Rice Considers 2020 Challenge to Sen. Collins in Maine

Susan Rice Considers 2020 Challenge to Sen. Collins in Maine

Susan Rice, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser, said she'll decide after next month's midterm elections whether to run for the Senate from Maine in 2020 and try to unseat Republican Sen....

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 01:22 PM EDT

Kavanaugh to Take Supreme Court Seat Days After Confirmation

Kavanaugh to Take Supreme Court Seat Days After Confirmation

Brett Kavanaugh is expected to take his seat on the Supreme Court on Tuesday, just days after the Senate narrowly voted to confirm him despite allegations of sexual misconduct from his teenage years. 

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