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Memory’s Frailty May Play Role in Kavanaugh Matter

NEW YORK — She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying? Not necessarily. Experts say that because of how memory works, it's possible that both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford — the woman w...
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De León Criticizes Feinstein Over Confidential Letter

SACRAMENTO — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Kevin de León, a Democrat in the California state Senate, rarely have much in common. But they're united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. "That was...
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Kavanaugh’s Accuser Willing to Talk to Congress, Lawyer Says

WASHINGTON — The woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her is willing to tell her story in public to a Senate panel considering his nomination to the Supreme Court, her lawyer said Monday. Kavanaugh had been on a smooth confirmation tr...

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Battling the Delta Fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Embers fly above a firefighter as he works to control a backfire as the Delta Fire burns in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The blaze had tripled in size ov...