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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accuses Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault 35 years ago, reportedly has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the FBI should investigate her claims before she testifies about them. Published September 18, 2018

Hillary Clinton speaks at the Geisinger's National Healthcare Symposium in Danville, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Texas State Board of Education scrubs Hillary Clinton from curriculum

Their parents decisively rejected her in favor of Donald Trump two years ago and soon Texas high-school students will no longer have to learn about Hillary Clinton. In a vote last week, the Texas State Board of Education decided to remove Mrs. Clinton, among several historical figures, from the required social-studies curriculum for high-schoolers. Published September 17, 2018

Jenifer Lewis arrives at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Jenifer Lewis dons studded Nike swoosh sweatshirt on Emmys red carpet

One of the stars of "Black-ish" was wearing her politics on more than her sleeve at Monday night's Emmy awards. Jenifer Lewis was wearing Nike sneakers and a custom Nike sweater on the red carpet before the program, where "Black-ish" was nominated for five awards, including best situation comedy. Published September 17, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference in the press briefing room at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Washington. Pompeo says his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry has been 'actively undermining' U.S. policy on Iran. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Mike Pompeo: U.S. to cut refugee admissions by one-third

The U.S. will reportedly cut the maximum number of refugees it will admit next year by one-third. According to NBC News, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. will cap the number of admittances at 30,000 in fiscal 2019, an amount that would be one-third less than 2018's cap of 45,000. Published September 17, 2018

Willie Nelson performs during rehearsals for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at The Staples Center, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Willie Nelson's support for Beto O'Rourke sparks backlash: 'That smoke has finally got you!'

Willie Nelson announced that he's backing Beto -- and some country fans aren't happy about that. The soft-voiced singer of such hits as "Always On My Mind" and "Whiskey River" not only endorsed Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Texas Democrat, in his November challenge to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, but also announced that he'd headline a rally for him. Published September 13, 2018

Russian the Tu-95 strategic bomber fly over Red Square during the general rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade which will take place at Moscow's Red Square on May 9 to celebrate 71 years after the victory in WWII in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Air Force jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska on 9/11

A group of Russian nuclear-capable aircraft ventured near Alaska on Sept. 11 before being intercepted by U.S. Air Force jets. According to a statement from the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the two Tu-95 Bear bombers were escorted by two Su-35 Flanker fighters. Published September 12, 2018


Ga. school brings back paddling as form of student discipline

A Georgia charter school is reinstituting corporal punishment for the new school year. The Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics in Hephzibah sent consent forms home with students informing parents of the paddling policy and asking for their consent. Published September 10, 2018