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Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits as he is introduced during an event at the Library of Congress, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Democrat vows to impeach Clarence Thomas if elected

Barbara L'Italien, a Democrat running for the U.S. House in Massachusetts, has made an unusual political promise: Put me in Congress and I'll impeach Justice Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment and perjury. Published August 29, 2018

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Family hoped mystery woman in doorbell video was their missing teenager

A Nevada family had hopes Wednesday that their missing teenagers might be the woman seen ringing a doorbell in a Texas home's surveillance video. The grandmother of 19-year-old Caitlin Denison told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday that the teen went missing nine months ago after telling family members she was meeting someone in Texas. However the woman was identified as someone else later Wednesday. Published August 29, 2018

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. It's something climate negotiators and world leaders try not to talk about publicly: Whatever international deal that comes out of Paris climate talks likely won’t be a treaty that needs ratification by a reluctant Republican U.S. Congress.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Sen. James Inhofe: John McCain 'partially to blame' for flag-lowering controversy

To one Republican senator, Monday's flag flap was John McCain's fault. Sen. James Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, said the two days of back and forth about the flag over the White House and President Trump's statements on Mr. McCain's death was the result of their being "strong willed people" and partially at the Arizona senator's doorstep. Published August 27, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

DeVos eyes plan to purchase guns for schools with federal funds

The Education Department is reportedly considering letting states purchase firearms for schools using federal funds, reversing earlier policies and despite laws that bar states from using cash from Washington that way. Published August 22, 2018

"President [Cyril] Ramaphosa has pledged that the land reform process will follow the rule of law and its implementation will not adversely affected economic growth, agricultural production, or food security," the State Department said in a statement. (Associated Press)

State defends South Africa white-owned farm seizures; Trump promptly reverses course

The State Department issued a statement Wednesday on South Africa moving to expropriate largely white-owned farmland, offering assurances that the country was engaged in an "open process." And then President Trump promptly undid the statement and said he'd ordered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to review the program, which he harshly criticized as mass murder. Published August 22, 2018

Protesters celebrate after the Confederate statue known as "Silent Sam" was toppled on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)

Protesters topple, pour dirt on 'Silent Sam' at University of North Carolina

Protesters at the University of North Carolina have toppled and desecrated a Confederate monument on campus. According to local media reports and videos, the 1913 "Silent Sam" statue to honor soldiers who were killed in the Civil War was torn down and then had dirt poured on it. Published August 20, 2018

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said three weeks ago, after a two-day ANC meeting, that the country's dominant party will push ahead to amend the constitution to allow for pure expropriation of land. (Associated Press)

South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms in land redistribution program

The seizures are part of a broad program of land redistribution that the post-Apartheid South African government has committed to speeding up, saying the country's current wealth distribution reflects theft from black tribes under the whites-only governments of the early- and mid-20th century. Published August 20, 2018