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Kavanaugh’s accuser made her move — now Republicans have to choose:

Republican leaders are preparing a controversial push to install Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court after a frenetic night of legal and political maneuvering in Washington that could reverberate for years to come.

In a major twist to his confirmation saga, attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers in the 1980s, said their client was not prepared to testify in a public hearing offered by Republicans unless the FBI first investigates her allegations. Kavanaugh has categorically rejected the claims.
Ford’s decision, conveyed in a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, obtained by CNN, raises the political stakes for Republicans however they choose to respond.

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Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper to leave prison Wednesday:

Wanda Barzee, one of two people who abducted 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002, will be released from a Utah prison sometime Wednesday.

Barzee was serving a 15-year sentence when the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole unexpectedly credited her with 2,436 days for time served, moving up her release date from 2024.
Smart, now 30, urged officials to reconsider releasing the woman who assisted in her kidnapping and rape, saying she’s still a threat to the community. Barzee’s lawyer said the 72-year-old woman has done her time and deserves a chance to prove that she’s ready to return to society.

British NGO Save the Children warns that millions of children are at risk of famine in the war in Yemen.

Save the Children warns 5 million children at risk of famine in Yemen:

British charity Save the Children has warned that 5 million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition carries out a major offensive on a strategic port in the country.

On Tuesday, the coalition launched a campaign to recapture the rebel Houthi-held port of Hodeidah, according to state media in the United Arab Emirates, a partner in the coalition.
Save the Children has said that damage to the port or its temporary closure would increase food and fuel costs, putting 1 million more children at risk of famine.
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Four people get cancer from donated organ in ‘extraordinary rare’ case:

Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains.

The patients developed breast cancer years after their transplants, with three of them dying of the disease.
Dr. Frederike Bemelman, professor of nephrology at the University of Amsterdam and author of the report, stressed that this is an “extremely rare” case, the first she has encountered in 20 years in the field of transplantation immunology. “There is always a small risk” of something going wrong during a medical procedure, she said. “Even if you undergo a simple gallbladder procedure, you also have a small chance of something happening to you during the procedure.”
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Roseanne Barr says she knows fate of her character, but does she?:

According to Roseanne Barr, her character on “The Conners” will be killed off in a sadly topical way.

During a recent appearance on Brandon Straka’s YouTube show “Walk Away,” Barr appeared to spoil how ABC will deal with her firing.
“They have her die of an opioid overdose,” Barr said

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