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Kavanaugh’s Fox News interview, explained in 5 phrases

"I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or otherwise," the Supreme Court nominee told Fox’s Martha MacCallum.

Bill Cosby spent decades as “America’s Dad.” He’s about to be sentenced for a 2004 assault.

The first day of Cosby’s sentencing hearing revolved around whether he is a "sexually violent predator."

Puerto Rico’s push for statehood, explained

Puerto Rico is asking to become the 51st US state. Trump just said no.

How 3.4 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence

Most Americans don’t know how many chickens are raised on factory farms: up to 50 billion a year.

Trump’s new trade deal with South Korea won’t boost US car sales

Experts say it won’t change the fact that South Koreans just don’t want to buy American cars.

There’s a nearly 40 percent chance you’ll get away with murder in America

The police’s solve rate is even worse for other crimes.

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing more accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Vox Sentences: Christine Blasey Ford is not alone

One GOP senator’s revealing explanation of the party stance on Kavanaugh

There is no fall TV season anymore

Carol Anderson recommends 4 books on America’s broken political system

Kellyanne Conway: at least Kavanaugh’s better than Harvey Weinstein

Peter Brimelow and VDare, the white nationalist website with close ties to the right, explained

Half of 2018’s Democratic campaign ads are about health care

Meet Noel Francisco, the man who could oversee the Mueller probe after Rosenstein

Many banned books were made into movies. Where the Wild Things Are may be the greatest.

Why do brands care if you vote?

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How to watch Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly

What does Michael Avenatti have on Brett Kavanaugh? What we know so far.

Trump’s latest rant about Puerto Rico’s death toll makes no sense

Watch: John Oliver explains how Facebook is wreaking havoc overseas

The very simple reason Republicans are fighting so hard for Brett Kavanaugh

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s future in question

Brett Kavanaugh faces possible new misconduct allegations in Montgomery County, Maryland

The Dallas police officer who shot Botham Jean has been fired

It’s time to rethink how much booze may be too much

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Affordable housing is just the beginning of YIMBY

Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad sparked a boycott — and earned $6 billion for Nike

A scholar of forgiveness explains what makes a good public apology for sexual misconduct

Republicans just don’t take sexual assault seriously

At least 600 Yale alumnae stand with new Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez in open letter

Mark Judge, the man whose name keeps popping up in the Brett Kavanaugh allegations, explained

Why colleges tolerate fraternities

The first source of the New Yorker bombshell wasn’t Deborah Ramirez. It was Yale alumni.

After 2 years of increases, the US murder rate officially fell in 2017

How the Kavanaugh allegations became a test for #MeToo

Brett Kavanaugh’s habit of dissembling makes it hard to take his word over Ford’s

What we know — and still don’t — about the sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Republicans reportedly knew about Brett Kavanaugh’s second accuser — and then tried to speed up his confirmation

“Public charge,” Trump’s new proposal to restrict legal immigration, explained

Europe has a plan to force academic publishers to make research free to read

The rise of YouTube’s reactionary right

Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity.

The waiting list for organ transplants is finally shrinking — for a grim reason

Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court’s looming legitimacy crisis