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Women gather for a rally and march at Grant Park on October 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois to inspire voter turnout ahead of midterm polls in the United States. Women angered by the bitter fight over a US Supreme Court nominee and what they called the "anti-woman agenda" of the Trump administration headed into the streets of Chicago on Saturday in a display of political might. The rally, organized by Women's March Chicago, was designed to spotlight the power and determination of women voters ahead of the crucial November 6 midterm elections, which will determine control of the US Congress. The elections are also being seen as a barometer of President Donald Trump's popularity. Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP

Thousands rally in Chicago against Donald Trump’s ‘anti-woman agenda’

Thousands of people made their disdain for President Donald Trump heard Saturday at a rally and march in Chicago aimed at galvanizing support for Democrats in the upcoming November midterm elections.
Brett Kavanaugh denies allegations of assaulting a girl in high school. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

US Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after divisive fight

The United States Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday in the closest of such vote in more than a century, amid controversy over sexual abuse allegations against him.
Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, announced that he would vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh. Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times

Brett Kavanaugh set for Supreme Court confirmation

The US Senate is expected to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court judge, offering President Donald Trump a big political win and tilting the nation's high court decidedly to the right.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

US Senate to decide Brett Kavanaugh’s fate after FBI probe closes

U.S. senators are set to cast a procedural vote on Friday that could advance the life-long appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual misconduct to the country’s highest court.
US First Lady Melania Trump feeds a baby elephant at The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi on October 5, 2018, as she pays a one day visit to the country during her solo tour of Africa promoting her children's welfare programme. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Melania Trump visits baby elephants, takes Kenya safari

US First Lady Melania Trump cosied up to baby elephants and went on safari in Kenya on Friday, on the third leg of a solo tour of Africa that has contrasted with the tumult in Washington.
Brett Kavanaugh denies allegations of assaulting a girl in high school. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

Chuck Grassley: FBI probe does not support Brett Kavanaugh assault claims

A new FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh found nothing to corroborate sexual assault allegations against US President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, a top Republican senator said Thursday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

US senators get FBI report on Kavanaugh

The White House on Thursday rejected Democratic criticism of its handling of an FBI probe into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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Lawyers for Brett Kavanaugh accusers raise doubts over FBI probe

Lawyers for two of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers said Tuesday that the FBI is not interviewing witnesses and following leads that would support their accusations of sexual abuse.
Brett Kavanaugh denies allegations of assaulting a girl in high school. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

Prosecutor dismisses criminal charges against Brett Kavanaugh

The sexual abuse case against Judge Brett Kavanaugh may have suffered a setback as Rachel Mitchell, prosecutor in charge of the matter says information by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford last week, are inconsistent.
Demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as Christine Blasey Ford testifies on a extraordinary hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee at Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on September 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jose Luis Magana

White House denies ‘micromanaging’ Brett Kavanaugh’s FBI investigation

US President Donald Trump hit back Sunday at suggestions his administration is trying to "micromanage" the FBI investigation of controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accusing opposition Democrats of being interested only in obstruction.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Donald Trump orders FBI probe of Brett Kavanaugh as Senate delays final vote

US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court pick, as the Senate delayed a vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to make way for the probe.
Brett Kavanaugh denies allegations of assaulting a girl in high school. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

Brett Kavanaugh denies sex assault allegation, weeps

Fighting to salvage his U.S. Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh, angrily denied on Thursday a university professor’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago in a day of dramatic testimony that gripped the country.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Julie Swetnick accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Julie Swetnick became the third woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct after her lawyer tweeted a declaration of the allegations on Wednesday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Brett Kavanaugh: I will not be intimidated

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh rejected Monday fresh accusations of sexual assault when he was young and said he would not withdraw from consideration for the high court.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Donald Trump attacks credibility of Brett Kavanaugh sex accuser

Donald Trump on Friday ditched his previous caution in the scandal threatening his Supreme Court nominee to attack the credibility of the woman accusing the would-be justice of sexual assault when they were teens.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Donald Trump: No FBI probe needed on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that there is no need for FBI involvement in the scandal threatening to derail his pick for a coveted place on the US Supreme Court.

Lessons from Adeosungate

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance (2015-2018), Kemi Adeosun threw in her letter of resignation on Friday, September 14, to bring to a temporary closure, the public outcry and the embarrassment that her possession of a fake National Youth Service Corps Exemption Certificate had generated since July when it was first reported.
Brett Kavanaugh denies allegations of assaulting a girl in high school. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

US Supreme Court nominee denies allegation of sexual abuse

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct made against him.

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