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Christine Blasey Ford responds to Senate request, "hopeful" details can be worked out

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Ford's lawyers sent a letter to committee staff requesting to discuss the terms of her appearance in a phone call

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Kavanaugh accuser responds to Senate request

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Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to "provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct next week," according to a letter her lawyers sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Weijia Jiang reports.

Saturday, Sep 22

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Cruz deploys social media strategy against O'Rourke after first debate

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Ted Cruz posted a video on Twitter captioned "In Beto O'Rourke's own words" that generated enthusastic responses from O'Rourke supporters

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Six siblings of GOP congressman endorse his opponent in viral ad

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It's not unusual for siblings to disagree with each other. It is remarkable, however, when those disagreements are aired in a campaign ad

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Grassley aide resigns after questions about past sex harassment allegation

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"I deny allegations of misconduct at the NC House," said Garrett Ventry, a spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley

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Kavanaugh Accuser Given More Time On Testifying

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Christine Blasey Ford will have one more day to decide if she will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

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People have come forward with their own reasons using the hashtag "WhyIDidn'tReport"

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Rod Rosenstein Denies Report Of Plot To Remove Trump Via 25th Amendment

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sharply refuted a New York Times story that says he suggested recording President Trump to show the turmoil inside the White House.

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Trump says there's a "lingering stench" at Justice Dept., FBI

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President also weighed in on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination during a rally for Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley, the Republican challenging Sen. Claire McCaskill

Kavanaugh accuser given more time to make decision about testifying

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said late Friday that Christine Blasey Ford will have one more day to decide if she will testify before the committee

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Cruz, O'Rourke face off in fiery first Texas Senate race debate

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When O'Rourke said offering "thoughts and prayers" wasn't enough, Cruz answered "I will pray for anyone in harm's way"

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DHS: FEMA chief used vehicles without authorizition, but won't be fired

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Brock Long agreed to reimburse the government, though it wasn't clear how much money that might be, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said

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Negotiations underway for Kavanaugh accuser to testify next week

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Negotiations are underway for Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, to tell her story to the Senate Judiciary Committee next week…

Republicans on Senate panel send letter to potential Kavanaugh party attendee

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CBS News has obtained an email sent by a Republican Judiciary Committee staffer to a woman who may have attended the party where Christine Blasey Ford says Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her

75 women gather to show support for their friend, Brett Kavanaugh

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Negotiations are underway for Christine Blasey Ford​ to tell her story to the Senate Judiciary committee next week

Friday, Sep 21

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Obama tells voters in Philly the "stakes really are higher" this election

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The former commander-in-chief is stumping ahead of what Democrats hope is a "blue wave" election

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Trump targets Kavanaugh accuser on Twitter, questions why charges weren't filed 36 years ago

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President Trump tweeted Friday about the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. He questioned why Christine Blasey Ford hadn't come forward 36 years ago, when the alleged incident occurred. Julia Manchester…

PayPal bans Alex Jones, InfoWars website

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Online payment service is the latest tech company to prohibit conspiracy theorist barred by Twitter just weeks ago

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Norah O'Donnell sits down with FBI Director Christopher Wray: Extended interview

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"CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell sits down with FBI Director Christopher Wray at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., for Wray's first extensive multi-part interview since he took the helm of the nation's top law enforcement…

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Trump appears to stall pledge to declassify Russia probe documents

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The president tweeted Friday that "key allies" called and asked him not to release the unredacted documents

GOP thought it was winning Kavanaugh argument. Then Trump tweeted

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"Why didn't someone call the FBI 36 years ago?" the president tweeted Friday

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Why Kavanaugh testimony could be "more dramatic" than his accuser's

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The lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford, who claims the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her in high school, tells the Senate Ford will not testify before Thursday​

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Biden speaks at cancer summit, reflects on 2020 contenders

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Biden said he "desperately" wants to change the political landscape, and named other possible contenders

Nevada voters sound off on Kavanaugh allegations

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President Trump is in Las Vegas for a two-day political trip. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe went there to ask four voters – two Republicans and two Democrats – about the claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh…

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Brett Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify on her own terms

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Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school, are asking senators for new conditions to let her testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford does not…

Kavanaugh accuser lays out conditions for Senate testimony

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Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer says it would be a "deal breaker" to demand she testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday

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"Outraged" China and Russia warn U.S. of "consequences" for sanctions

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Beijing demands Trump admin. "immediately correct its mistakes and revoke the so-called sanctions," as Moscow warns of the dangers of "playing with fire"

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Major Garrett and Mr. Trump's Wild Ride

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This week on "The Takeout" podcast, regular host Major Garrett is the guest, talking with Steven Portnoy about his new book, "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride"

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Trump pushes Republicans to vote at Las Vegas rally

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Trump used the nickname, "Wacky Jacky" for the Democrat in the Nevada race, Jacky Rosen

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Feds investigating obscene threats against Kavanaugh's wife

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The U.S. Marshals Services has a protective detail assigned to Brett Kavanaugh and his family