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Thousands still in need of hot meals after Hurricane Florence

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One church group hands out 20,000 meals over the course of two and a half-hours, twice a day.

New rule would deny green cards to immigrants who used food stamps, Medicaid

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Proposed disqualifying benefits would also include the Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy and vouchers for Section 8 Housing.

Kavanaugh accuser conditionally accepts GOP offer to testify next week

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A deal was tentatively reached Saturday for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, to give Senate testimony.

Yale law professor denies reports she groomed Kavanaugh's prospective clerks

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"Substance is the most important thing," Amy Chua said in email statement to the Yale Law community.

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U.S. strike kills 18 al-Shabab militants in Somalia, military says

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No U.S. or Somali forces were killed or injured in the attack, an AFRICOM spokesman said.

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Adam Silver defends penalty to Cuban for Mavericks' misconduct

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Silver says he didn't suspend Cuban because the Mavericks owner was never directly implicated in the misconduct.

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Comcast beats Fox with $39 billion bid for European pay-TV giant Sky

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Comcast outbid Fox in a quick-fire shootout overseen by the U.K. Takeover Panel, which had ordered the unusual auction to end a prolonged stalemate.

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After 'sexual racism' accusations, gay dating app Grindr gets 'Kindr'

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Grindr launched the new "Kindr" initiative this week to combat "racism, bullying, or other forms of toxic behavior" on its popular gay dating app.

Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past

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An adviser for the Senate Judiciary Committee has resigned amid questions from NBC News about a previous sexual harassment complaint.

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The hard truth about low-carb fad diets like keto

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The truth is that quality, not carbs, should be your main focus if you want to eat for a long and healthy life.

Former first lady Michelle Obama pushes midterm voter turnout

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The former first lady has partnered with nearly 20 African-American organizations with her initiative When We All Vote.

Young Catholics shun modern life, embrace religion in U.K.

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Britain is among the least religious countries in the world. But it is experiencing a boom in the number of new Catholic nuns.

Is this political ad the most brutal in America’s history?

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A recent campaign ad in Arizona is certainly speaking to the divisiveness of American politics: Six siblings of Rep. Paul Gosar, who is seeking re-election in the state, endorsed their brother’s challenger. TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer has more in…

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Need answers on progressive plans for health care? This lawmaker's a good place to start.

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal is a co-chair of the Medicare For All Caucus and founder of a new PAC devoted to the issue.

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Immigration crackdown lets domestic abusers go free, experts warn

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"You have a situation where undocumented victims are scared to come to court because they fear they are going to get deported."

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Hollywood's idea that men and women can't be 'just friends' sets us up to fail

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When friendship is peddled as a means to a different end, it makes it hard for both sexes to build the intimacy that being friends requires.

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Fact checking the Ted Cruz-Beto O'Rourke Senate debate

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We looked into three issues from the first debate between the Senate candidates. Here's what the facts say.

Cruz, O'Rourke clash on issues—and get personal—in feisty first debate for Texas Senate seat

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They split sharply on immigration, the NFL national anthem controversy, gun rights, pot legalization and Kavanaugh.

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Republicans extend deadline for Kavanaugh accuser to respond to hearing offer

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Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford had originally been given until 5 p.m. ET Friday to respond to the GOP's counter-offer regarding ground rules for her testimony.

#WhyIDidntReport inspires survivors of sexual abuse in defiance of Trump

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"I never filed a police report and it took me 30 years to tell my parents," the actress Alyssa Milano tweeted.

Friday, Sep 21

Rosenstein joked about secretly recording Trump, Justice Department officials say

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"Well, what do you want me to do, Andy, wear a wire?" the deputy attorney general asked FBI official Andrew McCabe at a meeting last year.

Rail company blamed for Hurricane Florence flooding in North Carolina town

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“We’re talking about a company that placed life in danger, placed millions of dollars of personal property of individuals in danger to protect their own interests,” a local leader said.

Kavanaugh accuser lays out testimony conditions, doesn't want to be in same room

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Who would testify first? Would they be in the same room together? These are among the issues Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer has raised.

Kavanaugh: I will attend Monday hearing 'so that I can clear my name'

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The Supreme Court nominee's letter affirming his decision to appear at Monday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing came hours after an attorney for his accuser said her attendance that day was "not possible."

Thursday, Sep 20

Aberdeen, Maryland, shooting: Three dead after woman opens fire at Rite Aid facility, shoots self

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The shooter, Snochia Moseley, a 26-year-old temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution center turned the handgun on herself.

Accuser's schoolmate says she recalls hearing of alleged Kavanaugh incident

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Cristina King Miranda says she recalls the alleged assault being discussed at their school, but does not know if it occurred.

On anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans mourn, look back

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“We’re getting used to a new normal," said a resident. "We have to cry and mourn because we’re basically burying our old life in Puerto Rico.”

Ford lawyer: GOP plan for Kavanaugh hearing 'not a fair or good faith investigation'

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"The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth," wrote Lisa Banks, attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of assault.

Wednesday, Sep 19

Four injured in shooting at Wisconsin, business; gunman dead

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Police said that the gunman at WTS Paradigm, a software company, was heavily armed and that officers prevented significant further bloodshed.

Trump attacks Jeff Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

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The president has railed against Sessions regularly since the attorney general's 2017 decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

Democrats warn Republicans are creating another Anita Hill moment

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The rush to hold a Monday hearing on Kavanaugh is "unfair" to his accuser, Democrats charge.

Rain eases, but rising rivers from Florence pose major flood threat

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"Even though the heavy rains have ended, the flood hazard to life and property is real," city officials said.

Tuesday, Sep 18

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI to investigate before she testifies at Senate hearing

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Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford said that since going public with her allegation, she has been "the target of vicious harassment and even death threats."

Intel officials want to review secret Russia docs that Trump has ordered released

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Officials hope the declassification review will happen, but express private outrage Trump and allies want to spill secrets for apparent political purposes.

Kavanaugh hearing stakes are higher than a Supreme Court seat

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Analysis: The "Me Too" movement, President Donald Trump, the two political parties, ambitious lawmakers and the institution of the Senate — they've all got something big on the line.

Senate will hear testimony from Kavanaugh and his accuser

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Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump said that he was willing to accept that it might take longer to get a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination