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Arizona political ad somehow has one of the best twist endings we've seen all year
Political advertising is a doggedly straightforward beast: You either remind your constituents why you’re awesome, or you remind them why your opponent sucks. (Sometimes, if you’re feeling really ambitious, you do both.) The twist ending is rarely employed, p…

Ben Carson ties Kavanaugh allegation to centuries-old socialist group
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Friday tied the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a century-old plot by socialists.

Kavanaugh accuser seeks a day to consider Senate offer after GOP ultimatum, calling Grassley's deadline 'arbitrary'
The Judiciary Committee set a deadline for Christine Blasey Ford to decide whether to testify.
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EU, UK 'like two hedgehogs who love each other,' says EU leader Juncker
Following an informal Brexit summit, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said EU-UK relations should not be "dramatized." Shortly after, British PM Theresa May criticized the EU, saying the UK expects respect.

Update: NorCal Rapist suspect arrested. He's a 58-year-old safety specialist at UC Berkeley
A suspect in the NorCal Rapist attacks has been arrested in a series of assaults that began in 1991 and continued until at least 2006. Police will announce Friday that a man who was living in Benicia was arrested Thursday in the case.

Manhunt ends for Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened Trump
The manhunt for a Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened to “put a bullet” in President Trump’s head has finally ended, officials said Friday.

Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Clash Over 'Jim Crow,' Immigration and Kavanaugh in Debate
The Texas political rivals spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most heated this year.
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Three Infants, Two Adults Stabbed at Possible Birthing Center in Queens
A woman stabbed three infants and two adults at a Queens residence suspected of being a birthing center before turning the blade on herself, according to law-enforcement officials. The adults and two of the children are in stable condition, and one child is i…

Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino Resigns Over Racist Remarks
Under pressure from public officials, Saudino and his four deputies stepped down a day after a recording of the sheriff’s comments was published.

PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones's Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants
PayPal will stop processing all payments for the conspiracy website, its online store and its subsidiaries.

More than a dozen possible victims in Newport doctor's sexual-assault case, prosecutors say
More than a dozen women may have been sexually assaulted by a Newport Beach surgeon and his teacher girlfriend, who prosecutors allege worked as a team to target victims at bars and restaurants and drug and assault them.

Florence's Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Power Plant, Sending Toxic Coal Ash Into River
Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached and allowed coal ash to enter the nearby Cape Fear River.

Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Proponent, Is Arrested in Taiwan on Sex Assault Charge
Mr. Wilson was arrested in Taipei and delivered to the National Immigration Agency. Police in Austin, Tex., had asked the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for help finding him.

Storms pummel southern Minnesota, leave significant damage
Heavy rains poured down, floodwaters rose, and strong winds and possible tornadoes left a trail of damage across the Twin Cities and a large swath of southern Minnesota Thursday night.
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Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment
In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.