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Kavanaugh, accuser testify Monday?

BRETT KAVANAUGH and his family when Brett was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court (White House photo).

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hear testimony on Monday, Sept. 24 from both Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a sexual assault when they attended high school.

Rejecting the suggestion that the FBI be called in to investigate the allegations, President Donald Trump said Tuesday “I don’t think FBI should be involved because they don’t want to be involved.” Speaking of his nominee, the president said, “I feel so badly for him he’s going through this, to be honest with you … This is not a man who deserves this,” according to the Associated Press.

Kavanaugh, 53, a federal judge, appeared to have a clear path to confirmation until Christine Blasey Ford came forth with the accusation. Later news reports indicated that Ford, now a college professor, is requesting an investigation before testimony is given.

35 believed dead in wake of Florence

Authorities believe that at least 35 people have been killed in storm-related incidents in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Twenty-five of those were in North Carolina.

While Florence has since weakened to a “post-tropical cyclone,” rain is still falling over many areas of the Atlantic Coast. Elizabethtown, North Carolina has been hit with 36 inches of rain, with other towns reporting a fall of over 30 inches, according to CBS News.

President Donald Trump is expected to visit North Carolina on Wednesday to see the damage first-hand.

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