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Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears crucial Senate hurdle

The Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, center, arrives for a meeting with Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., on Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination past a big procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend in a spellbinding battle that's seen claims of long-ago sexual assault by the nominee threaten President Donald Trump's effort to tip the court rightward for decades.

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Ford recounts ‘laughter’ in alleged Kavanaugh sexual attack

Christine Blasey Ford listens to her attorney Michael Bromwich as she testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Christine Blasey Ford declared on Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her as he and a friend shared "uproarious laughter" in a locked room at a high-school gathering in the 1980s, recounting her allegations to the Senate Judiciary Committee and a riveted country in a drama that threatens to derail Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

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