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Poll: Brett Kavanaugh faces unprecedented opposition to Supreme Court confirmation

AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsUSA TODAY/Ipsos Public Affairs Poll finds, an unprecedented level of disapproval for a nominee to the nation’s high court.Amid allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh, those surveyed say by 40 percent-31 percent that the Senate shouldn’t vote to approve his nomination, the first time a plurality of Americans have opposed a Supreme Court nominee since…

Florence recovery efforts, North-South Korea summit, Yom Kippur: 5 things to know Tuesday

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:29 a.m. ET Sept. 18, 2018 Florence’s wreckage, including a 1-year-old boy ripped from his mother’s arms by the raging waters of a flooded creek. Dams and levees in areas pelted by Florence were showing signs of distress as rivers overran their banks and officials warned of more flooding to come. Landslides have…

I nearly lost my job because of Trump’s turn on DACA. Dreamers can’t keep living in limbo.

Carla Liliana Espinoza, Opinion contributor Published 3:14 a.m. ET Sept. 17, 2018 I am an undocumented immigrant. I’m also a student, an employee and a taxpayer contributing to my community. My life is more than a bargaining chip.Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which enables eligible immigrants like myself, who came to this country as children,…

Browns to release former Pro Bowl WR Josh Gordon

CLOSE SportsPulse: Lorenzo Reyes and Trysta Krick give us insight on some hard to predict games heading into the weekend. USA TODAYpic.twitter.com/bQmWraH8Nr— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 15, 2018Gordon, 27, hauled in a 17-yard touchdown reception in last week’s tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But he was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans…

Drugged up goats dangled from helicopter as authorities remove them from national park

CLOSE State and federal officials began a years-long effort to relocated mountain goats from Washington state’s Olympic National Park into other forests by using a helicopter to move the animals (Sept. 13) APreported on early relocation efforts on Thursday. Some of the goats were sedated, loaded into harnesses, dangled from a helicopter, then loaded into…

Hurricane Florence remains ‘life-threatening storm’ despite weakening Wednesday night

‘Storm of a lifetime’: storm surge, extreme winds and torrents of rainMore: Track Hurricane FlorenceThe storm, as of 11 p.m. EDT, was about 280 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, and 325 miles east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, moving northwest at 17 mph.The National Weather Service in Wilmington warned that Florence “will likely be the…

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