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Kavanaugh Accuser Open To Testifying About Sexual Assault Allegations

9/20/2018
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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s, is open to appearing before a Senate panel next week.

Duration:00:04:59

Maria Butina, Accused Of Being Russian Agent, Has Long History Of Urging Protest

9/19/2018
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Butina's friends and contacts describe a driven young woman whose ardent support for gun rights brought her across the world and eventually into the center of the Russia investigation.

Duration:00:03:58

Experts Warn Some Coastal Residents Should Consider Rebuilding Inland

9/18/2018
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The Carolinas' recovery from Hurricane Florence is already raising difficult questions about repeated flooding.

Duration:00:04:31

Kavanaugh Allegations Recall 1991's Supreme Court Scandal, With Key Differences

9/17/2018
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Allegations of sexual misconduct against a Supreme Court nominee are familiar. But there are some key differences between the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh and those against Clarence Thomas.

Duration:00:03:35

Photojournalists Are Demanding A #MeToo Reckoning

9/16/2018
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Vox photo editor Kainaz Amaria talks about the unaddressed culture of sexual harassment in the photojournalism industry — a rampant issue she says stems from a glaring gender imbalance.

Duration:00:06:10

Lincoln Towing, Bane Of Many Chicago Drivers, Loses License

9/15/2018
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The company is so notorious for wrongly towing away cars that it has been immortalized in song. This week, the Illinois Commerce Commission revoked Lincoln's license.

Duration:00:03:52

Tropical Storm Florence, 'An Uninvited Brute,' Brings Floods, And At Least 5 Deaths

9/14/2018
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Hundreds of thousands of customers in North Carolina and South Carolina are without power. One N.C. official warned that part of the state will see "between a 500-year and 1,000-year flood event."

Duration:00:03:59

New Music Friday For Sep. 14: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

9/14/2018
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It's a busy release week with a lot of notable albums, including new music from the rapper Noname, dark distorted sounds from Low, melancholy and hope from country singer Carrie Underwood and more.

Duration:00:22:59

'People Saw Only A Turban And A Beard': Reflecting On A Post-Sept. 11 Death

9/14/2018
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Two Sikh men lost their brother in a violent hate crime following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. At StoryCorps, they reflect on his life and how they were treated after the terrorist attacks.

Duration:00:03:12

Update: A Young Man's Experiment With A 'Living Drug' For Leukemia

9/14/2018
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After trying one treatment after another for his leukemia, 20-year old Aaron Reid enrolled in a study to test an experimental therapy using modified cells from his own body.

Duration:00:04:29

Bradley Cooper On The Personal Story Behind 'A Star Is Born'

9/14/2018
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In his directorial debut, the actor plays an aging musician who falls for and mentors an up-and-coming talent — played by Lady Gaga — even as his own troubles surface.

Duration:00:07:32

New York Governor Cuomo Beats Back Primary Challenge From Actress Cynthia Nixon

9/13/2018
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The primary battle between incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo and actress Cynthia Nixon had become a nasty feud, emblematic of the divergent and often warring forces within the Democratic Party.

Duration:00:05:57

Scenes From The Carolina Coast As Hurricane Florence Surges Ashore

9/13/2018
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A Waffle House near the S.C.-N.C. border briefly closed down under orders from police — a sign of how seriously people are taking Hurricane Florence.

Duration:00:04:58

Florence Making Landfall On Carolina Coast, Bringing Storm Surge, Heavy Rain

9/13/2018
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The National Hurricane Center says the storm's eyewall is ashore in North Carolina, where more than 20 inches of rain has fallen and storm surge has reached 10 feet in some places.

Duration:00:03:44

A Deadly Virus Threatens Millions Of Pigs In China

9/13/2018
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In August, cases of African swine fever began cropping up. Can China bring it under control?

Duration:00:03:47

Champagne Makers Bubble Over A Bumper Crop Caused By European Drought

9/13/2018
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A record heat wave ruined crops across Europe this summer, but not all crops. Champagne growers are ecstatic over a bumper crop of grapes this year. Vintage 2018 is expected to be one of the best.

Duration:00:02:45

Gov. Brown's Biggest Climate Foe Isn't Trump. It's Car-Loving Californians

9/13/2018
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Gov. Jerry Brown of California wants the state to radically cut carbon emissions. But to meet those goals, every new vehicle sold in California by 2040 will have to be a zero-emission model.

Duration:00:04:09

Election Laws May Discourage Some From Voting, Even If They Are Allowed

9/13/2018
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Many people who want to vote face obstacles like past criminal records, voter ID laws and purging of voter rolls. Even if they aren't barred from voting, they may be kept from the polls.

Duration:00:04:16

The Lore Of Bigfoot Lives On At North Carolina Bigfoot Festival

9/9/2018
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In western North Carolina, people from across the country came to Marion's first Bigfoot festival. The highlight was a Bigfoot-calling contest and a Bigfoot-knocking competition.

Duration:00:04:08

Ex-Trump Aide Papadopoulos, 1st Charged In Russia Probe, Sentenced To 14 Days

9/7/2018
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Donald Trump's former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his connections to Russian operatives in 2016.

Duration:00:04:18