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Susan Collins, Considered A Key Vote In Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, Faces Intense Scrutiny

As the controversy around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh roils Washington, Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine faces intense pressure at home.

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President Trump is standing by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after another round of allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, this time from when Kavanaugh was a student at Yale.

Trump, speaking to reporters on his way into the United Nations on Monday morning, said Kavanaugh "is an outstanding person, and I am with him all the way."

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NEW YORK - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expecting to be fired Monday at the White House, after critical comments about Trump.

New Brunswick voters go to the polls today in a provincial election that appears to be a tight race between the incumbent Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Suicide is on the rise in Maine and the state is offering free online training for doctors and counselors.

Bill Cosby will walk into a Pennsylvania courthouse Monday and face the judge who has presided over the world-famous comedian's sexual assault case for nearly three years. The sentencing hearing may conclude with Cosby losing his freedom for the rest of his life.

Editor's note: NPR is examining the role of women in the 2018 midterm elections all week. To follow upcoming coverage and look back at how the role of women in the 2014 midterms was covered, click here.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Maine's expanded moose hunt is getting started in the far northern and Down East parts of the state.

It’s geographically vast and rural.  It was held by Democrats for nearly 20 years and most recently by a Republican. But now, it’s been identified as a seat that’s up for grabs. This week on Maine’s Political Pulse, we’re talking about Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. Sharing their insights on that four-way race are Maine Public political reporters Steve Mistler and Mal Leary.  They spoke with Maine Public’s Deputy News Director Susan Sharon.

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Days before the Senate is set to hear from a woman who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her while in high school, Kavanaugh is denying fresh accusations from a college classmate who also alleges he acted inappropriately towards her.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's top court is asking the public about whether it should weigh in the legality of tribal gaming without state approval.



Supreme Court Nomination

Monday--We discuss the evolving questions over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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