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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is facing a new allegation of sexual misconduct, leading some Democrats to call for his impeachment. Above, he listens to a discussion at a Washington event. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Justice Kavanaugh Probably Won't Be Impeached

Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the ouster of the controversial justice over a new allegation of sexual misconduct published in a New York Times essay.

New Calls To Impeach Justice Kavanaugh: How It Would Work And Why It Likely Won't

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Shane Gillis was set to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, premiering on Sept. 28. On Monday, a spokesperson announced the show had fired Gillis after a video of him using a racial slur for Chinese people surfaced online. Phil Provencio/AP hide caption

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Comedian Shane Gillis Fired From 'Saturday Night Live' For Racist Remarks

The comedian's rising star has dimmed in a controversy over a series of derogatory statements he made on his podcast. SNL said the show had no idea. He said, "I was always a Mad TV guy anyway."

Amish families passing on the road in Lancaster, Pa., one on foot and the other on horse-drawn carriage. The high cost of farmland is driving some Amish to move to where land is more affordable. DEA / G. ROLI/De Agostini via Getty Images hide caption

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As Amish Leave Farming For Other Work Some Leave Their Homestead

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The Amish country of Lancaster, Pa., is changing as only about a third of the fast-growing religious group still farm. Most Amish heads of household work in businesses and construction these days.

As Amish Leave Farming For Other Work Some Leave Their Homestead

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A group gathers at the state capitol in Austin, Texas, in May to protest abortion restrictions. In defiance of the state's ban on city funding of abortion providers, the Austin City Council has found a workaround to help women seeking the procedure. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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As Texas Cracks Down On Abortion, Austin Votes To Help Women Defray Costs

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The Austin City Council is defying Texas state legislators, setting aside $150,000 in city funds to help local women who seek abortions pay for attendant costs, such as transportation or child care.

As Texas Cracks Down On Abortion, Austin Votes To Help Women Defray Costs

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Do Cash Rewards For Crime Tips Work?

Offering rewards to catch criminals may, in rare instances, motivate people to come forward with a tip. However, few people actually claim rewards and there's little evidence that they actually work.

Do Cash Rewards For Crime Tips Work?

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In GM Strike, Union Says Only 2% Of Deal Has Been Agreed To, 'We're Far Apart'

Picket lines began forming outside GM plants after the United Auto Workers voted Sunday to begin a strike at midnight. Nearly 50,000 workers are affected by the work stoppage.

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Hobo Johnson is otherwise known as Frank Lopes Jr. His new album, out now on Warner Records, is The Fall of Hobo Johnson. Jade Ehlers/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hobo Johnson's Journey From Homelessness To A Major Label Contract

In this Guest DJ session, the off-the-wall singer talks about living out of his car and working at a warehouse before his Tiny Desk Contest entry went viral. He's since signed with Warner Records.

Hobo Johnson's Journey From Homelessness To A Major Label Contract

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A survey of women aged 18-44 finds that for an estimated 3.3 million women in that age group, their first sexual experience was rape. Researchers say if the numbers included all women they'd be much higher. Aneta Pucia/EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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1 In 16 Women Reports First Sexual Experience As Rape

The average age of those who were raped was around 15, and their assailants were typically older partners. Women who were raped had a greater likelihood of long-term health problems.

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Amitav Ghosh: 'The World Of Fact Is Outrunning The World Of Fiction'

Ghosh's latest book, Gun Island, is a modern retelling of a Bengali myth. He believes old legends have a lot to teach us about how to think about the catastrophic effects of climate change.

Amitav Ghosh: 'The World Of Fact Is Outrunning The World Of Fiction'

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The Taliban says the Red Cross may resume its work in Afghanistan, nearly six months after threatening the group. In this photo from March, an orthopedic technician walks past artificial limbs in a workshop at the International Committee of the Red Cross hospital for war victims and the disabled in Kabul. Wakil Kohsar /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Taliban Lift Ban On Red Cross, Pledge To Protect Aid Workers In Afghanistan

"We welcome the acknowledgment of our humanitarian principles and renewal of security guarantees," says the Red Cross leader in Afghanistan.

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