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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh walks to meet with senators on Capitol Hill last month. He faces days of questioning from senators beginning Tuesday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings To Focus On 6 Hot-Button Issues

Trump's Supreme Court nominee will face tough questioning from Democrats during his confirmation hearings this week on abortion, guns, investigating the president, national security and regulation

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A sow grizzly bear spotted near Camas in northwestern Montana. Wildlife officials endorsed a plan in August to keep northwestern Montana's grizzly population at roughly 1,000 bears as the state seeks to bolster its case that lifting federal protections will not lead to the bruins' demise. Montana Fish and Wildlife and Parks, via AP hide caption

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Grizzlies Have Recovered, Officials Say; Now Montanans Have To Get Along With Them

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Viola Davis has written a new children's book — a sequel to Corduroy, which stars a teddy bear and his young friend Lisa. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Viola Davis Brings A New 'Corduroy' Book To Bear

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings To Focus On 6 Hot-Button Issues

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., campaigned for Democratic candidates across the country this summer, including challengers hoping to oust GOP candidates in her home state. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Pelosi Focuses On Retaking The House, Dismisses Questions About Her Leadership

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Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., speaks onstage at The Human Rights Campaign 2018 Los Angeles Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles earlier this year. She's running this year for Senate, aiming to be just the second LGBTQ person elected to that body. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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Rise Of LGBTQ Candidates Could Usher In A 'Rainbow Wave' In 2018

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