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    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff’s van taking them to a mental health facility was swept off a road.

  • How 65 women came to Kavanaugh’s defense in matter of hours

    NEW YORK (AP) — It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court.

  • 2 women drown as van swept into floodwaters

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As South Carolina rivers overflowed from Florence’s torrential rain, deputies taking two women to a mental health facility drove into floodwaters that swamped their van and trapped the women inside, officials said Wednesday.

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  • Colleagues of Kavanaugh accuser point to her integrity

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Her studies first brought her West, but for Christine Margaret Blasey Ford, the move to California proved a way to leave behind what had gone wrong in her teenage years in the patrician suburbs of Washington, D.C.

  • Former Chicago police commander linked to torture dead at 70

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge, who was accused of torturing suspects in his South Side police district but was never prosecuted for the alleged crimes, has died, a Florida funeral home confirmed Wednesday. He was 70.

  • Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

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  • Review: In ‘Colette,’ a literary great is finally unbound

    Wash Westmoreland’s “Colette” is a very British movie about a very French feminist icon. A handsome and lively period film, it’s too timid to capture the ravenous appetites of the literary force that was Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. But with Keira Knightley playing the prolific and trailblazing author, “Colette” has nimbly condensed an un-condensable life into a sprightly and self-evidently relevant biopic.