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Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US Supreme Court justice

Kavanuagh takes oath after Senate votes to confirm him following bitter battle between Republicans and Democrats.

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How did US Senators vote on Kavanaugh?

Senate votes 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Here's how each Senator voted.

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Kavanaugh set for Supreme Court confirmation

Judge Kavanaugh looks poised to ascend to the Supreme Court, but there could be a price for supporting the nominee.

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Venezuela forms Migration Force as thousands continue fleeing

At least a million Venezuelans have fled amid ongoing crises which President Maduro blames on an 'economic war'.

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Heavy rain causes floods, landslides in Central America

Total rainfall over the region has averaged between 50 and 100mm daily over the last several days.

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Magnitude-5.9 earthquake hits Haiti, at least 11 dead

Relief efforts are under way as casualties climb in Haiti's northwest region.

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White Chicago cop convicted of murder in shooting of black teen

Jason Van Dyke found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.

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Peru annuls ex-leader Fujimori's pardon and orders his capture

Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison for commanding right-wing death squads that massacred civilians.

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Moon missions in five years: Bezos' Blue Origin sets sights high

Lunar lander, which is still in conceptual design phase, aims to provide reusable access to the moon's surface.

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Osaka cuts ties with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

Osaka and San Francisco have been 'sister cities' since 1957. A memorial to women forced into sexual slavery ended that.

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