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GOP, Dems battle over secret FBI report on Kavanaugh

The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide an election-season battle that has consumed the nation. A showdown roll call over confirmation seemed likely over the weekend.

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Kavanaugh accusers’ lawyers question FBI’s work so far

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Lawyers for two women who accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct say they fear the FBI is not conducting a thorough investigation, as Republican leaders steer toward a decisive vote on the nomination this week.

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White House gives FBI freer rein in Kavanaugh investigation

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn on return from New York City, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The White House has given the FBI clearance to interview anyone it wants to by Friday in its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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This boy’s calendar: a window to Kavanaugh’s summer of ’82

This image released by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 in Washington, shows Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's calendar, from the Summer of 1982. (Senate Judiciary Committee via AP)

The letters are scrawled in blue ink across a calendar page from June 1982: BEACH WEEK. The big, bold font seems to indicate the importance of this nine-day stretch on the social calendar of a young Brett Kavanaugh, especially amid more mundane entries like "haircut" and "pick up pictures."

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Third Kavanaugh accuser submits allegation to Senate panel

This undated photo of Julie Swetnick was released by her attorney Michael Avenatti via Twitter, Wednesday, Sept. 26. 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing allegations by Swetnick, accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, a panel spokesman said. (Michael Avenatti via AP)

The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing allegations by a third woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, a panel spokesman said Wednesday, in yet another potential blow to his prospects for Senate confirmation.

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