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North Dakota GOP Senate nominee: I’m not sure trying to rape someone should disqualify you from SCOTUS

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Kevin Cramer, the Republican Party’s nominee for the United States Senate in North Dakota, has once again made a controversial comment about the allegations being leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

During an interview with local news station KX4, Cramer insisted that he believed Kavanaugh’s account that he didn’t try to rape Christine Blasey Ford when the two of them were teenagers.

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However, later in the interview, he questioned whether Kavanaugh should actually be disqualified from serving on the Supreme Court if he had done what Ford alleges he did 36 years ago.

“What if something like what Dr. Ford describes happened — it’s tragic, it’s unfortunate, it’s terrible, it should never happen in our society,” he began. “But what if [there is] 36 years of a record where there’s nothing like that again, but instead there’s a record of a perfect gentleman, an intellect, a guy who’s been a stellar judge… even if it’s all true, does it disqualify him?”

Cramer then hedged slightly and acknowledged that “it certainly means he did something bad 36 years ago,” but then once again questioned whether it meant he shouldn’t be given a lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court.

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NPR is still expanding the range of what authority sounds like after 50 years

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From its start half a century ago, National Public Radio heralded a new approach to the sound of radio in the United States.

NPR “would speak with many voices and many dialects,” according to “Purposes,” its founding document.

Written in 1970, this blueprint rang with emotional immediacy. NPR would go on the air for the first time a year later, on April 20, 1971.

NPR is sometimes mocked, perhaps most memorably in a 1998 “Saturday Night Live” sketch starring actor Alec Baldwin, for its staid sound production and its hosts’ carefully modulated vocal quality. But the nonprofit network’s commitment to including “many voices” hatched a small sonic revolution on the airwaves.

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Trump’s digestive system the butt of jokes after he argues it takes 10 to 15 times to flush the toilet

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President Donald Trump made a brazen claim about how many times it takes to flush a toilet that had people wondering about the commander-in-chief's experiences when sitting on his thrown.

"People are flushing toilets ten times, fifteen times -- as opposed to once," Trump claimed while arguing against water conservation efficiency standards.

Here's Trump saying that he's heard from many people complaining about "flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times." pic.twitter.com/75HXYcH4xq

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Edward Snowden: If I came back to the US, I would likely die in prison for telling the truth

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At Wednesday’s The Right Livelihood Awards, Amy Goodman interviewed Snowden in front of the award ceremony’s live audience via video link from Moscow.

The Right Livelihood Awards celebrated their 40th anniversary Wednesday at the historic Cirkus Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, where more than a thousand people gathered to celebrate this year’s four laureates: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg; Chinese women’s rights lawyer Guo Jianmei, Brazilian indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa and the organization he co-founded, the Yanomami Hutukara Association; and Sahrawi human rights leader Aminatou Haidar, who has challenged the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara for decades. The Right Livelihood Award is known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”

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