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Kavanaugh Confirmed And Quickly Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice AP

Kavanaugh Confirmed And Quickly Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

The 50-48 Senate vote after a bitter fight was a major election-year win for President Donald Trump.

Collins and Manchin Back Kavanaugh, Paving Way for Confirmation AP

Collins and Manchin Back Kavanaugh, Paving Way for Confirmation

Those actions all but cements President Trump’s efforts to create a long-term conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Clears Crucial Senate Hurdle AP

Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Clears Crucial Senate Hurdle

The Senate voted 51-49 —with one Republican voting no, one Democratic voting yes —to send the nomination on to a likely final vote on Saturday.

Hotel Workers Strike In San Francisco But Stay On The Job In Hawaii AP

Hotel Workers Strike In San Francisco But Stay On The Job In Hawaii

Employees at Marriot-affiliated hotels in the islands have also authorized a walkout over wages and working coniditons.

Researchers Evacuated From NW Hawaiian Islands As Storm Nears AP

Researchers Evacuated From NW Hawaiian Islands As Storm Nears

Walaka is expected to continue weakening as it veers southwest of the atolls.

Rescued Monk Seals Recover At Big Island Animal Hospital Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Rescued Monk Seals Recover At Big Island Animal Hospital

NOAA rescued the two malnourished pups in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands amid fears they wouldn’t survive the winter.

Ex-HPD Sergeant Accused Of Sex Assault During Driver Test Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ex-HPD Sergeant Accused Of Sex Assault During Driver Test

After retiring from full-time police work in 2011 after a 31-year career, he was working on a short-term contract giving road tests.

Trump Bows To Pressure, Agrees to FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh AP

Trump Bows To Pressure, Agrees to FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh

Updated:  The probe will delay Republican efforts to get Kavanaugh seated shortly after the new Supreme Court session opens next week.

Fiery Kavanaugh Denies Quiet Accuser in Senate Showdown AP

Fiery Kavanaugh Denies Quiet Accuser in Senate Showdown

UPDATED: Christine Blasey Ford tells Senate Judiciary Committee she is “100 percent certain” the Supreme Court nominee was her attacker.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens

Normally the state’s most-visited tourist attraction, the park has been closed for 135 days due to the Kilauea eruption.

Mazie Hirono Basks In Her Newfound Celebrity AP

Mazie Hirono Basks In Her Newfound Celebrity

The Hawaii senator is getting a lot of attention over her lead role in opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

This Massive Boom Aims To Snag Pacific Ocean’s Plastic Trash AP/The Ocean Cleanup

This Massive Boom Aims To Snag Pacific Ocean’s Plastic Trash

The collection system created by a Dutch innovator is headed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.