Morning Update: Kavanaugh faces new sex-misconduct allegation; advocates urge Nova Scotia to speed up abortion …

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A second woman has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

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With his Senate hearing set for Thursday, a second woman has emerged to accuse the U.S. Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct. Deborah Ramirez went public with the allegation in the New Yorker, describing an incident she says happened at a Yale University dormitory party during the 1983-84 academic year. Kavanaugh said the alleged event, which dates back to his first year of university, “did not happen.”

Meanwhile, Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school, agreed to testify at a public hearing on Thursday. The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee rejected Blasey Ford’s desire to have additional witnesses testify, but did agree to a smaller hearing room with less press as well as letting her speak without Kavanaugh in

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