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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a “con game” to try scuttling Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, saying she herself conceded she was “totally inebriated and all messed up.” Trump’s remarks came as Republicans worked to shore up GOP support for the beleaguered Kavanaugh, whose march toward Senate confirmation has been rocked by allegations of decades-old sexual improprieties from two women. On Friday, Trump had mocked claims by Kavanaugh’s chief accuser of a sexual assault at a 1980s high school party, tweeting that she would have reported the incident to police if it was “as bad as she says.” By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,043 words, photos.
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COLLEGE STUDENT SHOT— Police say a gunshot wound that killed a Colorado college football player wasn’t self-inflicted but aren’t releasing many details about the shooting.
LOVEJOY AWARD-COLBY— Maine’s Colby College will honor the former editor for the Denver Post who published an editorial criticizing the owners of his paper with the 2018 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.
DENVER — Phillies’ RHP Vince Velasquez (9-11, 4.59 ERA) makes his second start this season against Colorado on Tuesday. He beat the Rockies on June 14 by allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings. Game starts at 6:40 p.m.
COLORADO AVALANCHE LAST SEASON: 43-30-9, 95 points. Fourth place in Central Division, 8th seed in Western Conference. Lost to Nashville Predators in first round. By The Associated Press.
Marlin Briscoe didn’t want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college, and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros. Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United States, just getting a chance to prove it took a risky ultimatum. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 1,093 words, photos.
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