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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

September 29, 2018

Montana at 6 p.m.

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HELENA — Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said Friday he’ll vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, removing himself from the short list of undecided Democratic senators who are up for re-election in states won by President Donald Trump. Tester’s decision is sure to be used as campaign fodder by his Republican opponent, State Auditor Matt Rosendale, and by outside groups like the National Rifle Association, which previously launched an ad campaign against Tester for his last three Supreme Court confirmation votes. By Matt Volz. Sent: 600 words, photos.

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IN BRIEF:

HUMAN REMAINS-IDAHO — A hunter discovered human remains in a remote area of North Idaho where a Montana woman reportedly went missing in September 2017.

INMATE ASSAULT — An inmate at a Montana correctional facility has been hospitalized after being found unresponsive with injuries that officials say are consistent with an assault.

MONTANA SCHOOL-SEX ABUSE — A Montana lawmaker served as principal at a school during some of the time when a former athletic trainer is accused of sexually abusing students decades ago.

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