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WASHINGTON — Denouncing his accusers for launching “smears, pure and simple,” Brett Kavanaugh said Monday he’ll continue fighting for Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court, even as Republicans battled to prevent a second woman’s assertion of a long-ago sexual assault from derailing his nomination. “I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from the process,” Kavanaugh wrote in a letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out.” By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire.
POLITICAL ICE CREAM
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Bernie Sanders’ home state are putting their ice cream expertise to work to support seven congressional candidates in the midterm elections who they call progressive. Vermont’s Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, known for their clever marketing and quirky flavors, are working with political action committee MoveOn to create ice cream flavors that reflect the values of each of the candidates. They are seeking the public’s help in naming the flavors. After picking winners, Cohen says he will make about 40 pints of each flavor by hand in his kitchen to be raffled off to support the candidates. By Lisa Rathke.
MURDER FOR HIRE-PLEA — A 64-year-old Colorado woman has pleaded guilty to her role in her brother’s shooting death. The Greeley Tribune reports Carol Baker of Greeley pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the August 2017 death of 59-year-old Randy Baker.
The leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency insisted he cares about athletes but admonished them nonetheless during a fierce, sometimes-personal defense of the decision to bring Russia’s suspended drug-fighting operation back online. “My question to athletes is: What, in practice, is the alternative action to all the statements you have made?” WADA president Craig Reedie said Monday in a conference call with reporters, acknowledging the avalanche of protest directed his way in wake of the decision. By Eddie Pells.
DENVER — Colorado opens its final homestand with LHP Tyler Anderson (6-9) scheduled to face Philadelphia and Zach Eflin (11-7) on Monday. Game starts at 6:40 p.m.
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