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TOP STORIES:

SENATE-SUPREME COURT-DEMOCRATS

WASHINGTON — Spoiling for a fight, some Democratic senators weighing 2020 presidential campaigns seized upon the opening moments of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings on Tuesday in a show of force aimed at countering President Donald Trump. One by one, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Cory Booker of New Jersey, demanded that Republicans delay Kavanaugh's hearing after a last-minute release of more than 40,000 pages of documents and the withholding of more than 100,000 more. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 705 words, photos.

STOLEN RUBY SLIPPERS

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal authorities have recovered a pair of ruby-red slippers worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz," 13 years after they were stolen from a Minnesota museum. The FBI says they set up a sting operation after a man approached the insurer of the shoes to say he could help get them back. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 350 words. Developing from 1 p.m. news conference. AP Photos, AP Video.

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — Economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states took a leap forward last month, according to a survey report issued Tuesday. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 61.1 in August, compared with 57.0 in July, the report said. It's the 21st straight month the index remained above growth neutral 50.0. SENT: 305 words.

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MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

IN BRIEF:

LAKE DROWNING, AMISH BUGGY-FATAL

SPORTS:

TWINS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — Justin Verlander pitches for Houston as the Astros try for their fourth straight when in the second of three games against the Minnesota Twins. By Kristie Rieken. Starts at 7:10 p.m. CT.

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JETS-WHEELER

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