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The FBI’s probe into allegations of sexual assault directed at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is finished. But frustration surrounding the investigation is growing.

This past Sunday, two agents spoke to Boulder resident Deborah Ramirez for two hours about an alleged incident of sexual misconduct during their time as students at Yale. She also provided the FBI a list of 20 witnesses.


The attorney for the Boulder woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct says Deborah Ramirez will cooperate with the FBI.

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to face a second round of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. He's expected to be questioned about his views on previous Supreme Court cases, as well as a range of policy issues.

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After a sometimes raucous day of opening statements on Tuesday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing his first round of questioning from Senators on Wednesday. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee want to know about Kavanaugh's position on a range of issues including abortion, healthcare and presidential power.

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Kavanaugh hearings begin: Opening statements are underway in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Watch the hearing live.

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People for and against abortion rights are watching what happens with President Trump’s nominee to fill an empty seat on the Supreme Court.

Anti-abortion groups including March for Life and National Right to Life Committee have commended the president’s choice, Brett Kavanaugh, whose Senate confirmation hearings are set to begin in early September. Abortion-rights advocates worry that adding a perceived conservative justice like Kavanaugh will tip the court’s scales when it comes to views on abortion, opening up the possibility that a 1973 Supreme Court case protecting that right might be overturned.

President Trump is announcing his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy tonight. KUNC will carry live special coverage on-air, and you can watch the president's announcement live here starting at 7 p.m. MT. 

The Supreme Court ruled today that so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” do not have to make it clear to clients that they are not licensed medical facilities.

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In the summer of 2012, fiancés David Mullins and Charlie Craig tried to order a wedding cake from a shop in a Denver suburb. The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop refused to serve the same-sex couple because of his Christian beliefs. Now, the Supreme Court has sided with the baker, but not for the reason you might expect.

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On a Sunday night in D.C., eager spectators braved the cold to get in line early for a potential seat inside the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Come Tuesday Dec. 5, the court would hear arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case first amendment experts say has the potential to sap the strength of anti-discrimination laws. Colorado and 18 other states have granted some form of legal protection for sexual minorities. 

It all began in 2012, when two men walked into a local bakery in search of a wedding cake.