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President Donald Trump with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his nominee for the Supreme Court, and Kavanaugh's wife, Ashley, and their daughters in the residence of the White House in Washington, July 9, 2018. - DOUG MILLS/THE NEW YORK TIMES
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  • President Donald Trump with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his nominee for the Supreme Court, and Kavanaugh's wife, Ashley, and their daughters in the residence of the White House in Washington, July 9, 2018.

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NEWS:
When some Washington State University employees tried to report rumors of inappropriate relationships or sexual harassment by Jason Gesser, a former quarterback and current athletic department employee, they were reportedly told to "fall in line" by another former WSU star, Jack Thompson, according to records of an investigation into the rumors. The school's equal opportunity office did not find any policy violations by Gesser and referred the investigation to Human Resource Services. 

NEWS: A uniformed off-duty Spokane Police officer working private security outside Temple Beth Shalom reportedly told a curious professor that Muslims are "all terrorists" when she asked if the officers provided security for mosques as well.

NEWS: At a series of meetings, you can tell the Spokane County Commission how to spend your tax money.

IN OTHER NEWS

Allegations of decades-old sexual assault might delay Kavanaugh confirmation

A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while in high school came forward Sunday to share more about her experience, which prompted at least one Senator to say he doesn't feel comfortable voting yes until he learns more, the New York Times reports.

Deadly Hurricane Florence pummels Carolinas
CBS reports, "at least 18 people have died in storm-related incidents" during Hurricane Florence.

Judge won't move trial against teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle
A judge disagreed with the state's arguments that it will be too difficult to pick an impartial jury to judge an Idaho biology teacher accused of feeding a live puppy to a turtle earlier this year, despite the attorney general's office arguing there is actually too much support in the surrounding community for the teacher, the Idaho State Journal reports.