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Sen. Chuck Grassley. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Senate Republicans will not receive the more than 900,000 pages of documents requested on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until the end of October, the National Archives told Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: Although around 300,000 files will be ready by August 20th, October is cutting it close to the midterm elections to review all of the documents, which could make it difficult for the Senate to confirm Kavanaugh before then. But at this point, Republicans are expected to hold on to the majority in the Senate, and Kavanaugh remains likely to get confirmed.

Grassley's office told reporters in a statement they will receive 125,000 pages on Kavanaugh today.

  • "As a result, I expect the committee will be able to undertake its thorough review process along the same timeline set in previous Supreme Court confirmations," he said. Grassley intends to hold a hearing in September.

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Reports: Up to 17 U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Haitian soldiers guard the public prosecutor's office in Port-au-Prince earlier this month. Photo: Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty Images

Children were among up to 17 American Christian missionaries and their relatives kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.

Details: The missionaries had just left an orphanage and were traveling by bus to the airport when the gang abducted them in Port-au-Prince, Haitian security officials said, per the NYT.

Venezuela suspends talks with opposition after Maduro ally extradited to U.S.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, in June. Photo: Gaby Oraa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A key ally of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro was extradited from Cape Verde to the U.S. Saturday to face money laundering charges in Florida, Bloomberg first reported.

Why it matters: Venezuela's government called off negotiations with opposition officials that were scheduled for Sunday in Mexico in response to the extradition of Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman and financial fixer for Maduro. Security forces placed six U.S. oil executives under house arrest later Saturday, per AP.

Kenosha shooting lawsuit accuses police of coordinating with militia

Police and protesters confront in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse on Aug. 25, 2020. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The only survivor of a fatal shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during protests last year has accused law enforcement in a lawsuit of conspiring with a "band of white nationalist vigilantes," the Washington Post reported Saturday.

Of note: Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, is due to stand trial on Nov. 1, accused of wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, who filed the suit, and killing two other people protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 25, 2020. He's pleaded not guilty to charges including homicide and attempted homicide and maintains he fired in self-defense.