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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Photo: Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh defiantly rejected alleged charges of sexual misconduct that occurred more than 30 years ago during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday after his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, offered a compelling testimony.

What's next: Just moments after concluding the nearly nine hour hearing, Senate Republicans said the committee will vote on the nomination Friday morning as scheduled. They also plan to hold the first procedural vote on the Senate floor Saturday. It's immediately unclear if Republicans have the 50 votes needed to confirm the nominee.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Photo: Andrew Harnik - Pool/Getty Images
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano listens to Kavanaugh. Photo: Saul Loeb - Pool /Getty Images
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., points at the Democrats as he defends Kavanaugh. Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images
Kavanaugh wipes a tear while testifying. Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images
Kavanaugh's family. Photo: Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images
Kavanaugh sworn in before testifying. Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images
Demonstrators sing during a rally supporting Kavanaugh. Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.