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FBI arrests NY man building 200-pound bomb for election day plot

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Federal authorities on Wednesday charged a man in New York for building a large explosive device that he planned to set off on election day on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to kill himself and draw attention to "sortition."

The details: The alleged plot has been thwarted and the man, identified Paul Rosenfeld, is in federal custody. Law enforcement raided his apartment in Tappan, on Tuesday and found the functional bomb weighing approximately 200 pounds.

What they're saying: Key Republicans happy with Kavanaugh FBI report

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.) Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty Images

Senators spent this morning reviewing the FBI supplemental background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The big picture: Senate Republicans claim the report does not corroborate sexual assault allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — and key swing Republican senators like Jeff Flake and Susan Collins expressed satisfaction with the quality of the investigation. Senate Democrats have called the investigation incomplete and limited by the White House.