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President Trump told reporters at the White House Tuesday that the FBI likely won't be involved in investigating the allegation of sexual assault against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, "because they don't want to be involved," adding, "I'm totally supporting him."

"It’s a process, speaking for all of the Republicans, we want to give everybody a chance to say what they want to say."

Why it matters: Senate Democrats have been pushing for the FBI to look into the allegation more closely, but as Trump indicated, the Justice Department has already signaled that it doesn't believe the FBI should investigate, per NPR. Instead, Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, appear set to present their stories before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

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Supreme Court rejects GOP push to cut absentee ballot deadline in N.C.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an attempt by conservatives to shorten North Carolina's deadline for mail-in ballots from nine to three days.

The big picture: This is the latest of a series of decisions over mail-in ballot deadlines in various states.

Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on Louisiana coast as Category 2 storm

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Hurricane Zeta made landfall along the southeastern coast of Louisiana as a Category 2 storm on Wednesday, bringing with it "life-threatening storm surge and strong winds," per the National Hurricane Center.

What's happening: The hurricane was producing maximum sustained winds of nearly 110 mph and stronger gusts.

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