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A new Brett Kavanaugh accuser has come forward, alleging that the Supreme Court nominee took part in efforts during high school to spike the drinks of female partygoers so that a group of males could have sex with them. Julie Swetnick says she was raped during a similar incident. Kavanaugh rejected the claim and released a statement saying the event "never happened." 

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Despite the new accusation, Senate Republicans pressed ahead with plans to hold a Thursday hearing that would let the GOP push Kavanaugh to confirmation as early as next week. The world will be watching.

Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for a third time this year and reaffirmed their outlook for further gradual hikes well into 2019, risking fresh criticism from President Donald Trump. Here's the new dot plot.

Tesla is offering incentives and tapping an army of acolytes in a frantic push to boost sales and deliveries before the end of the quarter.

The same day Trump spoke to the UN about “America First,” a federal judge wondered aloud whether the slogan was being used to camouflage discriminatory immigration policies.

In Australia, a country already so dry that even cows are forced to shower, climate change is largely ignored. The problem? Politics as usual.

McDonald's is removing some preservatives and fake colors from its burgers in the chain's latest attempt to clean up its menu.

What's Joe Weisenthal thinking about? The Bloomberg news director is marveling at how ugly the Facebook chart is. After the stock plunged in July, following dismal earnings, there's been no bounce at all, even as much of the market has moved to record highs.

What you'll need to know tomorrow

What you'll want to read tonight

As the U.S. stumbles through a second consecutive season of record hurricanes and fires, scientists are preparing for the end of the world. Can modern society prepare for a world in which global warming threatens large-scale social, economic, and political upheaval? What are the policy and social implications of rapid, and mostly unpleasant, climate disruption? Bloomberg Businessweek reports on the researchers preparing for the worst.

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