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Friday headlines: Time to reckon.

The Senate, still “plowing ahead,” is scheduled to hold a procedural vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh today.

Among those who oppose Kavanaugh, you can count retired Justice John Paul Stevens, same for a trio of Kavanaugh’s drinking buddies at Yale.

Supporters of Kavanaugh include pretty much the entire Republican voter base.

Kavanaugh tells the Wall Street Journal he might have been too emotional in his Senate testimony.

Utah senator Orrin Hatch tells a group of women protesting Kavanaugh’s nomination to “grow up.”

A look at how a highly influential sexual harasser—Judge Alex Kozinski, Kavanaugh’s mentor—robbed an entire generation of female lawyers.

The Nobel Peace Prize goes to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their fight to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war

A conversation with author Rebecca Traister about the power and consequences of female rage.

There’s a new form of contraception on the market: an app that informs women which days they’re infertile.

Silicon Valley venture capitalists invested $75.3 billion in 2016. A newcomer plans to spend $50 billion this year alone.

Economists say the Fed is painting a picture of the economy that's too good to be true.

The average family health insurance premium has increased 55% since 2008, twice as fast as workers' wages.

Sponsored: Make a statement (about donuts?) with some classic TMN merch.

Remember that anonymous “resistance” member inside the Trump White House? They’re still anonymous, and the investigation into their identity has stalled.

Seventy percent of African nations have never been visited by a sitting American president.

Brexit’s true believers insist they’re the mainstream, that it’s time to “make conservatives conservative again.”

Photographer Maisie Marshall documents British rodeo culture.

Engineers have developed a new form of wood that's as “strong as steel, but six times lighter.”

Physiognomy is a debunked 19th-century pseudoscience, and yet we use it more than ever.

A short film about “countermapping,” in which a traditional Zuni farmer is working with artists to make maps “that challenge the arbitrary borders imposed on the Zuni world.”

Photographs demonstrate how zoo employees weigh different baby animals.