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News - April 19, 2019

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STANDING THE TEST OF TIME ... Palo Alto resident Christine Blasey Ford, who has become known for her sexual-assault accusations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People for 2019. Ford was placed in the "Icons" category of the list released Wednesday. In a short piece for the publication, U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris commended the Palo Alto University professor for her courage in coming out with the allegations that emerged in September while Kavanaugh (also on this year's list) was a nominee for the nation's highest court. Time stood still as she testified later that month before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a moment that captivated the nation. "Her story, spoken while holding back tears, shook Washington and the country. Her courage, in the face of those who wished to silence her, galvanized Americans. And her unfathomable sacrifice, out of a sense of civic duty, shined a spotlight on the way we treat survivors of sexual violence," Harris wrote. "Christine Blasey Ford's ambition wasn't to become a household name or make it onto this list. She had a good life and a successful career — and risked everything to send a warning in a moment of grave consequence."

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