Settle in with these weekend reads

(CNN)A historic hearing. A blue wave in the Bluegrass State. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here's what you might have missed during a busy news week.

Their sexual assaults happened decades ago. Now as Christine Blasey Ford and others come forward with allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, some women wonder if they could do the same.
    Law professor Jennifer Taub and Brett Kavanaugh were both raised with conservative politics. They both attended elite prep schools and went to Yale in the mid-1980s. But there's one place where their similarities end, Taub writes, and it's made all of the difference.
    David Hansen, who voted for Trump, tells Democratic Congressional candidate Amy McGrath his story.
    Losing health insurance made David Hansen a Democratic voter in the upcoming midterm elections. And in this ruby-red area of Kentucky, he's not the only one. Indeed, there are some signs of a blue wave in a corner of the Bluegrass State.
    The shockwaves from massive bombing raids by Allied forces left deep and obvious scars on land. A new study suggests they were also felt at the very edge of space.
    While the United States is focused on combating the devastating impacts of opioid addiction, states like Oklahoma are struggling to fight a new battle against an old foe: methamphetamine.
    The man once known as "America's Dad" now has a new moniker: Inmate No. NN7687. Bill Cosby now resides at a brand new, state of the art facility in Pennsylvania. This is what his next 3 to 10 years will be like.
    Fashion has had a very long love affair with black. But that shade of pink that seems to be all over Instagram these days? It's just one of the colors throughout history that tell a rich story of class, politics, consumerism and self-expression.
      When Amika George was 17, she was stunned to learn that thousands of girls in the United Kingdom were routinely skipping school or stuffing socks with tissue, all because they couldn't afford menstrual products. Now she says she's trying to end the injustice.