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Death of U.S. Supreme Court's Ginsburg raises stakes in battle for Senate control

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the stakes in the struggle for control of the U.S.

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Sudden Supreme Court vacancy a new 'wild card' in U.S. presidential race

By Simon Lewis and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has injected a volatile new element into the last stretch of a turbulent U.S.

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Ginsburg death ignites fierce U.S. Senate battle - and stirs Scalia's ghost

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday kicked off a monumental battle in Congress as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invited

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Trump mulling Appeals Court judges Barbara Lagoa, Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two female U.S. Appeals Court judges are on President Donald Trump's short list of candidates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy opened up by the death on Friday of Justice Ruth

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Trump seeks to shore up military support in North Carolina campaign swing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump takes his re-election campaign to the political swing state of North Carolina on Saturday in an effort to boost his poll numbers against

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Biden challenges Trump on economy in Minnesota face-off, early voting begins in four states

By Jarrett Renshaw and Steve Holland BEMIDJI/HERMANTOWN, Minn. (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump's handling of the U.S.

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Trump's Supreme Court court pick likely to be Amy Coney Barrett or Barbara Lagoa: reports

Two names have been emerging from the list of Supreme Court contenders President Trump is said to be considering following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to reports.

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Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky home targeted in Supreme Court vacancy protest

At least one protester was arrested Saturday after a group of about 100 people gathered outside the Kentucky home of Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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Trump rally crowd chants 'Fill that seat!' as Supreme Court choice looms

If the crowd at President Trump’s Saturday rally in North Carolina was any indicator, the president's supporters have already decided what he should do about the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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AOC warns Democrats Trump-Biden election a lifestyle changer: ‘There’s no going back to brunch’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has braced her supporters for a very different future than they may have expected -- even if presidential nominee Joe Biden and other Democrats prevail in November.

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Lincoln Project fiercely condemns possible SCOTUS nomination by Trump

The Lincoln Project, a conservative political action committee, joined the masses in posting a message noting their condolences for the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on twitter Friday.

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Dolly Parton remembers RBG in poetic message

Legendary country music singer and actress Dolly Parton paid tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a tweet Saturday.

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Trump promises to replace Ginsburg with a woman - and soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.

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AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

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US says all UN sanctions on Iran restored, but world yawns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration declared Saturday that all U.N. sanctions against Iran have been restored, a move most of the rest of the world rejects as illegal and sets the stage for an ugly showdown at the world body ahead of its annual General Assembly.

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Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.

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Ginsburg's death draws big surge of donations to Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats raised more than $71 million in the hours after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, demonstrating how the liberal icon's passing and the contentious nomination fight that lies ahead have already galvanized the party's base.

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Arizona Senate race could play crucial role in confirmation

PHOENIX (AP) — If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, shrinking the GOP's Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

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Ricin-Laced Package Is Addressed to Trump

Looks like a poison-filled package addressed to President Trump never made it as far as the White House mail room. Two law enforcement officials tell CNN it contained ricin, a toxic compound made from castor beans that can be fatal if inhaled or ingested. Little else is known, except it...

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Official: Lawn Toilet Display Is a Crime

A Michigan resident's apparent joke showing disdain for voting by mail is no laughing matter for one election official, the AP reports. The resident put a toilet on their lawn with a sign that says, "Place mail in ballots here." Barb Byrum, the Democratic clerk of Ingham County, filed a...

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Trumper Hits 13-Year-Old Girl: Report

A Florida man is accused of ramming a 13-year-old girl in the face with a flagpole while demonstrating for President Trump, ActionNewsJax reports. Norbert Logsdon, 67, allegedly jammed the pole in Crystal Ledoux's car and struck her daughter Wednesday in the town of Orange Park. "I was scared out of...

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RBG's Death Raises New Specter: a Lame-Duck Confirmation

Hundreds of people sang "Amazing Grace" on Friday evening for a lost icon of justice—Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Supreme Court flag stood at half-mast in Washington, DC, as people tweeted photos and videos of the hushed scene, where mourners also sang "America the Beautiful" and John Lennon's "Imagine," the...

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Trump to Senate: Vote 'Without Delay'

President Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider "without delay" his upcoming nomination to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election, the AP reports. The White House was making preparations to select a nominee for...

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Man Finds Unique Way to Protect Trump Sign

A Massachusetts man tired of people stealing his Donald Trump campaign sign has come up with a shocking solution: an electrified fence around it, the AP reports. John Oliveira, 54, a disabled Navy veteran and a member of the New Bedford School Committee, put the fence up a few weeks...

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