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The drama stretched back almost a year after GOP senators wouldn't consider former President Barack Obama's pick, Merrick Garland, citing a unwritten rule that presidents in their final year don't nominate justices. Many Republicans bemoaned reaching that point, too, but they blamed Democrats for pushing them to it. "Under a certain scenario there could even be more than that", he said.
  • Arkansas judge opens hearing on bid to stop 7 executions

    Arkansas judge opens hearing on bid to stop 7 executions

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    The dates with death continue to loom over the US State of Arkansas. Since 1989, the Innocence Project has exonerated 349 people-20 of which were on death row. If the governor lets that happen, officials will have to find a new supply of drugs for lethal injection, an increasingly challenging task that has kept executions on hold for years.
  • Red Crescent doesn't expect fresh wave of Syrian refugees into Turkey

    Red Crescent doesn't expect fresh wave of Syrian refugees into Turkey

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    Meanwhile, Pence thanked Yildirim for Turkey's support and said that keeping dialogue with Turkey was important for the U.S. He added that the U.S. wished to cooperate more with Turkey over Syria in the future. The Turkish Foreign Ministry official said Mevlut Cavusoglu and Tillerson on Monday also talked about the fight against the Islamic State group. Previously, Washington had accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against civilians in Idlib province.
  • Korea fires projectile into Sea of Japan

    Korea fires projectile into Sea of Japan

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    USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson said "the United States has spoken enough about North Korea" in reaction to the launch. Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum CSIS think tank in Honolulu, said he was expecting North Korea would do something to coincide with the Trump-Xi summit, perhaps conducting a nuclear test.
  • N Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

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    A third option is covert action, which would see US and South Korean special forces infiltrating into North Korea to sabotage or take out key infrastructure - for instance, blowing up bridges to block the movement of mobile missiles. "Both sides agreed that despite the global community's warnings, if North Korea makes strategic provocations such as a nuclear test or an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) launch, there should be strong additional measures in accordance with UN (United ...
  • Who removed Gupta's armoured vehicle under the cover of darkness? - Kobus Marais

    Who removed Gupta's armoured vehicle under the cover of darkness? - Kobus Marais

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    City Press reported on Sunday that the family feared for their lives after Friday's protests against President Jacob Zuma spilled over to Saxonwold. In addition to ignoring photographic evidence of the armoured vehicle on the property, Naidoo said the Gupta family had not been in the process of ramping up security as claimed by security guards on site, also contradicting the family attorney's statement detailing their perceived safety concerns.
  • Princes William and Harry commemorate Vimy Ridge Battle centenary in France

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    Rev. Tom Hamilton said thousands of Canadian soldiers waited silently in the trenches and tunnels beneath Vimy Ridge just before dawn on Easter Monday of April 9, 1917. It occurred on the blood-soaked escarpment of Vimy Ridge in France where soldiers from every corner of our nation, and many from our province, accomplished what other nations could not.
  • Trump Cheers Elevation Of Gorsuch To Supreme Court

    Trump Cheers Elevation Of Gorsuch To Supreme Court

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    Holding the bible is Gorsuch's wife Marie Louise Gorsuch. The widow and son of Scalia were also present. It was the second of two oaths - the first was conducted privately in the Justices' Conference Room by Chief Justice John Roberts. Like Mr Scalia, Mr Gorsuch is a gifted writer with a flair for turning legal jargon into plain language people can understand. His 66-day confirmation process was swift, but bitterly divisive.
  • Gorsuch Was Just Sworn In As the 113th Supreme Court Justice

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    The oath was administered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Gorsuch worked as a law clerk in the court's 1993-94 term. A Marine Corps string quartet played softly in the Rose Garden as the Trump West Wing poured in to watch history. Senate Republicans refused to even hold a hearing for Garland, saying a high court replacement should be up to the next president. Gorsuch, who once clerked for Kennedy, is the first member of the court to serve alongside his former boss.
  • 'Two dead' in school shooting in San Bernardino, California

    'Two dead' in school shooting in San Bernardino, California

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    Officials said the gunman, who apparently knew the teacher and was known to school staff, entered the building using normal check-in procedures by signing in at the front office as a classroom visitor. Meanwhile, panicked parents ran up a sidewalk seeking information about their children but much to their anguish they were not able to learn immediately about what happened at the school.
  • Kashmir team arrested for donning Pakistan's kit

    Kashmir team arrested for donning Pakistan's kit

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    The video went viral when, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) uploaded it along the news report on its official website. The match was played on April 2, the day Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the region. While players of one team were wearing a white uniform, the other team members were wearing the green Pakistani uniform. It further quoted one of the members: "Why should we be scared when Kashmir is a disputed territory and Allah is with us?" Two Kashmiri boys played the Pakistan ...
  • Dozens killed in bombings at Coptic churches; Islamic State claims responsibility

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    The first explosion, which left 27 people dead and 78 injured, ripped through a Palm Sunday service at Mar Girgis (St. George's) Coptic church in Tanta, a city located 120 km from Cairo. The man then passed a female police officer - who was talking to another woman - and went through the detector before the explosion happened. Islamic extremists have repeatedly targeted Egypt's Christian minority in the past.