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Under McConnell's leadership, the Senate past year refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to replace Scalia. President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch on January 31, and the Senate Judiciary Committee held four days of hearings beginning March 20. "You think you're kind of hot stuff".
  • No staff shakeup ahead - White House

    No staff shakeup ahead - White House

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    Arlen Specter. Urban worked on Trump's campaign in Pennsylvania. Although some reports said that he threw a hissy fit at being sidelined and threatened to quit, he was persuaded to stay and fight by his purported mentors, the billionaire Mercer family, whose father-daughter duo has bankrolled Trump on Bannon's calling after initially backing Ted Cruz in the Republican nomination race.
  • Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to US Supreme Court

    Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to US Supreme Court

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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. The fight over Gorsuch's nomination ended a little more than two months after it began when Trump announced his choice at the end of January. "He's going to make the American people proud", the Kentucky Republican said.
  • Hillary Clinton says 'misogyny played a role' in USA presidential election loss

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    Her plan would have seen the U.S. arm anti-Assad rebels "to provide back-up to what I thought would be a one-sided battle", she said , adding: "This was before [Islamic State]". But the action taken last night needs to be followed by a broader strategy to end Syria's civil war", Clinton said, speaking at a Houston luncheon for Annie's List, a Texas group helping to elect Democratic women.
  • Jury hears opening statements in trial over barracks ambush

    Jury hears opening statements in trial over barracks ambush

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    Frein's own attorney acknowledged the enormity of the crime. Prosecutors showed surveillance video of the shooting, which showed Dickson falling to the ground, followed by Douglass, who had knelt beside his mortally wounded comrade. When the trial resumed on Wednesday morning, trooper Benjamin Jones took the stand to testify about the dramatic moment where they worked to save the lives of those injured.
  • NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

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    The program will go into effect in phases over the next three years , starting in the fall of this year for families making up to $100,000. Hundreds of thousands of NY residents mulling the idea of going to college at a public university could soon enroll for free, as the state's lawmakers passed a budget over the weekend that included a program that would allow students from middle- and low-income families to attend college for free.
  • Two dead, two hurt in San Bernardino elementary school shooting

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    There were 15 students in the classroom. Anderson had a history of weapons, domestic violence and possible drug charges that predated the short marriage, authorities said. Bingamton, New York, 2009: Jiverly Antares Wong entered the American Civic Association and killed 13 and wounded 4 others before committing suicide.
  • Key facts on the possible impeachment of Alabama's governor

    Key facts on the possible impeachment of Alabama's governor

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    She was able to read text messages that her husband sent to Mason because they also appeared on his state-issued iPad, which she had possession of. Among the accusations are that Bentley angrily confronted Heather Hannah, a staff member to Bentley's wife, twice at the governor's mansion.
  • Shooter injures students, teacher in shooting at San Bernardino elementary

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    Authorities believe the shootings stemmed from a murder-suicide at the school. Burguan said two people were wounded; the victims, who are believed to be students, were transferred to a local hospital. Anderson and Smith were found dead in a special needs classroom that serves first through fourth grades, Burguan said. Students gathered on a field and a blacktop basketball court inside the fenced-in grounds of the campus near a line of school buses.
  • Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Palm Sunday Church Bombings in Egypt

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    According to the document, the Armed Forces and police will ensure the necessary measures are taken to combat potential terror threats and the financing of terror activities. The two bombings occurred in churches in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and Tanta north of Cairo . The cabinet approved Monday an emergency state declaration for three months to begin today, pending parliamentary approval.