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Justice Gorsuch will help restore trust in the Supreme Court by remaining true to its purpose-adjudicating cases according to the text of the law and the Constitution above all other considerations. There are appeals pending on expanding gun rights to include carrying concealed firearms in public, state voting restrictions that critics say are aimed at reducing minority turnout, and allowing business owners to object on religious grounds to provide certain services to gay couples.
  • US to confront those who commit crimes against 'innocents': Tillerson

    US to confront those who commit crimes against 'innocents': Tillerson

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    Leaders meeting in Italy are looking for a unified approach to Syria. Russian Federation also accused the U.S. of encouraging "terrorists" with its unilateral actions. And I think it was needed. McCain continued to stand by the president's decision and said in interviews that Trump's military actions could mean another chance at uniting America, on Friday.
  • At least two dead, two wounded in Southern California school shooting

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    Authorities believe the shooter may have had an existing relationship with a North Park teacher who was a victim. SAN BERNARDINO North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino will remain closed on Tuesday and Wednesday following the triple fatal hooting on the campus Monday morning that also left one student wounded.
  • Is Breitbart Brat Steve Bannon About to Be Out on His Arse?

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    In his attacks on the American press, Trump has an ally in Bannon, who described the media as "the opposition party" that "betrayed the campaign, and is now betraying the administration". But Bannon has taken the brunt of the blame for the stalled travel bans and for the health care fallout; on that issue, Bannon wanted to force a vote to take names of Republicans disloyal to Trump.
  • Alabama lawmakers open impeachment hearings against governor

    Alabama lawmakers open impeachment hearings against governor

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    Unless there's an indictment - and sometimes even that's not enough - politicians sometimes decide they can tough out the storm. The governor did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the GOP statement. The Ethics Commission said it found probable cause to believe the governor violated state ethics law and committed three violations of state campaign finance law.
  • Gorsuch is sworn in as Supreme Court justice

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    His nomination to a life term marked President Donald Trump's first opportunity to shape for a generation a court that is the ultimate arbiter of numerous most contentious issues in American life. The new associate justice had already taken the constitutional oath, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, in a private ceremony early in the morning.
  • Gorsuch takes oath for Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation

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    Slattery said Gorsuch understands how the framers of the Constitution designed the judiciary branch to act and will interpret the nation's laws in such a way. Gorsuch's wife, Louise, held the Bible for both oaths. "To the Scalia family, I won't ever forget that the seat I inherit today is that of a very, very great man", Gorsuch said to the audience of family and administration staffers, as well as all the sitting Supreme Court justices.
  • Gov. Brown testifies on proposed gas-tax hike

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    The bill, SB1, supported by Calif., Gov. Brown, who turned 79 on Friday, the day after the vote, understood the age-old wisdom of getting votes the old-fashioned way: you pay for them, though it's best if the policy is on the spectrum between defensible and wise.
  • Neil Gorsuch Takes Seat on US Supreme Court

    Neil Gorsuch Takes Seat on US Supreme Court

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    Gorsuch took his judicial oath in a White House Rose Garden ceremony with Trump watching on, filling a vacancy that lingered for almost 14 months after the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy administers the judicial oath to his former law clerk, Neil M. Gorsuch, whose left hand rests on a family Bible held by his wife, Louise.
  • United States manhunt underway for alleged gun thief who wrote manifesto to Trump

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    As of Monday morning, authorities had received 425 tips and had followed up on more than 300 leads. Witnesses say the vehicle was in flames when the incident was reported to police. The department says it appears the only church that closed was the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie. Authorities say Jakubowski has had multiple run-ins with the law and should be considered armed and extremely unsafe.
  • Jared Kushner met secretly with US Muslims prior to Trump's inauguration

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    Kushner's plans initially were revealed Sunday by a Trump administration official who said Kushner wanted to see the situation there and show support for Baghdad's government. When Trump went to Dover Air Force Base to meet the returning remains of a fallen Navy SEAL, he took Marine One from the White House grounds in full daylight view of pedestrians, despite an agreement was in place with the press to keep the journey quiet, prompting the Associated Press to report he had left the facility.