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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, center, accompanied by former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, right, arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Thirteen months after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Senate is finally holding confirmation hearings to fill the vacancy, considering President Donald Trump’s choice of Gorsuch for the high court. Republicans refused even to grant a hearing to former President Barack Obama’s choice, but now the Senate will exercise its “advice and consent” role, a politically fraught decision with liberals pressuring Democrats to reject Gorsuch. A look at the process. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 20, 2017 - 3:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed 124 Supreme Court justices since the United States was founded. Neil Gorsuch wants to be the newest member of the relatively small group of men and women who guide the nation's judicial branch. The modern-day confirmation process is arduous, with dozens of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch meets with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, hearings get under way Monday, March 20, 2017, on Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace him. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 20, 2017 - 3:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia's death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, hearings get underway on President Donald Trump's nominee to replace him. Judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, is a respected, highly credentialed and conservative member of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch meets with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, hearings get under way Monday, March 20, 2017, on Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace him. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 20, 2017 - 3:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate hearings are getting underway on Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. They come 13 months after Justice Antonin Scalia's death created a vacancy on the high court. Gorsuch is a respected, highly credentialed and conservative member of the...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, House Paul Ryan, of Wis., speaks during a news conference at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan said he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 19, 2017 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. The new willingness to compromise was a bid for more support from moderate Republicans, who expressed continuing unease about the...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, House Paul Ryan, of Wis., speaks during a news conference at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan said he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 19, 2017 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. The new willingness to compromise was a bid for more support from moderate Republicans, who expressed continuing unease about the...
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March 19, 2017 - 12:43 pm
BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — The town of Bluffton and Beaufort County are working together to preserve one of the town's oldest structures. The Island Packet reports ( http://bit.ly/2n3F79X ) the town and county will buy a plot of land where the Squire Pope Carriage House sits, overlooking the May River...
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March 19, 2017 - 11:50 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A battle pitting big-box retail giants including Menards and Wal-Mart against Wisconsin towns and cities is headed to the Legislature. Republican-backed proposals, written in conjunction with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, are designed to close the so-called dark store...
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Lebanese anti-government protesters shout slogans as they wave Lebanese flags during a protest against new taxes in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Thousands of demonstrators have descended on central Beirut to protest a broad tax hike they say is unfairly targeting the country's working classes. The Lebanese government is paralyzed over a budget proposal that would hike over a dozen tax rates to fund a salary hike for teachers and civil servants. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
March 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Demonstrators in downtown Beirut pelted Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's car with water bottles on Sunday as protests against new taxes and a stagnant public wage scale jolted the city. Hariri got out of his armored convoy behind the police line at the demonstration facing the...
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March 19, 2017 - 9:10 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers head into the final two weeks of the legislative session with a lot of unfinished business, including a state budget for the coming financial year. The General Assembly plans to adjourn on March 30, with only five days of floor votes scheduled. Lawmakers generally...
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March 19, 2017 - 7:36 am
NKOREA-ROCKET ENGINE TEST North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has tested a new type of high-thrust engine to propel its rockets. Leader Kim Jong Un attended the test at the Sohae launch site, according to a report by the Korean Central News Agency,...
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