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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018 file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, are shown during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. The Senate battle over Donald Trump's new Supreme Court nominee is off to a fiery start _ even before the president makes his choice. Republican and Democratic leaders traded accusations and barbed comments Thursday on the new vacancy, abortion rights and the debate to come. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 28, 2018 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A spotlight quickly focused on two Republican senators Thursday in the fight-to-come over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination — Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, whose support for abortion access will reverberate throughout the debate. Every vote matters in the...
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June 28, 2018 - 6:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new Indiana law's requirement that medical providers report detailed patient information to the state if they treat women for complications arising from abortions. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young granted the preliminary...
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Protest organizer Linda Sarsour rings a small bell to signal hundreds of activists challenging the Trump administration's approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents, in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 28, 2018 - 5:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Democratic congresswoman was among about 575 people arrested at a rally protesting the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy on immigration. Rep. Pramila Jayapal of...
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President Donald Trump points towards North Dakota Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 28, 2018 - 7:53 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump has urged North Dakota voters to defeat "liberal Democrat" Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, although she is a moderate who strays at times from Democratic positions. Heitkamp is one of the Senate's most vulnerable Democrats seeking re-election, so she is firmly in...
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Maryan Abdullahi, who had been hoping to go to neighboring Ethiopia where their U.S. travel plans were to have been processed, walks with her two sons on the beach in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Abdullahi said she felt devastated after the Trump administration's travel ban was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, her hopes dashed that she could join her husband in Virginia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
June 28, 2018 - 6:11 am
The seven nations under the Trump administration's travel ban — upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — include five majority Muslim countries, prompting dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the entry restrictions were motivated by "animus toward the Muslim faith." The administration cites...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Teachers unions are hoping that recent grass-roots protests over pay and working conditions will blunt the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union fees and help persuade dues-paying members not to abandon them. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 28, 2018 - 1:09 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Teachers unions are hoping that recent grass-roots protests over pay and working conditions will blunt the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union fees and help persuade dues-paying members not to abandon them. The court said in a 5-4 ruling Wednesday that government...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy participate in a public swearing-in ceremony for Justice Neil Gorsuch in the Rose Garden of the White House White House in Washington. The 81-year-old Kennedy said Tuesday, June 27, 2018, that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the court. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 28, 2018 - 12:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court's decisive man in the middle on abortion, gay rights and other contentious issues, announced his retirement, giving President Donald Trump a golden chance to cement conservative control of the nation's highest court. The 81-year-old...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2015, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy testifies before a House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The 81-year-old Kennedy said Tuesday, June 27, 2018, that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 28, 2018 - 12:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A summer of heated political rhetoric is sure to see the temperature skyrocket now that the ideological balance of the Supreme Court is part of the debate ahead of midterm elections. Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is guaranteed to spark debate on virtually every hot-button...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media regarding the announcement that Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will retire at the end of July, during his meeting with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 27, 2018 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump's next Supreme Court nominee that is certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the outcome of the midterm elections. All sides quickly mobilized...
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President Donald Trump hugs Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 27, 2018 - 9:29 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to North Dakota (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is trumpeting the primary loss of Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley of New York to a political newcomer. But he says he's happy that House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and...
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