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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, walks past the press following a photo opportunity with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Kavanaugh is on Capitol Hill to meet with Republican leaders as the battle begins over his nomination to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 10, 2018 - 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plunged into his confirmation battle Tuesday, meeting face-to-face with Senate leaders in what promises to be an intense debate over abortion rights, presidential power and other legal disputes that could reshape the court and...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Andrew Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling on a weeklong trip to Europe on a four-nation tour, with stops in Belgium, England, Scotland and Finland. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 10, 2018 - 9:09 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a weeklong Europe trip Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the "easiest" leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As he departed the White House for a four-nation European tour,...
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A demonstrator sign as protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2018, after President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 09, 2018 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's nomination of a Supreme Court justice (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Democratic lawmakers and liberal groups are holding a raucous late-night rally on the steps of the Supreme Court to oppose President Trump's nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The...
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In this June 14, 2018, photo, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen, left, talks with David Womack, a farmer and former American Soybean Development Foundation president, during a visit to Farrar Farm in Flat Creek, Tenn. Trade and tariff concerns are roiling high-profile Senate contests across Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, Pennsylvania and even North Dakota _ states where Republican candidates are being forced to answer for the trade policies of a Republican president they have rallied behind on virtually every other major issue. Bredesen faces Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in the November election for the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)
July 09, 2018 - 12:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Tosh's sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate. Yet his 15,000 acres (6,000 hectares) two hours west of Nashville showcase the practical risks of President Donald Trump's trade policies and the...
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FILE -In this April 26, 2004, file photo, Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh is on President Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court Justice candidates to fill the spot vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)
July 06, 2018 - 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The list of contenders to fill a Supreme Court vacancy by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy is narrowing, with President Donald Trump telling reporters that he's focused on two or three people ahead of his Monday announcement. "I think I have it down to four people. And I think of...
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A worker of local administration removes banners of Tariq Fazal of Pakistan Muslim League headed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, July 5, 2018. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a code of conduct and impose a ban on the use of large panaflex banners and posters as well as wall chalking. Pakistan will hold general election on July 25. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
July 06, 2018 - 8:51 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal on Friday announced a much-awaited ruling in a corruption case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sentencing him to 10 years in prison over purchases of luxury apartments in London. Sharif, who is in London with his ailing wife, was not in...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, second left, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, left, and other members of his ruling party attend funeral prayers for historian Fuat Sezgin at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Sunday, July 1, 2018, a week after landmark presidential and parliamentary elections in which Erdogan has secured an executive presidency with sweeping powers.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
July 06, 2018 - 5:33 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president says a pre-election alliance between his ruling party and the country's nationalist party will continue. Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the comment Friday, days before he is scheduled to be sworn into a new five-year term in office with vastly expanded powers,...
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In this May 7, 2008, image from video provided by C-SPAN, Raymond Kethledge testifies during his confirmation hearing for the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is closing in on his next Supreme Court nominee, with three federal judges leading the competition to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump's top contenders for the vacancy at this time are federal appeals judges Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge, said a person familiar with Trump's thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly.(C-SPAN via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving closer to deciding his next Supreme Court nominee amid intense jockeying from various factions seeking to influence his choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump's current top contenders are federal appeals court judges Amy Coney...
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Former President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa reacts during an interview with The Associated Press, at his family home close to Brussels, Belgium, Thursday July 5, 2018. Correa called Ecuador’s demand that he is extradited from Belgium and jailed, just a power ploy by the Ecuador government in an effort to stamp out opposition. (Mark Carlson/AP Photo)
July 05, 2018 - 9:29 am
LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium (AP) — Former President Rafael Correa on Thursday called Ecuador's demand for him to be jailed and extradited from Belgium just a power ploy by the government to stamp out opposition, adding that it will instead push him back to the forefront of politics. In an interview...
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President Donald Trump greets supporters after arriving at the Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg, W.Va., before attending a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 04, 2018 - 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has met with some of the contenders for the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, The Associated Press has learned. The meetings took place in recent days, according to a person familiar with the search process. The person...
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