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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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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. Employers in the United States are thought to have kept up their brisk pace of hiring in June 2018, reflecting the durability of the second-longest U.S. economic expansion on record even in the face of a trade war with China. Economists have estimated that 195,000 jobs were added last month and that the unemployment rate remained at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, according to data provider FactSet. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
July 06, 2018 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. The job growth wasn't enough to keep the unemployment rate from rising from 3.8 percent to 4 percent,...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In the budding battle royale over the Supreme Court vacancy, what’s the Democratic sweet spot between satisfying liberal activists’ demands for an all-out fight against President Donald Trump’s pick and protecting senators facing tight re-election races in deeply red states?(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 06, 2018 - 2:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats bracing for battle over the Supreme Court vacancy want to find a way to block President Donald Trump's pick. But they'll need to decide how to satisfy liberal activists' desire for an all-out fight against the selection while protecting Democratic senators facing tight...
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President Donald Trump waves to the audience after his remarks during a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at Montana ExpoPark, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Great Falls, Mont., in support of Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., and GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)
July 05, 2018 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Supreme Court nomination (all times local): 5:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he has narrowed his list of contenders to fill the Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump tells reporters aboard Air Force One...
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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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A British police community support officer guards a cordon outside the Queen Elizabeth Gardens park in Salisbury, England, Thursday, July 5, 2018. British officials are seeking clues Thursday in the rush to understand how two Britons were exposed to the military-grade nerve agent Novichok. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 05, 2018 - 2:25 pm
AMESBURY, England (AP) — Britain's interior minister demanded Thursday that Russia explain how two people were inadvertently poisoned with the same military-grade nerve agent used against a former Russian spy and his daughter, insisting that it was unacceptable that English towns become "dumping...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol truck enters the Port Isabel Detention Center, which holds detainees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Los Fresnos, Texas. Parents who have been separated from their children at the border are in fragile state of mind as they go into high-stakes initial screening interview for asylum. A network of volunteer lawyers has counseled about 210 separated parents at Port Isabel Detention Facility, including about 150 who have already done initial interviews. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 05, 2018 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his calls to fix the immigration system (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says the government will meet court deadlines to reunite migrant children who were separated from their parents by...
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In this April 28, 2011 photo, Paula, left, and husband Chris White, standing at right, pose with their children and some of their 600 lb Gorillas frozen ice cream sandwiches and cookies in Duxbury, Mass. The 600 lb Gorillas company, which the couple founded, filed suit against ice cream supplier Mister Cookie Face, claiming millions of dollars in lost profits because the supplier changed the ice cream recipe contrary to the agreement. The case will be heard in Boston federal court in July 2018. (Gary Higgins/The Patriot Ledger via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 10:57 am
BOSTON (AP) — A bitter battle over an ice cream sandwich is heating up in Boston's federal courthouse. Frozen dessert maker 600 lb Gorillas Inc. was started by a Massachusetts husband and wife. They claim another company that supplied the filling for their ice cream sandwiches watered down the...
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The March 9, 2016 photo shows the tribunal's head, Judge Julia Przylebska, left, and Judge Piotr Pszczolkowski, right, at the Constitutional Tribunal in Warsaw, Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 05, 2018 - 9:56 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Judges in Poland's top constitutional court wrote to their pro-government principal Thursday complaining that she had kept some of them from handling cases. Seven out of the Constitutional Tribunal's 15 judges signed the letter to their head, Julia Przylebska. It came on the...
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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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