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Barrett keeps Democrats, Trump at bay in Senate hearing
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Barrett keeps Democrats, Trump at bay in Senate hearing

By MARK SHERMAN, LISA MASCARO and LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Over and over, Amy Coney Barrett said she’d be her own judge if confirmed to the Supreme Court. But she was careful in two long days of Senate testimony not to take on the president who nominated her, and she sought to...

Barrett bats away tough Democratic confirmation probing
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Barrett bats away tough Democratic confirmation probing

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett batted away Democrats' skeptical questions Tuesday on abortion, health care and a possible disputed-election fight over transferring presidential power, insisting in a long and lively confirmation hearing she would bring no personal agenda to the court but decide cases "as they come."

More Alabama students returning to classroom
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More Alabama students returning to classroom

Thousands of Alabama students who've spent the coronavirus pandemic in virtual classrooms are returning to traditional instruction despite safety concerns and continuing school shutdowns linked to COVID-19.

Supreme Court halts census in latest twist of 2020 count
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Supreme Court halts census in latest twist of 2020 count

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Trump administration can end census field operations early, in a blow to efforts to make sure minorities and hard-to-enumerate communities are properly counted in the crucial once-a-decade tally.

Tuberville charity, failed hedge fund scrutinized
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Tuberville charity, failed hedge fund scrutinized

In 2014, Tuberville started the Tommy Tuberville Foundation, which has given only a small portion of its money to charity while spending tens of thousands of dollars to stage annual golf tournaments.

Precedent, recusal, Roe: A court nomination viewer’s guide
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Precedent, recusal, Roe: A court nomination viewer’s guide

Judge Amy Coney Barrett goes before a Senate committee that's bitterly split along partisan lines over whether the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death should be filled now or should await the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Hearings begin on Barrett’s nomination to Supreme Court
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Hearings begin on Barrett’s nomination to Supreme Court

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are set to begin as a divided Senate charges ahead on President Donald Trump's pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and cement a conservative court majority before Election Day.

Barrett to senators: Courts ‘should not try’ to make policy
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Barrett to senators: Courts ‘should not try’ to make policy

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will tell senators that courts “should not try” to make policy, leaving those decisions to the political branches of government, according to opening remarks for her confirmation hearing obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.

Trump insists he’s free of virus, ready for campaign trail
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Trump insists he’s free of virus, ready for campaign trail

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared he was healthy enough to return to the campaign trail, a day after the White House doctor said he was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say explicitly whether Trump had tested negative for it.