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We have right to choose Amy Barrett as SC Justice: Trump
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Judge Barrett meets with Senate Leader McConnell
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Trump nominates Barrett to Supreme Court
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President Trump due to nominate anti-abortion judge to Supreme Court
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GOP leaders split with Trump on peaceful transfer of power
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Dr. Fauci to Sen. Paul: 'You are not listening...'
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McConnell defends decision to fill Ginsburg's seat
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Romney agrees to vote on Trump's Supreme Court pick
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How Is A Supreme Court Justice Nominated?
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Trump casts doubt on Ginsburg's dying wish
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Senate leaders spar over Trump's intent to nominate
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Biden's False Claims
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Biden blasts Trump's Supreme Court plan
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Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote
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Trump's plan 'exercise in raw political power' -Biden
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Bill Clinton: 'Superficially Hypocritical' Supreme Court Push
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GOP Vows To Replace RBG Before Election Day
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Protestors express 'dissent' outside McConnell home
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