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5 things you need to know about Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's likely Supreme Court nominee

USATODAY.com Friday, 25 September 2020
5 things you need to know about Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's likely Supreme Court nomineeAmy Coney Barrett, an Indiana law professor and appeals court judge, is the favorite to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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