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GOP Sen. Murkowski still thinks Supreme Court seat should wait, but will vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

USATODAY.com Saturday, 24 October 2020
Murkowski's decision means Sen. Susan Collins will likely be the only Senate Republican to vote against Barrett's nomination on Monday.
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