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Murkowski, in a Turnabout, Says She Will Vote to Confirm Barrett

NYTimes.com Saturday, 24 October 2020
The iconoclastic Alaska Republican said she remained opposed to filling the Supreme Court seat so close to an election but could not hold that against a qualified nominee.
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