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April 06, 2017 - 12:42 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Supreme Court has upheld the decision of a Russian city to ban Jehovah's Witnesses as an extremist group. The decision Thursday came amid proceedings on a Justice Ministry suit to ban the religious organization in Russia altogether. Jehovah's Witnesses claim more than 170,000...
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, confers with the Committee's ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.,left, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, during the committee's hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
April 06, 2017 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The Senate has voted to "go nuclear" and eliminate the filibuster for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and future court picks. The move could change the Senate and...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after speaking on the floor about changes to the Senate rules to guarantee confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Republicans are poised to lower the threshold for a vote on Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority, eliminating the ability of Democrats to keep Gorsuch off the high court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 06, 2017 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats blocked President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee with a historic filibuster on the Senate floor Thursday, but their victory was short-lived. Republicans prepared to strike back with a Senate rules change that would put Judge Neil Gorsuch on the court anyway and...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after speaking on the floor about changes to the Senate rules to guarantee confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Republicans are poised to lower the threshold for a vote on Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority, eliminating the ability of Democrats to keep Gorsuch off the high court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 06, 2017 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats blocked President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee with a historic filibuster on the Senate floor Friday, but their victory was short-lived. Republicans prepared to strike back with a Senate rules change that would put Judge Neil Gorsuch on the court anyway and...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, as he is expected to change Senate rules to guarantee confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Republicans are poised to lower the threshold for a vote on Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority, eliminating the ability of Democrats to keep Gorsuch off the high court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 06, 2017 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers traded bitter accusations on the Senate floor Thursday ahead of showdown votes over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee that could change the Senate and the court for generations. The confrontation will play out over the coming hours as 44 Democrats and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference at the department's headquarters in Baltimore, in response to the Department of Justice's request for a 90-day delay of a hearing on its proposed overhaul of the police department. Hundreds of Baltimore residents are expected to show up to offer commentary, critiques and recommendations regarding a proposed agreement to overhaul the city's troubled police force. A judge on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, denied a request to delay the hearing, calling the Trump administration's request a "burden and inconvenience." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 06, 2017 - 9:00 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A proposed plan to overhaul Baltimore's troubled police force faces public scrutiny Thursday despite the Department of Justice's efforts to delay the hearing. A judge on Wednesday denied an attempt to delay the public airing, calling the request by President Donald Trump's...
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In this photo taken on late Tuesday, April 4, 2017 and made available Wednesday, April 5, Turkish medics check a victim of alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syrian city of Idlib, at a local hospital in Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey. A suspected chemical attack in a town in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province killed dozens of people on Tuesday, opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war.(IHA via AP)
April 06, 2017 - 5:43 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHY SOME DEMOCRATS HAVE A TOUGH CALL TO MAKE Ten lawmakers facing re-election in states won by Trump are facing pressure from both sides over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. 2. FOR ASSAD,...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. It's a rare and momentous decision, one by one, seated at desks centuries old, senators will stand and cast their votes for a Supreme Court nominee. It's a difficult political call in the modern era, especially for the 10 Democrats facing tough re-election next year in states that President Donald Trump won. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 06, 2017 - 4:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a rare and momentous decision — one by one, seated at desks centuries old, senators will stand and cast their votes for a Supreme Court nominee. It's a difficult political call in the modern era, especially for the 10 Democrats facing tough re-election next year in states...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, a medieval Cross, part of the Welfenschatz, is displayed at the Bode Museum in Berlin. The heirs of several Nazi-era Jewish art dealers have spent nearly a decade trying to persuade German officials to return the collection of medieval relics valued at more than $250 million. But they didn't make much headway until they filed a lawsuit in an American court. They won a round last week when a federal judge ruled that Germany can be sued in the United States over claims the so-called Guelph Treasure was sold under duress in 1935. ( AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
April 06, 2017 - 4:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers have spent nearly a decade trying to persuade German officials to return a collection of medieval relics valued at more than $250 million. But they didn't make much headway until they filed a lawsuit in an American court. The relatives won...
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April 06, 2017 - 4:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The heirs of several Nazi-era Jewish art dealers have spent nearly a decade trying to persuade German officials to return a collection of medieval relics valued at more than $250 million. But they didn't make much headway until they filed a lawsuit in an American court. They won a...
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