Supreme courts

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer of N.Y., speaks during an interview in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 31, 2017 - 3:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he tries to line up enough votes to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, the Senate Democratic leader is strongly warning Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lost two in his caucus Thursday when...
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March 31, 2017 - 3:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is strongly warning Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York is trying to line up enough votes to block Judge Neil Gorsuch. He lost two in his caucus...
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FILE -- In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 file photo South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan, center, arrives at the South African Parliament to deliver the annual Budget speech in Cape Town, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Gordhan, announced early Friday, March 31, 2017 comes as part of a cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of the country's 35 ministers. Tension had been growing between Zuma and Gordhan, who had a reputation as being resistant to corruption. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
March 31, 2017 - 2:37 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president fired his respected finance minister early Friday in an expected move that spooked investors this week and has sent the currency tumbling. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Pravin Gordhan comes as part of a Cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of the...
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Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, left, greets former President Nelson Mandela's wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, during the funeral service for Ahmed Kathrada, at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 31, 2017 - 1:14 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president fired his respected finance minister early Friday in an expected move that spooked investors this week and sent the currency tumbling. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Pravin Gordhan comes as part of a Cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of the country'...
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National Assembly President Julio Borges balls up Supreme Court documents ruling that it can take over responsibilities assigned to congress, during a press conference at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, March 30, 2017. In a decision late Wednesday night, the magistrates said that as long as lawmakers remain in contempt of past court rulings nullifying all legislation coming out of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, the high court can assume congressional duties itself. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
March 31, 2017 - 12:44 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans have been thrust into a new round of political turbulence after the government-stacked Supreme Court gutted congress of its last vestiges of power, drawing widespread condemnation from foreign governments and sparking calls for protests. Governments across...
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National Assembly President Julio Borges balls up Supreme Court documents ruling that it can take over responsibilities assigned to congress, during a press conference at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, March 30, 2017. In a decision late Wednesday night, the magistrates said that as long as lawmakers remain in contempt of past court rulings nullifying all legislation coming out of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, the high court can assume congressional duties itself. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
March 30, 2017 - 8:41 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled it can take over the powers of congress in what opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro as well as foreign governments denounced as the latest step toward installing a dictatorship in this South American nation. In a decision late...
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Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, left, greets former President Nelson Mandela's wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, during the funeral service for Ahmed Kathrada, at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 30, 2017 - 8:03 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president replaced his embattled finance minister early Friday in an expected move that spooked investors this week and sent the currency tumbling. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Pravin Gordhan comes as part of a Cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of the...
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Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, left, greets former President Nelson Mandela's wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, during the funeral service for Ahmed Kathrada, at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 30, 2017 - 8:01 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president replaced his embattled finance minister early Friday in an expected move that spooked investors this week and sent the currency tumbling. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Pravin Gordhan comes as part of a Cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of the...
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Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, left, greets former President Nelson Mandela's wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, during the funeral service for Ahmed Kathrada, at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 30, 2017 - 7:19 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president has replaced his finance minister in an expected move that had spooked investors this week and sent the currency tumbling. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Pravin Gordhan, announced early Friday, comes as part of a cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill is warning her party it could be politically dangerous to block President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 30, 2017 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democrats facing tough re-elections in GOP states said Thursday they will vote for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, even as the Senate Democratic leader strongly warned Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch. Minority Leader...
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