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    Trump Selects Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Nominee

    President Trump picked Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee Monday night. If confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    (Published Monday, July 9, 2018)

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she's going to conduct a "careful, thorough vetting" of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

    Trump announced Monday night that he's selected Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative judge, to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    That sets up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats who are pressuring Collins and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to oppose any nominee who threatens Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortions legal.

    Collins has said she would oppose any nominee she believed would overturn Roe v. Wade. She stressed that she wants to back a judge who would show respect for settled law such as the Roe decision.

    Gunman Killed After Shooting 13 People, 2 Fatally, in Toronto

    [NATL] Gunman Killed After Shooting 13 People, 2 Fatally, in Toronto

    A gunman who opened fire on a busy street in Toronto was killed Sunday night. The shooter killed two people and injured 13 others.

    (Published 4 hours ago)

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