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U.S. Supreme Court's Ginsburg, a liberal dynamo, championed women's rights

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a heroine to the American left after overcoming entrenched sexism in the legal profession to ascend to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she championed gender equality and other liberal causes during 27 years on the bench. Learn More


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Death of U.S. Supreme Court's Ginsburg raises stakes in battle for Senate control

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the stakes in the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate, forcing embattled Republican incumbents to choose between trying to appeal to moderate voters or hoping to fire up a conservative base. More »


Fate of Supreme Court nominee should hinge on presidential race, says Senator Collins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Saturday the U.S. Senate should not fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court until after the Nov. 3 presidential election, and the winner of that race should pick the nominee. More »


Firefighters in U.S. northwest aided by weather, as winds drive California blaze

(Reuters) - Firefighters in the Pacific Northwest got a helping hand from cooler, damp weather in their battle against an array of deadly wildfires on Saturday, even as uncooperative winds in Southern California spread another landscape-scorching blaze. More »


Biden challenges Trump on economy in Minnesota face-off, early voting begins in four states

BEMIDJI/HERMANTOWN, Minn. (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump's handling of the U.S. economy on Friday as the two rivals campaigned in the election battleground state of Minnesota, one of four states where early voting was getting underway. More »


Trailblazing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies; succession battle looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, giving President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America with a presidential election looming. More »


Trump says likely to nominate a woman to succeed Ginsburg on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday named two conservative women who he has elevated to federal appeals courts as contenders to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy caused by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, a move that would tip the court further to the right. More »


Trump mulling Appeals Court judges Barbara Lagoa, Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two female U.S. Appeals Court judges are on President Donald Trump's short list of candidates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy opened up by the death on Friday of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a source said on Saturday. More »


Ginsburg's death on Rosh Hashanah especially significant for some Jewish Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just as many Jews in the United States were sitting down to a post-sunset Rosh Hashanah dinner on Friday, preparing to dip apples in honey to signal the sweetness of the year to come, news came of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death. More »


Envelope with deadly poison ricin addressed to White House intercepted -media reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An envelope addressed to the White House contained a substance identified as ricin, a deadly poison, several media outlets reported on Saturday, citing a federal official briefed on the matter. More »


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