Republicans gear up for Supreme Court battle after Scalia's death

WASHINGTON Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates hardened their positions on Sunday on blocking a move by President Barack Obama to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, a lifetime appointment that would help decide some of the most divisive issues facing Americans. | Video

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Unknown dead fill Lesbos cemetery for refugees drowned at sea

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Pope to pray for one of Mexico's poorest, most violent cities

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EU's elder statesmen to Britain: 'Don't leave us now'

BRUSSELS Elder statesmen who built and shaped the European Union have a clear message for Britain as it prepares for a referendum on whether to stay in the bloc: "We love you. Don't leave us now."

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Obama to Russia's Putin: cease air campaign on moderate Syrian opposition - White House

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama discussed the Syria crisis with Russian leader Vladimir Putin by telephone, including the importance of rushing humanitarian aid to that country and containing air strikes, the White House said on Sunday.