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U.S. Justice Scalia, conservative icon, dead at 79

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WASHINGTON Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. | Video

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Asian-American judges among Obama's options as he seeks to replace Scalia

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WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has a number of likely options as he looks for a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. | Video

U.S., Election 2016, 4:16am EST

Refusing to sit on lead, Trump gets bitter in Republican debate

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WASHINGTON Donald Trump, his face red with emotion, lashed out at rivals Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on Saturday at the most acrimonious debate to date between Republican presidential candidates, shouting insults and casting aside a pledge to be more measured.

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Trump would tax Carrier air conditioning units for moving to Mexico

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WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would impose taxes on Carrier air conditioning units manufactured in Mexico in light of the company's decision to move production from Indiana, a position in line with his strong opposition to international trade deals.

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U.S. Supreme Court vacancy upends presidential race

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WASHINGTON The sudden and shocking death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia opened a new and incendiary front in the already red-hot 2016 presidential race, one that promises to divide Democrats and Republicans and, perhaps, Republicans from themselves. | Video

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Senate leader McConnell says wait on replacing Scalia

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WASHINGTON Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that the next U.S. president should be the one to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Antonin Scalia.

U.S., Election 2016, 12:00am EST

Reaction to death of U.S. Justice Scalia

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Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace the jurist just months before a presidential election.

U.S., Election 2016, 12:00am EST

Scalia's death set to affect court's rulings in current term

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WASHINGTON The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday means that the normally nine-member U.S. Supreme Court will probably be down to eight when it rules on such divisive issues as abortion, immigration, affirmative action and the power of public-sector unions.

U.S., Election 2016, 12:00am EST

Justice Scalia received last rites from Catholic priest at Texas ranch

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia received last rites from a Catholic priest at the Texas ranch where he died, Elizabeth O'Hara, a spokeswoman for the Diocese of El Paso, said on Saturday.

U.S., Election 2016, 12:00am EST

Obama statement on death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. Following is the full text of remarks from President Barack Obama on Saturday on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

U.S., Election 2016, 12:00am EST