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Trump picks Barrett as he moves to tilt U.S. Supreme Court rightward

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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and she pledged to become a justice in the mold of the late staunch conservative Antonin Scalia - another milestone in Trump's rightward shift of the top U.S. judicial body. | Video

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett has staked out conservative positions

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WASHINGTON In nominating Amy Coney Barrett for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump has selected a federal appeals court judge who has staked out conservative legal positions on key hot-button issues in three years on the bench.

From big family to U.S. high court, Barrett 'used to being in group of nine'

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WASHINGTON As the parent of seven children, Amy Coney Barrett knows about working with a large group: it is an experience she will have again if confirmed as the ninth justice on the U.S. Supreme Court - and its first mother with school-age children.

Proud Boys rally draws fewer than expected in Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. Around one thousand supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys group, some armed, rallied in Portland, Oregon on Saturday in a largely peaceful event that drew far fewer followers than had been forecast by organizers, police said. | Video

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Democrats hammer Trump's Supreme Court pick, say she could jeopardize Obamacare

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and others in his party on Saturday blasted President Donald Trump's choice of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, focusing in particular on the threat they said she would pose to healthcare for millions of Americans.

As U.S., China squabble at U.N., a plea - and warning - from one of world's smallest states

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NEW YORK As China and the United States feuded at the United Nations this week over COVID-19 and climate, one of the world's smallest states pleaded for detente.

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Biden promises U.S. mayors he will be a partner in the White House

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WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden assured U.S. mayors on Saturday he would be an active partner in the White House in helping them respond to racial justice protests and the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Belarus police detain dozens as crowds chant against Lukashenko

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MINSK Belarusian security forces detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as crowds rallied in central Minsk accusing President Alexander Lukashenko of rigging last month's election.

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U.S. Midwest sees surge in COVID-19 cases as four states report record increases

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Four U.S. states in the Midwest reported record one-day increases in COVID-19 cases on Saturday as infections rise nationally for a second week in a row, according to a Reuters analysis.

Rochester names first female police chief in wake of racial justice protests

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NEW YORK The mayor of Rochester, New York named the city's first female police chief on Saturday, weeks after firing the previous chief amid protests over the death of a Black man in police custody. | Video

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