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Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

Donald Trump repeatedly interrupted his rivals and lashed out at Cruz after the senator challenged his credentials.

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Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy.

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Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

WASHINGTON — President Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans in Congress. Obama said a nomination was “bigger than any one party.”

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Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks during a news conference in New York. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Chad Rachman)

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Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

President Reagan introduced Antonin Scalia as a Supreme Court nominee in 1986 to fill the post of William H. Rehnquist, right, who was elevated to chief justice.

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

WASHINGTON — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scal…

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Judge urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposed

SALT LAKE CITY — A former federal judge who gave a Utah music producer 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals asked the president to commute the sentence Tuesday, the latest appeal in a case held up as an example of problems with mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

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Ruling out senility on bench is responsible course of action

Ruling out senility on bench is responsible course of action

Chief justice needs to head off the problem.

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3 female drivers win $130K each in discrimination case

3 female drivers win $130K each in discrimination case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has awarded damages to three Minnesota women who sued after they were dismissed from their chauffeur jobs because a Saudi prince wanted only male drivers.

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Court overturns conviction, cites sleep walking finding

Court overturns conviction, cites sleep walking finding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a California man's assault conviction after he went to trial without undergoing a sleep study to bolster his contention that he was sleepwalking.

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Appeals court upholds university library porn citation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Eau Claire man didn't have a constitutional right to view pornography on a university library computer, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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Judge orders temporary stop to 'nipple law' in Missouri city

Judge orders temporary stop to 'nipple law' in Missouri city

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nipples can be exposed in the southwest Missouri city of Springfield while the American Civil Liberties Union and city leaders seek to resolve a dispute over an indecent exposure ordinance passed after a topless rally.

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Justices won't let North Dakota enforce tough abortion law

Justices won't let North Dakota enforce tough abortion law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not allow North Dakota to enforce a law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

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Ex school clerk sentenced for filing false tax return

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Belfry school clerk who admitted filing a false tax return as part of a scheme to steal school money for personal use.

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Salt Lake Comic Con may reach settlement over name rights

SALT LAKE CITY — The organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con may be on the verge of resolving an ongoing name-trademark dispute.

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Ruling could change game for debt collections

HAWTHORNE, N.J. — Ever had a debt collector on your back for money you knew you didn’t owe? Listen to the story of Steven Psaros and take heart.

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GOP lawmakers want exemptions for gay marriage opponents

ATLANTA (AP) — Months after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage, lawmakers across the U.S. are pushing bills that would give businesses and some public employees the right to refuse serving gay couples because of their religious beliefs.

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Judge will require Blixseth to account for resort sale money

Judge will require Blixseth to account for resort sale money

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge said he will require Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth to account for what happened to $13.8 million he received from the sale of a Mexico resort in violation of a bankruptcy court order, no matter how long it takes.

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Mandatory minimum sentences play a role in ranching standoff

Mandatory minimum sentences play a role in ranching standoff

PORTLAND, Ore. — The seeds of this month's insurrection at a Harney County wildlife refuge were planted in an unusual midnight deal struck in 2012 between prosecutors and Harney County ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond.

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