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Caribbean nation of Barbados plans to fire the queen

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'Notorious R.B.G.:' Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves an inspiring legacy

"Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court said about colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died late last week from cancer at age 87. She was the second woman on the top court and a pio...

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Republicans pushing ahead to fill Ginsburg’s vacated seat


After Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to quickly hold a vote on President Donald Trump’s eventual Supreme Court nominee. In 2016, McConnell and the Republicans blocked President Bara...

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Smelly gas a sign of life on Venus?

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This week's word in the news: SQUIRM

DEFINITION:

To feel or display discomfort or distress, as from reproof, embarrassment, pain, etc. To wriggle or writhe.

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Trump squirmed Tuesday night when a retired chemical engineer asked him why he hasn’t pushed mask-wearing to slow the spread of coronavirus even as the pandemic death toll nears 200,000 Americans.
New York Daily News -- 09/21/2020

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