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U.S. tech company Oracle is joining hands with Walmart to become a technology partner with TikTok and arrangement that satisfies the White House's concerns over the security.
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sets up a brutal nomination fight, and abortion rights is likely to be a contentious issue.
Anita Hill says Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a "willingness to really push for a full and inclusive definition of equality."
"It will be a woman, a very talented, very brilliant woman," President Trump announced, of his forthcoming nominee.
The president says he likely will nominate a woman, noting that such a choice "would certainly be appropriate."
Many of Ginsburg's Supreme Court colleagues, including current and former justices, praised her tenure. Chief Justice John Roberts called Ginsburg "a tireless and resolute champion of justice."
The Illinois Democrat, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told NPR's Weekend Edition he hopes some Republicans decline to fill the Ruth Bader Ginsburg vacancy before the election.
The Maine Republican says, "The decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd."
Judges Amy Coney Barrett is considered to be the front-runner among the trio of federal appellate court judges. She was a finalist during the president's last high court selection.
The Democratic vice presidential nominee visited the court Saturday morning.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the political maneuvering following her death.
The president has said that his Supreme Court nominees will come from among a list of names that he first released as a candidate and which has since been updated.
In the 12 hours from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday, Democratic candidates and causes raised tens of millions of dollars on the ActBlue fundraising platform — and the donations continue to roll in.
The process is shrouded in secrecy, but the president's flair for the dramatic has introduced a sense of showmanship to the highly choreographed roll out.
Payouts range from multi-million-dollars to far less but the financial impact is often overlooked. One argument in the protests over policing is that funds for police could be better used elsewhere.
President Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic and race relations are weighing down his reelection campaign. He continues, however, to have an advantage on the economy.
Judge Alison Nathan wrote she fears government lapses in an Iranian sanctions case may have revealed broader problems with how prosecutors disclose evidence to defendants.
Our roundup of education stories looks at the turmoil following Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest delay announcement; and the continuing struggles on campus to control COVID outbreaks.
In his statement, Obama said Republicans should "apply rules with consistency, and not based on what's convenient or advantageous in the moment."
Decades of living with bipolar disorder was "training" for the coronavirus pandemic, says Terri Cheney, whose new book shares lessons for navigating mental illness — and the times we live in.
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