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Murkowski is the second Senate Republican to announce that she will not support a vote on a nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left empty by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Senator Cory Booker Opposes Filling Supreme Court Vacancy Before Election

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker about the Republican push to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the presidential election.

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Ginsburg Vigil Draws Tears, Protests Against McConnell

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren forcefully condemned the Senate Majority leader at the vigil: "What Mitch McConnell does not understand is this fight has just begun."

Ginsburg's Death A 'Pivot Point' For Abortion Rights, Advocates Say

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The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sets up a brutal nomination fight, and abortion rights is likely to be a contentious issue.

'Fill That Seat' Chants Erupt At Trump Rally, A Day After Ginsburg's Death

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"It will be a woman, a very talented, very brilliant woman," President Trump announced, of his forthcoming nominee.

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The Secret Service intercepted the envelope containing the deadly toxin, law enforcement sources tell NPR. They say the poison did not make it to the White House grounds.

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The president says he likely will nominate a woman, noting that such a choice "would certainly be appropriate."

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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.

Susan Collins: Whoever Wins The Presidential Election Should Fill SCOTUS Vacancy

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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."

Sources: Trump Considers Barrett, Lagoa, Thapar For Supreme Court Spot

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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.

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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.

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The Names on Trump's List Of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

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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.

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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.

Justice Ginsburg's Death Sets Up Political Battle In The Senate

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The justice's demise gives Republicans the chance to tighten their grip on the court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be at the center of that battle.

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Emphasizing the continued importance of masks, Robert Redfield said that while first responders may have early access to a vaccine, broader access is not likely for six to nine months after approval.

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The move signals the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation surrounding the publication of The Room Where It Happened after an unsuccessful effort to block it from being published.