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Yale Law students, alumni denounce Trump's Supreme Court nominee in open letter

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President Trump's Supreme Court nominee is drawing strong condemnation in the form of an open letter signed by more than 400 current and former Yale Law students.
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Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless

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WASHINGTON - Pausing in his pursuit of Supreme Court robes, nominee Brett Kavanaugh donned a blue apron Wednesday afternoon to help serve meals to the homeless.
The conservative appellate court judge chosen by President Donald Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy stood outside Catholic Charities in downtown Washington, D.C., where he spent an hour dishing out mac and cheese to a long line of people, many of whom did not appear to recognize the newly minted nominee in a baseball cap, polo shirt and shorts.
“Want some mac?” Kavanaugh asked, as he scooped it into paper to-go...
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Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless

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WASHINGTON - Pausing in his pursuit of Supreme Court robes, nominee Brett Kavanaugh donned a blue apron to help serve meals to the homeless.
The conservative appellate court judge chosen by President Donald Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy lined up outside Catholic Charities on Wednesday afternoon in downtown Washington, D.C., where he spent an hour dishing out mac and cheese.
Kavanaugh was greeted by the Rev. John Enzler, the president and CEO of Catholic Charities in Washington, who has known the judge from the time he was an altar boy. Enzler says Kavanaugh is part of a...
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Roe v. Wade probably won't get overturned - but here's what could happen to slowly chip away at abortion rights if the Supreme Court becomes largely conservative

Roe v. Wade probably won't get overturned - but here's what could happen to slowly chip away at abortion rights if the Supreme Court becomes largely conservative

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President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would solidify a 5-4 conservative majority if he were confirmed.
This makeup of the court has many pro-abortion-rights activists concerned that abortion access and even the landmark case Roe v. Wade could be in danger.
Legal experts, however, told Business Insider the more likely scenario is for the court to slowly chip away at abortion access one decision at a time.
The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy would solidify a solid 5-4...
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List of CPS schools slated for new or renovated science labs

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CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday the first group of 28 high schools to receive new, upgraded or renovated science labs.
It's the first step in the district's $75 million dollar over three years to ensure all high school students have access to a rigorous science education.
Construction begins next Spring with completion by the start of the 2019 academic school year.
The schools include:
1. Austin CCA High School 2. Bogan High School 3. Bowen High School 4. Bronzeville High School 5. Chicago Agriculture High School 6. Clark High School 7. Corliss...
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Liberty for Whom?

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At Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination ceremony Monday night, the Trump nominee told the country little about his actual views on the law. Naturally, Kavanaugh paid lip service to textualism and originalism, the faddish interpretive theories that currently dominate the conservative legal academy. But his substantive musings were limited to a suggestion that he, like Justice Anthony Kennedy before him, would devote his career to “securing liberty.”
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Democrats refocus fight against Trump's Supreme Court nominee on healthcare

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Democrats on Wednesday were reorienting their uphill push to block U.S. Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, moving healthcare to the center of their strategy and putting less emphasis on abortion rights.
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Trump's Supreme Court nominee listed himself as the treasurer of the 'Keg City Club - 100 Kegs or Bust' in his high school yearbook

Trump's Supreme Court nominee listed himself as the treasurer of the 'Keg City Club - 100 Kegs or Bust' in his high school yearbook

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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination listed himself as the treasurer of the "Keg City Club - 100 Kegs or Bust" in his high school yearbook.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's entry also included references to the "Beach Week Ralph Club" and "Rehoboth Police Fan Club."
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee listed himself as the treasurer of the "Keg City Club - 100 Kegs or Bust" in his Washington, DC-area high school's yearbook, The Washington Post reported.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's entry in the Georgetown Preparatory School yearbook also included references to the "Beach Week...
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