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Trump readies for Supreme Court reveal

by Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/09/18, 12:38 pm

President Donald Trump is set to reveal his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT. The president has reportedly narrowed the field to three contenders, but some Senate Republicans mounted a push for a fourth, federal appellate Judge Thomas Hardiman. “Republicans are holding four lottery tickets, and all of them are winners. If you’re a conservative Republican, the four people named—particularly Thomas Hardiman, I’m glad he’s on the list—are all winners and every Republican should embrace these picks,” said Sen.

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Trump calls out Kim after Pompeo visits North Korea

by Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/09/18, 12:25 pm

President Donald Trump on Monday responded to North Korean angst about denuclearization after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late last week. “I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake. We agreed to the denuclearization of North Korea,” Trump tweeted.

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World Cup semifinals set

by Kent Covington & Mickey McLean
Posted 7/09/18, 09:05 am

The World Cup soccer tournament is down to its final four teams following this weekend’s quarterfinal matches. On Friday, France defeated Uruguay 2-0 and Belgium edged Brazil 2-1. On Saturday England shut out Sweden 2-0 while Croatia advanced in dramatic fashion, winning in a penalty kick shootout against the host team Russia. “Of course there’s power left for the English,” Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said of his team’s upcoming semifinal match in Moscow Wednesday against England. “We don’t want to stop. We want to play our best game then.” France will face Belgium Tuesday in St.

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