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Gorsuch frustrates Democrats at confirmation hearingDuring a 10-hour grilling from senators Tuesday, Judge Neil Gorsuch offered few hints as to his judicial philosophy, frustrating the Judiciary Committees Democrats in a polished and calm performance. Gorsuch sprinkling his answers to the committees questions with gosh and golly and goodness deftly dodged Democratic senators attempts to pin him down on abortion, the scope of the Second Amendment and the Citizens United campaign finance decision. The 49-year-old Colorado judge also repeatedly insisted he would maintain his independence from President Trump and said no one in the administration had asked him to promise to rule a certain way on cases once he got to the courtneutralizing one of Democrats main lines of attack against him.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:50:48 -0400
Nunes Muddies Trump Probe With Abrupt Claim

Nunes Muddies Trump Probe With Abrupt ClaimRachel Maddow explains a confusing pair of press conferences by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, in which Nunes asserted some new evidence in the investigation into whether the Donald Trump campaign coordinated with Russia in the election.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:25:43 -0400
Teacher Accused of Sexual Relations With Student Smiled in Mugshot Because She's Innocent: Lawyer

Teacher Accused of Sexual Relations With Student Smiled in Mugshot Because She's Innocent: LawyerSarah Fowlkes was pictured grinning in her mugshot.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:11:00 -0400
White House says its insane to suggest Trump knew campaign chairman worked on pro-Putin project

White House says its insane to suggest Trump knew campaign chairman worked on pro-Putin projectOn Wednesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer sought to put additional distance between President Trump and his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Yahoo News asked Spicer about an Associated Press report that Manafort crafted a plan to advance Putins interests in 2005 for a billionaire client with ties to the Russian president.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:20:25 -0400
London attacker was British-born, known to intelligence services: May

London attacker was British-born, known to intelligence services: MayThe man who launched Wednesday's deadly attack at parliament was born in Britain and known to the intelligence services, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. "What I can confirm is that the man was British-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism," she told lawmakers. "The case is historic, he was not part of the current intelligence picture." She said there had been no prior intelligence of his intent nor of the plot.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:19:49 -0400
Correction: Oil Pipeline story

Correction: Oil Pipeline storyBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) In a story March 22 about protecting pipelines from sabotage, The Associated Press misidentified a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, as Kerry Sundberg. His name is Kelly Sundberg.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:52:32 -0400
Jesus's tomb restored after months of work

Jesus's tomb restored after months of workThe tomb where Jesus is believed to have been buried is being unveiled again following nine months of restoration work that will be highlighted at a much anticipated ceremony Wednesday. The shrine, which includes a 19th-century ornate edicule or shrine surrounding the tomb, is a key part of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. Parts of it were also coming loose, with warnings that it was structurally unsound and posed a risk to the millions of pilgrims who visit the site every year.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:44:00 -0400
Photos of the day - March 22, 2017

Photos of the day - March 22, 2017A peek at Boris in Washington; members of a Chinese honor guard salute caskets of Korean War dead; heavy snowfall in Northumberland, England; and people embrace during anniversary service for Brussels suicide attacks victims.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:03:29 -0400
The Latest: Royal Jordanian to enforce ban starting Friday

The Latest: Royal Jordanian to enforce ban starting FridayCAIRO (AP) The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States (all times local):

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:20:35 -0400
Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case absurd

Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case absurdMinnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judges confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasnt illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that it might be fair to ask whether TransAms decision was a wise or kind one, but its not our job to answer questions like that.

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