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Republican Grassley Praises Garland in Signal He'll Be Confirmed

14 days ago   |   By Bloomberg

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general, “is a good pick to lead the Department of Justice,” the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said at the opening of the judge's confirmation hearing.
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Merrick Garland arrives for U.S. Senate confirmation hearing as Biden's attorney general nominee

14 days ago   |   By NY Daily News

The moderate appeals court judge may face some pointed questions from Republicans and Democrats but is widely expected to win confirmation after a two-day grilling.
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Senators to Question Attorney General Nominee Merrick Garland

14 days ago   |   By NY Times

Judge Garland, President Biden's choice to lead the Justice Department, faces two days of questioning at his confirmation hearing. Here's the latest.
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Garland to focus on civil rights, political independence

14 days ago   |   By Star Tribune

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general, will appear for his confirmation hearing vowing to prioritize civil rights, combat extremist attacks and ensure the Justice Department remains politically independent.
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AG nominee Merrick Garland to focus on civil rights, political independence during confirmation hearing

AG nominee Merrick Garland to focus on civil rights, political independence during confirmation hearing

14 days ago   |   By Post Gazette

President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general is set for his confirmation hearing vowing to prioritize civil rights, combat extremist attacks and ensure the Justice Department remains politically independent.
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Biden's Pick For Attorney General, Merrick Garland, Set For Confirmation Hearing

Biden's Pick For Attorney General, Merrick Garland, Set For Confirmation Hearing

14 days ago   |   By NPR

The federal judge, once denied a Supreme Court confirmation hearing by Republicans, faces lawmakers Monday for his nomination to lead the Justice Department. Watch the hearing live at 9:30 a.m. ET. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Illinois health officials report 1,182 new cases of COVID-19, 5 deaths

Illinois health officials report 1,182 new cases of COVID-19, 5 deaths

CHICAGO - Illinois public health officials reported 1,182 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Monday, including 5 additional deaths. The deaths were reported in the... Read more ...

Judge in Pa. tosses 2 former Steelers' lawsuit over 'race-norming' in NFL...

Judge in Pa. tosses 2 former Steelers' lawsuit over 'race-norming' in NFL dementia tests

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged so-called race-norming in dementia tests for retired NFL players. Read more ...

CDC announces guidelines for fully-vaccinated people

CDC announces guidelines for fully-vaccinated people

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Tom Brady calls niece Maya ‘most dominant athlete' in family

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Iowa district cancels classes due to staff vaccination side effects

Iowa district cancels classes due to staff vaccination side effects

The district plans to be back in school on Tuesday, March 9, when staff members are feeling better. Read more ...

17-year-old dies in crash in Ross

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‘I don't believe a word she says': Piers Morgan torched on Twitter for...

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Sen. Joe Manchin threatens to block climate bill unless Republicans have a seat

Sen. Joe Manchin threatens to block climate bill unless Republicans have a seat

​Sen. Joe Manchin threatened to block President Biden's climate change and infrastructure package unless Republicans have more of a voice in the negotiation process than they... Read more ...

Fans allowed back to Chicago ballparks at 20% capacity starting on Opening Day

Fans allowed back to Chicago ballparks at 20% capacity starting on Opening Day

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Jury selection on pause for ex-cop charged in George Floyd's death

Jury selection on pause for ex-cop charged in George Floyd's death

The fate of a former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck as the Black man said he couldn't breathe will be decided by 12 residents of... Read more ...