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Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to be first Black woman to sit on Supreme Court

The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on Thursday in a historic vote that paves the way for her to become the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in the nation.
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Analysis: Ketanji Brown Jackson demonstrated a serious and thoughtful demeanor as she faced offensive questioning from some Republicans

Beyond the hyperbole and theatrics that have punctuated this week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, a portrait of Ketanji Brown Jackson as jurist has begun to emerge.
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What Ketanji Brown Jackson might be grilled about in her Supreme Court confirmation hearings

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has already appeared before the Senate three times in confirmation proceedings for prior roles. But several days of hearings for her Supreme Court nomination this week will be the highest-profile -- and likely most contentious -- ...
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Ketanji Brown Jackson: The personal and legal record of the Supreme Court nominee

Six days after President Joe Biden's inauguration, White House counsel Dana Remus put in a call to Ketanji Brown Jackson to see if the judge might be interested in a new job: replacing Merrick Garland on a powerful federal appeals ...
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Confirmation hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, as Democrats aim to confirm the first Black woman justice and many Republicans search for a unified message to oppose her.
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US basketball star Brittney Griner's supporters call for her release after she was detained in Russia

Friends and family of two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner are demanding the US basketball star's release after she was detained in Russia on drug charges.
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'Good Times' actor Johnny Brown dies at 84

Actor Johnny Brown, who played building superintendent Nathan Bookman on the 1970s sitcom "Good Times," has died, according to an Instagram post from his daughter, Sharon Brown.
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One arrested with weapon at Joint Base Andrews after VP Harris' arrival, another at large

Security personnel at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Sunday night arrested one person with a weapon, while another remains at large, according to a news release, shortly after Vice President Kamala Harris had arrived on the base.
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Maj. Gen. William J. Walker named House sergeant-at-arms, first Black man in post

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday named Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, commander of the D.C. National Guard, as the 38th House sergeant-at-arms, marking the first time a Black person has served as the House's top law enforcement officer.
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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson - Biden's Supreme Court Nod Draws Praise

Three times the Senate has confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson – twice unanimously.
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Confirmation hearings set for Ketanji Brown Jackson as Supreme Court nominee meets with senators

Confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will start on Monday, March 21, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday.
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'Blind Side' Quinton Aaron star loses almost 100 lbs

After some pandemic snacking, Quinton Aaron decided to sack his extra pounds. The actor, who portrayed Michael Oher in the 2009 film "The Blind Side," told TMZ that he had picked up additional weight eating chocolate and bread before deciding ...
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Dr. Bernice King: ‘Voting Is the Heart and Soul of Our Democracy’

Since 1986, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been observed by Americans, taking place on the third Monday in January. It is a day to celebrate the civil rights icon as he was an advocate for nonviolent protests during ...
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RNC plans to change rules to require candidates pledge not to participate in general election debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates

The Republican National Committee said Thursday in a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates that it is prepared to "prohibit future Republican nominees from participating in CPD-sponsored debates" unless the commission makes a number of significant changes to its ...

Sidney Poitier, Oscar-winning actor and Hollywood's first Black movie star, dies at 94

Sidney Poitier, whose elegant bearing and principled onscreen characters made him Hollywood's first Black movie star and the first Black man to win the best actor Oscar, has died. He was 94.
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