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Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination

Speaking from the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he could not support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Schumer said Gorsuch would need to get 60 votes to get past a filibuster by Senate Democrats.

Former foes salute Martin McGuinness, IRA man turned peacemaker

By Ian Graham and Conor Humphries BELFAST/LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms to become a major architect of peace in Northern Ireland, died on Tuesday aged 66, drawing tributes from allies and former enemies alike. Show More Summary

FBI's Comey: from Clinton bugbear to thorn in Trump's side?

Eight months ago, James Comey hampered Hillary Clinton's White House bid with a damning assessment of her email practices. On Monday, the powerful FBI chief lobbed another bombshell into the world of US politics -- this time directed at the sitting president, Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Vote looming, Trump struggles to win Obamacare repeal

By Roberta Rampton and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday was set to make a final push on Thursday to secure the votes to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives, with signs that enough Republicans might defect to jeopardize one of his top legislative priorities. Show More Summary

Scientist Switch On Giant 'Artificial Sun'

Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun" and which they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly hydrogen fuel. The giant honeycomb-like setup of 149 spotlights—officially known as "Synlight"—in Juelich, west of Cologne, uses...

Germany set to deport native-born potential terrorists

In a move without precedent in German history, the country will soon deport two German-born men accused of having discussed terrorist activity. On Tuesday, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig threw out a case saying that theShow More Summary

Siri Vs. Alexa: Marriott Testing Assistants In Hotel Rooms, Will Decide Which Is Better

Marriott is testing Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa to see if it will use assistants in its hotel rooms -- and which one it will be.

El Niño gets animated

In the winter of 1997 and 1998, a powerful El Niño pattern in the Pacific Ocean caused billions of dollars in damage from flooding and extreme weather worldwide. Now, a new animation of the event is highlighting the complex feedbacks that conspired to create such a devastating climate cycle. 24 Mar 2017

Facts About Newts

Newts are small semi-aquatic amphibians that possess some interesting characteristics. For example, their skin is toxic and they can regenerate amputated limbs. "Astronewts" have also flown in space.

A Brief History of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for 135 million years. There were many types of dinosaurs, in all shapes and sizes.

Club Med 'drinks and women' row threatens Euro chief

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem faced calls to quit Wednesday as a row escalated over his comments that southern European countries blew their money on "drinks and women". "The sooner he goes the better," former Italian Prime Minister...Show More Summary

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